Friday, August 27, 2010

Foreign Friday: Hunger Games!

Thank you, Sarah, for the link to the first few covers!
Okay. So Mockingjay came out this week. Did you read it? Did you love it? Hate it? I leaned towards dislike, and then when I talked to Sarah, kind of my opinion skewed.
(I'm young. I'm impressionable. Don't judge me.)
Basically, I just wanted more kissing. It pretty much comes down to that.
-coughs uncomfortably-
Anywaaaay. I love these books. I was at Walmart at 6:30 to go buy a copy. (They didn't have them stocked yet. They told me to come back later. Walmart, you have lost the minimal respect I had for you.)
And now, celebration of the series of a lifetime, I decided to dedicate this week to the covers. Because I'm ninja like that.
The cover on the top left, way up there, is the American cover. Isn't it pretty? I'm pretty sure this cover is one of my favorites of all time; it's simple and clean and I love it.
Plus, inside, there's a really cute boy. And I might just love him.
Scratch that.
Totally love him.
Here's Denmark.
That one is one of my favorites, just because it really captures the feeling. Cept for the outfit. -frowns- But hey, not everything can be fantabulously flawless.
As always, Germany has done an impeccable job.

Blood! Eyes! 
There is BLOOD. Look! BLOOD. It's on the leaves, and on her mouth. Her mouth!! How creeeeepppy!!!
-claps- I approve. Though, it does actually look like a lot of others.
And then there is this. This is Greece. Not only did the Greeks come up with democracy (or so they tell us in American Government) they came up with a twist on this cover that is kind of cool. In fact, very cool.
Lookie! It's all marbly! HOW PRETTY!
And here, to match, is the Catching Fire cover in Greece.

I think that might be one of my favorites. 
But my favorite favorite favorite?
The one that makes me squee with love?

Russia. I love you. I don't care if that is Gale or Peeta; he is pretty. And I LOVE IT. I don't care that it doesn't particularly match. I'm totally in love.
Okay, that's all I'm putting up. For the Swedish and UK and several other covers, you can look here.
You should comment and tell me your favorites. And possibly pet Russia.
Tomorrow, I'll post an author interview! (-cough- you should come back- -cough-)


Maggie said...

OMG SEE THIS IS WHY I CHOOSE RUSSIA FIRST. Seriously. I told you it's an awesome country.

I am marrying that cover and having little Hunger Game babies. Is that strange/creepy?

Cipherqueen said...

My fav.'s the leaf one. ;)

Though the animation one looks pretty cool too... (the one with the bow-looking instrument)

Caitlin said...

Yeah, I'm Team Russia on this one. Mannnnn I miss Mockingjay. I finished it yesterday, but already it feels like years since I've read it. And I don't want to reread because I know I'll cry.

Self-inflicted grief never felt so good.

Sarah said...

Gale or Peeta?

I take Gale :P

They are such beautiful covers <3

Sam said...

Maggie: I know! We are adding it to our travel list. I am marrying the cover first. So you'll have to share.

Cipherqueen: Tis the most artsy. :P The bow one is cool too, though.

Caitlin: -cheers- Russia!
I know what you mean. I was so sad that it was over. I hope she writes something after this.

Sarah: -blinks- Well...Fine, you can have Gale. If you really want him.

Lyla said...

Ohhhhh I'm in love with the Denmark (Denmarkian?) one. I don't know if it's technically the *best* cover but it seems like a scene from the book and I always love visuals on the scenes.