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.
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
(US / UK / AUS / GER)
You can click on each cover to enlarge it and take a closer look.
While the German cover is definitely the most unique in comparison with the rest, it's definitely not my favorite. There's too much going on, which makes it hard to look at and really get a positive feeling about this book.
The cover I like the most is definitely the Australian cover. While I possess a hardcover of the US version and really love it (so shiny and pretty), I absolutely adore the composition of the Australian version. The deep red color of the dress stands out perfectly and would immediately catch my eye in a book store. (Which means I just outed myself as someone who's still fond of girls-in-pretty-dresses-covers even though their amount might get tiring by now.)
Let me know which cover you voted for and why it is your favorite!
With huge thanks to Sweety, I have to announce that I didn't know that the German cover I featured above is no longer the version they'll actually be publishing. But since the new version is very similar to the Australian cover (which is awesome, because - as I said above - it's my favorite), the above-voting will stay the same.