Monday, July 25, 2011

Cover Reveal: Legend by Marie Lu



Today Penguin Australia revealed the cover for one of my most anticipated reads this year: Legend by Marie Lu. 


The cover above is the Aussie/UK edition.


I LOVE IT


I love the colour scheme ~ light and dark and shadowy and luminous all at once. I love the symbol imprinted in the top left corner. I like the glimpse of the dystopian world ~ and the girl in the combat boots on the cover <3 




 <-- The US cover of Legend.


I do like the US cover too ~ it's striking in it's simplicity ~ but I think my fave this time is the Aussie cover :)


Which cover do you like best?
Have you read Legend yet? (there are ARCs out there)
Are you planning on reading it?






The blurb of Legend: The United States is gone, along with its flooded coasts. North America's two warring nations, the western Republic and the eastern Colonies, have reached a breaking point. In the midst of this broken continent and dark new world are two teenagers who will go down in history . . .

Born into the slums of the Republic's Lake sector, fifteen-year old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. A mysterious boy with no recorded image or fingerprints. A boy who should no longer exist. A boy who watches over his family until one evening, when the plague patrols mark his family's door with an X - the sign of infection. A death sentence for any family too poor to afford the antidote. Day has no choice; he must steal it.
Born to an elite family in the wealthy Ruby sector, fifteen-year old June is the Republic's most promising prodigy. Obedient, passionate, and committed to her country - until the day her brother Metias is murdered during a break-in at the plague hospital.
Only one person could be responsible.
Day.
And now it's June's mission to hunt him down.
The truth they'll uncover will become legend.

28 comments:

  1. LOL my computer was lagging so it uncovered it bit by bit starting from the top which totally added to the suspense! I love it too! It reminds me of Graceling/Fire (UK) without the fantasy element, just a tiny bit. And the cover looks sweet, I love the way it 'overlooks' the city. It's hard to decide if I like the US or Aussie version better :p thanks for sharing!

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  2. hmm I can't decide which one I like more, they both have that awesome factor!!! :)

    Jess :)
    - Another Aussie Blogger :)

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  3. I can’t wait to grab my hands on a finished copy. After reading LEGEND I can say that this will definitely capture it well. The US cover I too like it for its simplicity but in a battle of the - not sexes - covers, the AU/UK one will win hands down. I like how they incorporated the Republic emblem in it too.

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  4. The Aussie one is definitely my favourite. I got chills reading the blurb!

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  5. Oh, I like the Aussie edition MUCH better than the US one! Aussie books are a huge pain to track down here in the States, but this is one I will definitely have to make the effort to find and add to my collection. It's just beautiful.

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  6. I was just about to blog about the cover! Haha. Maybe another time, since you've got it covered. :P

    Loving the Aussie cover - can't wait to see it in person!

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  7. The hype around Legend has me so excited to check it out! And the Aussie cover *le sigh*. Awesome. I wasn't a fan of the neutral/boring US one, so this one is definitely a winner! :D

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  8. I love this cover so much more! For me it is the colour scheme too that makes it standout and all the little details :)

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  9. Gosh! That's a stunning cover! I can buy the book just for the cover.I prefer the UK/Aussie edition of course.

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  10. I really like both covers. Hard to choose which one is best. But I know I am very excited about reading this one not matter what cover it has.

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  11. I really love the Aussie cover, and that blurb, wow.

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  12. I like the US cover more just because I think it will appeal to a bigger audience. I think boys and girls, men and women will like this book! It's a very hardcore dystopian...at least that's how I described when I wrote my review.

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  13. I love it too! I think I prefer this Aussie/UK cover to the US one - the US one is eye-catching but a bit boring if I'm honest.

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  14. Ooooh! That Aussie cover looks like a movie poster, and I'd want to go watch it.

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  15. I like the Aussie cover better, though I do find the girls pose a bit weird.

    :) But I definitely like it more than the US one

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  16. OH! Is there any way I can get an Australian copy? I think this cover is SO MUCH MORE GORGEOUS than the US cover!

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  17. Oh, I really like the Aussie cover! It's very striking with her silhouetted against the city backdrop, and having the symbol imprint in the sky is very cool. Looks kind of like a movie poster, really!

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  18. Seriously the Aussie one is like a ZILLION times better :)

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  19. OMG I can't believe you are following me. Thank you! This grandly improves my day. I had driving lesson this morning. (not good)
    You are the first litterature blog I came across and you got me totally hooked. =DD
    I wouldn't be such a YA freak-fan otherwise.

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  20. Oh. And Legend?
    I love the australian cover.
    very promising.

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  21. Omg Naomi how is it that you guys always get the freaking awesome covers!! *sulks* Its beautiful. I wanted to buy this book but now I'm going to wait for the Aussie version. *wants*

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  22. Oh, I like the Australian cover better too. The only thing that I don't like is the working around the title. Makes it look like a movie poster more than a book cover.

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  23. Cool. :) It looks like a movie poster. Or a video game poster.

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  24. Very cool and futuristic! What was I thinking when I started writing my dystopian? The market is totally glutted right now. BUMMER.

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  25. Totally love the Aussie cover and it sounds great, fingers crossed it lives up to the blurb!

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  26. aussie cover wayyyyyyy better. the usa one looks too Hunger Games-ish. the summary sounds INCREDIBLE. cannot wait for this one to come out.

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  27. Want. It. So. Bad.

    For once I actually prefer the photo cover over the graphical one, but then the American one is way bland. Looks more like an Andy McNab then a YA Dystopia!

    November? Thats aaages away.

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  28. I really like both of them but I agree that the US one will probably appeal to a larger audience.

    Our copy has two different colors of ink so half of it is written in a goldish hue. I liked that because it kind of color coordinated with the colors of the cover. I wonder if they will do the same for the Aus book?

    Either way, it's always cool to see how cover designers and publishers imagine the characters to look:)

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Thanks for the commenty love :)

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