Monday, 2 September 2013

Blog Feature: Book Wars! Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (3)

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

Book Wars is a new feature for both of us which we hope to post every Monday, while we get it up and running this is subject to change as we participate in other features or tours we have committed to prior to setting up Book Wars.

Before we get to this weeks Book Wars, we have a winner to announce. The Book Wars winner for Shadow and Bone/The Gathering Dark by Leigh Bardugo is......USA
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: Under the Never Sky
Author: Veronica Rossi
US -HarperCollins, 374 Pages, (January 3rd 2012),
UK - Atom, 374 Pages, (February 7th 2012),
Add to: Goodreads USA Version | Goodreads UK Version
Order online here:
USA: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository
UK: Amazon UKWaterstonesW H Smith, The Book Depository


Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she's never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.

Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He's searching for someone too. He's also wild - a savage - but might be her best hope at staying alive.

If they can survive, they are each other's best hope for finding answers.
About the author:
Veronica Rossi is the author of post-apocalyptic fiction for young adults. Her debut novel, UNDER THE NEVER SKY, is the first in a trilogy. Released in January 2012, it was deemed one of the Best Books of Year by School Library Journal. The second book in the trilogy, THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT, debuted in January on the NY Times and USA Today Best Seller Lists. The final book in the series, INTO THE STILL BLUE, is expected to release January 2014.

Foreign rights to the UNDER THE NEVER SKY trilogy have sold in over twenty-five territories to date and film rights have been optioned by Warner Bros.

She completed undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons. When not writing, she enjoys reading, painting, and counting down the minutes until she can get back to making up stories about imaginary people.

Her work is represented by Josh Adams of Adams Literary.

Find Veronica Online:

Website/Blog | Twitter | 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.
This week's is easy for me. Hands down I LOVE the US cover. Sadly the UK cover looks like the cover for an 80's rock album. I mean, does anyone else think that for the UK cover? I'm not a fan of the pink, I don't think that it fits the story or characters at all. So, without a doubt, US this week. Check out my review.
There is no competition at all with these covers.  I love the USA version.  The UK one just doesn't seem appealing to me.  I don't like the pink moon, I don't like how the characters are portrayed, it feels more like a child's book than a Young Adult's book.
The USA cover thought is definitely eye catching.  I love how the cover model is walking out of or away from something, which fits in with the story.  It's just more appealing and more relevant to being a Young Adult book.

Want to know what I thought about Under the Never Sky?  Check out my review

VOTE for YOUR favourite cover of Under the Never Sky NOW!

1 comment:

  1. US this week for me! The UK got this one very wrong!


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