Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cover Love!

After a short hiatus (I was on deadline for the sequel to THE OTHER LIFE), Cover love is back!

Let's start with INFINITE DAYS by Rebecca Maizel

(US, UK, Spanish)

I love the blue eyes on the US cover and the tear trailing over her face. It's the most striking of the five versions in my opinion. I think the UK cover could use some color.

(Dutch, German)

What I love about the Dutch cover is the bat next to the couple! In today's YA books vampires are rarely associated with bats anymore. The German cover is beautifully creepy and I love the title (The Night is yours)!

Next: NIGHTSHADE + WOLFSBANE by Andrea Cremer

These covers aren't international. Penguin redesigned the covers for Cremer's series and I want to show you the old and new cover design.

(Old version/new design)

(Old design/ new design)

I haven't read the books yet, so I don't know if the new cover design fits the books better. I think the old versions are beautiful and striking, so I'm wondering why Penguin would change the design.

Do you think the redesign was the right decision? Do you know why the covers were changed?


Christine Murray said...

I prefer the old ones for the Andrea Cremer series. They're stunning! It must have been a marketing decision.

Melanie said...

For Infinite Days, I like the US one and the Spanish one. The UK one does NOTHING for me. The other two are okay, but nothing that really pulls me in. As for the Wolfsbane book and your question, I have no idea why they changed it, but I do have to say that the one with the greens and yellows with the vine like thing draping across her face is BEAUTIFUL. Out of the four covers my eyes immediately go to that one. There's just something about greenery that always makes me feel good and happy (yes, i hate NY winters :D).

Anonymous said...

Those are beautiful covers.

I prefer the older covers of Cremer's books.

Mara Daniel said...

Perhaps so they would appear more 'wolfy' and draw a bigger crowd? I didn't realize they were shifter books until I saw the cover change. I can guess that may be true for many readers that exist outside the writing community.