comparing american & brazilian covers!

a 2020 overview.(1)

Hello, friends!

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?

16 comentários sobre “comparing american & brazilian covers!

  1. Caro @ bookcheshirecat 8 de novembro de 2020 / 15:23

    Oh, this is such a fun post!! I like comparing different covers, so I would love to see a part 2 😊 The Brazilian cover for Dear Martin honestly looks great, I love the illustrations and the words around it though I also like the original cover 😄

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 29 de novembro de 2020 / 10:14

      Same! I think the original cover was cute, but I think the Brazilian one catches your attention more. Which is for the best, because I love the book and I really want more people to read it, hahah.
      Thank you so much for stopping by, Caro! Sorry that it took me so long to get back to you! 💕

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 29 de novembro de 2020 / 10:15

      Thank you, Tasya! Same here, it’s definitely one of my favorites. It almost makes me want to buy the Brazilian edition, though I already owe the American one, hahah.
      Thanks for stopping by! 😊


  2. beckythemothling 9 de novembro de 2020 / 05:14

    Brazil ended up with some banger covers! I really like them. The ace pride colors in Tash Hearts Tolstoy oh my god 🥰 That one’s my favorite

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  3. Margaret @ Weird Zeal 9 de novembro de 2020 / 16:00

    Oooh I haven’t seen most of these Brazilian covers before!! I agree with you on a lot of these—the Brazilian cover of Dear Martin is stunning, and I can’t believe how cute the Upside of Unrequited cover is <3 Ahhh I love that the ace flag colors are used on the Brazilian cover of Tash Hearts Tolstoy! I’d definitely love to see a part 2 of this post, this was so fun!

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 29 de novembro de 2020 / 10:19

      The ace flag colors really make the cover for me, it was such a nice detail do add! And I love the Upside of Unrequited cover too, especially because of the plus-sized rep.
      Thank you so much, Margaret! And thanks for reading too! 💕


  4. Marta @ the book mermaid 15 de novembro de 2020 / 17:31

    I’ve been thinking about sharing my favourite Portuguese covers too, I always love to see how they turn out to be in every country!! The brazilian cover of Dear Martin looks so pretty! Our Portuguese cover of The Upside of Unrequited is pretty much the same as the original tho hahaha

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 29 de novembro de 2020 / 10:26

      Ahhh, I really do hope you do that, I love seeing covers too! The original Upside of Unrequited one is cute, but I’ll always love how they did the Brazilian cover to match & the plus-sized rep as well.
      Thank you so much for reading, Marta! 💛

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  5. Ruby Rae Reads 18 de novembro de 2020 / 09:38

    Omg I love this so much!! I hadn’t seen like any of the Brazillian covers before but its so interesting. I love the Brazillian cover of 10 Blind Dates so much ahh, it’s so lovely. Though I agree it’s not as Christmas-y, I just prefer illustrated covers. Also yes the Tash and Upside covers have to be superior here. Loved this post Lais xoxo


  6. Cas @ Daydreaming Ink 25 de novembro de 2020 / 02:53

    Ahh this is so cool, I’ve experienced some UK/US cover differences because we get both here in NZ but wow the US/Brazil differences seem to be a lot larger, I’d love to see part two!

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 29 de novembro de 2020 / 10:44

      Ahhh, that’s so cool you have both options to choose from! I will try finding more covers for the second one.
      Thank you so much for reading, Cas! 😌

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  7. Charlotte 4 de fevereiro de 2021 / 08:39

    Firstly I hope you’re well as it’s been so long since we’ve spoken, especially as things are so unpredictable right now. And secondly I love cover comparison posts. This ones wonderful as I also got to see versions that I’ve never seen before.

    I love the US cover for Evelyn Hugo, it’s such a beautiful looking book. I definitely prefer the Brazilian cover of Dear Martin though, it’s really eye catching and I love how the title and authors name are worked into the design.

    I also get what you mean about the style of one matching. It’s so frustrating when they change designs sometimes, especially if you loved the original.

    I so want the US cover edition of Year Of The Witching as I much prefer it to the UK one. I don’t think that’s going to happen though. On the bright side I adore the UK cover for Addie La Rue 😍

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    • Lais @ The Bookish Skies 16 de fevereiro de 2021 / 19:58

      I hope you’re well too, Charlotte! I’ve been replying to the most recent comments first, but I hope you’re doing fine & you and your loved ones are staying safe!

      The UK edition of Addie LaRue is absolutely stunning! And I have to agree about the US edition of Year Of The Witching. I know some people don’t like whenever book covers have actual models in them instead of illustrations, but I think this one is a good example of a cover with real life people that looks stunning!

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      • Charlotte 17 de fevereiro de 2021 / 06:46

        Thank you. We actually had the virus at the start of the year but we’re doing well now. Although my dad does get tired very easily still.

        I actually don’t think I’ll ever get over the US version of that one not being available here -_- but oh well

        Stay safe. And I hope that 2021 brings lots of fantastic books your way.


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