Ohhhkay, it's been ages since we've had a Face Off, so...my bad. But whatever, it's back now, and the throwdowns must go on! This week I'm featuring a cover pairing I just came across a couple of days ago, when I was tweeting out a link to the book as a kindle daily deal. (I don't even have a kindle; I like to save you guys money, yo!) The book is Lauren DeStefano's Perfect Ruin, which I've seen around everywhere, and yet had never seen the UK edition in all of my internetsing. I was so startled by the contrast, actually (and the weird similarities), that I had to see what you guys thought.
So below you'll find the US and UK versions, respectively. Though both feature side profiles of a pensive-ish girl* with one arm crossed over the other, and both have pretty neat (though totally different) fonts, they have very little else in common. Though I like both, I have a definite favorite, which I want to pore over for all the little details - but which do you guys prefer? Which would catch your eye at the bookstore, and which would you rather have on your shelves? In short,
Which one did it better?
*Does anyone else see Lorde and Dianna Agron in these cover models? I swear, that's all I see...
Last, er...year on FFO: Three different versions of Kim Harrington's The Dead and Buried went head to head, but the votes really only came down to two: the special edition US Scholastic Bookclub version, and the UK's totally overhauled-and-renamed version. It was a close call, but in the end, the ominous special edition just barely won out.