Monday, March 11, 2013

Old Books, New Looks {6}

Time again for another round of Old Books, New Looks, where I feature the covers of books that have already been released and their redesigned paperback counterpart! :) Sometimes I like the new better, sometimes I like the old. Here's a few that I've come across lately:


So, how do I feel about these?
BZRK: Great change---the new cover has so much more impact.
Keeping the Castle: I acutally love both of these, but I think if I saw the new cover on the shelf, I'd think it was a middle grade book.
Little Women & Me: Both very cute. You get more of a feel of what the story is about with the original, and the second is kind of ordinary, though.
Book of Blood and Shadow: I don't love the original cover, but I think the paperback cover looks too much like an adult novel.   It lost it's "YAness".
Venom:  I like the change for this one.  The mask theme is getting way played out.
Monstrous Beauty: This is my favorite cover change that I've seen in a LONG time. So gorgeous.Wish they would release this new version in hardcover.


  1. The only change I really like more than the original is The Book of Blood and Shadow. I also really like the new covers for Venom and Monstrous Beauty, but I think that I still prefer the originals. The worst change on here is Keeping the Castle!

  2. All improvements imo. Except for Keeping the Castle. It was perfect before.

  3. I think they should use the UK cover for The Book of Blood and Shadow. I prefer the new US cover to the old one, but the UK cover is just gorgeous. The cover for BZRK is a definite improvement!

  4. I definitely prefer he new cover for BZRK! It's kinda creepy, and I like it. I'm not a fan of the new cover of The Book of Blood and Shadow, though. I mean, the old one wasn't great, but the new one looks so generic! I agree, it doesn't have that "YAness".

  5. I definitely agree with you on Book of Blood and Shadow, not a fan of the hardcover, but that paperback really does look too adult. LOVE the new cover of Monstrous Beauty!! So beautiful!

  6. I like all the cover changes except Venom. I preferred the original cover. Yea, the mask theme may be getting played out but the new cover looks, to me, plain.

  7. Love the new cover for BZRK! It makes me more curious about the story. Love the MB change too!

  8. The original of Keeping the Castle is magnificent! That's too bad they changed it.