There are so many amazing and sometimes strange covers; they deserve more attention!
First up are the covers of Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. Uglies describes a future world in which a compulsory operation at sixteen wipes out physical differences and makes everyone pretty by conforming to an ideal standard of beauty.
(From left to right: UK(?),US, Indonesian)
(From left to right: Thai, Portuguese, German)
I think the German, UK and Indonesian covers reflect the plot of Uglies best. The US cover with the girl behind the leaves could have been for The Hunger Games as well. It doesn't exactly give a hint about the plot. I like if the cover reflects the book somehow.
The Thai cover? Not exactly sure what it shows. I don't think that it would appeal to teens, but maybe I'm wrong?
My favorite cover: Indonesian.
Next: The covers of The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson.
Set in a near future America, the book takes readers on an unforgettable journey through questions of bio-medical ethics and the nature of humanity.
(from left to right: US hardcover, paperback, UK, French)
If you've read the book you know that the butterfly is mentioned throughout the book (it's too spoilery to say why), so it makes sense to have it on the cover. That's why I really like the US hardcover with the butterfly on the girl's hand, but I'm not really fond of the French cover. It's a bit boring in my opinion. I think the paperback version with the puzzle pieces is the one that reflects the book best.
My favorite: US paperback
Next: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan:
(from left to right: US, UK, German, French)
There's one thing all of the above covers have in common: they are deliciously creepy and that reflects the mood of the book perfectly. I have the UK cover on my shelf and I really like it, but I prefer the German cover because it's the creepiest (I loooove creepy!).
Next: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White:
I absolutely love the US/UK Paranormalcy cover. The atmosphere of it is mysterious and the dress of the girl is gorgoeus. But that's not the reason why I included Paranormalcy in my post. Maybe you remember my last cover love post and the Bulgarian cover of Hex Hall that I presented in it?
I want to show at least one strange/funny cover in each post and this time my decision fell on the Russian cover of Paranormalcy. As Kiersten mentioned on Twitter when she revealed the Russian version, there is nobody in the book who has pointy ears...So who's that girl? And is it only me or does the man's throat in the front scream "romance" or "erotica"?