Hello guys and welcome to another edition of cover wars where this week we will be shacking thing up a little, you see we always compare books that have had a cover make over but this week we will look at the same but only that it will be compared by an international edition. This week's contender is Marissa Meyer's very own Cinder! Let’s take a look at the book blurb shall we?
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
Now that we are all on the same page shall we take a look at our international contenders? In the right corner we have the cover that started it all; with a red shinny slipper we have the original Cinder cover!!
On the left corner with the charisma of the beautiful cyborg girl sitting alone in the dark with just one glass slipper at foot, it’s been used in the Spanish edition and what I am led to believe is the Polish edition of Cinder!!
Now guys I must confess it’s the original edition of Cinder that made me read the book, but the international edition we see hear stole my heart.
The original cover is an allusive temptress with a clue of the book, a beautiful cover for a really good retelling of Cinderella. The red slipper calls out to you and there is no doubt about which story we are talking about, even before you read the book you have an idea of what it’s going to be about.
On the other hand the second cover is as little bit more direct but it also gives the feel that Cinder will get up at any moment and head out to do what she must, I may not be able to see her face but I can imagine what she is thinking, what she must do. But I’m also conscious that if you haven’t read the book it is hard to imagine her that way. If I had no idea what this book was about I would find myself drawn to the beautiful dress and the curious about how this person lost her slipper I would find myself wondering how this cover and the way this book starts collide.
What about you guys? How do you think each cover translates?