Oh, yes they do rock my world. “Why is that?” you ask.
Well, first let us look at the Russian cover for Leviathan. JUST LOOK AT IT.
The Huxleys! The airbeast’s eye! DERYN IN JODHPURS!
I love her weird glove, and the awesome spikiness of the Leviathan‘s bridge. (Plus, she has red scarf, because is Russian cover! Da!)
I sent this to Keith and he was all, “Now that’s more like it!”
But it’s not just the Leviathan series that has enjoyed the Awesome Russian Cover effect. Check out the paired covers for Uglies and Pretties.
Do you see what they did there? DO YOU?
It’s interesting to see what “ugly” and “pretty” mean in this context. Like, freckles are ugly? I think not. (Maybe they’re zits.)
The only problem with this amazing visual idea is that, of course, Uglies is a trilogy, not a duology. So the Specials cover is lonely:
The hawk(?) is cool, though, because Tally’s like a Cutter bird of prey!
And I’m not sure if there’s a Russian Extras yet. No word from my friends there. (See below.) But thanks to @Radda_in_motion for letting me know about these covers. They really are splendidly pulptastic.
As you may have noticed, I’ve been linking to my Appearances page on every post. That may be annoying for those of you who have already checked it and been saddened, but if it saves even one life, then it’s all been worth it. So, HEY LOOK, IT’S MY APPEARANCES PAGE!
My tour starts in only a few days. Must. Pack. Soon.
In comment 13 below, Alexandra_Piro tells me that there is indeed a Russian Extras, and it looks like this: