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More Book Cover Glow Ups

More Book Cover Glow Ups

Ah, the dreaded cover change! Whether it’s a mid-series (those are notoriously the most evil) to a new paperback cover, they can make us squirm. I am not going rehash all the worst of the worst, because they’re pretty notorious (I mean, remember when they tried to change The Winner’s Curse? Those… were perfection, just why?!) Instead, I want to talk about the few, the underappreciated, the cover glow ups! Yes, these are those rare unicorns for which a change made things much much better.

Sometimes this happens before the book even comes out, but a lot of times it’s a switch when the paperback comes out, and there are even a few (gasp!) mid-series changes here! And… you get to vote on whether you think I am right!

(Just a note: These are all US editions, because it would get way too confusing to throw others into the mix!)

(An additional side note: yes, I did this post before. Yes, I copied and pasted. But the covers and polls are new, promise!)

A Longer Fall by Charlaine Harris

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I am so thrilled that this series got a mid-series cover change, which I cannot believe I am saying, but here we are. The colors are better, and it’s just so much more unique than “generic girl looks at camera badassedly” or whatever it was they were going for here.

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The Woodlands by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

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I have loved this series since the first book first came out. So, a long time. But the covers were… meh. But NOW? Did Shannon buy every one of these new covers? You bet she did! (Also read the series- the first is free on Amazon!

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The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski

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Okay so the before wasn’t bad by any means! Heck, it’s probably tied with the other one I claim is my favorite as my favorite of the befores! But look, I just freaking love the new ones. The colors pop, the snake is still there, and the font is awesome.

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Impostors by Scott Westerfeld

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Do I love the new one? No. But do I love it in comparison to the old ones? Very yes. Look, they are still not my fave, but at least the new ones look… kind of cool in a fun vintage way? Whereas the old ones just look old in the late aughts way.

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Hush by Dylan Farrow

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So again, the hardcover didn’t like, hurt my eyes or anything, but it was just okay. The new ones have much better use of color, which makes all the difference for me.

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The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

I love when a weird silver heart is a glow up, don’t you? I love that it offsets the heart with the flowers, and so glad they kept the font (which was the best part of the OG, clearly). I approve.

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Hold Back the Stars by Katie Khan

Okay, in fairness, the new one is only okay. But the old one is so unappealing that it’s definitely a glow up. I mean- the first one looks like a teen romance on… football turf I guess? It’s a space story for goodness sake! At least the new one reflects that!

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Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

I hate people kissing on covers. I just do. I do, however, adore bright colors, kitschy fonts, and cutesy illustrations.

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Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia has made a recent deal with the Cover Gods, and has been slaying on every cover of every book she’s written (or in this case, re-released). Idk what the book is even about, but I need to know after staring at this cover!

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The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I will admit, this before is my favorite before on the list (along with that other one). But, I still like the new one better. 🤷‍♀️

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The Deep by Rivers Solomon

Okay, sure, I bet the old one fits the story in some great way.  But I want the fun colors  of the new one, and I shall procure it. Not sorry. 🤷‍♀️

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Island of Exiles by Erica Cameron

Fun fact, there was a cover pre-pub that had the same colors as the new cover. I loved it, because pretty colors. And now, they’re back! Along with… not whatever is happening in the before, so that’s a huge win.

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Menagerie by Rachel Vincent

The OG is okay. It’s just a snoozefest. It almost doesn’t look finished? The new one, at least, looks like a story is going down.

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The New Wilderness by Diane Cook

Okay, I don’t love the second one either. But which one evokes “mother and daughter survive in the woods”? The new one does! The old one evokes… menstruating birds, tbh, it’s all I can see.

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So! Do you agree with me? Can you think of any I have left off the list? And, which do you think is the BEST glow up?

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