Cassandra Clare recently revealed on her blog the German covers for Clockwork Angel and City of Fallen Angels. Take a look:
|Clockwork Angel will be released in Germany sometime in February 2011.|
Here's the original version:
I like that they made the cover more steampunky for the German release because, for me, that was one of the most interesting aspects of the story -- the combination of all these genres, from fantasy to historical fiction to steampunk. I do think the German cover has a more middle grade feel, though, which might turn off some adult/YA readers even though this story is definitely for them. Overall, I think I prefer the US version -- the old-timey, sepia feel has a kind of romantic vibe, don't you think?
Here is the German cover for City of Fallen Angels:
|City of Fallen Angels is set for release in Germany during Fall 2011|
Here's the US cover:
I like that the cover is so different (but similar to the other German cover), and has all the mythical figures on it (griffins? hippogriffs? I'm not sure.) But again, I feel like this cover is more middle grade than YA. Maybe that's just because of the way American MGs are packaged, and the cover won't come across that way to a German reader? I don't know, but again I prefer the original -- it's so colorful and kind of ethereal.
What do you think?