Hi! Today I’m sharing various incarnations of the Cahill Witch Chronicles worldwide.
One of my favorite things is getting a box of shiny international editions – and one of my second favorite is stumbling upon the covers online. Authors don’t generally get much information about translations, so I am always super-excited to be tagged on twitter, tumblr, or Facebook. I always remember reading Richelle Mead’s (author of the VAMPIRE ACADEMY books) blog when I was just starting to write YA, about five years ago, and being enraptured by all the fun interpretations of her books from other countries. Before I was published I wrote down a list of author dreams, and one of them was having a shelf of foreign editions of my own. So when those boxes show up on my doorstep, I am always super grateful and take a moment to celebrate, because – dream achieved!
Ok. Let’s go!
Here are the US editions – BORN WICKED hardcover, rebranded BORN WICKED paperback, STAR CURSED hardcover.
I LOVED the original BW hardback. I think it captures the lush, romantic feel of the book really well. The girl looks a bit more like Maura to me than Cate, but I love that it incorporates the garden setting that’s so important in BW. It’s from a photo by French photographer Alexandra Sophie, who is just ridiculously talented. Penguin decided to rebrand the series in a different direction for paperback, with more of a focus on the paranormal, witchy element. I love the pink and the giant moon and the crows, since that imagery is woven throughout the books. (I am not sure Cate would actually HOLD one, though. Eep!) In the rebranded SC, Cate is alone outside and there’s a feeling of loneliness and isolation, which feels pretty appropriate for the book. It’s not my favorite SC cover though – stay tuned for that!
Here are the Turkish editions!
They used the original BW hardcover image and then created their own for SC! Interesting take, no? There is a bit of a magical feel to it, though it strikes me as a bit more Christmas-angel than witch!
And here are the German and Italian editions!
THESE are my favorites! They used another photo by Alexandra Sophie for CURSED. I love how it continues the romantic, flowery motif. The pink title and the way the light’s captured in the Italian edition make me really happy! (Stay tuned for a giveaway of these editions at the bottom!)
Here are the French, Spanish, and Japanese editions of BORN WICKED – all wildly different!
I love the fall colors of SOEURS SORCIERES and the way it features all three sisters. (It was a bestseller in France when it came out in June! Yay!) The wild red hair and roses in KATE Y SUS HERMANAS really stands out, I think. And I love the pink and the feathers of the Japanese edition! I can’t wait to see what all three of these countries come up with for STAR CURSED.
(The UK edition is going with the rebranded US covers. The Swedish edition has the US hardcover, but I haven’t seen a SC cover for them yet. And the books will be forthcoming in Israel (Hebrew), Brazil (Portuguese, I believe?), Indonesia (?), and Russian. I can’t wait to see all of those, too!)
NOW, if you’ve stuck with me this far, I have 4 prizes to give away! 2 copies each of the Italian and German editions of STAR CURSED to read or sit prettily upon your shelf. Open internationally until next Wednesday (11/20) at noon EST. To enter, just leave a comment telling me: which is your favorite cover for BORN WICKED? And which STAR CURSED? (Also, let me know whether you’d like to enter to win the German or Italian edition or both.)