You had to know this was coming. An Untamed State by Roxane Gay (review) has just been released in the UK, with a cover that is very different from the American one. I’m in no position to judge it objectively. The American cover has become burned on my brain. But what do you think?
I think it’s safe to say I never would have read Instructions For a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell (review) if it weren’t for moving to Edinburgh. Previously I had never heard of her, but here she is immensely popular. And the UK cover to her book is just so much better. Or at least I think so. What do you think?
As you know I recently read, and reviewed No Country by Kaylan Ray. One of the many things that struck me about the novel was the different covers chosen by American and British publishers. Let’s take a look, shall we?
North American Edition
Indian and British Edition
I love the cover of the North American edition. The colors and mosaic pattern draw me in immediately. It is a book I want to pick up.
The Indian and British edition, however, suits the story a little better to me. It communicates that No Country is a historical tale. The birds also give it a seafaring feel. While I don’t like the cover as much, I think it does a much better job at representing the story.
What do you think? Have you read No Country? Which cover appeals to you? And have you seen any other covers for No Country?