Tuesday, March 13, 2012
In Which I Am The Last Person In The World To Notice: Curseworkers Cover Editions
I should preface this discussion of the Curseworkers series covers by saying that I'm a big Holly Black fan girl, and thus am more interested in the covers of this series than may be proportionate.
Or maybe I just don't like change.
But I'm not really feeling the new covers of the Curseworkers series that are being released when the final book in the trilogy comes out in April 2012. The new cover will join two previous cover versions of WHITE CAT.
I'm late to the book blogger party in discussing the cover changes, but the whiplash I'm experiencing between the different versions is so severe, I feel compelled to share.
It seems clear that the various cover designers don't consider any one element to be an essential in the visual representation of the story. I thought the first one was fun, but not exceptional. I abhor the UK version with the little cat by its lonesome, and I'm just mystified by the latest swirly iteration. So why not throw my hat into the ring?
At right is my tongue in cheek take on the WHITE CAT cover, borrowing heavily from the cover of ANYTHING ELSE BUT LOVE by Ankita Chadha.