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:
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
I'm sorry this is late! I forgot to post it before I went to the midnight showing of The 3 Musketeers (huge mistake...it was terribly cliche and we ended up walking out in the middle of it). I'm getting the post up now. Hopefully it's in time for anyone who wanted to participate!
This is the US and UK cover for this book. I don't think it looks like much on my computer screen, but in person it's a gorgeous cover. It's dark, and the letters are raised and shimmery. I picked this one up just because of how much I liked it.
Love this Bulgarian cover. I love the gate, the fog, and the creepy silhouette. Plus, it's purple! It's my favorite of all of them. I like the Czech cover because it looks like it's about [girly] monsters. It's creepy and dark and cool.
Bulgarian translation: Beautiful Creatures
Czech translation: Beautiful Creatures
I like this Dutch cover. I like the placement of the silhouette, and the way her hair drapes. The title is cute, too. The French cover looks interesting, but it doesn't appeal to me in a way that would make me pick it up in a store.
Dutch translation: Enchanted
French translation: 16 Moons
This German cover had me stumped for a minute or two, while I tried to remember if there had ever been any mention of wolves in the story, until I realized that it's actually a bird silhouette in front of the moon. With a quick glance, it looks like a wolf howling. Don't you think?
Love the swirls on the title of the Greek cover.
German translation: An Immortal Love
Greek translation: Beautiful Creatures
I really like the Indonesian cover. I like the way the photos relate to the tree (like a family tree, which has a lot to do with the plot), and the cartoon-ish look to it.
Indonesian translation: Beautiful Love
Italian translation: The Sixteenth Moon
I'm not a fan of the Lithuanian cover for the same reason as the French cover; it's just not something I would pick up in a store. More pretty swirls coming from the Polish cover catch my eye, though. I am totally sold on swirls and vines every time, and these are the best of all of them.
Lithuanian translation: 16 Moons
Polish translation: Beautiful Creatures
(Thanks for the correction, Mafi!)
I like that the second one is similar to the first with the tree silhouette, but it's still different.
Cover 1: Wonderful Creatures
Cover 2: Sixteen Moons
Another cover that doesn't appeal to me. I'm just really not a fan of it. The Serbian cover is pretty cool with the snow and the huge trees. I can't place the relevance, though (it's been a while since I've read it), but I would definitely pick it up.
Romanian translation: A Sixteenth Month
Serbian translation: Beautiful Creatures
Spanish translation: Beautiful Creatures
Turkish translation: Magnificent Creatures
Similar to the other covers, but slightly different.
Translation: Strange Creatures
What are your thoughts?
Which covers do you like? Which do you hate?
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