Saturday, May 26, 2012

Coveresque feat. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (US vs. Swedish vs.German)

US                                        Swedish                                    German

SHATTER ME was an awesome read! And I'm very happy that I own a hardcover copy of this book, because it is gorgeous. It expresses power and it's so shiny. I like the cover model and the dominance and contrast of the white and greyish-black colors. And the font design is one of my favourites!

Did you notice the counting in the background of the Swedish cover? It's one important element of SHATTER ME. I always enjoy when cover designers decide to give small hints and show a bit of what the story will be like. But I don't like its cover model and colors as much as the US ones.
I think the Swedish title says "Don't touch me". Hope that translation's correct?

The German title means something like "I'm not afraid". The background isn't that bad, but I don't really like the figure in the cover centre since it was already used on the US cover of Leigh Fallon's CARRIER OF THE MARK.

Which do you like best?
Italien & French cover


  1. I own a hardcover copy of Shatter Me as well and I think it looks awesome :) I was a bit disappointed by Shatter Me but I can't exactly say why. I hope for the second book to be better :)
    The Swedish cover is also very good, because it mirrors the beginning of the stoy very good. An the title fits perfectly :)
    The German... well, i don't like it at all :D

    Lisa :)

  2. I definitely like the US cover best!
    I really have to read Shatter Me - I keep hearing about how good it is!

    Catherine :)

  3. This is a nice idea of a post. ^^ I loved Shatter Me, it was really an awesome read! I agree with you that the US cover displays power and dominance, but I don't really like the cover model. If I had to chose, I'd take the Swedish one, I think it's the most fitting for the story. I like the colors, the model, and of couse that count in the back is just great! However, I am so disappointed in the German cover! Usually I find myself judging that the German covers are way better than US or UK ones, but this is simply a disaster. Yuck!

  4. i hate it so much, that german publishers are using popular covers, when a german edition is coming soon...they did this with so many books, for example...for "birthmarked" a publisher used the "glimmerglass" cover and so on and so on...its so uncreative and boring -.-

    i like the us cover most, because thats how i imagine the main character and the hidden hands are just awsome :)

  5. The US is definitely my favorite. Ever since I saw it, I knew I had to have the book (and the story itself didn't disappoint a bit!). The Swedish looks good, too :)

  6. I LOVE seeing other book covers! I loooove the French and Swedish covers.

  7. I like the Swedish and German covers better than the US actually. Thanks for sharing these :)

  8. I really like the US cover...but I would say I like the German cover better if they hadn't already used it. Dang it! I'm not sure...hmmm....
    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

  9. The Swedish cover sounds like it fits the book best, but the US is prettiest.