Foreign Cover Friday: The Sugar Queen

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:

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
Can I tell you how much I love this book? 
These are both US versions, the cover on the left being the hardcover (and the version I read), and the one on the right being the paperback. I really hated the paperback when it first came out, because if you have seen the hardcover in person, you can see exactly how pretty and detailed it is. The paperback has grown on me since then, but not much. I still think the tiny woman makes it look like a story about fairies (which it is not).
What can I say? I love the hardcover. It summarizes the story really well, and even the font is super cute.

Side note: If you haven't read either this book, or another of Sarah Addison Allen's books, you are missing out! I've loved every one she has written.

Let's see the foreign covers!

Left: Bulgarian cover  -  Right: Polish cover
Not much difference from the hardcover with these, except that I love the font on the Polish cover even more than the US cover.
Bulgarian translation: Taste of Dreams
Polish translation: Candy Queen

These are the Italian, Indonesian, and Greek covers.
I really like the Indonesian cover; it has a lot to do with the book, and the purple color around the edges pretty. I like the Greek cover a lot and would pick it up in a heartbeat...because it looks like historical fiction. For any historical fiction novel it would be perfect, but The Sugar Queen is a contemporary novel. Any thoughts on this?
Italian translation: Strawberry Days of sugar and snow
Greek translation: The Queen of sweets

These are my favorite of the foreign covers! The left cover is the Portuguese cover. It's similar to the original, but just feels a bit brighter. The right cover is the UK cover. I don't remember angel wings in the story, but I like the cover regardless. The blue with swirls and the bright sparkly light on the wings appeals to me.
Portuguese translation: The Magic Room

So what do you think? 
Which covers do you like? Which do you hate?

Thanks for joining me for Foreign Cover Friday! 
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  1. I haven't heard of this book before, but I think I will go and check it out on Goodreads.

    As for covers I really like the US hardback one.

    Have a nice weekend

  2. Jules: You totally should! The Sugar Queen is my favorite of all of her books, but they are all good. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. While the Portuguese one is definitely the pretty one, I like the Indonesian one the best because of how the cover fits in with the story.

    PS I totally loved this one. Sugar Queen is one of my favorite stories.

  4. I recently discovered Sarah Addison Allen earlier this year and read all of her books in the span of a couple of weeks. I really like the US hardcover along with the Indonesian and Portuguese covers.


  5. Juju: I agree. I Indonesian cover has so much to do with the book. It's a very good representation. Also, I'm so with you on the love of The Sugar Queen; it's sooo good!

    Jehara: Yay! I'm so glad you've read her books and seen her genius. The woman is amazing. Thanks for stopping by. :)


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