So I've recently become a fan of Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts Series.
I have to admit that I had a tough time getting into this series at first because it was so different from everything else that I've read. I haven't read a lot of UF so I was missing the romantic element, our heroine is pretty much dysfunctional and the world is not a happy place by any means!
However, I felt compelled to keep moving forward with the series and I'm really glad I did :) Stacia Kane creates a unique world that is both terrifying and captivating. Chess is, as I mentioned, dysfunctional but still so strong and a fighter through & through. As for the love interest (because there is one), we will fall in love with the most unlikely hero, Terrible!
Anyway, this is a COVER post and here I am rambling away...so let's get to our cover showdown, shall we?
As usual, US is on the left and UK is on the right.
Book # 1: Unholy Ghosts
Book # 2: Unholy Magic
Book # 3: City of Ghosts
I actually really like the simple elegance of the UK covers for this series (I usually believe less is more), especially the one for "City of Ghosts". But as much as I like them, I believe that the US covers really captured the feel of the books! Having the faces of the characters of the covers can be hit or miss, but I think these are a definite HIT! The model looks exactly as I picture Chess. I also love that you can tell from the covers that Downside is dark, scary and unsafe. It has almost a dystopian feel to it! I'm giving my vote to US for this series!
I haven't read this series yet so I wouldn't know what the characters look like, lol, but I DO like the US version better. Although I can appreciate the simplicity the UK version has to offer, I much rather see the colors used in the US covers. I especially enjoy the blue hues in Unholy Magic. My vote is for US!
PS: A quick thanks to Ashley from Bookaholic does Blogging for the rockin' new US vs. UK button that Isalys totally stole from her...with her permission of course :)