Hi everyone, Rachel and I have another Cover Fever post to share with you today. Since I finished Night of Cake & Puppets the other day, I've had Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke & Bone on my mind ever since. This is a series which I hold pretty close to my heart, as it left such a great impression with me. Having a look over the covers there have been a mixed range, but I decided to go with my four favourites (I know I'm going to have a hard time just choosing one!).
US Cover UK Hardcover
UK Paperback Exclusive Editon
I never really cared for the US cover. That mask sort of creeped me out. I'm not really fond of the UK hardcover either. I do like the UK paperback, that red door and the font of the title is appealing. I LOVE the exclusive edition paperback! It looks like one of the bridges in Prague with the old city behind which is where the story is set. Gorgeous and perfect for the story!
Rachel's Final Verdict: Exclusive edition paperback.
Jasprit: I love the blue mask wearing Karou that we're given with the US cover, it has a brilliant way of making the cover stand out amongst the others, Karou's eyes here also look really eerie, it definitely makes me want to spend a long time staring at and maybe even petting this pretty cover. The UK publisher's haven't done too badly this time around, (the Exclusive edition was published by Hodder & Stoughton UK for Tescos!). I originally really loved the UK hardcover, I remember getting a copy for my cousin for Christmas, but having a real hard time handing it over, as the cover was so gorgeous to hold. Although in my eyes it doesn't do as a great job of representing what the book is about, I certainly wouldn't mind having it on my bookshelf. I love the UK paperback cover, the precious door that they've included on the cover I think is brilliant! Having read this book so long ago, but just having this door here, brings all the wonderful memories flooding back, also the hand print. The door also seems kind of inviting and I'm finding myself really curious about where it could lead. The exclusive edition is also stunning, I'm loving how they have the gorgeous bridge from Prague on the cover, it makes this beautiful world that Taylor has created that much more easier to imagine. And I love the mist and "swooshy colour effect" they've mixed in at the top of the cover too.
Jasprit's Final Verdict: I honestly can't decide! I would have to probably go with the US cover, because it's just such a striking cover, followed closely by the UK paperback and exclusive edition.
Which book cover would you like to have on your shelves?