Friday, April 13, 2018

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #206

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

US/Canadian cover
UK cover
"A remote lodge in upstate New York is the perfect winter wonderland getaway... until the bodies start piling up." That's the premise of Shari Lapena's forthcoming book, An Unwanted Guest. And yes, it's been added to my TBR list. The US/Canadian cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. the colour tones used on both covers are in the blue/black spectrum. Title fonts are in white. But, I like the red of the UN on the US cover. I feel like we've seen the 'mysterious lit window in a house with birds flying by a dark tree' cover before. I much prefer the androgynous head in the armchair. It's ominous in it's simplicity. So, easy choice for me this week - US/Canadian. What about you? Which cover to you prefer? Any plans to read An Unwanted Guest?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


Kay said...

I'm not overly excited about either of them, but I do like the red font highlight of 'un' on the US cover. I am excited about the book, however. LOL

bermudaonion said...

I don't think either cover is great. The head in the US cover looks like a female to me for some reason. I want to read the book too.

Kelly Blackwell said...

I would probably go for the US cover because it is different from the light in the window cover. I definitely see the person in the chair being a woman too. There is something about the hair. Definitely looking forward to the read though. :)

Icewineanne said...

The US cover is unique (like the print of Unwanted in both red & cream......however I’m a traditionalist so UK wins ;)

Luanne said...

Well, I think it's pretty unanimous - we all want to read the book!

Kay - I liked that red UN as well.

Bermudaonion - I had a second look at the head and yes, I think you're right - it does look more female than male.

Kelly - Yes, I agree now - it is a woman's head.

Icewineanne - it is differeint from the woman in danger, spooky house shots that we've seen too much of.

Still, US takes it this week.