Today’s post is going to be just a light-hearted one, as I wanted to compare Brazilian and American covers! I recently realized not a lot of the books I read have been translated, so I’ll probably be comparing some books I have not read yet.
Anyway, this is just for funzies, by the way, and you all are more than welcome to share your thoughts in the comments!
The American edition screams superiority. The first one just looks a lot more interesting and put together, while the second one gives me much more 70s vibes with the font than 50s and the overall contrast between pink and green hurts the eyes.
I was so happy and surprised to see this book on a bookstore one day! I had no idea it was being translated and I looooove the new cover so much. It’s so much more captivating than the first one, and while a lot busier and definitely not as minimalistic as the first one, it just looks more interesting imo.
Since this book’s publication in the US, the Brazilian edition has gotten a new cover, but this used to be the old one, and it’s so… painfully generic. The font is kinda ugly and the fact the title and the author’s name are centered, BUT the blurb is not just… pains me.
I love the Brazilian cover so much more. I love the fat rep in the cover, and most importantly, I think it’s really nice how well it matches with Simon vs. by the same author. In Simon Vs, you also have the title inside an element (speech bubble and heart), as well as a faceless illustration, so it looks super cohesive on the shelves and I appreciate that a lot.
Both covers are alright, but I’d have to choose the Brazilian one again, simply because of the use of the asexual flag colors as well as the illustration, instead of an actual picture, like in the American edition. I do like the doodles in the original cover, though (
I am a fan of doodles, as I think can be expected from my layout, lol).
I loooove the American cover. It’s so much more interesting and immediately gives off Christmas vibes, while the second one, besides the fairy lights, doesn’t really reference Christmas at all. It’s also a very generic cover, and I don’t like it at all.
That’s it, friends! I still have a few more covers, so I’ll be more than happy to do a part 2 in the future. For now, tell me your thoughts: which cover do you like better? Do you like your country’s editions/covers of books?