Tuesday, June 8, 2010

US Vs. UK (12)

US Vs. UK is a meme to compare the covers of a certain book and decide which looks best. It is currently hosted by Wondrous Reads and Bloody Bookaholic.

Today's Contestants:

Firespell by Chloe Neill
Summary: As the new girl at the elite St. Sophia’s boarding school, Lily Parker thinks her classmates are the most monstrous things she’ll have to face…

When Lily’s guardians decided to send her away to a fancy boarding school in Chicago, she was shocked. So was St. Sophia’s. Lily’s ultra-rich brat pack classmates think Lily should be the punchline to every joke, and on top of that, she’s hearing strange noises and seeing bizarre things in the shadows of the creepy building.

The only thing keeping her sane is her roommate, Scout, but even Scout’s a little weird—she keeps disappearing late at night and won’t tell Lily where she’s been. But when a prank leaves Lily trapped in the catacombs beneath the school, Lily finds Scout running from a real monster.

Scout’s a member of a splinter group of rebel teens with unique magical talents, who’ve sworn to protect the city against demons, vampires, and Reapers, magic users who’ve been corrupted by their power. And when Lily finds herself in the line of a firespell, Scout tells her the truth about her secret life, even though Lily has no powers of her own—at least none that she’s discovered yet…

US: Initially, I disliked the cover. And, would have never jumped at the chance to buy it. Looking at it, I like how the model is somehow hiding in the cover with the candle on her hand. She looks like she could actually be a witch. And, I really like the the key it more than likely has significance to the book.

UK: This looks like pretty much a remake of the US cover. Almost everything is the same, except the key doesn't make it to the cover. The only problem I see here is that the model doesn't particularly look like she would be a witch more like America's Top Model. Still, it looks eye-catching.




I have not problem with buying either. They both look pretty similar, and look witch-ly.


Leilani @Leilani Loves Books said...

I like them both. The UK one looks like it should be the cover of the next book.

katie said...

Wow those are almost identical. That's weird. I do think I like the US cover better though. I like that the girl is more in the dark. And I like the key. =]

Marce said...

They are so similar. I would choose US just because I would assume the key has a major part.

Bookworm said...

UK! The key on the US cover is a bit confusing and unnecessary.