Friday, April 27, 2018

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #208

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
Karin Slaughter is hands down one of my favourite crime novelists. Her writing is dark, gritty and oh so good. She has a new book, Pieces of Her coming out in August on both sides of the pond. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Hmm...So here we go again with the 'woman's face' cover on the US cover. The startling green eye is, well, eye-catching. The fractured picture pieces illustrates the title well. The UK cover has a tag line that gives you a better idea of what the story might be about. But, I feel like we've seen the 'shadow of a woman in an ominous looking forest' cover before as well. So, I'm not really a fan of either cover this week. But if I had to make a choice, the darker colours of the UK would catch my eye quicker. So, UK for me this week. What about you? Which cover do you prefer? And plans to read Pieces of Her?
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 but I think I prefer the US cover.

Dianna said...

I think the US cover is very catchy.

Icewineanne said...

Dislike the eyeball. UK cover wins it.
Not a fan of KS, her books are too dark, gritty & graphic for me. I prefer lighter, entertaining reads to escape from the dark realities of our world.

Luanne said...

So, two for US and two for UK so far! And yes, Icewineanne, they are dark and very gritty reads.