Friday, June 2, 2017

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #161

- 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
Karen Dionne's forthcoming book, the Marsh King's Daughter, has been getting some press - cover blurbs from Lee Child and Clare Mackintosh caught my eye. So, it's been added to my teetering TBR pile! The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. The same idea is presented on both covers  - an isolated cabin hidden away in a marshy area. Colour tones are along the same lines, but the US is brighter. I like the tagline on the UK cover as it gives you an idea about the story inside. But I think I am going to go with the UK cover this time. I like the cabin better than the US (which looks abandoned.) And I also like the trees rather than the openness of the US cover. But, I guess a lot of it depends on your definition of 'marsh', doesn't' it? So, any plans to read The Marsh King's Daughter? 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 don't love either cover but think I like the US cover better because it's not as busy.

Icewineanne said...

UK wins it. Like the print, variety of colours & drawing on this cover much more. With Clare's endorsement, I will definitely read this one :)

Mystica said...

Not gone on either but the story sounds good.