I haven't posted a Cover VS Cover in a LONG time, which is a shame because it's always been one of Myriad's most popular (and fun) features. Basically, it's a cover meme where we compare YA book covers from all around the world and allow ourselves to shamelessly judge a book by its cover. This week's books are a very mixed bag. There's no particular theme-- just books I've reviewed or noticed around the blogosphere lately. As always, feel free to point out any covers I've missed and tell us what you think!
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
UK vs US
UK vs US
Next up on the for-review chopping block...I love both of these covers. I was impressed with the parallel profiles on the US one, but the UK cover is so beautiful and symbolic. Just beautiful.
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Aussie vs 2010 Aussie vs US
I reviewed this fantastic contemp book recently, and was curious to see what the Aussie covers looked like since it was first released in Australia. The original cover I definitely love, though the new paperback edition not so much. The US is cool, too-- very eye-catching and it has that nice fat Printz award sticker. (The Printz is well-deserved!)
UK vs US vs German
This is a fun, very dark paranormal centered around the modern-day Knights Templar. I'm going to have to go with the UK cover, because it fits the urban fantasy theme of the book perfectly. Though the German cover is very appealing as well.
Ruby Red by Kersten Gier
German vs US vs French vs Norwegian
Ruby Red is just about to be released in the US-- it's been popular in Europe for some time now. The original German cover is maybe my favorite-- so very fairy-tale-esque! But the French cover (which is also the Italian cover, by the way) is beautiful, too. Reminds me of the cover of Fallen, which I love despite really not loving the book at all.
Gone by Michael Grant
US vs UK vs German
The sister is going to be guest-reviewing this fast-paced dystopia in a few days, if I can manage to bind her hands to the keyboard. Gone is one of my favorite books, but I don't love any of the covers. The US cover seems awkward; the UK one wouldn't make me want to read it at all. The German cover is actually the best by far-- the models don't dominate the scene, but they are still there and the darkness and light behind the silhouettes on the horizon has a cool effect.
OK, that rounds up this batch of covers! I'm going to try to do another Cover VS Cover soon, maybe with a series theme next time rather than just random spotlight books. Let me know what you think, and I hope everyone has a great week!