Luxe’s Thoughts: UK vs US Book Covers

“Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Haven’t we all heard this idiom at least once in our lives? I don’t know about you, but I do judge books by their covers more often than I would like to admit. I mean, book covers give me like an itty bitty, tiny feel of what the book is about. Well, at least some of them do; other covers can be deceiving. My point is, I allow myself every now and then to judge a book by its cover. But that’s another story.

Today, let’s talk about the thing that boggled my mind when I first got into book blogging: different covers of the exact same book. Picture this. A girl emerging from a bookstore with a book in hand. The same girl going blog hopping and seeing the said book’s title with a completely different look.

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After a few hours searching, my slow-ass finally realized that these are the same books but published with different covers in other countries for the purpose of marketing. Needless to say, that made me soooo excited because who doesn’t like multiple copies of  a book just for their varying dust jacket despite having literally no funds to buy them just yet? I know I do.

So… Let’s look at some of the differences of the UK and US covers of books on my wishlist/TBR! There’s a little poll as well for each book for you to vote which ones you prefer better, so we can evaluate these books together!

NOTE: UK covers are on the left while the US covers are the ones on the right!

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

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I personally like the US one better, with its gold foil, since it’s very sparkly. And for me, sparkles make everything better!! Although I wouldn’t mind having the UK one which is still very pretty.


Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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The US cover wins again for me on this one. I just imagine it looking better on a hardcover as compared to the other one. Also, I love the black and red combination. It looks so classy!


The Diviners by Libba Bray

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I’m quite confused on what covers to put on this book because there are a lot. I’ve actually read this book, with the first ever book cover (I believe), but I just thought I’d put this on the list just because. I adore the UK cover! It just screams “READ ME” in my opinion.


Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

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I seriously can’t decide between these two!! The UK one is more minimalist and would probably look good on the shelf but the US one, UGH! *turns into the heart eyes emoji* So I’ll let you decide!


Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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My vote for this one goes to the UK cover. Although the US cover looks great, I also think that it has too much going on. And I love the color scheme of the UK version better, especially the gold!


Enchantée by Gita Trelease

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Initially, I was so torn on this one as well. I think both are absolutely GORGEOUS but the lack of color and the title size/style on the first one wasn’t as eye-catching compared to the second one so US cover gets my vote!


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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My vote for this one goes to the UK book cover, no doubt! It’s just so much more appealing to me maybe because of the gorgeous girl on the cover!

So among the 7 books listed above, I voted 3 UK covers and 3 US covers, with 1 still undecided. I’ve had a lot of fun writing this blog post, since I don’t usually do discussion posts, and I hope you enjoyed reading as well!

Don’t see your favorite US/UK book cover above? Comment them down below, and let’s chat!

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Can’t Wait Wednesday: Enchantée by Gita Trelease

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Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa of Wishful Endings. This allows bloggers, such as myself, to feature upcoming book releases that we are ecstatic about.

This week, let me feature a book that I am very much looking forward to. I have been excited to read Enchantée from the first time I’ve heard about it. Although I’m not the biggest fan of Historical Fiction because I haven’t read much of them, I am trying to widen my horizons and this one just sounds too good! And look at that cover. I mean, it’s prettier than my whole existence!


Book Title: Enchantée
Author: Gita Trelease
Series: None (Standalone)
Publication Date: February 5th 2019
Genres: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult

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When smallpox kills her parents, seventeen-year-old Camille Durbonne must find a way to provide for her frail sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on petty magic–la magie ordinaire–Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money to buy the food and medicine they need. But when the coins won’t hold their shape and her brother disappears with the family’s savings, Camille must pursue a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

With the dark magic she learned from her mother, Camille transforms herself into ‘the Baroness de la Fontaine’ and is swept up into life at the Palace of Versailles, where aristocrats both fear and hunger for la magie. Her resentment of the rich at odds with the allure of glamour and excess, Camille is astonished to find that her would-be suitor Lazare, a handsome young inventor whom she thought shared her dreams of liberty, is also living a double life.

As the Baroness de la Fontaine, Camille gambles at cards and flirts, desperate to maintain her place at court and keep herself and her sister off the streets. But la magie has its costs. When a scheming courtier blackmails her and Lazare’s affections shift, Camille loses control of her secrets. Then revolution erupts, and she must choose–love or loyalty, democracy or aristocracy, reality or la magie–before Paris burns.

Bestselling author of Caraval Stephanie Garber calls Enchantée “a lit firework crackling with treacherous magic, decadent romance, and disguises that take on lives of their own–deliciously addictive!” Gita Trelease’s lush, imaginative debut fantasy is perfect for anyone looking for immersive magic in the world of Sofia Copola’s Marie Antoinette.

What about you? What’s a 2019 release you can’t wait for? Leave a comment and let’s chat!

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