Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Coveresque feat. Tempest by Julie Cross (US vs. French vs.German)

US                                         French                                   German

TEMPEST by Julie Cross was one of my favourite reads in January. I brought it with me on my Sweden holidays and it was a fabulously entertaining story. Jackson and Holly's chemistry was just perfect and that's why I love the US cover so much. It was the cover that drew my attention to this 2012 debut novel with its energizing background of a dark and powerful storm. In the middle of it are Holly and Jackson torn apart by time, their pose full of tension and longing.

The French cover is plain at first sight, held in greyish colours. The longer I look at the cover, the better I like it. My favourite detail are the target rings around its title "Les ennemis du temps"(translated to: "The enemies of time" I guess).

Purple is my favourite colour, still the German cover is my least favourite out of these three. The effect of the guy walking on the 3D-like title is interesting though. "Sturz in die Zeit" can be translated to "Fall in time".

What do you think?


  1. As far as cover art goes I prefer the US version, yet when you've read the book (which I have) the other two, especially the French one, fits the actual story so much better I think.

  2. I hadn't seen the French cover before - I like it! I think the US cover just wins it for me, though! :)

  3. Must say I also prefer the US version - it really just jumps out at me.

  4. I think the US did it best on this one, since it really captures the plot of the book.

  5. Okay, so I absolutely LOVE the French cover, but the US cover still wins for me. I see those models as Jackson and Holly, who I adore completely, and therefore I can't help but be drawn to that one more. I like the German cover but not as much.

    So fun! :D

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

  6. I definitely like the US cover best - it's the prettiest, I think! :)

  7. Can't believe I have yet to read this book.
    The US cover's definitely my favorite, although I really like the French cover as well, because it's got a unique twist to it. Sadly I don't really like the German cover at all...

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. I sorta like the US cover. I wish the French cover had the US coloring. lol...So...I'll go with French.