I have to admit I can be really picky when it comes to my covers. I like to have a matching set for a series, so if get redesigned when I’m in the middle of the series and I end up with a mismatched set, it does irritate me!
Shadow and Bone series by Leigh Bardugo – I loved the original covers for this series, but actually think I prefer the new covers. They are more individual for each book, and I like how each amplifier is represented on the covers.
Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling – There are so many versions of these covers. I’m going to compare the box set I got recently, to the original covers, which are the ones my mum read to me. Something about the original illustrations for the covers is just really charming, I like them a lot better to the new ones, which feel a bit too cartoonish.
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray – Although it’s not usually the kind of design I like, the cover for this book really stood out to me for some reason. The new cover just didn’t catch my eye as much when I saw it in a bookshop the other week. I think perhaps it is the font, I am not so keen on, and it is somehow not as bold.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I don’t love the designs for these books. Although the focus on the mockingjay pin on the more recent editions is a good move, as they are very representative of Katniss’s development over the course of the series.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh – The cover on the left is what I originally got with my Kindle edition. It’s not very exciting, and I’m not sure I would have picked it up if I hadn’t read it as part of a book club. The new cover is more dramatic and enticing.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner – This is one of those series for which I have mismatching covers! The current plain black covers just don’t do anything for me. They look too similar to other books. The designs just don’t stand out amongst the crowd.
Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip – I am very attached to my old copy of this book, but the new cover for the Fantasy Masterworks series it is just stunning!
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – There have been a couple of redesigns of this series. I don’t mind the version in the middle, but the pink one on the right hand side I just don’t like at all.
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini – There are four books in this series. Books one, two and four match, but I got the third book as a gift and it doesn’t match the others. I have many times considered buying it so I can have a matching set… It’s just not a great looking cover…
The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding – I don’t especially have a favourite between these two covers. I own the version on the right. But the design on the left is the one I got out of the library and is the edition I first read, so I still have some attachment to that design.