I love a good book cover design, so when a book gets a brand new cover I suddenly turn into a reality show judge. Check out the three YA cover redesigns I recently spotted.
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
I’m just not a fan of the hardcover. The silhouettes remind me of 90’s clip-art and the stars look like someone overdid a Photoshop brush. The paperback cover has the same theme and feel of the original cover and I can see the new cover looking great in print. The paperback also matches better with Smith’s other photographic covers.
Landry Park by Bethany Hagen
At first glance the hardcover fits the synopsis of the book; a dystopian with tones of English gentry. The Girl in A Pretty Dress cover has an interesting new dynamic when put into the strong dystopian font. The paperback cover looks like your average circa-2011 Girl in A Pretty Dress and could really get lost in the YA shuffle. I do like the font contrast and the addition of a tagline.
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
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The cover for debut author Jasmine Warga’s My Heart And Other Black Holes, was switched up before the novel even debuted. I like both covers, but I’m glad they changed this one. The original looked like it was on the TFIOS look alike bandwagon. I like that this new one had more texture to it and the title font placement is more dynamic. Also no more dreaded “&” sign to screw up search engines.