1.20.2012

Foreign Cover Friday: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

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:

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
English language editions (left: US, right: UK)
I haven't read this book yet, but I am told by many that it is an absolute must. So it wasn't too much of a surprise when I saw that after only 3 months of being released, it is already available in 24 different editions. That's pretty amazing. I have included the ones with different covers here (excluding the ebook and audiobook editions, which have the same covers, and a few others that I couldn't locate covers for).
Out of the two covers above, I am really loving the UK edition. Those shimmery feathers are bold and eye-catching, and the fonts used and placement of the title and author's name are kept simple and neat. I  was originally in love with the US edition until I went to do this post...that's when I realized that one of the girl's eyes is in shadow, making her look like she's missing an eye, and really creeping me out. Seriously, it's all I can think of when I look at that cover now.

German language edition
 German translation: Between the Worlds
I like the detail in this one; the city line at the bottom, the wings, the swirls, and the girl's hair. It's not my favorite but it's a nice cover.

 Polish language edition
Polish translatioN: Daughter of Smoke and Bones
Same thoughts on this on as on the US cover; I can't get over that eye!

Slovak language edition
 Slovak translation: Daughter of Smoke and Blood
I like the grey cast to this cover with the gold title. Plus the guy is super muscly--always a plus.

Spanish language edtition
Spanish translation: Daughter of Smoke and Blood
I think you know what I'm think of this one by now....


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



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9 comments:

  1. You haven't read this yet? Oh you must, Penelope! I'd love to know what you think of it. I do love the US version more because I'm partial to the color blue. :)

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  2. I thought I was the ONLY one who hasn't read this one! *I'M not alone!!!* :)
    I love the blue mask!
    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

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  3. Haha, why did you have to bring the eye thing up because that's all I see now too!! I vastly prefer to UK edition too, I didn't like the US one even before the eye thing. It looks like a bad photoshop job to me. I like how mysterious and simple the UK one is!

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  4. O German German German. I love it! Gorgeous. The US one is so blah to me but the German one has me rethinking reading this one.

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  5. Ooooh I really like the German one!! Though the UK one is my personal fave too

    The Cait Files

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  6. I think the UK one is gorgeeeeous! Love it. The more times I see the North American cover the more I think it's really ugly. I love love love the title fonts and the way their placed, but you're so right about the eye (creepy!)... and the mask just really doesn't seem that important. PLUS Karou's hair should be blue, not the mask. It's just kind of strange. I love the combination of greyscale and the gorgeous blue, but the photo itself is just not working for me.

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  7. The UK version is so much better than the US (looks really crafty, in a bad way). The UK version does kind of look like a teaser book cover, but I still prefer it.

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  8. I never noticed about the eye until I read this. It really is creepy! I've read the book so I guess I get the US cover, but I like the UK one better. I think the German one is cool, too because it fits the story.

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