Covers Across the Universe
I thought I’d take a minute today to discuss something that’s been on my mind lately as I’ve been reading Beth Revis’ Across the Universe series.
A few weeks ago, I named Across the Universe one of the best book covers for books I read in 2012. The cover really is stunning. The cover to the sequel, A Million Suns, matches. It’s not as stunning, but it’s definitely more accurate and they make a nice set:
I mean, look at how nice those look! The sparkly stars, the silhouettes, the kissy/hand holding hint of romance. It’s definitely clear that this is a story of a boy and girl in space. People love these covers. They draw you in. But then the publisher switched to this series of covers with the release of the third book in the trilogy:
Now I first saw these covers with Shades of Earth, and I thought it was strange to have that cover with the first two. It made a lot more sense when I saw the whole set. I get it — the un-freezing, the heating up, and the jungle-like world of Centuri Earth. However, I just don’t like this new series of covers. I don’t feel like the convey the multi-genre goodness of the series. I don’t see the romance! I know publishers change up covers all the time, but this set really struck me as a disappointment.
What do you think? Which set of covers do you like better? Why do you think they changed the artwork?