UK vs US Book Covers Part 2

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. Since my last UK vs US book covers did quite well, I thought it was about time for another one. I actually struggled a bit finding some of these covers to compare but I got there in the end :). There are so many fantastic covers out there and I quite enjoyed doing this first part, so I decided to do it again. I think there will be more parts to this in the future too. Let’s get started.


The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – This one has to go to the UK edition. I love the design of the UK editions of Sanderson books – they are seriously amazing and look so good all together. I am also never really a fan of people on the cover.



Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys – This one is a tricky one as I really like both, but I think I’m going to go with the US edition. There’s just something about it that I like more and I think it lends itself to the story a little better.



Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher – I’m giving this one to the UK cover. As I’ve already mention I’m never a big fan of people on the cover and I just prefer the UK covers. Side note this is a really good fantasy series that I feel is pretty underrated.



Borne by Jeff Vandermeer – Both of these lend themselves to the weirdness of this book, but I definitely prefer the US edition for this one. I love the colours and the font, although I do like the UK version too.



Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – This has to go to the UK cover – I seriously love this one so much. The blue is amazing and I love the illustration of the moth. There’s something about the yellow of the US cover that doesn’t work quite as well.


There you have it – some awesome UK and US book covers. I’d love to do another one of these post so if you guys have any recommendations of book covers to compare then please let me know. I hope you are all having a fantastic day and I will see you next time.





8 thoughts on “UK vs US Book Covers Part 2

  1. Some great choices here that really show the difference between the two countries preferences! I normally find I side with the UK cover on most things, but sometimes I do see an American edition I love and wish we had that here. I’m the same in tastes too, as I really dislike having people on the cover, especially if they’re real models. Someones back? Someones Silhouette? Someone so far away only their costume/actions stand out? All are fine in my eyes, but in the examples you’ve shown I’d completely agree, I find it quite off putting and almost jarring.Nice list 🙂


    1. Thanks! Yeah I think I tend to prefer the UK editions too and people on the cover always puts me off. Hope you are having a good day 🙂

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  2. I love seeing different covers! I think it’s so cool that books look different in different countries, and lists like this make it so easy to see and admire the differences!


    1. Yeah I’m thinking for my next post I might add covers from different countries. It’s so interesting to see how different they are. 🙂

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