H/T to Arie Turner's instagram account for today's Face Off, because I hadn't actually seen the second version of this book until her most recent #multipleeditionMonday post. The book is Patrick Ness' award-winning A Monster Calls, a book I would have bought purely on design alone, even if I was a huge fan of Ness. Below is the US hardcover and the UK paperback. Before you decide which appeals to you, I'd recommend you take a look at this picture of the US version, so you have a better idea of the design as a whole — this book is just as gorgeous (if not more so) under the cover and throughout its pages than it is striking from cover appeal alone. But the UK version is striking in a completely differet way, and even though I find it sad that the UK version lacks the illustrations, I can definitely see why Arie felt the need to own both.
So which would you prefer to own? Which would catch your eye in the bookstore or library?
Which one did it better?
Last Week on FFO: The US and UK versions of Page Morgan's The Beautiful and the Curse went head to head, and though I like both and think they both represent the book in their own unique ways, more of you liked the vibrancy of the US version, and felt it probably represented the story better.