7.29.2011

Foreign Cover Friday: Moon Called


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:

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

A few years ago, I put this book on hold at the library and went to pick it up when it was ready. When the librarian--a sweet older woman who had no idea what was coming--handed it to me, she did it with a worried look on her face. I took one look, and understood why: this girl is FIT, and boy does she show it! This definitely isn't the raciest cover that I've been seen with, but it sure earned me a few looks from boys as I sat reading. Too bad they were checking out the cover of my book, and not me! Talk about disappointment. Hahaha.
But enough about this cover. Let's see the foreign covers!


Covers: Turkish, Portuguese, and French
Turkish translation: Summoned the Month (I don't think this is right.)
Portuguese translation: The Appeal of the Moon
French Translation: The Call of the Moon


Not much to say here, except that I love the sound of The Call of the Moon.


Covers: Indonesian, Italian, and Spanish
Indonesian translation: Night Howls
Italian translation: The Daughter of the Moon
Spanish translation: Call of the Moon

Okay, so the girl on the Indonesian cover could honestly be the long lost twin of a girl I knew growing up...or, you know, it could really be her. I don't *think* it is, but you never know. Along the same lines, the girl on the Italian cover reminds me of Delores (the red-headed vixen) from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. I have no idea where that connection came from, but it's all I can think of when I look at that cover now. Lol.


Covers: Japanese and Polish
Japanese translation: Is Nestled in the Month of Betrayal (Doesn't that sound so cool?)
Polish translation: Call of the Moon

There's no denying the art on this Japanese cover is pretty. I really like watercolors, so this one appeals to me. I'm not so sure about the polish cover though. I love everything about it, except that the girl's eyes kind of scare me. ;)


Covers: German and Hungarian
German translation: Call of the Moon (thanks Patricia!)
Hungarian translation: Accost the moon

Ah, and now we get to my favorite cover. I seriously want a copy of the German edition just so I can stare at the cover. It's so cool! Whoever designed it really knows how to do creepy eyes and silhouettes the right way. The Hungarian cover is one that I would pick up, but the title makes me laugh. Accost the Moon? Makes me wonder if good 'ole Google Translate is failing me again. :D



Lastly, I just wanted to add that The Reading Owl mentioned that I forgot the Norwegian cover of Twilight in my Foreign Cover Friday post for Twilight, and she's right! Below is the Norwegian cover, and like she said: It totally looks like a cooking book. Translation: Everlasting Kiss


And by the way, you should stop by her blog, Graceful Reads. The photos she takes for her reviews are so cool!


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.




12 comments:

  1. I'd probably pick up the German cover if I spoke German. It's really pretty. Otherwise I wouldn't pick up any on the cover art alone other than the English version.
    I posted my link to my FCF! Yay!

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  2. I think I like the way she's framed in the French one best :)

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  3. Lissa: I'm so happy you participated! I'll be over to you post right after I post this comment. :) Oh yes, the German cover is so great!

    Juju: Nice one! I really like the silvery lighting in the French version.

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  4. That Polish cover of the third book is really creepy. Like so creepy I would not sleep with that book on my nightstand. ;)

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  5. I am sorry but I hate the main cover! =(
    Really puts me off this book, if I had to pick it would be the Italian cover

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  6. Wow. That's not just eye-brow raising, I would go so far as to call that trashy! Geez.

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  7. The German cover is my favorite as well. I'm not a fan of the Spanish cover.

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  8. Nina: I would be afraid of it, too. It's so creepy!

    Books for Company: I agree. I can't lie and say that if I hadn't already placed it on hold, I wouldn't have read it in the first place. It's a great book, though! :)

    Gina: Hahaha. Nicely put. I wish the German cover was the US cover!

    Alexis: I'm not either, and I just realized I didn't comment on it!

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  9. The German title says: "Call of the Moon" - Ruf has several meanings xD But I HATE our cover. :C

    Great post! I love such things! *is covercrazy*

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  10. Patricia: Thanks for clearing that up! Call of the Moon makes much more sense. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Might be that it really means reputation, but I don't think so.. :)

    How come everyone likes the German cover so much anyway? xD The coverartist could have at least chose another font. *shiver* ;)

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  12. Lol. I love the German cover because I really like the gate and the eyes, and the vibrant colors. I agree that the font isn't perfect, but I like the whole cover much more than the US. :)

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