I really like the cover of the hardcover because it gives you a feel for the two time periods the book represents, it's pretty, and I like the red ribbon with the key on it. It's striking, it's unusual, and it fits the book very well.
I was a bit disappointed to see that the paperback edition got a new cover. I think the original is splendid, and I just don't see how this new one is as unique...it has some drama to it, that's for sure, but not quite the same flare as the hardcover cover. Here it is...what do you think?
In fact...it reminds me a lot of these:
A new trend, perhaps?
I do, however, like it better than the UK cover. It is pretty, and that key is amazing, but it's a little plain.
What do you think? Which cover(s) do you like the best?