We've actually had a Face Off with the first book in Sarah J. Maas' Throne of Glass series, in which the UK cover won, hands down. Now that the second book, Crown of Midnight is about to come out (well, this summer, anyway), I noticed that the US publishers must have agreed - the US version of Crown has adopted the stylized look of the UK original, and the second books have the same basic cover art in both the US and UK - though they're styled very different.
Below are what the US and UK teams did with the same cover art - which would you reach for? Do the subtle changes in cropping, font and coloration draw you more toward one or the other?
Which one did it better?
Last Week on FFO: The original and spanking-new upcoming cover of Jessica Day George's fantastic Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow went head to head, and though a number of you loved the heightened fantasy of the new cover, most of us were purists. The clean, unfettered, intriguing original one, but either way, you should pick up this book!