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Hi everybody, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!
Today, we talk about some cover redesigns! Sometimes cover redesigns are good, sometimes they are bad and sometimes they just annoy us because our books don’t match anymore. Either way, there’s always something to say about them, and that’s what I’m doing today. Saying something. About them. Let’s go!
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
In 80% of the cases I am not a fan op people on the cover. So cover one is out. Also, this lady just doesn’t feel like Juliette to me. I don’t really get the eye thing, but those covers are pretty so let’s go with the redesigns.
Anna and the French Kiss/ Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Again, not a fan of people on the covers. Plus the old covers feel so very bland YA contemporary to me, I wouldn’t pick them up based on the cover. Glad they changed and highlighted the settings in the new covers!
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
What is she even doing in that original cover? Flexing? Preparing to uppercut someone? Showing off her pretty little knife? Celaena Sardothien should be badass, which is way more apparent in the new covers.
The Winner’s TRILOGY by Marie Rutkoski
I don’t looove either cover that much, but it irked me that they made main character Kestrel look so badass and warriorlike in the new covers, while she’s not a warrior and her badassery comes from her strategical mind, not her fighting skills. Incorrect covers = PASS.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Truthfully, I like both covers. But the artwork on the new covers is gorgeous, so let’s go with that.
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
To be fair, the old covers needed an update. Not a fan of shirtless Jace and not a fan of weird cut-off faces. I am a fan of the beautiful art of the new covers though and am thoroughly tempted to update my collection to the new covers.
Solitaire and Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
I had no problem with the old covers. In fact, I loved the Radio Silence cover in particular. But I also love matching things and the new covers match beautifully, so both are a win to me.
The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
Also on this cover redesign I have no favorites. I love the buildings in the first ones. And I love the art in the new ones.
An Ember in the Ashes / A Torch Against The Night by Sabaa Tahir
I love a good simple cover with typography, so I have always liked the original covers. However, the new covers feature a POC on them, so they are pretty epic (and necessary) in that way. So though I like both, I’m happy they made this change in covers!