UK vs US: Legend


Most of you know I have been doing this since I started the blog. I love comparing different covers for the same book. So now that there is two of us on the blog I thought I would actually make it a regular feature on a Monday and a Friday. And since Destiny is from the US and Siobhan is from the UK it would even better. So here is todays UK vs US.
Siobhán's Pick 
UK                                      US
Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu
UK: 2nd Feb 2012
US: 29th Nov 2011

The United States is gone, along with its flooded coasts. North America's two warring nations, the western Republic and the eastern Colonies, have reached a breaking point. In the midst of this broken continent and dark new world are two teenagers who will go down in history....

Born into the slums of Los Angeles, fifteen-year old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. A mysterious boy with no recorded image or fingerprints. A boy who should no longer exist. A boy who watches over his family until one evening, when the plague patrols mark his family's door with an X--the sign of plague infection. A death sentence for any family too poor to afford the antidote. Desperate, Day has no choice; he must steal it.

Born to an elite family in Los Angeles' wealthy Ruby sector, fifteen-year old June is the Republic's most promising prodigy. A superintelligent girl destined for great things in the country's highest military circles. Obedient, passionate, and committed to her country--until the day her brother Metias is murdered while on patrol during a break-in at the plague hospital.

Only one person could be responsible.


And now it's June's mission to hunt him down.

The truth they'll uncover will become legend

Siobhán: I simply can't pick between these covers. I adore both. I love that the UK one has the image of the city and the girl looking like she is ready to kick some serious ass. I love the simple design of the US one. Its simple yet bold and very clean looking. Argh I want both editions. I really like how both have the badge type image on as well but it's fantastic how they have made them completely different.

Destiny: The UK cover is probably more revealing of the dystopian plot, but I love the sleek look of the US cover. It would definitely make me do a double take to stop and read the back of the book. The UK book almost has a desert look that has an action adventure look that I fear I might pass by. This one has to be a US win for me!

Winner: DRAW
What do you prefer?


  1. Oh this is a hard one. The UK is stunning but the US one is simple and catches your eye as well. I dont know which I like better.

  2. I like the UK cover better. I don't think I would have even noticed the US one if it was on a shelf. I like everything about the UK one from the caption, to the city, and the image in the sky. You can also tell there is going to be a strong female character.

  3. Oohhh this is a tough one for me....but I think I'm going to go with UK. ~ Donna

  4. I like the simplicity of the US cover

  5. Hmm...I think I like the UK cover more, though I can see why the US did it this way (to appeal to more guys)


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