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 10 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, Part 5, Part 6, and the Omnibus edition, Part 7, Part 8, and Part 9.
Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
I had a sneaking suspension that when they pushed the date back for Isla they would change the covers for all of them, because the gap between them is so long and Penguin seems to be the most notorious of cover changers. Anyway, I was never a huge fan of the covers. They were too…cutesy? I don’t LOVE the new ones but I do like them.
Virals by Kathy Reichs
This book has been on my shelf forever and I still haven’t read it. So I don’t really have an opinion. I do think the new one looks more adult.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I think the publishers must have took note of the love for the UK cover, huh? I 100% like the new one better.
Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
I think this is the perfect example of changing a cover and getting it right. Don’t you? I LOVE the new one. The colors, the font, everything is gorgeous.
Level 2 / The Memory of After by Lenore Appelhans
This surprises me a little since the book hasn’t been out that long. I think it’s a bit odd that they changed the name, but I haven’t read it yet (I want to!) or else I might have more of an opinion. I like both covers.
Crank by Ellen Hopkins
While I think the original cover is sort of iconic and I love it, I’m happy to see it get a bit of a facelift.
Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf
So this one doesn’t really count because that was just the ARC cover…but I love it SO much more! So much!
So what do you guys think of all these changes?