Friday, October 9, 2020

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover # 333

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

I'm so excited! The next entry (13th) in Elly Griffiths' wonderful Ruth Galloway series has been announced - The Night Hawk. UK readers - you can grab your copy in the February 2021. NA, we'll be waiting until June. will be  most definitely worth the wait! The US cover is on the left and the and the UK cover is on the right left. So the first thing you might notice is that there's an S on the US cover, but not on the UK cover. I believe this is an error on one side or the other. The US cover follows previous looks for this series, including the skull logo. This image however doesn't say England or Salt Marsh to me. Instead it looks like a rundown barn in a forest setting.  Now to be fair, an isolated farm is part of the plot. The UK cover takes us to a setting more like what I would expected. The life preserver says we are close to the sea. And indeed that is part of the plot as well. That sky is wonderfully dark and stormy. Not sure if that one lit window was necessary though. It's getting overdone. I prefer the font and style on the UK more. The up and down mis sized letters on the US cover don't appeals to me. And easy choice for me this week - UK. What about you? Which cover do you prefer? Are you a Ruth Galloway reader?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


Kay said...

I'm definitely a Ruth Galloway fan and really looking forward to this book. As I am with any book in the series. I pick the UK cover this time. The US 'farm' looks like a 'US farm' and the UK cover looks more authentic. In any case, I'll be reading the book - will likely order it from across the way as I can't wait until June. Ha!

Luanne said...

Yes, ordering from across the pond is money well spent - this is such a fabulous series!

UK for an easy win!

Icewineanne said...

Agreed! The UK cover best depicts the series setting. I can’t wait to get this either so I’ll order it from the UK as well.