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The Old Kingdom / Abhorsen series by Garth Nix

  1. Sabriel (1995)
  2. Lirael (2001)
  3. Abhorsen (2003)
  4. Across the Wall (2005)
  • 1st row: AUS paperback
  • 2nd row: US paperback/hardcover
  • 3rd row: UK paperback
 
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Posted by on May 8, 2011 in childrens, low fantasy, young adult

 

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Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver

  1. Wolf Brother (2004)

  2. Spirit Walker (2005)

  3. Soul Eater (2006)

  4. Outcast (2007)

  5. Oath Breaker (2008)

  6. Ghost Hunter (2009)

  • 1st row: France paperback
  • 2nd row: Germany paperback
  • 3rd row: US paperback
  • 4th row: UK hardback/paperback
  • 5th row: UK eBook/paperback (repackaged)
 
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Posted by on April 29, 2011 in adventure, childrens, high fantasy, young adult

 

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Wings series by Aprilynne Pike

  1. Wings (2009)
  2. Spells (2010)
  3. Illusions (UK: Wild) (2011)

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 🙂

 
 

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Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (US, UK)

  1. The Lightning Thief (2005)
  2. The Sea of Monsters (2006)
  3. The Titan’s Curse (2007)
  4. The Battle of the Labyrinth (2008)
  5. The Last Olympian (2009)

Rick Riordan - Percy Jackson and the Olympians

  • 1st row: US
  • 2nd row: 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.

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in childrens, low fantasy, young adult

 

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Incarceron series by Catherine Fisher

  1. Incarceron (2007)
  2. Sapphique (2008)
  • 1st row: US
  • 2nd row: UK

US beats the UK editions hands-down. Even though I live I’m in the commonwealth I ordered the US editions to be shipped over. What’s not perfect about them?

 

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The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

  1. The Hunger Games (2008)
  2. Catching Fire (2009)
  3. Mockingjay (2010)
Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games

  • 1st row: US
  • 2nd row: UK

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!

 

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Eon series by Alison Goodman

  1. Eon (2008)
  2. Eona (2011)
Alison Goodman - Eon

Alison Goodman - Eon

  • 1st row: US paperback/hardcover
  • 2nd row: AUS paperback
  • 3rd row: UK paperback
  • 4th row: UK paperback/hardcover – young adult
 
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Posted by on March 5, 2011 in adventure, high fantasy, young adult

 

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