Foreign Cover Friday is a weekly meme hosted by The Reading Fever, where foreign covers of the books we know and love are spotlighted and discussed. To join, either pick your favourite foreign cover, or pick many foreign covers, and start discussing!
Continuing on with my Night Huntress theme, this week we’re looking at book 4 in the series, Destined for an Early Grave.
Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they’ve fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it’s time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She’s having visions of a vampire named Gregor who’s more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn’t know about.
Gregor believes Cat is his and he won’t stop until he has her. As the battle begins between the vamp who haunts her nightmares and the one who holds her heart, only Cat can break Gregor’s hold over her. She’ll need all the power she can summon in order to bring down the baddest bloodsucker she’s ever faced . . . even if getting that power will result in an early grave.
English language cover. Those boots, those boots! Again! I love them! Not a huge fan of the whole bare-midriff-plus-jacket look. If you’re too cold, zip the jacket off: take it off if not. Anyway, that’s not the point. It’s sexy. She’s in a sexy pose. That downwards gaze makes her look aloof.
This the French, German and Italian covers. I think all of them are gorgeous – except that the hair colour is so drastically wrong for the German and Italian. The French consistently create beautiful covers with their contrasting colours and text choices and placements. It’s a beautiful cover, and the pose is the same as the English-language step-back (that’s the page after the cover page). Clearly the two covers were provided and there was some hard decisions made. I love it. The German cover is overwhelmingly green and urban fantasy-looking. It’s pretty generic, with the girl’s face and the city with the clouds, but it’s attractive. I don’t think I’d pick it up. The Italian cover is gorgeous. It has lovely colour contrasts, and although the model looks more human than vampire I think she’s very pretty as well.
French: Dig/Excavate the Grave
German: The Gentle Breath of Darkness
Italian: The Scent of the Night
This is the English audiobook version and I like it. Cat’s skin looks way fake, not luminescent, but I like the pose, the text colour and placement choices and the background. It’s pretty, and I’d pick it up if I saw it in a bookstore.
What are your thoughts?
Which covers do you like? Which do you hate?
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