- Sabriel (1995)
- Lirael (2001)
- Abhorsen (2003)
- Across the Wall (2005)
- 1st row: AUS paperback
- 2nd row: US paperback/hardcover
- 3rd row: UK paperback
I suspect I’m with the minority here, but I’m going to go with the UK covers. Even though there’s something… childish about them, IMHO they’re more magical and exciting than their US counterparts. At the same time the darker color scheme of US covers is darker which creates a more mystical effect.
I would have loved to display other international covers of this series but they’re incomplete and I’m known to be very particular that everything is displayed. So keep checking back 🙂
Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (US, UK)
Even though I have the UK edition of this series, I vastly prefer the US editions. There is truth in the saying that there’s beauty in simplicity. Seems to me like the UK is stuffed chock full of stuff; US on the other hand makes good use of color and art.
As a whole I prefer the US edition of this series; they have a uniformity and clean look to them that appeals to me. The grunge look of the UK series doesn’t cut it for me, though in all honesty it’s the cover of Catching Fire that ruins the set. If it had had a different design it would have been a close call otherwise!