Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thursday's Discussion: Cover Changes

Cover Changes

Yay or Nay? 

Cover Changes are something that we are used to by now. They happen, even when we hate it. We may not like the new covers or we may love them. What really gets us though is the mismatching covers. I hate when my covers don't match. It drives me insane and even if I love the series, I will hide that book in my closet with the books that I don't like as much. 

Now let's jump into the new Ember in the Ashes covers. I know a lot of people just don't like them because they think that they look cartoonish or that people on the cover is so overdone. They love the original covers and are now upset that it won't match. 

I actually like the new covers and I know the reason they changed them was to give more POC book colors. Representation. Which is a good thing for people who want to see people like them on book covers. I personally love the new covers and my God, Laia is stunning! Also her hair is just goals. I want long flowing hair like that. 

But putting aside the fact that I do in fact love these new covers. They won't be printed in hardcover and I really don't like paperbacks as they aren't as durable. Also I sold my signed copy of a Torch Against the Night just so I could have matching covers. This also means I will be late reading A Reaper at the Gates because my book format must match. I will now have them all in paperback. 

So I get why people hate cover changes. Some are just horrible. Like for the Lux series, I hated those cover changes. Just ugh. What were they thinking with those? 

Then there are the ones like An Ember in the Ashes and I love those cover changes. It just sucks to have to go out and buy the books (again) for matching covers. 

So my question is this: do you care about matching covers? What do you think of the new An Ember in the Ashes covers?