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Blood Coven Covers

So, I seem to be on a cover kick lately. It's fun talking covers! They're easily one of my favorite topics related to publishing. I don't even know what my second book will be yet, and I'm dying for a cover.

Mari Mancusi recently announced that her Blood Coven series (beginning with Boys that Bite) are going to be repackaged, and the fourth & final title will be added.

So let's compare!

Initial covers are on the left, new ones are on the right.





















































 


So, what do you guys think? Improvement? Originals better?


My opinion: I think the originals are maybe more "iconic" and memorable, but the new ones have a broader appeal. I consider myself a 'relucant" paranormal reader, and the new ones would interest me more than the original very goth looking ones for Stake That! And Girls that Growl.

Comments

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anywherebeyond
Mar. 20th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
I like the new ones. The old ones look like pulp novels- which is fine, if you like pulps. But that particular flavor would not be one I'd sample, but the new covers, I totally would.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 20th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
I think the new covers are great! They just have a more fresh look than the old ones do. I would probably pick them up to read over the gothic looking ones as well.
Chantele:)
jessica_shea
Mar. 20th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
I like the new covers better. The fourth one, in particular, is striking.
lalam
Mar. 20th, 2009 05:24 pm (UTC)
The new ones are reminiscent of PC & Kristin Cast's books. I like the original better.
boothyisawesome
Mar. 20th, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
I like the new covers better. For some reason, with the old ones, I always thought they were adult books and not YA.
inkstaind_stars
Mar. 20th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
The new ones are nice, but I really like the old ones. They just stand out so much more to me--the new ones look like they could go on any number of paranormals out there right now, while as you said, the older ones are iconic. Either way, they're great covers, though.
shellijohannes
Mar. 24th, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)
I think I like the new ones. More mysterious than the others.
elisefey
Mar. 31st, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
I think I may be the only one, but I actually like the old covers better, mostly because they look less dramatic and more "fun romp" than the new covers. The new covers seem to me a bit melodramatic and trying too hard (of course, I've only read the first book in the series, so maybe they do get more dramatic as the story progresses). But then, I read fantasy and paranormal, etc, pretty regularly so that might inform my tastes a bit and explain the difference in appeal.
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