Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cover Comparisons #32: Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky

Living in Germany gives me the perfect opportunity to compare original covers with the ones German publishers choose. Sometimes they're gorgeous, sometimes they make me cringe, but it's always interesting to see different covers for the same novel.

Cover Comparisons is a weekly feature here at Fictional Distraction.

Last week's winner was the German cover of Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez.

  Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
(US / GER)

It's so difficult for me to pick a favorite with these. I always loved the US cover - it's beautiful, unique and when reading the summary you can even understand why they picked this image. But when I was in a bookstore last week, the German cover caught my eye immediately. Maybe it's the pink or the beautiful highlights, but it has something special. In the end, I think I have to pick the US one though, because the German cover might get a little bit boring after staring at it for a while.

Which version do you like best?
US GER free polls 



  1. The German one is striking, for sure, but I prefer the US one, if only because it seems more symbolic :)

  2. They both look great, but I guess the US one breaks with the trend for pretty cover girls

  3. Wow! This is a hard choice. I love them both. Though the one to the left feels a bit... creepier. o: More Dystopia-ish and fitting to the story definitely... (Lol, I hadn't even read the blurb before) but the German one sure is gorgeous too!

  4. I have this on my e-reader and can't wait to someday read. I am leaning toward the U.S. cover.
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  5. I like the US one but I LOVE the German cover! It's far more striking!

  6. Oh dear! I do like the German better but since I havent read the book, I dont know which one represents better the book. So m totally basing my opinion in looks XD lol!! =P

    great post dear! ^.^ Love seeing foreign covers yay!

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  7. Oh both cover are amazing! But I do like the US one better. I really don't like pink(Heh) and I like my colors darker. :D

    Sarah @ Smitten over Books


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