All right, this is my first time doing Book Traveling Thursdays! The weekly meme is hosted here and basically talk about the original cover plus the cover from your country (if there is one) and your favourite covers and your least favourite covers.
This week’s theme is a book with a strong female main lead/character, and for this one I had to pick Caris from ‘World Without End’ by Ken Follett. Taking place 14th century England, ever since Caris was a little girl she questioned the conservative views of the church, dreamed of becoming a doctor and doing great achievements. She constantly vocalises women’s rights and equality, about a need for change. She’s just such an amazing character, and I was rooting for her throughout the entire novel. She just does so many amazing things and has to constantly fight people that do anything to push her down. She even refuses to marry because that would mean she’d become to property of her husband.
The unfairness Caris faces because of her sex will make your blood boil, but she still keeps fighting. Though this book has one of the best “fed up” – scenes when she’s just had enough. Caris is no doubt one of the strongest and most inspiring female lead I can think of.
On the left is the original cover of the novel, and I really like it. It is simple, but has a fitting Medieval design on the sides. On the right is the Swedish cover, my home country and is honestly not on my list of favourite covers for this book. It just looks really lazy, and not at all appealing.
My Favourite Covers Are;
The first on the left is the Rrussian cover and the most unique and outstanding of all the editions I’ve seen. It does look a bit like some gothic horror story, but it’s still quite fitting. This is definitely a book I would pick up in a bookshop if I saw the cover. The next one is the Croatian and I really like the picture on the cover – it’s perhaps the most fitting for this book as well. The last one is just a new UK edition, but I picked it because that’s the edition I own and yeah it’s pretty 😀
My Least Favourite Covers Are;
Okay first on the left, I’m sorry Finland, we’re neighbours and it seems we seem to share the trait of doing bad book covers. The Finnish one is just a picture of the forest with a sketch of a knight awkwardly added in. The next is the Swedish and as you can see, almost as equally unappealing. The last one if another UK edition, and I added it because first of; I hate covers with real life people on them (who doesn’t?) second is because how inaccurate it is. Those two characters are NOT main characters (I don’t even know who that man is), in fac, Queen Isabella never appears in the book and her importance is only in the background. I watched the trailer for the mini-series and decided not to watch it because of how inaccurate it was to the book but also historically (can we PLEASE stop painting of Queen Isabella as a villain? She’s much more than that). I mean, that seemed like a ‘Percy Jackson movie’ inaccuracy. So the cover from the mini series just pisses me off.
So That was that! What did you think of the covers? Did you do this meme as well? Then comment! 🙂