Friday, July 23, 2010

Double Take, Part XXIV

We are probably all familiar with Scott Westerfeld's Uglies series. It looks something like this:

It's a great cover that stands out. I love that the series is consistent looking and they all pop on the shelf.

Here's the UK cover. I quite like this one, too:

I love the light blue and the tin of body parts.

And it has a twin in Sarah Harvey's 2010 release of Plastic, a title from Orca Publishers:

They mirrored it but kept the same background color, which I think is an interesting choice.

I think both covers work quite well. The aqua against the silver tray stands out, and I love that the doll parts show off more than one skin color.

Do you have a preference?

1 comment:

  1. I prefer the UK cover, mostly because the Tally in my imagination looks completely different from the girl on the US cover.

    I wonder what the story is with the re-use of that picture on the Plastics book cover? I wonder if it was intentional and accidental, and how the rights to the photo were managed! I agree that the decision to keep the colour scheme is interesting.


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