GUEST ARTICLE: International Cover Showdown

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Please welcome back our amazing International Committee for compiling yet another great guest article!  Read on and be sure to chime in with your own thoughts as they request at the end.

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International Cover Showdown

Today, we’re looking at those beauties sitting on our shelves and discussing which covers we prefer!

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
Selected by Kelly (@kelly8434)


Here’s the original North American release cover vs. the UK cover.

I’m a fan of the original North American cover, and I kind of cringe every time I think of the UK one. Partly because I’m not a huge fan of photo covers, and also because it’s pretty misleading about what the story is about. They then changed the North American cover to something that’s kind of in between. It’s a photo cover, but doesn’t have the weird and kind of inaccurate PDA cover in the UK.

Ruby Red by Kerstin Geir

   
German edition, North American edition, Chinese edition. This one was originally in German and has been translated into multiple other languages. Complete with covers. I do quite like the North American cover, but I think the German cover suits the series better.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Selected by Dani (@dani_reviews)


I actually have both the UK and US hardcover editions, having bought the UK one first and then Jamie from Books and Ladders sending me a signed US just last week. I LOVE this book that much… I actually prefer the UK cover because it’s more striking to me. The middle almost glows. In second place, I would have to say the Polish one. My least favourite? That would be the Bulgarian edition. Something about the art style just doesn’t sit well with me…

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Selected by Melissa (@MeliRobles)

US               UK HB           UK PB     German

Daughter of Smoke and Bone has many international covers, but my favorites are the US, UK hardback, UK paperback, and German editions. And from these four, I like the UK paperback cover the best. It looks so pretty in that red and it’s a lot more fitting to the story than all the others.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

       US                   UK                   Dutch

I’ve always liked the UK covers better in the Throne of Glass series because Celaena looks a lot more fierce with the white background instead of the colors used in the US editions, but after looking into more foreign editions, I have to say that I love this Dutch cover. The  green color is so pretty and the model looks so much like the Celaena in my mind.

What are your favourite international covers? Do you collect different editions of any books for the different cover styles?

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