Cover VS Cover is a new feature I came up with because cover memes are so much fun, and I've recently become fascinated with the differences between US/UK, new/old book covers. Today we're looking at the many covers for The Forest of Hands and Teeth series by Carrie Ryan. If you haven't read these books, then I definitely recommend picking them up. The world Carrie Ryan has created is post-apocalyptic and darkly thrilling... and, you know, zombies. :)
As far as US vs UK, I definitely prefer the US covers here. Is the object on the UK cover for the first book a shriveled leaf...? I'm really just guessing here, I have no idea. It looks more than vaguely creepy, whatever it is. The UK for The Dark and Hollow Places (which will be released in April, yay!) looks a lot like the one for the YA novel Forbidden by Tabitha Suzama, I think. And also like the cover of Claire de Lune in the UK-- wow, sinister-looking hearts must be the next big thing in covers. All the girls on the US covers look so miserable-- but I guess they have a right to be, lol. I also found a few international and other covers for the Forest of Hands and Teeth...
Is that title translated 'The Forest of the Damned'? Interesting...I kind of like this one.
This is the US edition I have, but it doesn't fit with the other US covers so well...
I love this cover,
though not the fact that they shortened the title like that. Not very attention-grabbing (never mind. I only took in the huge red lettering, and missed the cool sub- title-- thanks, Mrs. DeRaps!) I also like the dark contrasts of the light and the woods. It brings to mind the M Night Shyamalan movie The Village.
So, what do you guys think? If anybody has any suggestions for covers to feature in the future, I'd be more than happy to take them. I'd like to start featuring some newer covers, rather than just my old favorites. Wishing you all a great week!