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 is the US hardback cover of Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick.
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
(US / UK / GER)
Maybe I should start by saying which cover I would not pick up in a book store: the UK version. While I like how they tried to portray the characters as close to their description as possible, I just think it's weird - pink reminds me of happy / funny contemporary novels, not a dystopian like Under the Never Sky.
Sadly I'm having a very hard time to choose between the US and the German cover. I always loved the US cover (and have a pretty hardcover copy of it on my shelf which I love to stare at - yes, I'm weird like that), but when I saw the German cover in my local book store, I fell in love with it immediately, too. It doesn't reflect the story / world as good as the US cover, but the colors and the illustration are so, so gorgeous.