Tuesday, June 26, 2012

WHAT IS AIR? Cover reveals and FANGIRL

AH. I am a freaking sucker for pretty dresses, and a lot of new covers that were revealed have the most gorgeous dresses ever on them.

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....


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:

Divergent- Insurgent



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?

Tahereh Mafi.

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?:

That doesn't exactly go with the cover reveal. But then I realised that there was another edition of Shatter Me that went with Unravel Me's cover:

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

Very nice.

They sort of remind me of some other covers:

But that's just a coincidence. Duh.


  1. Eeh, I'm not liking the cover of Sever very much. It's pretty and the girl and the objects are interesting but there's something about the green background that bothers me. It's a little too solid. Wither is my favorite among the 3 (I've not read it either). Unearthly on the hand I read and loved it.

    Question: Do you think the cover for Soul Screamers omnibus vol.2 matches Everneath's cover? If you put in the smoky trail and all. :P http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1339695785l/13581370.jpg

    1. ... That does look like Everneath's cover...

      Also, the cover for "My Soul to Take" has the same pose. Tsk, tsk. Anybody can be a model these days. Just turn your back to the camera and act like you don't care.

    2. Especially since it's half faced!

      I also had the absurd thought that the SS and Everbound models are the same. The hair color and black dress are rather similar. One is the front view while the other the back. xD

      Still love them though, the covers and the books. :)