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Everyone knows I'm completely obsessed with the UK. "US vs. UK" was created by Jenny fromWondrous Reads and
it compares covers from books released in the two countries.
Today's first comparisons are Gabriel's Inferno and Gabriel's Rapture by Sylvain Reynard.The US covers are fiery, mysterious and steamy. The UK covers are more sensual and simple with neutral colors. Sometimes simple is better. But it doesn't always catch my attention on bookshelves. I would be quicker to pick up the US copies first. US wins this round!
Total: US 18, UK 15
The next comparison is Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich. The US cover is bright orange, red and yellow with big bold lettering. This is the usual layout for Stephanie Plum books. The UK cover has a blue background, with white and pink lettering and a woman in the background with a kicked up heeled foot and a "STOP" hand motion. I can totally see Stephanie Plum in this b-girl stance. UK definitely wins this round.
Total: US 18, UK 16
The last comparison of the day is a classic: Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner. The US cover shows a woman's bare crossed legs. It is assumed she is laying on a bed. A slice of cake is randomly placed on the cover. The UK cover has pink curly lettering. How girly! A woman is across the bed with a pair of heels and purse on the floor by the end of the bed. Very realistic picture for most women. Both covers would catch my attention. I prefer the UK cover because it screams CHICK LIT.