Foreign Cover Friday: Across the Universe

Foreign Cover Friday is a weekly meme hosted by me (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 pick many foreign covers, and start discussing! 

This week's featured cover is:

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

I literally drooled over the original cover of Across the Universe (left) when it first came out. It is just so gorgeous! There's something about the stars and space that my eye is very attracted to. And the close, but no cigar, thing with their lips plays with the title nicely. But when the paperback version came out, I found myself drawn to that one as well. I deep green and blue hues, combined with the circles that draw the eye to the girl in the center is eye-catching as well.

I'm not sure if it has anything to do with how long I've been exposed the the original cover (maybe I'm too used to it), but I can't decide which one I like more.

This week's FCF post is pretty short. There are exactly two foreign covers for this book that I could find. But by the time I realized how few there were, it was too late; I already had the comparison of these two US covers fighting in my mind. So please forgive this brief US cover war post.

This is the Turkish cover. It is similar to the US cover, but is very different in subtle ways. For one thing, both cover models have their eyes closed; something I didn't notice was different until viewing them side-by-side. It's easy then, to notice that they are two completely different photos. The space scenes are also different.
Title translation: Beyond the Universe

This is the German cover. Definitely uses different models to create a different look. I like the green, smokey color, and it still has the stars that I love so much. Plus, I like that they titled it: Godspeed. That's the name of the ship, and it fits the book pretty well.
Title translation: Godspeed: The Journey Begins

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

Thanks for joining me for Foreign Cover Friday! 
If you have a FCF post to share, include your link below.


  1. I like the US hardcover cover best. None of them are really bad though. Love this post as usual :)

  2. I think I like the US hard cover version better. I've always loved books that have stars on them. There's a book called Glow coming out soon that uses the stars in the same way (http://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/10834014-glow). I'm so glad science-fiction is coming back into the mainstream.

  3. I haven't seen the blue cover before.

    The UK paperback is the same as the first US one there. I really like it.

  4. Ooooooooooooo I love these!

    OK so I prefer the hardcover to the paperback.
    But the paperback is actually more honest.

    Overall the German is gorgeous but still doesn't hold a torch to the American hardcover.

  5. All the covers are good, but I also like the US hardback cover as well. I love love love stars and space images.


  6. I really like the US Paperback cover. It's really pretty. But I think my favourite is the US Hard Back, I think it represents the book well.

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  8. Alexis: Thank you! I'm glad you stopped by. :)

    Lissa: I agree. The stars are great! I love the cover of Glow as well. It's pretty!

    Jules: Thanks for your comment!

    Juju: Thanks!

    Jehara: Isn't it gorgeous?

    Sarah: Thanks for your input! :)

    Essay: Thanks!


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