Books News is a feature of Reading In Winter where I post just that … book news! This is mainly for authors whom I LOVE, but I just wanted a place to show all of the awesome news in the world of books.
Newsworthy Item #1: New Book Covers for the ‘Across the Universe’ series
I admit. The first time I saw these covers, I absolutely HATED them. Mind you, I don’t own the books yet, but I was planning to get the original covers in hardback once all three were out because I love the series that much. But then I saw these covers and I was crushed — how could Penguin NOT be releasing a third book in the original cover?
Now, I have seen the light — all thanks to the author, Beth Revis, explaining the goodness behind the covers:
- These covers capture the essence of each book. I really love that they are each stylized to look like the outside of the ship (rivets! Yay for rivets!). The ice is obviously symbolic to Amy for the first cover, and the leaves line up great with the third book, but my favorite is the second book. True fact: in the original book designs, they did several mock-ups for AMS. My favorite mock-up was a cover that was mostly orange, but no one else liked that one as much. So I’m secretly pretty thrilled that the second one is finally orange 🙂
- The covers don’t spoil the plot. This one was a huge issue for me, because I like my twisty plots! Every idea we had for the cover of Shades seemed to reveal a plot element that I wanted to keep hidden.This cover, though, seems to perfectly encapsulate the secrets of what is left for Amy and Elder to discover, and I truly appreciate that! (covers and quoted material from BethRevis.com)
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