Cover changes happen. I’ve come to terms with that. Sometimes I don’t always understand them but I assume that the publishing industry knows a lot more than me. That doesn’t mean I can’t have an opinion and a preference. So I want to point out some of the cover changes I adore…and the ones I do not. Whether it be repackaging or new covers for paperback. Feel free to state your opinion as well. This is Part 5 of what is turning out to be a very ongoing post. (There’s just so many changes) Click for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.
For the better?
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
I’m pretty much in love with that new cover. I’m thankful that I never got around to buying a finished copy, because now I want that one.
Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver
I LOVE the new one! The original goes with the story well, but I’m just not a fan of the gold and brown.
If it ain’t broke
The Modern Fairy Tales series by Holly Black
I honestly like the original one better. They’re both good…but I prefer the butterfly to the greenish girl.
The Poison Eaters by Holly Black
I really like the creepiness of the original! Plus, you kind of can’t tell what’s going on with it so you have to take a second look. I think the new one is just weird looking.
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
There seems to be about 1 million different covers for this series, but I can say without any hesitation that I don’t really like any of them. The first one and the third one are too cutesy for the story and the middle one’s colors are horrible. I like the concept of the middle one. I think it gets the closest to fitting the story, but those colors! I would love it if they repackaged them again with some really awesome covers, because it’s a really awesome series.
Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King
I like both of the but the new one is the one I would stop and look at in the bookstore.