Released today was:
THE COVER OF SEVER by Lauren DeStefano.
Bam. Okay, I'm actually not too impressed with this cover. It sort of looks like they forgot to take the green screen out of the background. (i.e., the color scheme choice could've been better. [This is coming from a graphic design student.]) But maybe if it was less cluttered like in the other two covers:
Case in point, these color schemes are more appealing to the eye, and the poses are more intruiging. I'd go as far as to say the poses are sort of disturbing. The first thing you learn in modeling school is to work with negative space etc. etc. etc. But the girl on the cover of Sever is just like....
HI. THIS IS MY PROM PICTURE. I AM GOING TO LOOK SULTRY WHILE DOING THIS HUR HUR.
Okay, maybe I'm going too far. The cover is still really awesome. Plus, it's really about what's inside and I can't wait to read it. Well, you know. After I actually read Fever. (It's on my freaking bookshelf, but where is time?)
Some other covers that were released earlier this week:
Boundless by Cynthia Hand
I am actually genuinely happy with this cover. I've yet to read Unearthly (again. IT IS SITTING ON MY SHELF. WHAT AM I DOING WITH LIFE.) but I'm pleased that Mrs. Hand didn't choose to end all her novels with the same sound after Unearthly. I mean seriously, look at other series:
I mean, it's cool, but...
Unearthly- Hallowed- Boundless
YES. She didn't end every title with ly. It's great that Hand relies on the covers to tie the trilogy together. It's a very artistic move on her part, and I'm especially pleased with this cover.
But you know who DOESN'T rely on covers?
Don't get me wrong. I love this cover, just as I liked the Sever cover, if I haven't made that clear. But I was confused at first. Doesn't Unravel Me's cover look like this?:
So it's not a problem with me. Although, I guess I would have been pleased if the covers did look drastically different. Who knows?
Finally, to conclude my showing of series covers, here is the recently released picture for Everbound by Brodi Ashton.
Very nice. Very nice. Again, I'm going to give my freaking-horrible-graphic-design-student-opinion, which is that the model could have worked with a more interesting pose, like in Everneath. However, I really like this cover, so I hope the actual book lives up to it.
Also, both released on June 21st:
The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett
Blood-Kissed Sky by JA London
They sort of remind me of some other covers: