- You can't judge a book by its cover - which is very true.
But you can like one cover version better than another...
"'The Upstairs Room is the real thing. Frightening and clever and full of atmosphere.' - Susan Hill." The Upstairs Room is Kate Murray-Browne's debut novel. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Okay - both use dark tones and seem creepy. It's interesting that the US cover is looking from outside. The teal colour of the sky and shadow on the front of the house is quite bold and does catch your eye along with the yellow. The house. Why do we find a single lit room so mysterious I wonder? The UK cover is a view from inside with a shadow from the light outside. To me, the predominantly black cover just says something's is hiding or is hidden. I'm torn again this week, but am going to go with the US cover this week. I find it visually more interesting.
What about you? Which cover do you prefer?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.