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:
I've always really liked the original cover for this book (the one on the left). I picked this book up a long time ago without realizing the author was Scott Westerfeld (I had just finished reading Uglies, and adored it), purely because of the haunting look of the cover. I've always been drawn to images that are kind of eerie. Anyway, I'm not a huge fan of the newer cover because I'm kind of over seeing faces on covers. I do really like that the title and information is rotated, though. It makes it look different.
I like this cover on the right; it's still got that eerie feeling, and the title is big and gold.
Dutch translation: The Secret Hour
French translation: The Secret Hour
This Dutch cover isn't too bad; I like the photo. Does it remind anyone else of a CD cover, though?
German translation: The Chosen
Italian translation: The Secret Hour: The Diaries of Midnight
Yay for the German edition! I really like that cover, and I like what they did with the title, too. As for the Italian cover, I think of Romeo & Juliet when I look at it (and we all know how I feel about Romeo & Juliet).
Ooh, pretty green colors on this first cover! It's not my favorite, but I like the color a lot.
What are your thoughts?
Which covers do you like? Which do you hate?
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