Five of My Favorite Cover Redesigns

I know cover redesigns are a pretty hot topic with the majority greatly disliking them, but most of the time I don’t mind when they happen! It’s fun to give things a face lift sometimes. In honor of my unpopular opinion on cover redesigns, and because it’s this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, here are five of my favorites!

Also, this post is ridiculously late because life but better late than never right? Right? Right?!

The original cover for Anna and the French Kiss is definitely fun, but I’m a big fan of the ‘less is more’ strategy which makes the redesign for this series right up my alley. They are so simplistic yet fit the story perfectly.

The original US Harry Potter covers were gd works of art, but the 15th anniversary editions are my absolute favorite. They’re incredibly beautiful and really bring the story to life in a whole new way.

I love the color scheme of the original An Ember in the Ashes cover but overall it’s very boring. The simplicity of the redesign is amazing and it looks so fierce!

The redesign for Hold Still is honestly probably one of my all time favorites. The original is so angsty and typical late 2000s young adult. Breathing new life into this story was such a smart move on the publisher’s part and the new cover perfectly captures the book.

This is actually one where I can’t decide which I like more. The original cover for I Have Lost My Way fills me with a little anxiety because it makes me think of a lost kid looking around at all these feet and legs (since they’re short) in a panic trying to find their parent or guardian. The redesign though I feel fits the story amazingly and I love the little comments at the bottom.

What is one of your favorite cover redesigns? Or do you absolutely hate them? Let me know in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted each week by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl. Visit her blog to find out what other bloggers think of cover redesigns!

11 thoughts on “Five of My Favorite Cover Redesigns”

  1. I never noticed they were feet on I Have Lost My Way! I just saw blobs of color, like watercolor paint. I also didn’t realize the main girl was black (haven’t read it), so that’s good work in highlighting that.

    I am Extremely Partial to the original cover for Hold Still, but it is interesting how even when I KNOW the story, I imagine a totally different feeling and character sketches for the (also-attractive) redesign.

    I think I like all of the cover designs equally well, actually. Which is ideal!

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    1. I had to stare at it for a few minutes because I thought they were just color blobs too!

      Oooh, and that’s a really interesting point to make about how the different covers for Hold Still make you feel different things! It really draws attention to how important covers can be.


  2. Woah, I was wondering what you were talking about with the I Have Lost My Way cover and when it clicked I felt claustro AF! Like, being buried under glass and watching shadows pass overhead? No dice 😭I do love the newer designs of HP books, and this new one is beautiful, but the first edition will always be my favorite, mostly for the nostalgia factor 🙂

    My TTT post

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