Hello Fellow Readers,

Thank you so much for your support to this new section Let’s Judge A Book By Its Cover. I am still not able to run this on a weekly basis, but here’s a new round. In case you haven’t seen my previous post, in Let’s Judge A Book By Its Cover, I will present a book and a couple of different covers from around the world. I will also offer a few comments and tell you why you should pick this book.

Also, I want to clarify that this kind of post is not meant to be in any way “judgemental” against any cover, but simply another way to promote, recommend books and discuss their covers.

Today’s pick is Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor.

US Cover
UK Cover


The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around – and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries – including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.

Covers from around the world:

Italian cover:

Polish cover:

Turkish cover:

Croatian Cover:

Serbian Cover:

Hungarian cover:

Norwegian cover:

I will admit that one of the main reason why I initially picked up Strange The Dreamer was the beautiful blue cover with the gold moth on the front. The title itself was enough to get me intrigued. I found it even more amusing that the original US cover differs so much from the UK one.

In my first Let’s Judge a Book by It’s Cover I added only three covers. This round I couldn’t help but add more covers from around the world because they are simply all stunning, and you can see they all keep the same theme of the moth at the centre of the cover. They are all so different in their own way, it’s really difficult to pick a favourite this round.

If you don’t know this amazing book by Laini Taylor, I’ll give you a couple of reasons why you should read it:

  • The stunning blue/gold combination of the cover.
  • The moth – aren’t you curious to know why this book seems to be talking about a dreamer and yet, you have a moth on every single cover??
  • It’s one of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. It’s so poetic and lyrical that if you are someone into highlighting quotes in a book, you will find something in every page.
  • This book cover screams of fantastic adventure you shouldn’t miss.

Have you read this book?

Which cover do you prefer?