Coveting Covers is a feature that highlights international or special/limited edition book covers that are not the “standard” ones sold in the US. I would love to add these covers to my collection!
Perhaps one of the most talked about series right now, The Mortal Instruments books were recently released with all new paperback covers in the US, which are no doubt gorgeous (those spines!) However, a set of new covers released in the UK, Australia, and Ireland by Walker Books have caught my attention with their simple and colorfully stunning covers:
Aren’t they gorgeous? Much less crowded than the original covers, I love how each cover has one color combined with the gold and white lettering. Each image is simple yet complex, with the symbol having an etching that has scenes from the book within it. These covers are so haunting to me, with the illustrations inside the symbols looking like something reminiscent of ancient folklore. You can find these covers on Book Depository, and I’m quite frankly even more tempted to order these paperbacks instead of the new US boxed set!
*All cover pictures are courtesy of Goodreads