UK vs US

UK vs US Cover Smackdown [the middle grade edition]

The last few of these cover smackdowns have been Young Adult books, but today I thought I’d switch it up with one of my favourite things – Middle Grade covers! Middle Grade Covers are honestly fine art, they are incredible to look at and a big reason why I keep reading them as an adult.

Disclaimers:
– UK on the left, US on the right.
– If any of this is wrong, blame Goodreads pls.

VOTING CLOSED

Community Voted – UK
Vee Voted – US

I find the UK cover to be a little too busy, and I have read this book – I think the characters on the US cover depict the Widdershin’s sisters perfectly.

Community Voted – US
Vee Voted – UK

I just bought a UK copy of this last week! If I remember correctly, the windows have gold foil on them, which is a nice touch.

Community Voted – UK
Vee Voted – UK

I had to tripe check that I hadn’t accidentally got a graphic novel cover with the US, it really gives me that vibe. I love the symmetry of the UK cover and the colour scheme, I can picture a whole series of different colours in my head.

Community Voted – UK
Vee Voted – UK

I had to really think about this one, because both covers are illustrated by the same artist and quite similar, but I felt that the UK cover showed the train theme much better, whereas the US cover the train is in the background and I had to be staring at it for a moment to really notice it.

Community Voted – US
Vee Voted – US

The only thing really tying these two covers together is the hot air balloon, I don’t know why they’re so different. I like the US cover better, the art is gorgeous and the weird shadow people with the glowing eyes on the UK cover is a little unsettling.

Community Voted – US
Vee Voted – Tie

They’re very different covers but I just can’t pick, I think they’re both perfect. The colour scheme of the UK cover is gorgeous, and there’s lots of detail that catches my eye. On the US cover, it literally is eye-catching, with the giant fish creature staring right at you, and I like the extra detail of the normal sized fish to give an indication that this is a giant creature.

Community Voted – UK
Vee Voted – US


The US cover really reminds me of Northern Lights and Serafina Pekkala, and the blues and pinks are just gorgeous.

Community Voted – UK
Vee Voted – US

Both covers are gorgeous but the US cover is so creepy, with the little girl staring over the hedge. It really makes me want to read it.

Community Voted – US
Vee Voted – US

The UK cover is nice at first glance, but the hills and girl seem a little… poorly drawn. The US cover art is perfect, it looks like a fantasy London.

Community Voted – UK
Vee Voted – UK

I love bordered covers and the purple is so good. The pops of red really make this cover stand out.

Which was your favourite cover overall? I love the US cover of The Middler.

8 thoughts on “UK vs US Cover Smackdown [the middle grade edition]

  1. OOOH I’ve seen Nevertell on amazon a few times (the other people who bought the book you’re looking at bought these section) and haven’t been motivated to click through to it… BUT WITH THAT US COVER I WOULD!
    My votes: 1 UK, 2 UK, 3 UK, 4 UK, 5 USA, 6 USA, 7 USA, 8 UK, 9 USA, 10 UK

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  2. Once again I picked UK for all of them except one hahaha. I don’t know why but something about the UK covers just appeal to me–not on the colors and the artwork but the fonts as well.

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  3. I definitely agree with your choices! It’s funny how similar yet different the covers can be!

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