This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!
I saw this edition on Instagram a while back and made a note to try to find it, then forgot about it. Several months ago, the owner (@ursula_uriarte) posted details on her account and I was reminded of how much I wanted a copy. She suggested I contact the author, so I did and I was able to purchase a signed edition! Apparently, she had a Kickstarter for these a while back and had some leftovers. So happy to have this edition, as I’m wild about the art style. I wish I could frame, like, every picture. The illustrator is Tanika and this was printed in 2015 by MSK GmbH (Germany). My edition also came with a PDF copy which I selected German for because even though I can’t read it, it’s nice to have in the author’s native language.