22 December 2014

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, 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 Point of Retreat (Slammed #2) By: Colleen Hoover is..... the 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

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
Publisher: 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

Synopsis: 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.

Lisa '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.
Michelle This is an easy choice for me this week. While I do like the US cover and how it has some aspects that link to the story itself, my vote goes for the UK cover.

The UK cover has more going for it than the US one, but also as I have seen this in real life I know that the cover is nice and shiny and looks amazing when you get the full effect. I'm afraid to say that the US one never stood a chance against the UK.

VOTE for YOUR favorite cover of My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories NOW!


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