|US French German|
It's time for another Coveresque post, this week featuring THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater.
The US cover creates a great contrast between its white background and the black, very dominant raven in the foreground. I really like the blue and red in its feathering. It's not one of those covers who could be confused with a similar cover. I can't think of one that looks like Maggie's THE RAVEN BOYS cover. Can you?
When I look at the French cover I wouldn't expect to find a YA story, more like a classic, behind it. I wouldn't pick up the French copy if I judged only by its cover.
The German cover looks like the cover for a children's book. It's mysterious and darker than the US cover, but kind of youngish, too. There's no raven on the cover but an egg shape around its title. "Wen der Rabe läuft" translates into "Who the raven calls".
On the right you can see two more THE RAVEN BOYS covers, US paperback and Swedish.
My favourite is the US (and the paperback cover with the raven boys on it) because it's artsy and memorable just like Maggie Stiefvater.
Q! Which cover do you like best?
i like the german version the best :D even though you´re right and it looks a little childish :) i like the colours and the title! the cover with the real raven boys on it is also very nice. haven´t seen this before :DReplyDelete
Yeeeeees. germanyyyyyyy :DReplyDelete
I like the German the most. I don't know why, but the french is... it looks like a Book about Beauty or something like this. And the only thing I like is the Font. And the US-Cover... it looks a little bit like a Crime Story.
I do like the orginal US hardcover version the best...and an actual copy of it looks sooo good. But I do also like the German cover too even though you cant tell anything about what the book might be about.ReplyDelete
Yep, very much sticking with the US cover too. It is the most fitting and I love the colors. The French one looks like nothing - boring and plain. The German one also looks boring!ReplyDelete
The US cover is the best! I love it! Also the Swedish cover is kind of similar. I like that one as well. The French one really looks like a classic book cover.ReplyDelete
I love love love love the US cover. <3 Love the US paperback as well :) Sigh, this book is just so PERFECT. Awesome post. <3 thank you for sharing :)ReplyDelete
I really like the German cover! Although it doesn't quite fit the tone of the story as well as the US cover, there's something about the background and the patterns there that I really like. (not keen on the egg shape though). I agree with you on the French cover. I probably wouldn't pick it up if I didn't know what the book was about.ReplyDelete
I have to go with US; I love that pretty raven. <3ReplyDelete
Love the German Cover!ReplyDelete
Ich mag den deutschen Buchumschlag, weil es sehr geheimnisvoll ist! (hehe I hope that makes sense!) Not so much a fan of the French cover, but the US/UK one is very striking :)ReplyDelete
US Cover is my choice,it's really amazing :)ReplyDelete