My name is Amber and I'm an aspiring YA author with a passion for movies and novels. If it's young adult AND paranormal and/or romantic (best if all three!) I'm there. Also, it seems fair to warn everyone that I am not a robot or a zombie and when it comes to the all important question: zombie or unicorns, I must side with the unicorns because they were my first love.
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Happily Ever Endings are ending summaries of novels that will be in series for your reading pleasure. That way, you can refer to them when the next book comes out if you can't remember exactly what happened.
So it seems like a trend nowadays for series to get a cover change at least once before it is finished. While I think this is really annoying, sometimes it can be for the best. For instance, Shatter Me went from this:
Girl in a white dress with a glittery starburst in the background that has nothing to do with the book.
It was changed to:
Interesting, stange, arresting and completely unique much like the writing style underneath it.
This was such a good move, I can't even describe my happiness.
However, sometimes we get things like Across the Universe by Beth Revis. I love this series but three cover changes? One for EACH new book that was released? That's just craziness and sadly, I think they got worse.
This cover is gorgeous and arresting and out of this world beautiful.
This set is okay. I basically like that A Million Suns could sort of match the first cover from Across the Universe.
Sorry, I fell asleep. I mean, really? You go from the first gorgeous cover to that? No freaking way.
So with all these cover changes, I want to know if you re-buy your books so you can have a matching set.
For me, it used to matter a lot. I used to have to re-buy the book so my set could look beautiful on my bookshelf. It just made sense to me. But as cover changes kept getting more and more ridiculous, I started hesitating. Now, I'll only re-buy books if I really like the new covers.
However, I feel like most cover changes hurt the books rather than help them because the covers never live up to the first one and I don't even want them on my shelf.
What about you, do you re-buy?
And to end this, here's a list of series made worse with cover changes:
Nightshade series by Andrea Cremer
Across the Universe series by Beth Revis
Fury series by Elizabeth Miles
Anna and the French Kiss (series) by Stephanie Perkins