A long time ago, I started this feature in my blog to compare Brazilian and American book covers. These days, most Brazilian covers tend to be exactly the same as the original ones, just changing the title, but sometimes, publishers will get real creative and the result can either be better or worse.
Please, join me in the comments and vote in your favorites!
This book is about to come out (
or maybe it already has) in Brazil and while I haven’t read it and am not really interested in doing so, I thought it would be a good one to vote as favorite cover! I like the fact that it resembles the original just enough, but also has its own spin to it. However, the typography of the original cover is perfect imo, so I’d consider that to be the winner.
Well, I feel like this one comes absolutely as a no-brainer. The Brazilian cover is STUNNING. Not only the illustrations are beautiful, but the colors, the font, everything about it is literally perfect. Plus, I’ll always prefer an illustrated cover over anything else, contrary to popular opinion. I haven’t read this one either, so I don’t know which cover fits the story better, but I’d still go with the Brazilian one.
Oh my, this Brazilian cover is absolutely my villain origin story. While this book is by Tahereh Mafi, it has NOTHING to do with the Shatter Me series, so the “eye” illustration as a callback is so ENTIRELY misplaced. Plus, is just flat out ugly. I am not obsessed with the original cover, although I do think it’s interesting and refreshing to see book covers using just typography sometimes. But at this point, anything would look better than the Brazilian one lmao.
I don’t actually hate the Brazilian cover, but I think I’ll have to go with the original one. The colors and the simplicity of it make it even more eycatching. I feel like ultimately the Brazilian one has too many fonts, and I never like that, BUT it does come across as more historical fiction, which it technically is, as this book is set in the 1950s to the 1980s.
This is what I mean by eye catching simplicity! This book looks so cool just from the cover! I think maybe because of how similar this cover would look like to the Malibu Rising one, if they went with a similar theme, is that they changed it completely as we see above. While I also don’t know much about the story, I think the Brazilian one makes the book look cool, while the American one makes it look like an airport book.
Lastly, we have what I think is a tie?? I really can’t choose which cover I like better! The first one is simple, but cool and I like the fact the title and illustration look to be part of the vynil. However, I also love a “messy bedroom” ilustration – it gives so much personality to the characters before we even got to know them! Plus, I love the callback to the original cover by keeping a similar color palette.
Which of these covers you like better? Do you agree with my choices? Let me know in the comments!