Let's admit it, we've all bought books because of pretty covers! Well, pretty covers are indeed what we'll be talking about today. Cause, why not? ^^
Hi guys ^^ In today's post, I'll be sharing with you some amazing cover designs for rare or foreign editions of some popular books, as well as some classics. I don't know about you but while the whole 'don't judge a book by its cover' thing does stand true, I occasionally do have a weakness for pretty book covers. If you're like me, you're probably going to enjoy this post ^^
So without further delay, let's begin!
Kicking off with possibly the cover design that makes me the most excited, we have this simply G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S edition of Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. This edition, featuring a totally newly designed cover, comes on on May 9th this year. The first time I saw this cover, I was so confused. I was, like, is Rainbow Rowell publishing a new book this year, or what?? But nope, turns out it's just a revamped edition of Carry On. And I won't lie. Despite already owning a copy of Carry On, I do kinda want to get my hands on this new edition.
This is the stunning Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Recently, I decided to buy and reread Jane Eyre, since the version I had read and loved as a kid was my mom's copy. I was lucky enough to find the book in this stunning edition at a local bookstore. The story, of course, is stellar. But having this edition really added to my reading enjoyment. Not only does it have deckled edges and french-flaps, but the cover design is simply beautiful, with gold foil over Jane's lantern to create the illusion that it is truly shining.
I feel like there exists a wide variety of equally stunning editions of the Alice books but the one that really won me over, and which I unfortunately do not actually own, is this Barnes & Noble Leather Bound edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, featuring both the original story and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass. I already have two editions of Alice so far so I won't rule out the possibility of adding this edition as well to my collection at some point in the future.
This is the Folio Society edition of Peter and Wendy. The Folio Society is known for its stunning editions of books, including classics, and their version of Peter Pan is sure to please fans of the Boy Who Never Grew Up. Aside from featuring the Jolly Roger, Captain Hook's famous ship, the cover art also features the fairies of Neverland, a charming nod to Tinker Bell.
Okay, this is one cover design that many of you have probably seen before. But I had never actually seen this version of City of Glass by Cassandra Clare and while browsing different cover designs online, I stumbled across it and knew I simply had to include it here. I love how through the intricate design of a rose, the artist was able to portray the Angel, the Mortal Sword, Lake Lyn and even Alicante. Seriously, this cover pretty much evokes the entire series (at least the first trilogy).
Finally, I have the picture that inspired this post in the first place: The Thai edition of Fairest by Marissa Meyer, which is book 3.5 in the Lunar Chronicles series. Firstly, I didn't even know that a Thai edition of the book existed. Secondly, this cover is just beautiful. I don't know if you feel the same, but I'm not a big fan of the original cover. To me, it's not as stunning as the rest of the series. That's probably because it's just a novella though. However, this cover design is everything I would have liked the original one to be.
So that's it for this post guys. If you enjoyed it, be sure to let me know and I'll gladly try to make something similar in the future.
Until next time, take care and read on 💛