Friday, October 16, 2020

You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover # 334

-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 was excited to see that C.J. Tudor has a new book coming out! I've enjoyed all of her previous titles and this one looks to be just as creepy. The Burning Girls publishes in early 2021 on both sides of the pond. The US cover is on the left and the UK cover is on the right. Well, given that burning is in the title, it's no surprise that fire is featured on both covers. The tones, orange and red, both relate to fire. The US has decided to use a drawn image. There's a few hints at the centre of the picture. That is indeed a church at the centre of the flames. The flames themselves kind of bring a hand to mind. The edges of the title and author font are broken, adding to the destructive feel. Now, on to the UK cover. The red just pops and grabs your attention right away. A realistic picture has been used and I think it's brilliant. A burning house shape made out of lit and charred matchsticks. That one flame still burning, knowing it will encompass the entire 'structure' is ominous. Loved it - so an easy choice for me this week. UK cover. What about you? 
Which cover do you prefer? Any plans to read The Burning Girls?
You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World.


Icewineanne said...

The UK cover is just brilliant!! Love the burnt matchsticks & flame, very clever. As you mentioned, the red really pops + the author’s name in black print is perfect. Whoever made the decision regarding this cover should be given a bonus....LOL

Luanne said...

I agree Icewineanne!

Grandma Cootie said...

Agree! The US cover is okay - if you haven't seen the UK version. The matchbooks just make it. On my TBR (but I guess I'll have to read the US version ;-) ).

Luanne said...

Grandma Cootie - I'll be reading the US version as well. A unanimous vote so far for the UK cover. Bravo!