Though the Bloodrose cover wasn't supposed to be revealed until next month, according to Andrea Cremer's blog a computer glitch caused it to be sent out early. So here it is in all its bloodred glory:
Coming February 21, 2012!
I like this one a lot better than the other new covers in the series. It's an interesting contrast between Calla in black and white and the red background, and you definitely get the sense that Calla needs to watch her back! The fur hood on her coat is also very wolfy, without her actually being wolfish. Nice touch =) According to Andrea Cremer's blog, this cover represents a specific scene in the book -- I can't wait to find out what's happening!
Andrea also announced that Penguin will be printing a limited amount of new Nightshade jackets, so that those who bought the first book in hardback can still have a matching set despite the cover redesign!
Here are the details from Andrea's blog:
The jackets are being mailed out on a first come, first served basis. Send your request, including your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm sorry to international readers but this is a US only offer since it regards the US cover redesign
Please note: the jackets are being shipped by Penguin, so don't email your request to me as it won't get to the right people.
I think that's very classy on Penguin's part -- a nice compromise, and recognition of reader desires.
What do you think of the Bloodrose cover? Will you be requesting one of the redesigned jackets?