Monday, 12 October 2015

Book Wars! The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (103)

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 Vicious Cycle by Katie Ashley 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 Rest of Us Just Live Here
Author: Patrick Ness
US -HarperTeen, 336 Pages, (October 6th, 2015),
UK - Walker Books, 343 Pages, (August 27th, 2015),
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

What if you aren’t the Chosen One?

The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

Even if your best friend is worshiped by mountain lions.

Award-winning writer Patrick Ness’s bold and irreverent novel powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.

About the Author:
Patrick Ness, an award-winning novelist, has written for England’s Radio 4 and Sunday Telegraph and is a literary critic for The Guardian. He has written many books, including the Chaos Walking Trilogy, The Crash of Hennington, Topics About Which I Know Nothing, and A Monster Calls.

He has won numerous awards, including the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, and the Costa Children’s Book Award. Born in Virginia, he currently lives in London.

Find Patrick Online:
Website | BlogTwitter| Facebook Fan Page

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.
It's funny that Michelle's picked this cover for this weeks "Wars" because I was JUST reading about it in an email I'd received and thinking that the US cover is not only different but I really can't wait to see it in person.

Yet when you look at the UK version... it's interesting but no where near as eye catching as the US cover. At least that's what I think when I look at them side by side. So without a doubt, the US cover gets this weeks vote from me.

What about you? Which one will YOU be voting for? Click below to let us know YOUR favorite.
I initially thought this would be an easy choice for me, but looking at these covers next to each other I have to admit it's harder for me to actually decide.

The UK cover is dramatic and focuses the cover on the whole beam of light on this town. However, the USA cover has a variety of different characters, with the protagonists featuring more strongly against the others, making them stand out of the crowd.

After some deliberation my vote today is going for the USA cover. I prefer how relevant this is to the story itself, more than the UK cover is. I think it represents the characters and the idea behind the story better.

Which cover gets your vote? Vote below.

VOTE for YOUR favourite cover of The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness NOW!

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