Friday, June 28, 2019

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover #269

- 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
If you've not read Alex Marwood before, you're missing out on some great psychological suspense. Her newest, The Poison Garden releases in July of this year across but not 'til January 2020 in North America. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Well, with garden in the title, you would expect to see plants/foliage on the cover. It looks to be a tree on the US cover. The colour palette used isn't a healthy tone at all. It suggest sickness. I'm not too sure about the knife image though. It just seems too big for the background. But.....I love the UK cover. The leaf images in black/grey tones is just perfect and connotes death and danger. The pop of yellow is just right too. An easy choice for me this week - UK. What about you? Which cover do you prefer? 
Any plans to read The Poison Garden?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


bermudaonion said...

It took me a while to figure out that's a knife. I don't love either cover but think I prefer the US one even with the knife.

Kay said...

I've not a big fan of either of them. That knife seems too big on the US cover and I'm not a fan of that yellow on the UK. However, I do like Alex Marwood's books. Very suspenseful.

Luanne said...

Uh huh - the knife is confusing us all. But I bet the story will be good!

Icewineanne said...

Could it be a cutting knife for thick roots? My vote goes to the UK B&W covers.
Happy reading!!

Luanne said...

Ha! Root cutting knife!