Saturday, March 31 st, 2012 · 3 Comments ·

Do you love book covers? I do, a lot. As a European book blogger I stumble all the time over different national book covers for the same book. I was and am still very much fascinated by this and therefore created this feature where international book covers are presented and compared to each other.

 This week I’m featuring the different national covers for Cate Tiernan’s Immortal Beloved. There is quite a diversity in the covers, which is refreshing. First I have to say, I absolutely despise the cover for US hardcover version. Though it picks up on the symbol ring, which is an integral part of the story line, nothing in this design appeals to me . The bold paperback version is better but what’s the meaning? The UK cover is very pretty, but once again there is not connection to the story. Actually most of the covers are failure, at least to my mind. There is only one cover I absolutely love. It’s the Catalan version, very simple nevertheless or maybe because of it’s simplicity even more impressive. And it’s an appropriate illustration of the heroine of the story, Nas.

US hardcover - US paperback – UK

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Germany – France – Netherlands

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Spain – Catalan – Italy 
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 May favourite cover is the beautiful simple Catalan one. Which one do you prefer?