Cover Comparison Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by me to showcase international covers of a certain book, and share opinions on each.
I do like this cover, as it really shows the major themes of Percy Jackson's story/adventure. I especially like the lightning bolt and the empire state building in the background, and also how Percy is traveling - and kind of commanding - the water.
Verdict: I would pick up this book (in fact, I already have!!)
Yuck. All the Japanese covers I compare are starting to all look the same-- like a comic book. This would not at all stand out among other covers. It's also hard to tell what exactly is on the cover, because it's all gray and black.
Verdict: No thanks, I'll pass without a second thought.
<-- British #1
I love the words at the top: "Half boy, half god, all hero," because that pretty much describes the entire book in 6 words. I would buy it based of those words alone, no book description needed! I don't really like the color scheme.. the pukey yellow and the brown reminds me of a rotten banana.
Verdict: I would probably pick this one up, though I'd be hesitant because of the colors.
Bristish #2 -->
I actually really like this, probably more so than the other British version. I love the simple blue and gold (very regal and god like) but I'm a little iffy on the shoe. It makes it look really young. I know this series is middle grade/crossover YA, but the shoe is just really young, and not a huge part of the story.
Verdict: I think I would pick this up.
I'm sort of bored just looking at this one. Nothing pops out-- good or bad. I like the lightning, but everything else is just......... *snores* Not impressed.
Verdict: I probably wouldn't even notice this on the shelf.
Overall, I like the US version the best (and not because it's the cover I own:)
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