Monday, 22 December 2014

Book Wars:The Christmas Edition - My True Love Gave To Me (66)

Special Note: This weeks Book Wars will be open for voting for two weeks instead of the usual one. Due to the Holidays and busy schedules we'll be skipping next week to spend time with our families. Happy Holidays!

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 Point of Retreat (Slammed #2) By: Colleen Hoover is.....US!  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: My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
Author: Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black, Ally Carter, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Matt de la Pena, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, Kiersten White
US - St. Martin’s Press, 320 Pages (October 14th, 2014)
UK - Macmillan Children's Books, 359 Pages (October 9th, 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

If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME: TWELVE HOLIDAY STORIES by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins.

For more information about each author author: 

Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black, Ally Carter, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Matt de la Pena, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, Kiersten White

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.
Tis the Holiday season and this week we've picked out a book filled with some pretty amazing novellas from twelve amazing YA authors. I've read about half or so of the stories and have LOVED them!

And for this weeks cover I'm so torn. Just when I think I decided which one I'd vote for this week I've changed my mind. I love them both.

BUT, I have to choose one and I think I'm going to go with the US cover. The UK cover is simple and pretty. However with the twinkle lights being pink it doesn't draw me in as much as the skating couples do on the US cover. I mean there's twelve stories and you can't help but try to pick out which couple is which from each of the stories.

So, for me this week I'm going with the US cover because it's whimsical and I just love it! So, which cover is the winner for YOU this week? Don't forget to vote below.
When we decided on using this book for our special Christmas edition I thought I knew which cover I would pick, but after seeing them both together I am finding it hard to choose.

I love the UK cover, it's simple yet effective, and you can't help know that it is a festive book. The US one however has a lovely ice skating scene, with mountains in the background, and each character pairing on the ice.

After much deliberation my vote goes for US....and that managed to pull the winning vote for the snow scene.

VOTE for YOUR favorite cover of  My True Love Gave To Me NOW!

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