UK Teen hard cover
UK Teen Paperback
The most common cover art themes used around the world:
|US Printz Edition|
Not going to comment on them all (it was tiring enough tracking them down and translating the correct book to country)
I have a clear favourite: The Australian edition :)
It's a beautiful cover, the blues and whites are stunning, the black figure of death facing away is somehow evocative. I love the trees and the splatters of blood are startling against the wintery image, but artisticly done. Plus, I kind of like how it is unique to us (aside from a similar French edition). I didn't realise it was an Aussie only cover. I guess looking at it also makes me feel how I felt when I read it (so I'm predisposed to like that one) but I'm still going with it for my favourite.
I'm also fond of the Italian.
And, oddly, the Turkish one moves me.
Um, how freaky are the Russian editions? That teddy bear in the snow gives me chills and Death on the Hardcover, OooOooh...
Ahhh, that German one? You know the one I mean. LOL. But, for real? Hmm...
And, the most common covers used internationally? I don't really like the girl reading on the stage or Death dancing with the girl. Neither of them appeal to me, but obviously publishing houses are into them.
Which Cover is your favourite?
Any that freak you out?
Do you have international cover envy?
Oh - and how brilliant is the actual book?
It transcends what you think a book can be or do.
And, it's not just me who thinks so.
On goodreads there's over 58, 300 ratings (!)
And, the average rating? 4.35
Which is astounding when you think of all those tens of thousands of people all rating it so brillantly.
Over half of the ratings are 5 stars
On LibraryThing: over 10, 000 ratings and 2/3's give it 5 stars. Averaging 4.42
If you haven't read it yet...