Friday, February 3, 2017

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #143

- 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
I try to sample debut authors through the year as well as keeping up with established authors that I follow. Foxlowe is Eleanor Wasserberg's debut novel and it's on my TBR list. This blurb from the publisher caught my eye.
"An astonishing literary debut about a young girl’s coming of age in the haunting, enchanting world of an English commune—a modern Gothic novel with echoes of Room and Never Let Me Go." It's an easy choice for me this week - I'm going with the US cover. The dark muted colours, the picture of a real (and imposing) mansion and that foreboding gate seem to convey a darker sense than the UK cover. Frankly the UK cover somewhat reminds me of a fairy tale - Hansel and Gretel maybe. Has anyone else added Foxlowe to their TBR list. Which cover do you prefer?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. 

1 comment:

Kay said...

This is the first I've heard about Foxlowe, but I think it sounds like one I'd enjoy. I agree with you about the US vs. UK covers. I don't really like the font on the US cover though. Not very spooky. They could have found something more 'gothic'. LOL