Today's book is: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.
My opinion on the US cover: *mild spoilers*
I absolutely love this cover, it's the whole reason I picked up this series. I have been a fan of fairytale retellings my whole life, but this book just was the best. I think the cover is perfectly done, while there is no actual glass slipper in the book I think it really helps relate to the roots of this story. Another thing I like is how there is red in every single cover, I have always wondered why it is that way. Don't even get me started on the joints in the leg, I know that the "real" cyborg leg looks nothing like this, but I really love that extra touch. It adds an air of mystery to the book, the first thing you see is the slipper and then you see the metal bones and your like this is different.If they had put the "real" cyborg leg on the cover it probably wouldn't look as futuristic and intriguing. If you ask me I don't believe a cover has to match a book word for word or should I say word to stroke, it just needs to have the basic gist of the story and this cover captured it perfectly. Cinder's cover is an artful combination of classic fairytales and the future just like the book it's self. Here's something I've never noticed before, the C on the cover is different from the C on the title page, apparently the original C (the one on the title page) was considered to hard to read so they switched it out for an easier to read C (the one on the cover) For a interview with the designer of the Cinder cover click this link.
My opinion on the Turkey cover: *no spoilers*
Oh my god.... I love this one so much it's just so beautiful, it's kind of based off the original cover. Which is one reason why I love it so much. While the original cover is also bold and stunning this one just is so eye catching. I really love the shoe though the leg is slightly creepy. *shivers* I might just be how pale it is. Unlike the US cover the Turkey cover, the leg looks a lot more like a cyborg limb which is pretty cool. I also noticed that almost every single version of Cinder's cover contained some rendition of the classic glass slipper, one even had the carriage from Cinderella.
To see more foreign editions of Cinder and the rest of The Lunar Chronicles visit Marissa Meyer's My Book Covers Board