Bookish Chat : Cinder Covers and Prequel

April 25, 2013 Bookish chat 14

This is part two of my Cinder love fest.  For my review, click here.
 
After having read lots of other blog posts on the subject, I have become fascinated by the different covers that are published for different countries.  The Cinder covers are a perfect example of the variety and differences that exist.
 
 

What do you think of some of these other versions of the Cinder cover?  I’m partial to them all, the more you look the more you see.  The red shoe (US and UK cover) is my favourite.  To me, it depicts a feminine, human lead but then we see the cyborg parts that give it a futuristic, exciting edge. 
 
The last cover (Catalan) resembles the glass slipper from the classic fairy tale.  The first (Spanish) is just pretty and I love the one shoe on, one shoe missing twist.  The girl in black (Italian) doesn’t catch my attention or fire my imagination as much but it is still a cool cover.  I’m not sure why we need different covers in different countries; I’m assuming it’s down to market research as to what will sell better in different populations.  I’m not complaining though, I love looking at them all.
 

And finally as a special treat to those who have yet to read Cinder, here is the concept art and Free Prequel called Glitches.  Just be warned, it may lead to an impulsive purchase, Bookish Trish and Between the Lines can accept no responsibility for this!  Happy reading 🙂

Source: tor.com via Marissa on Pinterest

Bookish Chat : Which cover do you prefer?

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14 Responses to “Bookish Chat : Cinder Covers and Prequel”

  1. Asti

    Oh, I definitely love the US/UK cover the most. It is so eye-catching and really, the second I see that cover I know it is Cinder, so I think it does it’s job well. I never thought about the fact that she’s wearing a red shoe before. I haven’t read the book, but based off Cinderella I guess the glass shoe would make more sense, but it just doesn’t pop as much to me. It’s not as dramatic with the spotlight on it as in the US one. It really is interesting to see the different cover comparisons though! I would love to see the reasoning they have behind each one.

  2. Kelley

    Yeah, they’re all so different! Like you, though, I’m partial to the US cover. I think it fits the book well, and the red of the shoe really catches your eye. I also like that the theme will continue on the covers of the rest of the books in the series, as seen already with the cover for Scarlet. I can’t wait to see all four books next to each other! 🙂

    • Trish Hannon

      I’m so excited about reading Scarlet and the rest of the series in due course. I know when I’ve spent ages looking at the authors website that story has really enthralled me. It’s nearly a week sine I finished Cinder and I’m still thinking about it 🙂

  3. Michelle @ In Libris Veritas

    I think I prefer the US/UK cover, I love the red shoe and it definitely fits the story. The doll they used for the Italian cover is gorgeous, but I’m not swoony over its cover. I definitely love the way this series is starting to look as a whole and I can’t wait to see what the next to books look like. I’m really hoping they don’t do a cover change because I think they nailed it with these.

    • Trish Hannon

      The Italian one is only one that shows the moon and I like that about it. Hard to beat the red shoe cover though. And yes Michelle, I hate when book covers change for reprints, it feels unnecessary. Hopefully not here though, its clear how much thought and attention has gone in to them.

  4. Candace

    I like the red cause it catches the eye but I like the idea of the glass ‘slipper’ too. It’s very pretty as well. I love the art they used on Glitches. It was super short but a nice little story to have to go with the rest.

    • Trish Hannon

      Thanks Candace, I think we are all in agreement, we love the red shoe 🙂 I enjoyed Glitches too, a nice little addition to the series.

    • Trish Hannon

      Well I loved Cinder but I’ve yet to read Scarlet. I’ve bought it just need time to read it. And I like the anticipation too! Yes, the Spanish cover is unique, I love the designer of these covers, he did a great job matching the covers with the story.

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