Monday, March 14, 2011

Cover Comparison: Nightshade and Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer recently announced on her blog that there will be a new cover for the Nightshade paperback when it comes out in June:

Penguin loved this new design so much that they decided to make over the whole series, so there's now a new Wolfsbane cover for its July 26th hardback release:

I've got to admit, I'm kind of sad about this. These new covers are cool -- especially the new Nightshade one -- but they seem more fitting for an adult series than a YA. The original covers seemed more fantastical somehow, and set the mood for the novel. Plus, they were majorly eye-catching!

What do you think about the change? Here are the originals for comparison:


Amber Griffiths said...

I'm sad as well. I don't like the new covers at all, as I think they suit adult books rather than YA. I think on the new Wolfsbane cover, Calla looks kind of... provocative? Definitely not what I imagined her to be like at all - certainly not on a YA cover!
The old Nightshade cover was the only reason that I picked up the book in the first place. Hell, I even got it shipped over from the US as soon as it came out because I loved the cover so much.
I really think that the publishers have made a mistake in changing the covers, as I don't think these new ones will attract as much attention - they look like any other book!
Sorry for the mini rant :) I'll be reading the book anyway, but I probably won't be buying it now.

Misao said...

¡I don´t like the new covers! I prefer the first cover of Wolfsbane. It is so much beautiful than the new cover.
I hope the Publishers change the opinion and they decide to return to the original cover.
I wouldn´t want to leave the series only by a change in the cover. It isn´t beautiful to have covers with different styles of the same series and I will not buy the same book only by a change in the cover.

BLHmistress said...

To be honest though the new covers are cool, but I love the old covers better.

Rummanah Aasi said...

I seem to be in the minority, but I like the new covers better. I didn't think the original covers had anything to do with the book. In fact when I saw "Nightshade" I thought it was another book on the fey instead of werewolves which kinda confused me. I will probably will buy the series, once they are all available in paperback. Maybe my mind will change later? *shrugs*

Lauren M said...

I was disappointed as well. The old cover is what made Nightshade stand out on the shelves--almost everything has a dark spine, yet Nightshade was light purple.
Though, Nightshade's cover didn't really represent the book. =/

The new covers are okay; they just look like typical UF covers. I think Andrea Cremer's story deserves more than that.

*Jam* said...

I have to say that I wouldn't pick Nightshade to read with this new cover... It's not ugly but the original ones were much better! =(

lisa :) said...

Oddly enough, I think I like both the new and old covers for Nightshade but I'm not a big fan of either cover for Wolfsbane.

Pisinat said...

I really don't like the new covers at all... The previous ones were gorgeous... Then new ones are just banal, and too photoshoped for me...
And I'm really disappointed they change the hardback cover... Now it won't even fit with my beautiful Nightshade cover... I hate when my books don't match :(

Ok, this is not very sweet of me, and I'm sorry for that... but I'm so disappointed :(

danya said...

I definitely preferred the old covers - the colours were so vibrant and really stood out. These new ones just look like pretty generic paranormal books :(

Small Review said...

I couldn't agree with you more. The new covers are ok, but they do look like an adult series. The old covers were beautiful. Like artwork on my wall beautiful. I wish they hadn't changed them.

I'm also crazy obsessive about having books in a series match, so it'll be hugely annoying to own a copy of the old cover for book one and then the new covers for the rest.

Melissa said...

This is the first that I heard about the change, and I have to say that the new ones don't really appeal to me at all.

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