29 September 2014


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, Michelle from Much Loved 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 Clash By: Nicole Williams is..... US cover!!!  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 (Paperback)

Title: Four: A Divergent Story Collection
Series: (Divergent 0.1 - 0.4)
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: US - HarperCollins Publishers, 208 Pages (July 8th, 2014) UK - HarperCollins, 285 Pages (July 8th, 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

Synopsis: Two years before Beatrice Prior made her choice, the sixteen-year-old son of Abnegation’s faction leader did the same. Tobias’s transfer to Dauntless is a chance to begin again. Here, he will not be called the name his parents gave him. Here, he will not let fear turn him into a cowering child.

Newly christened “Four,” he discovers during initiation that he will succeed in Dauntless. Initiation is only the beginning, though; Four must claim his place in the Dauntless hierarchy. His decisions will affect future initiates as well as uncover secrets that could threaten his own future—and the future of the entire faction system.

Two years later, Four is poised to take action, but the course is still unclear. The first new initiate who jumps into the net might change all that. With her, the way to righting their world might become clear. With her, it might become possible to be Tobias once again.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth comes a companion volume to the worldwide bestselling DIVERGENT series, told from the per-spective of the immensely popular character Tobias. The four pieces included here—THE TRANSFER, THE INITIATE, THE SON, and THE TRAITOR—plus three additional exclusive scenes, give readers an electrifying glimpse into the history and heart of Tobias, and set the stage for the epic saga of the DIVERGENT trilogy.



About the author:

Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University, and wrote DIVERGENT (Katherine Tegen Books, May 2011) and INSURGENT (May 2012). The third and final book in The Divergent Trilogy, ALLEGIANT, will come out on October 22, 2013. In the meantime she will spend endless hours browsing Wikipedia in her pajamas as she eats corn flakes. (Or some other kind of bland breakfast cereal.)
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 favorite cover.

Lisa I LOVE the look of BOTH of these covers. They each fit right along side the three books in this trilogy and WOW, do they look good against the other books! I love how bright these two covers are within how dark they are.... so choosing a favorite... this is tough. If I had the UK books on my shelves right this minute I might give that one my vote, however I love the Ferris Wheel scene in the books AND the movie so my vote goes to the... US cover!!! Tell us what you like about these covers below and don't forget to cast your vote now.
Michelle This is a tough choice for me this week. I love the Ferris wheel on the US cover and how it relates to not only this series, but also the movie too. However I do like the UK version a tiny bit more, and I think that it mainly because it matches the covers I have for the UK paperbacks before they went all dark. I love the effect of the rain, and the city in the background, the cloudy sky with the sparks.

Its a UK vote for me this week.

VOTE for YOUR favorite cover of Four: A Divergent Story Collection By: Veronica Roth NOW!


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