Friday, August 5, 2016

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #117

- 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/Canadian cover
I'm looking forward to Steven Price's forthcoming historical detective novel -  By Gaslight. The US cover is on the left and the Canadian/UK cover is on the right. So very, very similar this week. Both fogged images call to mind the setting of London, England as does Big Ben in the background. The image is placed closer in the UK version. I much prefer the font in the UK version - the extra artwork around it just sets it off. But what made me choose the Canadian/UK cover this week was the gold sepia colour around the edges - it's perfect for a book with 'gaslight' in the title.
And it just looks old and mysterious.
So, any plans to read By Gaslight? 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 do like the font on the UK cover but, other than that, the covers are pretty equal for me.

Jennifer C said...

The covers are really similar, but the additions to the UK cover really make it stand out for me. It's gorgeous!

carol said...

I like both - and the cover definitely makes me want to read the book.

Icewineanne said...

Canadian cover!!! Beautiful framing of the cover art & the type is much more attractive :-D