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.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
(US / UK / GER)
First of all, I love that all of these covers scream "fantasy novel" to me, making it easy to realize what you would be picking up in a book store. Secondly, I'm totally not sure what my favorite is. To be honest, there are covers out there that are more gorgeous than these, but at the same time they have a special look to them that's unique. Having said that, I think the UK version is my least favorite, because it's the most "usual" one. But I'm having serious troubles deciding whether I prefer the US cover or the German cover. There's something special about both of them and deciding on favouring one of them can only be based on my mood and could therefore change every day. A tie for me.
Last week's winner is the US cover of The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams.