This is a weekly thing created by Books by Proxy, but currently run by Lynn’s Book Blog.
This week’s theme: “As full of spirit as the month of May” – A cover featuring a festival/party/celebration. More book covers should have people having fun on the covers, when I went looking it was weirdly rare to find.
My pick: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
A fictional magical festival where people die works within the prompt right? The red covers make sense because of the blood and violence in the book. I’m guessing the focus on horses is because that’s popular, but it doesn’t really give off the magical island feeling this book has. The first three covers kind of put me off this book because I’m not a big fan of horses, but it was just such a different and deeper book than expected.
Paperback (2013) Scholastic Press | Hardcover (2011) Scholastic Press | Paperback (2011) Scholastic
German (2012) Script5 | Spanish (2013) Destino | Italian (2012) Rizzoli
Persian (2013) Behdad (ISBN13: 9786008939078) | Chinese (2015) 长江文艺出版社 | Traditional chinese (2013) 大智通文化行銷 (ISBN: 9866364968)
The Chinese (2015) 长江文艺出版社 edition is so different and I don’t know if it would be the one to attract the most readers here, but I really liked the concept and how it shows the magical realism part of this book. Something like this mixed with the persian more violent version would be perfect.
For me it’s a toss up between the Scholastic Press 2011 and 2013 paperbacks. Both are really beautiful!
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