Not Enough Bookshelves: Cover Wars – The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Cover Wars – The Forest of Hands and Teeth

The Book: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

This was one of my favouirte reads of 2009 and one of the four that gave me nightmares. It’s out in paperback this week, rocking a new cover. So I thought in celebration we’d see which cover is best UK or USA.

USA

I just love this cover. I’m not normally a fan of seeing the main characters face but I think they cast this one perfectly. That girl is Mary. I love her hair and the freaky forest behind her too.

UK

I do like this cover, it’s super dramatic but it’s very Twilightish and The Forest of Hands and Teeth is not a Twilightish book. I do love the companion they’ve done for The Dead Tossed Waves though, very cool.

My verdict: USA hands down this week.

What do you think?

6 comments:

Kim said…

Hmm…I think I like the U.K. one better. Though you're right–it is a bit Twilightish.

YA Vampire Books said…

Definitely the US cover! I think the UK cover is too simple.

Alexa said…

Kim – It is quite striking.
YA – Me too. Although I do like simple.

Jemi Fraser said…

I haven't read the book yet, but the UK one doesn't live up to the expectation of the book. The US one does. US this time.

L. Diane Wolfe said…

I do NOT like simple covers with only one or two colors – the USA one is much better and would catch my attention.

Rebecca said…

Have you seen the paperback edition cover? It's beautiful!

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