Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s theme is my Top Ten Favorite (or least Favorite) cover redesigns. I have a feeling this is going to be a lot of “and then the movie came out and we got this godawful movie tie-in cover” but we’ll see!
So I think I’m going to do five I liked, and five I didn’t like.
Five I liked:
The whole Rebel of the Sands trilogy. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the first three covers too, but the redesign – unf. It’s AWESOME.
Gender Outlaw. I think the new cover (on the right) illustrates the mood of the book so much better.
And I recognize this one is an amazingly minor quibble, but give me the red and black cover for The Power any day. I strongly dislike the white one.
I guess technically that last one belongs in the next category, as I think the black and red was the first cover, and the white was the redesign. But I’m having trouble finding redesigns I like, so I’m leaving it.
Cover Redesigns I Hated:
Here we have the first cover I remember of this book, and Goodreads’ default cover. Give me the first one EVERY day. That redesign is – ugh. Makes it look like the whole book is about Smaug. I’m sure it’s largely nostalgia, but I loved those old 70s covers.
Another travesty of a redesign – most of Marguerite Henry’s books were re-released with terrible covers, I’ve found. The Mustang cover especially – the original’s art was gorgeous.
There have been a lot of covers of Pride and Prejudice, but this one is absolutely the worst. (I told you I’d get a movie tie-in cover in here!)
That’s ten for me!