I did my first cover roulette post a little while ago for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and it was so fun I wanted to do another! Luckily I found another popular series that has had many different editions made, and I wondered…
What other awesome covers have I missed?
Tonight’s featured book is Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas, in homage to one of my favorite young adult fantasy series’ ever. Every book that’s come out has blown me away, and I’m putting off reading the last book because I don’t want it to end. For now, let’s take it back to the beginning and check out some alternate covers.
The Cover I Know
If this doesn’t scream “magic elvish assassin princess” I don’t know what does. It also definitely screams “READ ME, I’M AMAZING” ♥
2016 Danish: Inverted
This seems to be the second-most common cover. This looks pretty cool too, but I feel like the darkness suits her better. You do see the blue around her more clearly, though.
2016 Georgian: Clever cut
I actually really like this! The sharp contrast suits her very well, and the coloring obviously does too. I’m also a huge fan of daggers, so that’s always extra points for me!
2012 English: Fun Photoshoot
Apparently this was the actual release cover. Frankly, I hate it. It’s boring to me, and the glass city in the back is too subtle (and also makes it seem like it’s a book about ghosts). I bet it was fun to model for that shoot, though! Just not a fan of having real people on the cover – stunts the imagination.
2015 Hebrew: Sharp Left Turn
Remember how I don’t like actual models on the cover? I especially don’t like it when it is so… incorrect. This looks like some viking warrior story – which I would also read, but it’s wrong for this. xD
2013 Italian: Change it up
I don’t hate this! Definitely a different style – no one on the cover. This low-key framing works for me, even if the glass looks a little like quartz crystals.
2013 Dutch: Nah…
Maybe it’s not a surprise that the country with the Keukenhof put flowers on their cover. However, I don’t think it fits this story at all. It looks nice, it just doesn’t match the tone of the story.
Which one’s your favorite?
Or do you have a cover not included here? Most of them seem to include some kind of image of Celeana, though the way she’s shown varies quite a bit.