It might just be me and my book O.C.D. but I like my books in a series to match, it looks really nice on my shelf! So here is the breakdown of my thoughts of what I think of the books' new looks.
I Like the New:
The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld
I still remember seeing the first book, Uglies, in my elementary school library and it honestly creeped me out. I have this thing about people's eyeballs staring at me and the first covers have a lot of that. The new covers have one eyeball, but it's robotic so that's more cool than freaky.
I absolutely adore the new covers of The Uglies Series! Just looking at them you can tell the books are dystopians about altering the human appearance. I love the clean and original look too it and on the binding there is a shrunken picture from the cover on the side, which looks so amazing on my shelf! I'm pretty certain that these are my absolute favorite covers for an entire series!
The Mockingbirds Series by Daisy Whitney
The black cover with the bird on it was the first cover of The Mockingbirds. After The Rivals, book two, came out The Mockingbirds paperback now resembles book two's cover's feel. I liked the first cover, but I really love the second set of covers so much more. I love the font of the title and how the photograph is almost like from an old photo booth picture strip that you'd find in a mall, too cool!
I Like the Old Better:
Curse Workers Series by Holly BlackI loved the bold feel of the first set of covers and how they looked like no other book on the young adult shelves. I have the first two books in hard cover and now when I get Black Heart it won't match my other copies, which is a major bummer for my little o.c.d self.
I like how it doesn't look like faces when you like at them from afar, but I almost wish there weren't the faces in them. Although I really adore how it's just one color against a black backdrop, it's pretty stunning.
The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot
I'm such a huge fan of The Mediator series by Meg Cabot, but I'm not totally in love with the covers. I just really don't like cartoons on covers, photographs are much more my thing I guess. This is the fifth book in this series and I couldn't find any other covers like the second picture so I don't know if this was a one time thing or what exactly, but I do know that I loved it! It fits a scene perfectly in the book! The thing about the cartoon covers that I do like is they all match and have the same design while also having the series name easy to read.
Just WAY too Many!
The Princess Diaries Series by Meg Cabot
I first started this series when I was ten and the books I had were the first cover. Then all of a sudden the covers started changing, I believe it was around Party Princess, I like the second covers very light and feminine concept, but wait because they don't last for long. Now there's a diary version of it, which is probably my least favorite.
My problem with this is that every time I start to buy books in a series to collect all the same covers, they change again! This series is coming to an end so I hope I'll be able to find all of the books with the same cover. (These are all American covers by the way, crazy right!?)
What do you guys think of all the changes in covers lately?
Are you like me and want all of your books in a series to match?
What other covers have changed that you like or don't like?