Monday, 11 August 2014

Book Wars! The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

Book Wars a weekly feature hosted between two book review blogs – A Life Bound By BooksMuch Loved Books!

It’s a fact that book lovers know all about the covers of the books they covet. Often when a title is released here in the UK, it’s sometimes vastly different across the pond in the US.  So, Lisa from A Life Bound By Books and I have come together to create Book Wars to talk about the difference in covers when it comes to the US vs. UK versions. We hope from time to time authors will chime in with their thoughts as well. We welcome everyone to comment and share their thoughts too! The more the merrier!

Before we get to this weeks Book Wars, we have a winner to announce. The Book Wars winner for Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor is...UK!!!!!!
Thank you to everyone who voted for both books, and for picking a winner.

Also, there's a poll at the bottom of the post that we'd love to hear your input for the two covers! Tell us which one YOU love the most. 

Left: US - Right: UK
Title: The Lost Prince
Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1
Publisher:
US - Harlequin Teen , 377 Pages, (October 23rd 2012),
UK - Mira Ink , 399 Pages, (January 6th 2013)
Add to Goodreads: USA Version | UK Version
Order online here:
USA: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository
UK: Amazon UKWaterstonesW H Smith, The Book Depository

Synopsis:
Don’t look at Them.
Never let Them know
you can see Them.

That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

My name is Ethan Chase.
And I may not live to see my
eighteenth birthday.

About the Author:
Julie Kagawa, the New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey and Blood of Eden
series was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos, and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish, and the odd eel.

When not swimming for her life, Julie immersed herself in books, often to the chagrin of her schoolteachers, who would find she hid novels behind her Math textbooks during class. Her love of reading led her to pen some very dark and gruesome stories, complete with colored illustrations, to shock her hapless teachers. The gory tales faded with time, but the passion for writing remained, long after she graduated and was supposed to get a real job.

To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dogtrainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full time.

Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all time low. She lives with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian Shepherd who is too smart for his own good, and the latest addition, a hyper-active Papillon.

Find Julie Online:
Website | BlogTwitter | Facebook

Let the Wars Begin:
Its now time to make our decision, let's see what we think about the covers and pick our favourite cover.
Lisa
WOW! Talk about two pretty amazing covers! While I'm a fan of the US cover and this is the first time I'm seeing the UK cover... I think I'm kind of in love (just a bit) with the UK cover. There's something mesmerizing about it. And I think because I can see his eyes makes a big deal when choosing which one I like above the other. How dark the eyes are in the US cover makes it feel creepier and the UK cover has so much more going on really that I'm really wanting to see this one in person. So, this week my vote is for the UK version. What's YOUR favorite of the two?
Michelle
When I initially picked these covers I thought it was going to be a tough choice for me to make, but after a few minutes (more like 30 minutes of carefully studying these covers to admire the hotness) I had my cover chosen.
While I do like the US cover of this book, when the UK one was released it was an instant love, and seeing these next to each other just confirms that it's a UK win for me.
I love the mystical feel of this cover, how the tree and the cover model look like they are one. I also love his piercing eyes, don't you just want to stare into them for ages.
You know my feelings on the covers, see what I thought of the book in my review here

VOTE for YOUR favourite cover of The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa NOW!

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