I warned you guys earlier this week, I’m really, really into cover art. You guys wanted me to post more cover art, so here I am.
These two covers for the same book were pointed out to me on Twitter. A few things caught my attention right away. First, I usually like UK covers more than US covers. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because people in England drink more tea, and that inspires their covers. Whatever the case, I like the US cover more for this book. Weird, but true.
Secondly, and perhaps the most important, these two covers have such different tones it’s staggering.
The U.S. cover makes me think of a more mysterious, sprawling sort of epic involving big cities, power trips, and moral ambiguity. The U.K. cover makes me think that the book with be a fast noir thriller much like the other noir thrillers I’ve read in the past. Maybe I’m the only one that feels that way, but it’s rare that I see U.S./U.K. covers for the same book that make me feel and think of each book so absolutely differently.
Regardless, I started reading this as soon as the I opened the package.
So, what do you think? Am I completely out of touch with reality regarding these two covers?
Which cover is more reflective of the work as a whole? I don’t know. I’ll inform you as soon as I finish it.
About the Book
Published by Tor
Victor and Eli, due to a research project gone wrong, become ExtraOrdinaries with supernatural powers. Ten years later Victor escapes from prison,determined to get his revenge on the man who put him there, while Eli has spent the years hunting down and killing other EOs. Driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the arch-nemeses have set a course for revenge…