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Currently reading: Vulture by Bex Hogan.

Tuesday 15 June 2010

Cover VS Cover: The Radleys

I'm currently reading this, The Radleys by Matt Haig. It's being published next month (July 2010) under two publishers in a joint publication deal. Cannongate will be publishing the adult edition, which you can see on the right, and Walker Books will be publishing the children's edition, on the left.

I really like both of these covers. I think they're both quite quirky. The blood running down the fence post on the adult edition. The red house standing out on the children's edition. The sin city feel of the children's edition is brilliant.

For me, I have to go with the children's edition. Not just because that's the one I own, but because it's the best of the two, or at least the one I prefer. It's a lot more intriguing and artistic.


  1. I really like both covers. Do you know if there's any difference between the adult version and the YA one? Or is the book just being targeted to two different audiences?

  2. I don't think there's any difference. Just being targeted to both audiences. :)

  3. I think I'd be more inclined to pick up the adult cover, simply because the YA cover looks, to me, like a kid's book cover. Not really my cup of tea. But who cares about the cover, really? The book sounds awesome!