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Hello, You Pretty ‘New’ Jackets / #toptentuesday 200

Would you look at that. This is my 200th top ten tuesday post on the blog. Can you imagine I stuck with you guys for all that bloody time? Yeah me neither. *wink*

So today’s top ten tuesday prompt (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is cover redesigns you loved or hated.

Between Hardcovers and Paperbacks

Sometimes books get a different cover for the paperback release than what the hardcover had. This is not a matter of uk or us publisher. This is from one publisher who decides to market the paperback a different cover might be in order. I find that very interesting to see always. I guess that is also a redesign though only for the pb.

genie lo

While I like the paperback image in itself I think the orangy kickass Genie Lo on the hardcover just says so much more about the book.


labyrinth lost

This is a very different approach again. From person on the hardcover on the cover to a more delicate image on the paperback. I like the paperback cover but I do think that for representation matters (as the mc is latinx and it shows the culture the book has) I prefer the hardcover.

naomi novik

And here we have some of my favorite covers. I love the hardcovers for these Naomi Novik books. The paperbacks are more simplistic. And I’d really like them but they just can’t hold a light to the hardcover covers for me.


The Many

Some books and series just get many cover changes. Either the series is long and they think it needs to be rebranded every few books, the book is already old and being rereleased OR the author is rather well known.


the wee free men

The Wee Free Men and the whole Tiffany Aching series has had so many covers. And they are all so different. I like the second corgi cover the least. But I like both the first corgi and first harper collins covers. They seem to fit so nicely with the books, showing the wee free men. The red cover is one that was published when The Shepherd’s Crown came out after Pratchett’s death.

the divinersThese cover redesigns are probably the most complained about and I 100% understand that. A series does not need a cover change with each new book that comes out. I quite liked the first one there and I think the second is okay though the font there isn’t too great. But that last one, ew.

the bone season

The Bone Season has had some cover changes too. The second one is the change for the paperback cover for instance and then when Song Rising came out we got the white covers. I think the original covers were better to be honest but I can live with the white covers.

de brief voor de koning.png

These are some of the Dutch covers from one publisher for The Letter to the King. I quite honestly like the first cover of 1995 the best. But to be honest this book has had so many different covers since it was originally released in the sixties.

The What Were They Thinking?

I quite honestly can’t with these. ._.



the restorer


shattered realms


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19 thoughts on “Hello, You Pretty ‘New’ Jackets / #toptentuesday 200

  1. I didn’t realise The Diviners had so many covers, and I think the edition I read had yet another different cover ๐Ÿ˜€ I like that first one best I think.
    The Novik books have always caught my eye, they’re so pretty and I always look forward to finding out what the story is going to be about.

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  2. Great list! It sounds crazy, but I honestly think one of the reasons I’ve been putting off The Diviners is the constant cover changes, I wish the publisher would pick a look and stick with it – I think the original cover is the prettiest, to be honest.

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  3. Ughhhh The Diviners!!! They keep getting worse. I don’t know what was wrong with the original– it was really nice in person!! The other 2 just make me ill. I think they should just call it a day and publish them with blank covers w/ just a generic font title at this point.

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  4. I agree with your What Were They Thinking? list. I’m sure designing book covers isn’t easy, though. There’s so much to think about. ๐Ÿ™‚

    My TTT.

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  5. Love your list Annemieke! I totally agree about that Warcross cover–just why?! I absolutely adore the hardcover designs of those two Novik books. I’m so gutted that I waited to buy the hardcover of Uprooted (don’t ask my why I was so silly) but now it seems that they’re not producing them anymore and the ones I find are all in the way-too-expensive range! Sad times lol

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  6. Happy #200! That’s impressive. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I like that second Epic Crush cover better, I think. And I think I like the second Diviners cover best. Not sure WHAT’S going on with warcross lol.

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  7. Sommige coverwissels begrijp ik nog steeds niet. Die van de Magisterium-serie van Holly Black en Cassandra Clare bijvoorbeeld. Die kwam oorspronkelijk in Belgiรซ en Nederland uit in dezelfde cover als in Amerika. Die originele cover was echt heel tof en uitnodigend en toen maakten ze er iets stylistisch van dat totaal niet weergeeft waarover het verhaal gaat. Maar ook de Eve Dallas verandering vind ik nog steeds ‘Eike bah’ en die van De Glazen troon reeks van Sarah J.Maas lokt ook een gelijkaardige reactie uit. Die hardcovers van Uprooted en Spinning Silver zijn echt prachtig.

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  8. Congrats on 200! *throws confetti* I’m pretty sure this officially makes you old, yeah? I feel like we can safely say that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I LOVE the cover for the hardcover of Labyrinth Lost! It’s so pretty. I like the original Diviners cover, too, and I’m not a fan of the new ones. Too many new covers, in my opinion. Oooh, the original Flamecaster/Shadowcaster covers are just GORGEOUS. Why would you mess with that?! Loved your choices for this week!

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  9. I love the way you format this post! And, also, ugh, The Diviners newest cover makes me flinch constantly and ACK. I wish the series hadn’t changed covers so frequently. I’m glad they at least kept the purple theme for that specific installment.

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