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Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday Face Off: Midwinterblood

I recently came across Marcus Sedgwick's Midwinterblood, which is set to be released in the US in February. When I was looking into it, I noticed that it had already been released in the UK (last year, in fact), and that the UK version had a trailer. Wouldn't it be interesting, I thought, if the US had a different trailer? That would make a good Face Off... Well, lo and behold, it does.  So today, we're having a bit of a non-traditional Face Off. Below you'll find the trailers for the UK (top) and US (bottom) versions of Midwinterblood; they both have very different approaches, emphasizing different aspects of the story and giving a completely different idea of what may be found in their very differing covers.  Take a look at both (they're short, I promise) and then vote on which makes you more curious about the story. Which one makes you want to pick up the book? Which one do you find a better/more exciting/more intriguing trailer?
Which one did it better?

UK version:

US version:

Last Week on FFO: Kiersten White's Mind Games went head to head with Jessica Brody's Unremembered, with Mind Games easily taking the cake.
Winner -----> 


  1. Hm. This one's tricky. I REALLY like how dark and ominous the UK trailer is, but it doesn't tell me much about the book at all.

    The US trailer tells me a LOT about the book (I think I would even call it redundant), but it's a tad bit boring.

    Since they both have equal pros and cons, I'm going to end up making my decision based on the covers anyway. I think the US cover is boring. So UK IT IS!

  2. The UK trailer is definitely spooky, whilst the US trailer feels more romantic. Knowing nothing about the book in question, I have to vote for the UK trailer because it makes me want to read the book cause I want to unravel the mystery.

  3. UK hands down for me. The cover is awesome and it had a spookier feel for the trailer. US version seemed meh.

  4. US trailer. I didn't like the weird flower blood thing. The US trailer was intriguing.

  5. Me and my boyfriend just watched these and he preferred the UK and I preferred the US. We are now not speaking. We're probably gonna break up. Lol x

  6. Midwinterblood was for me a very "haunting" book. It just kept popping back into my mind. If I were looking for a book to teach about Style, the "fifth" element of literature, this would be it.


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