14 December 2015


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 Clockwork Angel By: is.....  !  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: Just One Day
Series: (Just One Day #1)
Author: Gayle Forman
Publisher: US - Speak, 416 Pages (August 20th, 2013) UK - Random House Children's Publishers UK, 400 Pages (January 10th, 2013)
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: From the New York Times bestselling author of If I Stay

Allyson Healey's life is exactly like her suitcase—packed, planned, ordered. Then on the last day of her three-week post-graduation European tour, she meets Willem. A free-spirited, roving actor, Willem is everything she’s not, and when he invites her to abandon her plans and come to Paris with him, Allyson says yes. This uncharacteristic decision leads to a day of risk and romance, liberation and intimacy: 24 hours that will transform Allyson’s life.

A book about love, heartbreak, travel, identity, and the “accidents” of fate, Just One Day shows us how sometimes in order to get found, you first have to get lost. . . and how often the people we are seeking are much closer than we know.

The first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem’s story—Just One Year—is coming soon!



About the author: 

Gayle Forman is an award-winning author and journalist whose articles have appeared in such publications as Jane, Seventeen, Glamour, Elle, and The New York Times Magazine, to name just a few. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

Find Gayle 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.

Lisa When I was looking for books to feature in Book Wars! and I saw the UK cover I knew without question that I'd want to give this cover a chance to shine.

The US cover has always been great, however... I can't help but love the UK cover. I have a thing about the Eiffel Tower and the affects created for this over are just beautiful! I do love that they've carried the couple holding hands over so they're on both the US and UK covers... but I mean it's PARIS!

So, no question my vote this week is being cast to the UK cover. Which one do you love? Give a quick click to cast your vote below.
Michelle Oooooh, this is such a hard choice for me this week. This is the first time I am seeing both of these covers and I am really torn over which one I love the most.

**hours later**

OK, after much deliberation I finally have my cover. Guys, this was so hard for me to choose today. I love the UK cover, I love the Eiffel tower, the trees, and the sunspot effect. The US cover though, I really like how it's come together. A lovely romantic picture of a couple holding hands walking down the street, the shadows of buildings alongside, and the hint of a sunset or sunrise ahead.

For me, the US cover wins. I much prefer how this is a whole picture rather than a grid type effect like the UK cover has. Now, all I need to know is which cover gets your vote, and how easy or hard was it to pick? 

VOTE for YOUR favorite cover of Just One Day (Just One Day #1) NOW!

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