Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead US Paperback (2007) vs. US Paperback (2013) Movie Tie-In Edition vs. 10th Anniversary Edition
This series is so much better than all of its covers combined (However I do like the 10th Anniversary edition). It has gone through so many cover changes, and honestly, I just want this epic series to have the covers it deserves.
The original covers are a little cringey, but kinda the classic YA paranormal type. They did rebrand them in 2013, but they didn’t improve it much. They took the previous cover, and threw an overlay on top with some letters. As for the movie tie-in, it isn’t awful. I’m never a fan on movie tie-in editions because I just don’t like people on covers, but by having a cohesive color scheme and really making the title pop with the bright pink, it felt a little more unique and original. The 10th Anniversary edition is definitely my favorite, with a simple color scheme and a faded rose on the cover. Simple, cute, and slightly ominous, which fits the series pretty well.
Have you read this series? Which cover do you prefer?
Also, what cover changes do you want me to talk about next?
The Mortal Instruments Seriesby Cassandra Clare US Hardcover (2007-2014) vs US Paperback (2015)
The first book in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, City of Bones, was published in March of 2007 with, well, not my favorite cover. Let’s face it, a shirtless guy standing behind the NYC skyline isn’t exactly a book cover I would feel proud showing off. Cassandra Clare announced they would be changing the covers in 2015. She said it was “time for a change” but it could also be linked to the release of the TV inspired by the books called Shadowhunters. I really like how each book focused on a different character, and none of the poses felt cringey!
The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare US Hardcover (2010-2013) vs US Paperback (2015)
The Infernal Devices also got the cover change treatment in 2015, supposedly for the same reasons. In this case, I don’t really care either way about the cover change. I liked the original, and I like the new version. I do prefer seeing Tessa with a book in the original set, but I love the picture of Jem with his violin in the newer version. I don’t know, they’re both pretty nice to me.
Do you like this cover change? Have you read either of these series? What cover changes do you want me to talk about next?
The seventh and final Throne of Glass novel is coming out on Tuesday and I am so excited! I can’t believe this incredible journey is coming to an end. While this series does have its flaws, it is still one of my absolute favorites (check out my reviews for more!)
The original cover of Shatter Me is… I’m sorry to say it… just bad. Really, really bad. People on covers has just gotten boring and in this case, it also has none of the feel of the book (if that makes sense?). However, the newer cover is so gorgeous and I think is a perfect way of representing Tahereh Mafi’s beautifully poetic novel.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi US Hardcover (2011) vs US Paperback (2012)
Do you like this cover change? Have you read this series? What cover changes do you want me to talk about next?
I absolutely adore this series, and this is one of the few times when I actually like every cover. I’m planning on buying the paperback set with the newer covers just to have them. The spines line up to spell “DARK” and I love it.