Cover comparison: The Radleys by Matt Haig

When I first saw the cover for The Radleys by Matt Haig, I thought, Oh great, another vampire novel with red, white and black color scheme. How original.

But then I looked a little more closely at the cover art, and came to the conclusion that it’s definitely more sinister than that other vampire series. That other series had beautiful, enigmatic covers. The dripping blood on The Radleys pretty much guarantees that someone’s going to die a horrible death.

Here’s the American cover:

The U.K. has two versions — one adult and one YA — although the content is exactly the same.

The French version is a bit different, though it keeps the white picket fence theme:

The German edition takes a completely different approach:

And finally, we have the Australian version, which, except for the language, has pretty much the same cover as the Danish edition. This is my least favorite, as it reminds me of that scene in the movie “There’s Somthing About Mary” … (I know, ewwww!)

For the comments: Which is your favorite and why?

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4 responses to “Cover comparison: The Radleys by Matt Haig

  1. I love the second UK cover, with the houses. That’s definitely my favorite. Though I also enjoy the German cover with the teacup.

  2. Hm … for me it would be a tie between the UK YA cover, the French cover and the German cover – those seem the best! :D

  3. I have to agree that the second UK cover is the one that pulls my attention the most. I really like the French and German covers as well, though.

  4. I like the adult UK version. The font on the US cover kind of has a comedic feel, I think, and I suspect The Radleys is not a comedy LOL Can’t wait to read it, no matter what the cover looks like–I’ve been waiting for this one for a while!

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