Monday, 25 August 2014

Book Wars! Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini

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 US, 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 Earthbound By: Aprilynne Pike 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: Trial by Fire
Series: (The Worldwalker Trilogy #1)
Author: Josephine Angelini
US - Feiwel & Friends, 384 Pages (September 2nd 2014)
UK - Macmillan Children's Books, 384 Pages (August 28th 2014)
Add to: Goodreads USA Version | Goodreads UK Version
Order online here:
USA: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository
UK: Amazon UK, Waterstones, W H Smith, The Book Depository

This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying experiences that others in her hometown of Salem take for granted, which is why she is determined to enjoy her first high school party with her best friend and longtime crush, Tristan. But after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class, Lily wishes she could just disappear.

Suddenly, Lily is in a different Salem—one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruelest of them all is Lillian . . . Lily's other self in this alternate universe.

What makes Lily weak at home is what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. In this confusing world, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can't hope to shoulder alone and a love she never expected.

About the author: 
Josephine Angelini is a Massachusetts native and the youngest of eight siblings. She graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in theater, with a focus on the classics. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

Find  Online: WebsiteTwitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Let the Wars Begin:
Its now time to make our decision, let's see what we think about the covers and pick our favorite cover.

It seems we like to torture ourselves by always choosing books with covers that are hard to pick one over the other. At least that's how it is for me this time... again. I really love BOTH and they're so different from one another too. After taking time to really look closely at both covers and finding things I love about each of them, I think my vote for this week goes to the US cover. I love the background of it. It's a dark and ominous and against the fire's orange. It looks the perfect setting for Trials. The whole US cover just feels like it "fits" for the title and synopsis. I can't wait to read this one soon! So, tell me if you were going to pick up a book, which one of these two would YOU pick? Vote below!
Like Lisa, I don't know why we torture ourselves with having to pick between two fantastic covers. I love the US edition, the castle in the background, the attention to detail of everything, however I have a copy of the UK version, and this picture of the cover does not do it justice. It has sparkly shiny red/gold hints to it, and has a slit embossed feel to it.
It's a UK win for me this week. 

VOTE for YOUR favourite cover of Trial By Fire NOW!

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