Top Ten Tuesday | Book Cover Changes I Either Love or Hate

Happy Tuesday, bloggers!

Covers are the first line of marketing you see in publishing. They are vital, so vital to market a book. Sometimes though, a publishing house will rebrand the series and make a new cover for it. This change is 50/50 though. Either people love it, or they hate it. I want to talk about which book cover changes

Top Ten Tuesday, originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, is a weekly meme. The next prompt is cover freebie. I’ve chosen book cover changes I either love or hate. This could be from special editions to actual series cover changes.

Enjoy the post!

A Court of Thorns and Roses


I get it. Bloomsbury wanted to rebrand the series as adult, which it should have been originally. However, they made the change five books into the series with several more books on the way. The design and cover don’t match the content in the book. I prefer the original designs.


The Lost Book of the White (The Eldest Curses)


I like the design of the new cover. But I don’t see why the publisher had to change it. The original was great and separated this series from the rest.


Shadow and Bone (Grishaverse)


I never liked the original design of the covers. They were boring and never caught my attention. When I heard of the cover change, I bought the series.


Sunshine and Bullets (The Bullets)


I’m so in love with the original covers. And while I like the change, I don’t know how I feel about the redesign. It doesn’t necessarily fit the content of the book.


An Ember in the Ashes


I wish the publisher made it a priority to put brown characters on the cover to begin with. However, I’m glad these characters are on there.


Wayward Witch (Brooklyn Brujas)


The original cover of the series was completely different than what’s here now. I loved the cover for Labyrinth Lost, but I’m thrilled with the new changes.

17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Book Cover Changes I Either Love or Hate

  1. I swear, I couldn’t even tell what was on that new ACOTAR cover.. I finally figured it out after looking closely at it for a minute or two haha. I love the new Shadow and Bone covers too! I also found the originals a bit boring. Great post πŸ™‚


  2. I honestly really don’t understand the remade cover for ACOTAR. It makes no sense and it’s like why? Lol but I also loved the Ember in the Ashes cover change! Great take for today’s topic πŸ™‚


  3. Nice take on this week’s topic! I totally understand either loving or hating cover changes. I’m really annoyed when the design changes midway through a series. Then I don’t feel like the books match each other. Here is my Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.


  4. This is such a clever list! I also really don’t understand the new ACOTAR covers. Whoever designed that must have not had any knowledge of the story.


  5. I usually hate when they change the cover midseries, because they won’t match. I’m sure it’s all a marketing ploy to try to compel people like me to rebuy them all, lol.


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