Monday, April 23, 2012

Shelfmates #2

Some covers just work together...and some, not so much. I've decided to start up a semi-regular feature called Shelfmates to showcase series covers. I love getting the sequel to a novel and putting it up next to the first book so I thought this might be a fun way to do that on my blog! So here are some series covers and my opinions on how they look as a couple (or series...)!

Fury series by Elizabeth Miles
Envy's cover was recently released and I have to say, I was a little confused. Then I stumbled upon the new paperback cover for Fury. I like these covers and the way they blend but I have to admit that I liked the old Fury cover better. I also found a picture of what the UK cover might look like on the author's blog and it would match the old cover which I like better.
Aren't these so much prettier together? I love the mysterious feeling of the redhead in the hardback cover and the blonde in Envy captures that same ethereal look. If that Envy cover is released in the UK, I'll definitely be ordering that version!

Gods and Monsters series by Kelly Keaton
This series also got a cover makeover for the second novel coming out. I actually really like the redo even though there have been several other covers that are similar to A Beautiful Evil. Together, I feel like they feel sophisticated and are telling a cohesive story. It does seem like the colors of the photos are a bit off. Darkness Becomes Her has a very blue tone whereas A Beautiful Evil has a red tone. I think they should have stuck to a similar lightening for both to make them seem to fit together better.

Paranormalcy series by Kiersten White
For me, this is the perfect example of a series of covers done right. They took the "pretty dress" trend and made it their own by playing with colors. Each cover gets better and I like how they all have their own unique feel while being similar to each other. I just want to keep looking at them! I'm in love with this series and the covers!

Sky Chasers series by Amy Kathleen Ryan
This is another series that just got a makeover in time for the second novel's release. I did like the old cover but I really like the new one. As I mentioned in the last feature, I'm a huge fan of "color" series and this is another perfect example of that. Glow has a pink theme and Spark has a blue one. I really love how they look separately and even better together!

Divergent series by Veronica Roth
I've admitted before that I'm not wild about the Divergent cover. It just wouldn't grab me on a shelf but I do like that it is gender friendly and genre friendly as well. When Harper released Insurgent, I think I finally "got" it. These covers together are killer good. Seeing the symbols of the different factions together really works and I love how the taglines echo each other. I'm a huge fan of these covers together and can't wait to get Insurgent on my shelf!

The Body Finder series by Kimberly Derting
Before I read The Body Finder, I didn't really get what the blue flower-like thing was. After, I understand that is an "echo" and it makes the cover more interesting for me. Since I'm a fan of "color" covers, you know I love how these look together. The only thing I worry for (yup, I'm a freak) is that I'm not sure what other color is going to look with these covers. Maybe green? But then I think it will be missing a yellow cover... But to get to the point, I like these covers.

The Pledge series by Kimberly Derting
It seems like I've picked a lot of covers I like tis week because this is another set I feel work well together. I like the cover of The Pledge better than The Essence but I like that The Essence keeps with the same feeling as the first. It's funny but it's the bright pink cheek that bothers me about The Essence cover. I like the muted color of the girl's lips and skin color of The Pledge.

What do you think of these covers together? Do you have a favorite set? It's pretty hard for me to pick but I'm leaning towards the Paranormalcy covers.


  1. I agree about the old Fury cover and what might be the UK cover being better. And I was the exact same way about the Divergent cover! Was not the biggest fan until I saw the cover for Insurgent! Really excited to see what the 3rd will be. I love The Pledge and The Essence covers. :)

  2. I LOVE the pledge covers together and now I'm semi annoyed that I bought the UK cover. It looked nice on the internet but up close I'm not really a fan haha.

    The Paranormalcy covers are so good. I'm not the hugest fan of the series, although I have only read Paranormalcy, but I do like the covers. I'm also LOVING Insurgent haha. Can't wait for that one.

    I haven't read Fury/ Envy but the 2nd covers you showed seemed to fit the title more which makes me like them more haha.

  3. I'm so sad that they changed the Fury cover. :( I liked the old one MUCH better.

  4. Great choices! And I'm also sad that they changed the FURY cover - the first one was gorgeous! And I don't really like it when covers get overhauls mid-series. If I have the hardback of the first one, the second one doesn't match my hardback...which is lame. I thought it was crazy that they re-did Holly Black's White Cat series right before the final book???

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  6. Pretty covers. :-) The more I look at Glow and Spark, the more I like them - I love how the background is kind of indistinct, and then the title is sharply in focus. And I love those shades of pink and blue. But the Paranormalcy trilogy is the best - looks so gorgeous together, and the model is perfect for Evie.


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