Foreign Cover Friday: Frostbite

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:

Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead
I've had this series on my mind ever since I began reading it. To the many bloggers who recommended it to me and kept pushing me to read it, even after I was reluctant to try it: THANK YOU! It has taken over my life and has become a favorite...maybe even THE favorite, but I'll determine that when I finish. :) I've already done a FCF post for the first book in the series, so here is the next one!

Covers: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech 
My favorite of these is the Croatian cover; I love that blue lacy design, and the fact that there isn't a face on the cover. I also like the coloring of the Czech cover way more than that of the US cover. I just wish Dimitri's eyes weren't red. They aren't supposed to be...yet.

 Bulgarian translation: Ice Bite
Croatian translation: Ice Bite
Czech translation: Frosty Kiss

 Covers: Dutch, French, German

Love the Dutch cover, even the wolves. It's different from all of the others. I'm not a fan of the German cover though. Rose doesn't have red hair, and if I remember right, she had blue hair on the German cover of Vampire Academy (just checked, and it's true).

Dutch translation: Ice Cold
French translation: Cold Snap
German translation: Blue Blood

Covers: Turkish
I really like the cover on the right; the blue and silver look nice together, and I totally have a thing for gates. Plus, I'm pretty sure that's supposed to be Lissa and Christian on the cover, which is just awesome!

Turkish translation: Ice Kiss

 Covers: Greek, Indonesian, Italian
I don't love these covers, but I don't hate them either. I do like that Lissa is on the Italian cover though.

 Greek translation: Frozen Lips
Italian translation: Bits of ice: The Academy of Vampires

Covers: Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese
I love the school on the Portuguese cover! It's really close to what I imagined the academy would look like, only I imagined it more spread out.

Lithuanian translation: Cold Breath
Polish translation: In The Grip of Frost
Portuguese translation: Kiss Ice Cream 

Covers: Russian, Spanish, Swedish 

Not much to say about these, except that when I saw the Russian cover, my heart did a little leap just because it's Russian...and so is Dimitri. I think I'm fangirling. Sad but true. I love these books!

Russian translation: Icy Sting
Spanish translation: Blue Blood
Swedish translation: Frozen Blood

 Covers: UK
Just like the Czech cover, I like the coloring of the cover on the right so much more than that of the US cover. I am also really digging the typography on the left cover; the way the Vampire Academy title fits together is sweet!

 Cover: US
Another US cover...I think. The only think I like about this one is the typography of the Vampire Academy title.

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 Bulgarian cover a LOT. Though it must be Lissa on the cover because she's got green eyes and blonde hair. And I don't understand the Dutch cover. When does that scene ever happen in the book? I hate it when cover artists do that. I know they haven't read the book but SOMEONE in the chain of command must have. Who ordered a bunch of wolves and a sword?

  2. I think I like the Dutch best :) Great pick this week!

  3. Wow, that's a lot of covers. I'm just about to delve into this VA world. I hope I like it as much as everyone else seems to.

  4. Lissa: I didn't even realize that was Lissa! You're right; it looks a lot like her. I don't think that scene on the Dutch ever happens in the books, which is annoying, but I really like it for some reason. I get the wolves, but I get the sword; it could be the one she used that the end. You know...the scene with Mason.

    Juju: Nice choice! I like it, too. :)

    Jenny: I hope you do, too! I was SO reluctant to read it, but I am hooked now.

    Jess: I like the greenish cast to that cover. :)

  5. This is such a good idea. I like some of the foreign covers so much better than their American counterparts. I host Shelf Candy on Saturdays, if I feature a foreign cover I will be sure to link. Feel free to link to Shelf Candy if you would like as well. On another note: I am anxiously awaiting to hear what you think of Tris and Izzie.

  6. I'm with Jess. That Indonesian cover really caught my eye - which is the point of the design of course. Maybe it is because the green tint makes it stand out from the primarily blue tones featured in the rest, but I think it is because the glowing green beyond the gates draws my eye in and wants to know what is happening beyond that lane...


  7. i really like the US one the best, but the Dutch cover is awesome!!!!

  8. Ahhh...I love the German cover. I can understand how she doesn't have red hair and everything but I just really like it.

  9. Wow! I never knew there were so many covers for that book! I love the Greek and Portuguese covers! :) This is an awesome post!

  10. Five Alarm Book Reviews: Thanks! I'll be sure to check out Shelf Candy today! :)

    Molly: Very good point. Most of the others do have the bluish cast, and the green does stand out.

    Carrie: Isn't it? So different and cool.

    Alexis: Awesome! I can't remember what the first German cover looked like, but I think it was similar, only blue. Maybe they're just going through the colors? In that case, I can totally understand. :)

    Christy: I didn't either, but they seem to be really popular. Thanks for stopping by!

  11. I don't really like any of these tbh!
    Love seeing how different some of them are though.
    I like the Dutch one in some ways but not others.

  12. Honesty is totally welcome! There aren't really any that jump out at me either, but a few of them have some pretty scenes or pictures, like Dutch cover. Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Yay!!! I'm so glad you are enjoying the series! I was VERY reluctant to read it, but my sister kept pushing me to do so. She even bought me the first book. Now I am hooked and a bit of a fangirl for Dimitri. So glad there is Bloodlines to look forward to now. :)


  14. my favourite is the one for the Croatian translation. greek is a close runner up though.


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