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US vs UK Book Covers #3 {My Recent (ish) Reads}


Hey guys!
Quick, fun post today as I am busy with finals (sigh)
I’m doing another US vs UK Book Cover comparison because we all judge books by their covers! …Right?! I was looking for books to include and realised I didn’t know what a few of my recent reads US cover was, so here I am comparing them today!
( I say ‘recent’ but I haven’t really read much this year so far (CURSE YOU UNI WORK!) so some of these books are from January but they’re all books I’ve read this year.)

Left US, Right UK

The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg

I actually really like both covers. I feel like both fit the book very well and you can get a sense of what the story will be from the way these look.
However, the US cover takes it to the next level! Such a pretty art style and I love how it gives the sci-fi vibes more than the UK one.

My Winner: US


Knock Three Times by Cressida Cowell

Going to be completely honest, I hate the US cover. I don’t like the colours and I don’t like the way the kids look (lol). The UK has pretty colours and a cute art style; this fit the middle-grade/kids book more, in my opinion.

My Winner: UK!

Hold Back The Stars by Katie Khan

I reread this book this year and it’s still one of my favourite.
I realised I had never seen a US cover, so writing this post was the first time.  This is the only cover I could find, so I assume it’s the US one?
…I’m SHOCKED. The US cover is h i d e o u s.
The green and the font…  Just no. It doesn’t look like a sci-fi novel AT ALL!

My Winner: UK

What are your thoughts on these covers? Which ones do you prefer?
Let me know in the comments!

16 thoughts on “US vs UK Book Covers #3 {My Recent (ish) Reads}

  1. Oh, I definitely love this idea for a post! It is always so much fun to see the differences in covers between UK and US (and then picking a book with the best cover from that if I want to buy the book). The Kingdom, I actually like both the covers. The Wizards of Once the UK cover as it matches the story better and also the illustrations inside. For the last one I would go with the right as that fits with the title. The left cover looks like a totally different book.

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      1. It was really hard to just pick ONE book to buy for The Kingdom and I am still tempted to add the other book cover to my collection as well.

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      1. I did that with Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King! Love the cover but I ended up not loving the book so if I hadn’t bought that cover I would have unhauled it.


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