We are all cover lovers here. It's like the icing on top of the cake to have a pretty cover along with an awesome book. But the cherry on top of the icing is when a cover not only has a great cover in your region but also international ones. I love icing and cherries on top of my cake. (I know, I'm a cheese ball.)
Some awesome international cover of books we know and love:
Shadow and Bone - Leigh Bardugo
This is the more well known cover, I believe it's the North American cover. I really like this one. It's interesting to both genders and it tells you that it's set in Russia with the russian architecture on the cover
German United Kingdom
As for the German one, I like how it's like a water painted canvas. I'm not too fond of the colour though and I wouldn't have minded if there was more going on around the borders or in the background. The cover is pretty minimalistic.
Winner: North American
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
I don't actually like the North American cover for this one. It just doesn't do anything to make me want to read the book. Apparently she is the daughter of smoke and bone, but neither are present.
I like these too cover much more.The UK cover is very bright with the red arch door. I love the handprint on the wall and how the base of the door the colour is going off. It's a cover that makes you want to stop and study it closely.
The German cover much more preferable over the NA one. I like the city being show in the bottom, the colours are more vibrant, and the girls face is nice with some mysterious white blue eyes and blue hair.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
This cover is breathtaking. I love how the eye is decorated with trees and a waterfall, very creative and captivating.
Tahereh Mafi is one lucky girls. Not only does she have some an epic North American cover but she is multiple fantastic international cover. Ahh! I chose these two from an initial 6 or so covers.
Lets start with the Polish cover.
- Font: It's big, it's attractive and it meshes well with the cover.
- The girls hand on the glass, shattering it. This is probably the first cover that is more relevant to the book, as those of you who have read the book would know. I like that in a cover.
- Her face. Putting models faces into covers is a risk as they tend to clash with our pre-imagined image of the character. This one clashes with mine and I don't like it.
- The girls face. Yes, thank you it looks much better. I kind of imagined Julia to look like Tahereh kind of and that model looks like Tahereh to me, I like it.
- Colour scheme, it's nothing special but I like it.
- The diamond thing-a-majig.
Winner: Czech, I just like that model way better!
I wish I could speak all these languages so I could justify buying these beautiful editions. But alas, I cannot so I'll settle with sharing them with you!