Foreign Cover Friday: Fire

Foreign Cover Friday is a weekly meme hosted by The Reading Fever, where foreign covers of the books we know and love are spotlighted and discussed. To join, either pick your favorite foreign cover, or many foreign covers, and start discussing! :)

Last week I featured Graceling
This week's feature is the companion novel:

Fire by Kristin Cashore

I like this cover. It has a mixture of colors fading into each other, and the pretty flowery swirls in the corners that Graceling had. Pretty interesting cover, but it's not my favorite; another one is, and you'll see why.

These three are the covers for Catalan, Italy, and the Spanish Language editions. They're pretty much the same as the US edition, with the different titles and more vibrant reds. What's interesting is the words under each title.
Catalan's translation: A look that you fear.
Italy's: It's a charm and a gift as thin as a blade.
Spanish Language: Seven Kingdoms II
Aren't those awesome? I love Italy's a lot. Not only does it sound cool, but it really fits the main character's "gift."

This left cover is the French Young Adult edition, and the right cover is the German young adult edition. I'm telling you, I really love beautiful hair, and will almost always pick up a book with a cover that shows hair. I'm not sure why (and call me crazy) but it's true. These are gorgeous.
Oh, and I think we all know what the French edition's title is, but the German edition's title translates into: The Flaming

The cover on the left belongs to the UK, New Zealand, and Australia young adult edition, and the cover on the right belongs to the UK large print edition. If you remember, I really did not like the cover of the UK large print edition of Graceling, and the same goes for this one. I like the photo on the left cover though. It would look nice sitting next to the UK, NZ, AU edition of Graceling.

This cover gets its own, large, spot because it's my favorite. It is the cover for the UK, New Zealand, and Australia adult editions, and I LOVE it! I like the deep greens/blues in the sky, the girl's red dress, her red hair with her face in shadow, and the fact that she's standing on the peak of a rock with a bow and arrow. She looks like she's about to kick some butt in a really cool way. ;) I really want a copy of Fire with this cover!

What are your thoughts? 
Which cover do you like? Which do you hate?


I meant to mention this last week but completely forgot: As Carina pointed out (thank you!), one of the German covers from The Time Traveler's Wife FCF post was actually the cover of the German edition of Her Fearful Symmetry. It even had a different title than the one right next to it, but I completely missed that. My mistake. :/

Another mistake was that I didn't include both copies of the Danish version of Graceling in last week's post. 
Apparently, There are two volumes of Graceleing in Denmark. This is volume 1, and volume 2. 
I still don't know what the big words at the top mean, but here are the translations for the titles:
Volume 1: Katsa's Story
Volume 2: Deceiver

Thanks for joining me for another Foreign cover Friday! 
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  1. I love this post! I agree with you. The UK, Australian, and New Zealand edition is gorgeous!!

  2. I've got a copy of the UK adult version, the pretty one^^

    I don't exactly speak Danish but it's very similar to German, so my guess would be that the big word means "(the) Talented", pretty much "Graceling" actually lol

    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

  3. I just got my hands on a UK version found in the fantasy/sci-fi area of the bookshop. It's the Adult version. Couldn't find the YA version in the shop (looked just for you).
    Also, it's physically larger by quite a lot, which annoys me. I like my books to be the same size.

  4. I'm with you. UK rocks. But the German isn't bad.

  5. Wow! This is cool! I look forward to these!

    Man, I just can't get over HOW CUTE your blog is!

  6. Fire was one of my favorite books I read this year and it's no surprise that each and every one of the covers is gorgeous. Is it bad that I want to own them all?

    I am adding your blog to my blogroll at my blog The Night Bookmobile. You don't have to link me back or anything, I just wanted to let you know so you can check out my blog if you'd like.

  7. Aw, thanks Stephanie! I'll definitely head over to your blog and check it out! :)


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