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Everyone knows I am 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 comparison is A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown. The US cover is pink with confetti and reminds me of a cupcake. How appropriate considering the author's name. The UK cover shows a young girl standing on the sidewalk with her hand on her hip. Sassy, right? This is no contest. The US cover matches the title perfect.
Total: US 19, UK 17
Today's second comparison is The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis. The US cover is a blend of orange, red and yellow with a solo brown chair. It also has the Oprah's Book Club selection stamp. Nice touch to grab readers attention. The UK cover has red and blue stripes with white lettering. A chair is shown at the bottom of the cover, with two figures above it. The UK cover just seems bland. The US cover says, "Pull up a chair and start reading me!"
Total: US 20, UK 17
Today's third comparison is On Dublin Street by Samantha Young. While the US cover shows a kissing couple, the UK cover shows a woman looking over her bare shoulder. Both backgrounds are dark. This is a toughie. The US cover is fitting to the content of the erotic book; however, the UK cover matches the title better. I like the windows facing Dublin Street, so the UK cover wins this round.
Total: US 20, UK 18
Today's last comparison is The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan. The US cover has a white cloudy background with a pink heart in the center. Very Valentine's Day-ish. The UK cover has a red background with several symbols, including a bicycle, a cross, a heart and a drink. From reading the love story, I don't see the relevance of the symbols that are displayed on the UK cover. Simple is better so the US cover wins!