UK vs US Book Covers

Hi, hey, hello and welcome to my blog.

Today I am pitting two nations against each other. Over the past few years England and America have gone head to head to see who can fuck up their countries and their governments the most and so I thought I’d also make them go head to head and see who has the better book covers of some of my favourite books.

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

K. So I technically haven’t read this yet but I have a strong feeling I’m going to love this because of course I’m going to love a whole book of Ronan Lynch and also, I just really wanted a good excuse to talk about this UK cover (left).

Look at it! Oh my god it’s the prettiest thing in the world and 100 times better then the one released a few months ago. This cover is already up on Amazon so you can bet your ass I’m buying this immediately upon release.

Winner: UK (left)

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

I don’t own this book yet even though I read it and loved it but when I do eventually purchase it I’m definitely buying the US cover (right). Its got Zurie and Lennon on the cover who I love and it’s just miles better then a plain background with stars.

Winner: US (right)

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell


The clear winner here is the gorgeous purple illustrated cover on the right, the US edition. I haven’t actually read this book yet but that’s the one most likely to get me to read.

Winner: US (right)

The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

I’m so happy this book was oficially released in America (right) and also in hardback which I may just need to invest in because this book is amazing in so many ways. The US/hardback copy is super cute, I love the colours and the zip design thing but overall I prefer the UK version because of the colours and I mean come on it has a sloth holding a skull on it. What could be better.

Winner: UK (left)


So … turns out things are pretty tied up which I’m actually not mad about. Like I said this whole entire post was mostly just a ploy to talk about the UK cover of Call Down the Hawk which is beautiful and my excitement over this book has not just doubled but quadrupled.

Elli xx

4 thoughts on “UK vs US Book Covers”

  1. Those covers are beautiful… I’m like UK, UK (i prefer covers that use Typography creatively), UK (but this is because the first time i saw the cover—honestly, it took me six months—i thought that Carry on was a comic just because the US cover seems a comic… and reminds me that Rainbow Rowell has writing credits in Ms Marvel… i’m really Petty AF) and UK.
    You should make one with translations or editions in Spain. I still can’t believe that the name of Carry on is “moriré besando a Simon Snow”. In Latin America, our edition of the book is similar to the British, but better.
    Starry Eyes is like the American Version. I’ve never paid attention to books from Maggie Stiefvater so I don’t know if our edition of Call Down the Hawk is good, but her books are always beautiful. And i don’t know if The Exact Opposite is in spanish.

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    1. ooo id totally read a carry on graphic novel. doesn’t rainbow rowell write for the Marvel Runaways graphic novells too?
      That’s really good idea about the Spanish cover editions. I feel like most the time they’re the same but I’ll definitely have to look into it. 🙂


  2. These covers are beautiful! I find that I’m not partial to a particular style, but there are times when I wish I could buy an edition that I have seen online, rather then the one in the stores close to me.
    Amazing post!
    – Emma 🙂

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