Anyways, as I was saying, I was goodies!! I found some UK covers that might just blow your mind.
There are always two version's to a cover, but in this post we are putting the
US and the UK head to head to see who comes with the best cover.
Our contestants are...
The Lighting Thief by Rick Riordan
Ok, I like... both. Seriously! Yeah the first one may seen like a book for middle school kids but thats it's charm (and remember I like the original Sookie Stackhouse covers more soooo... But the second one seems like a book more teenage boys would go for. With the whole WAR concept plastered in the front. Hey I would pick up the book (but probably put it back...). The second one has two parts. One that is sort of, am, aggressive and another part that has a 'doomed' mood. I say that the UK looks better, but for me US has a special place in my heart.
So, I guess they both win this round!
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
The sequel to The Lighting Thief, The Sea of Monsters is pretty Aweeesooomeee (yes, with capital a). In this round I have t go with the US. Ive read this book, and I think the US cover covers more of what is IN the book. Plus I love the combination of the big eye, the ship, the kids running for their lives, and the color. The UK one is very movie-ish don't you think? Again, I think more teenager boys would rather pick the second cover to the first.
So this one if US win.
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan
I just love them boooth! I love the mood of the first color, not to mention the cover. Very dark. BUT! I think I like the UK one even more... The whole fact that the kid is actually riding the horse gives it more action, and I like the background and the color. Do I have any guy followers here?!?! Guys, what would you pick? And girls, what would you pick?
This one is a UK win!
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
Wow, I love that dragon!!! Don't you? It looks so majestic and bad ass. Now I am really confused. I like the dragon so much, but at the same time I think the US cover again covers most of the key events on the book. The labyrinth, the boy, the sword, the sarcophagus... I gotta say this one goes for the US.
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
The special effects of the Uk cover are very cool, but I think I'm liking the US one better. Call me a dork, I just love the drawings (even though the look made for a younger age). The UK covers are more posters for a movie coming near you, while the US covers look like a book you read in your childhood that you never want to let go. And I go for the childhood book.
I know that this round a lot of people are going to be all NOOO UK's are better!!! And they kind of are, but I fell in love with the US covers (kind of like I did with the Sookie Covers), and love is hard to forget.
For me is...
R1. US and UK
So US won Round 13!!! What do you think? Am I going crazy for the lack of sleep?