As some of you probably know, I’m an artist and graphic designer so I tend to be a lot more critical of things like book covers. This is also why I have a section of my reviews about the cover. A small section, but I throw in my opinion anyways. That’s why I’m showing you some of my favourite, and least favourite, book cover redesigns. Because they aren’t all bad! Unless the publisher switches during the middle of a series. That’s not cool.
Best Cover Makeovers
The Shatter Me Trilogy: Easily one of the best cover redesigns and I think everyone can agree with me on this one. Those covers with the eyes are gorgeous! Plus the whole series matches!
Anna and the French Kiss Trilogy: Another great redesign! I especially love how subtle the cover is. The hints of Paris are there while still keeping the focus on the title of the book. Perfect!
Throne of Glass Series: What I love about this one is that the main character is on the cover, but she’s not dressed in a pretty ball gown that has nothing to do with the story! She’s actually wearing something relevant and it’s not a typical pretty dress.
Gone Series: I like how subtle these ones are too. I’m getting bored of the typical people on the cover. This new set still has people but once again the focus is on the title. The only thing I hate about this new set is that I already have half of the old editions!
The Princess Diaries Series: I feel like by now you can all tell what my favourite style is. Simple, clean, and focused on the title. That’s exactly why I love these new covers. Also it actually looks like a diary which I think is really cute.
Women of the Otherworld Series: The old covers were a little boring and didn’t really catch your eye. The newer editions catch your eye for sure! It’s clean and simple while still being relevant to the story! The Cinder covers remind me a lot of these.
Worst Cover Makeovers
Lux Series: Ok so these ones aren’t horrible. They aren’t much of a makeover though. What I hate about these covers is that they starting printing them before all the books were out! Now I have a weird set of books. That’s probably my biggest pet peeve.
Any movie cover: I like how books are different from their movies and I think that the covers should stay away from them. We can see the actors and actresses on the movie cover if we want but I think that book covers have so much more potential than having the usual people posing on the cover.
Equal Covers (Maybe? I can’t tell)
The Diviners: This is a tougher one because I really like them both. Both covers have a lot to do with the book and I’m loving that purple! What do you guys think?
Agree? Disagree? More suggestions? Let me know below! I love hearing from you all!