The Friday Face-Off is a new meme created by Books by Proxy, where the idea is to compare the UK and US covers of a book with each week being a certain theme, this week’s theme is related to Cities.
For the theme I have chosen Burned: An Alex Verus novel by Benedict Jacka.
The UK Cover:
The US Cover:
The covers are quite similar colour wise in my opinion, black and red for the UK cover with black and orange for the US however in style the UK comes across as quite contemporary looking while the US is more traditional. I really feel that the UK cover stands out far more with red flames on black background on the top half and red mapping on the black background on the bottom half with the title of the book in the middle being incorporated into the picture, whilst on the US cover you just have the title written in a generic font at the top of the cover with a plain black background behind the writing and while the bottom picture is nice enough overall I just find it rather boring!
No contest for this one, it’s the UK cover hands down, I’ve already wrote that I find the US cover boring so I shall stick with that as my bookish reason for choosing the UK cover as the winner but on a personal standpoint the UK cover won as it’s black and red and they are are my two favourite colours as I have black and red tattoos, I know shocker right TheTattooedBookGeek has tattoos! 🙂