The Twilight Saga books are some of the most popular and most recognized young adult book at the moment. Let’s take a look at the covers of the first book, Twilight, around the world!

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Isabella Swan decides to move from sunny Phoenix, Arizona to rainy Forks, Washington to live with her father Charlie because her mother, Renée, has married Phil Dwyer, who travels a lot. The new girl in a small town, Bella attracts the attention of everyone around her, including Edward Cullen. Edward is stunningly attractive, and inhumanly beautiful, yet he is an outsider too. After a short disappearance from school he returns and talks to Bella, having seemingly forgotten their unfriendly first encounter.

On a morning like any other, Bella is nearly killed and Edward saves her. Afterwards she asks him how he got to her so fast from across the parking lot, but he replies that he was next to her. Knowing this to be false, Bella plunges deep into a world she never thought exited, in order to find the truth.

United States

The version of the Twilight book that is probably most recognizable, is the apple in hands (with Kimbra Hickey as the hand model). But after the release of the movie in 2008, the U.S. restocked their shelves with the movie version.


The original cover was used for one version in China while another is an anime version, with Edward and Bella drawn on the cover.

Czechoslovakia- Stmívání (“Dimming”)

I think this cover is really interesting because it captures the scarier angle of Twilight and Bella’s hesitation when she find out what Edward really is.

Bis zum Morgengrauen (“Until Dawn”)

Biss zum Morgengrauen (“Bite at Dawn”)

This one is interesting because it shows a painted picture of Bella which almost looks antique!


The Japanese version of Twilight was split up into three seperate books and I like the translation of all the Japenese covers. And they really got the “brooding” Edward face down pat! 🙂

“The Boy Whom I Love is a Vampire”           “Blood Tastes Sadness”

“The Vampire Family in the Darkness”

United Kingdom

Here is the front and back covers of the original UK version of Twilight. I think it is a different “take” on Bella, but overall not my favorite version.

View the rest of these covers on our forum HERE.

Which are your favorite and least favorite covers and why?

Which ones do you feel represent the story the best and worst and why?