Thursday, October 25, 2012
Cover Love #14
May I just say that I LOVE international covers? I love seeing the way each country interprets a story that I enjoy in a fresh way. A long, long time ago (May) I showed you all different versions of Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me. (You can read that post here, and let me just say the Swedes knocked it out of the park.)
This week, I'd like to show you more international covers, this time of one of my all-time favorite fantasy books, The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson.
Now, I'm afraid I'm not nearly ambitious enough to hunt down all the covers myself. Another blog, Pitch Dark, found a whole bunch and did their own rating. What I'm doing here is simply reposting the covers and giving my own take, so I take no credit for wrangling together the covers whatsoever. Once you've finished reading, please take the time to read the original post. It's pretty rad.
First, the US cover:
Then there's the US ARC cover (what they used before settling on the cover above):
Next up, the UK cover:
Now we jump across the Channel to France to see what they've cooked up:
Let's see if the Italians can best their Gallic neighbors:
Now it's Germany's turn to show off their cover:
And last, but certainly not least, the Turkish cover:
I think, for me, the Germans win. Can't you just picture it on my shelf next to a copy of Seraphina? Never mind that it wouldn't be alphabetical. I would BEND THE RULES.
Which cover do you like best?
To join Cover Love:
1. Follow Bookshelvers Anonymous as the host of the meme (my work, so I get credit. No stealing).
2. Find a cover that just makes you go wild with designer delight.
3. Highlight said cover in a Thursday post. Here and here are my two previous Cover Love posts for reference.
4. Link back to Bookshelvers Anonymous somewhere in your post (when I do other blogs' memes, I put the meme button at the top of the page and then link in the button's caption).
5. Consider adding the meme button somewhere on your blog so others can join also. This step isn't required, but it'd be awfully nice. The HTML for the button is in my right sidebar, and I can help you through the adding process if you'd like.
6. Add your blog to the linky list at the bottom of this post - it makes it easier for all of us to find each other AND it's a great way to generate traffic for your blog.