Don't forget to check out Brizmus' French Friday !
This week I'm pretty excited to share with you two French covers of books that will soon be coming out in France. I am particularly excited about these two releases because I read these two books for review for my job a long time ago : I loved (adored) both of them, and both were chosen by Hachette, so like always when my positive reviews play a role (even if it's a small one) in the decision I am feeling extremely useful and happy !
The first one is Fire by Kristin Cashore. I fell in love with Graceling, my review must have been the most enthusiastic of all the reviews I've ever written, and when I got Fire I was even more enthusiastic. Fire will come out in may in France as Rouge. I spoke with my boss recently about the title's translation. I thought it would be translated by Flamme (Flame) since Feu (Fire) isn't the most beautiful of names. But they chose Rouge (Red) because there's already a book called Flamme, Cheval Sauvage (Flame, Wild Horse). :)
Anyway, here are the French covers. The first one is the same as the original UK cover, and the other one I've only seen in France yet. I'm a huge fan of the UK and US Graceling and Fire covers. I really prefer them to the new French one. But I think it has a little something, even if I would definitely pick the first one for my bookshelf.
The second book cover is for Threads by Sophia Bennet. It was translated as La Vie est un Conte de Filles (Life is a Girl's Tale). It sounds weird in English, but in French it's ok. Although this is yet another title translation that gets me thinking about why and how they think about such different titles...! It will come out in April here. I LOVE the French cover ! You can check out my review of Threads and my interview with Sophia Bennett if you haven't already. :)
Which covers do you prefer?
Have a nice friday!