Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Same Book/Different Cover: Magic Bites

This is an occasional feature where I compare different covers of the same book...what I'm particularly interested in are re-issued covers for the same book and recently foreign editions.

This time I'm looking at Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews. This is the first of the Kate Daniels series and a must buy series for me. While I didn't think the first book was outstanding, but it was enjoyable and there was something about it that made me want to know more (that and I had a massive crush on Curran!) so I bought the second book Magic Burns, which was great, and the third Magic Strikes which was excellent. Definitely a series that gets better and better. Anyway, what do the covers look like across the globe?

French Cover

German Cover

Spanish Cover

US Cover

UK Cover
French Cover: I like the colours on this and the close up of the model & sword. The neon cityscape beneath is pretty as well. Not that keen on the type-face.
German Cover: Very similar to the French cover with the same model I think. But the cityscape is spookier and more graveyard-like. Knowing about the tech and magic shifts in Atlanta I think this suits it best.
Spanish Cover: While I like the pose of the model, I don't really like this cover much. The model looks very masculine to me!
US Cover: I love that Curran is on the front and the model is the most Kate like to me (in a Buffy-esque pose), but something about the whole page doesn't quite fit for me - not sure why...
UK Cover: I like the type-face on this cover and the sword, but the model is not my favourite. She doesn't look like I imagine Kate would look like!

My favourite is the German cover - what is yours? :)


  1. I'd go with the French and German covers.

    The Spanish...is that a man or woman?!

    Do not like the US, and the UK, well nah

  2. Love the French cover, but agree the font is not great.

  3. In France we just take these covers this month because not a lot persons bought the other ones, so it's a new test for the series... I confess I have the others and they're so less beautiful. you can see them here http://www.amazon.fr/Kate-Daniels-1-Morsure-Magique/dp/2811200843/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1320773583&sr=8-10
    thanks for the covers !

  4. I still need to read it and see who Curran is! Can you believe it? I might have to put Curran in my book man harem. *drool* Hee hee...

    I have to be honest... none of these covers do it for me. I would probably be more drawn to the US one just because of the kitty on the front. KITTY! :D

  5. I have the old UK covers - the same as the US ones, I think, or similar enough, anyway. I like them, but I don't think they stand out very much.