Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Same Book/Different Cover - Graceling

This is an occasional feature where I compare different covers of the same book...while usually I compare foreign edition, this particular book has be re-published so many times if I included all the copies we could be here all night! So what's the book this month?

Graceling by Kristin Cashore is a fun YA fantasy read that I enjoyed a couple of years ago, but the different types of covers are fun as well!

UK Cover
US Cover

French Cover
Indodesian Cover
German Cover

UK Cover: This is the one I own. I like that the girl is in dark and seems to hold that huge sword so easily. It's nice but not outstanding...

US Cover: My first thought was that this was quite dull. The decorated blade is nice and then I spotted the eye on the blade. Hmm...it grows on me but wouldn't jump off the shelves for me

French Cover: I don't want to mess with her! She looks fierce and like she knows how to handle that blade. I love teh green but the cover just screams YA for some reason... 

German Cover: I love the curved blade and the blue eyes. What looks like flames at first turn out to be glowing flowers. Very intriguing.

Indodesian Cover: I don't like the colours of the sea and sky in this one. While I love the longbow, her skin tight clothing really puts me off. Not a big fan.

My verdict? The German cover is my favourite! Which is yours? :)


  1. My favorite is still the cover of the U.S., but also liked the French cover.

  2. I really din't like this french cover but I really like the UK and the US one. I still need to read this book... thanks for sharing!

  3. I like the UK cover. Just enough information without going over.

  4. This is another one with amazing covers. I have a hard time picking. I do love her eyes on the German one. But I think I really like all but the US cover. lol. :D Thank you!

  5. I like both the UK and US versions.