Friday, June 29, 2018

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #217

- You can't judge a book by its cover - which is very true. 
But you can like one cover version better than another....

US cover
UK cover
The second book in Michael Connelly's new Renee Ballard
series releases in October 2018 on both sides of the pond. Dark Sacred Night will bring Renee and Harry Bosch together! Quite excited to read this one. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Similarities - white font for the author's name, both above the title. Both are night time images. The US is quite stark with just the moon, while the UK features a sprawling urban landscape. The US keeps Dark Sacred on the same line, while the UK cover gives each word a line of its own. I must admit, I'm not really enamoured of either cover, but if pressed to choose, will go with the US cover this week. I just feel like I've seen the 'sprawling, lit up city at night' shot on the UK cover before. What about you? Any plans to read Dark Sacred Night? Which cover do you prefer?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.  


bermudaonion said...

I agree that neither cover is great. I'd pick the US cover as well.

holdenj said...

Huh, they aren't too exciting. I am just finishing the first one, took me way too long to get into it.

Icewineanne said...

I prefer the image of a city at night so UK cover wins it for me.
Read the first Renee Ballard, The Late Show, last year.......found it too be just “ok” so I’ll probably skip this one. But i’ll look forward to your review!

Luanne said...

Mixed vote this week. I actually liked the Ballard character, but many did not. I'll give the new one a go and let you know!