A few weeks ago I talked about a book who’s cover changed so drastically that it went from cutesy YA book to a book that would appeal to a more diverse selection of readers. Anna and the French Kiss went from cutesy to simple and an alright kind of cute, which I’m still getting used to.
Across the Universe is another one of my favourite books. I felt like the cover for this book really suited the story well:
I just love the layout of this cover, with the two faces amongst the stars. I love the colours of the universe and that it hints (very strongly) at the book being a kind of love story. It doesn’t give us too much of a glimpse as to WHAT the story is about, aside from the tagline about the spaceship being fueled by lies. Still, I think this one is very visually appealing, which is why I was so torn when the new cover for the book was released:
Now, this cover, when I first saw it, was NOT very visually appealing. I mean, what’s going on there? It’s really not until you read the book that you have any idea what the story is about. There’s no tagline to hint at the mayhem of the ship, so you’re left in mystery. Personally, I love the ice on the cover and that it’s breaking away from the ship. I don’t think it’s as appealing as the first cover, but this one is definitely growing on me. Looking at the rest of these new covers for the series, I have to say that they all say so much about the books, but it only really makes sense AFTER you read the books. It’s kind of nice that they don’t give away too much to a new reader and I guess that’s the fun of it.
Which one of these covers do you like best?