Friday, February 14, 2020

You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover #300

- 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 enjoyed Lucy Foley's previous book, The Hunting Party. I'm looking forward to her latest, The Guest List, releasing in May in NA and in February in the UK. Secrets and murder on a remote island. What's not to love? The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Quite a difference in tone between the two. Dark vs. light. The red font on the UK cover denotes danger. The image of the island reminded me of Christie's And Then There were None. I do like the yellow font against the grey on the US cover. The mist and heavy sky promise something ominous on that island. The rocks in front of the boats also harbor danger. An easy choice for me this week - US. What about you? Which cover do you prefer?
Any plans to read The Guest List?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


bermudaonion said...

The UK cover is boring so I vote for the US cover too.

Icewineanne said...

Wow, what an excellent cover! The rain, the boat & the remote island - no contest US cover wins.
I really enjoyed the Hunting Party but the ending did feel like a cop out. Will definitely try this one, hopefully with a more clever & thoughtful ending ;)

Luanne said...

US unanimously this week! I agree with you about the ending of The Hunting Party Icewineann. But I liked the Agatha Christie locked room feel about it.