Thursday, 11 March 2010

Cover Wars - HEX HALL


The Book Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins



USA

I adore the US cover of Hex Hall. I love the use of the reflection. I love the way, Sophie is standing all nervous and folded up, and the girl, in the image, is all confident and glamorous. I love the spooky trees contrasting with the blue in the reflection.  I love the reflected title. So a huge thumbs up, for the US cover. Although I'm not sure who that cat is.


UK

Initial reaction, oh no! No, no, no! Please tell me, you did not bump, Sophie from her own cover! If you've read Hex Hall, you'll know the trio of witches in it, are not nice. In fact, rhyme witches, with another word, and you have the gist. They are mean girls, and Sophie is not one of them. They do not deserve the cover. This is Sophie's book!

Basically, the UK, seem to be trying to appeal to fans of the movie The Craft (bad choice, it's a dreadful movie and an old movie too) or maybe Charmed. But there is, no power of three, in this book. As I said in my review, Hex Hall is original and charming, rather then a Charmed rip off. It deserves a cover that reflects that. 

US hands down win today. UK you fail.

What do you think?


8 comments:

  1. I actually prefer the UK cover, it's cool and full of power and attitude. I haven't read the book though, so I have no idea if it fits the story or not! :)

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  2. Oh, I love both of them, it's so hard to say. The UK cover reminds me of the movie the Craft, which I LOVED!

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  3. I agree with you, I like the US one a lot better. Great post!

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  4. I do like the "attitude" of the UK cover, but not showing the main character? Yikes! I love the reflection aspect of the US cover too :)

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  5. I vote US too. The cover has entranced me, but the UK one just looks silly. Besides, I agree that if there are people on the cover they should include the main character.

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  6. I like the USA cover better. The UK one doesn't seem like it's true to the book, like you say. Covers are funny creatures, for sure.

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  7. i loved the uk cover and the three people on the cover are actually jenna and two witches if u look closely at the shadows. one of the witches could be sophie but im not sure.

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