Top Ten Tuesday – Cover Redesigns I Loved or Hated

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018!

Admittedly, I don’t pay too much attention to cover changes and I don’t let them get to me. However, there are some that I noticed. A couple for the better, but mostly for the best.

First up, the ones that I hated.

Seafire (Seafire, #1)Seafire (Seafire, #1)

hate this cover redesign deep in my bones. The first is the original hardcover (for the US) and the second is the paperback. And, guess what? The rest of the series is going to have people in it. Ugh. I do not like it. The first cover was better.

The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1)The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1)

I don’t know why, but I’m not a fan of the new coloring. Meh. I like the white background more than the orange one. Plus poppies, to me, are red. Not orange.

Now, the changes that I loved!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, # 1)Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

love the new American covers. They look so good! They’re so modern and lovely and ugh. I seriously adore them.

The Book ThiefThe Book Thief

Yep, the one that has Liesel dancing with Death is way better. I’ve said it. I think it just looks so much better and is an apt cover for the story.

The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1)

I like this one more because I think it’s more representative of Vin’s character. And, it’s not as busy/confusing. It looks more professional. I really do like it more. This redesign is a win from me.


Much Ado About Nothing (The Pelican Shakespeare)Richard III (The Pelican Shakespeare)

  • All of the Pelican Shakespeare copies

I have no idea what the original Shakespeare copies look like, but omg do I love the Pelican copies!! Right now, I’m trying to just get my favorites, but I’d love to have a whole collection of them because they’re just so. damn. pretty.

But, that’s it! That’s my list. I love more book covers than hate them.

Talk to me!
Which covers do you love? Which do you hate?

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Cover Redesigns I Loved or Hated

  1. When I first saw the paperback cover for Poppy War, I thought it was like a printing error. It just…doesn’t look good, and the black and white of the original is far more striking and memorable. And I love both covers for the Book Thief! I like how reflective of the story the right one is, but I also really like the atmosphere of the left one.

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