This past summer while in NYC, the lovely publicists at Scholastic showed me an ARC of a January book they're very excited about. I fell in love with the cover immediately and wanted kidnap the book that very instant, but they promised they'd send me a copy when they were ready, so I refrained from any illegal activities.
Well, yesterday I got that book, The Lonely Hearts Club, in the mail, only to find that the book has gone through a cover change. I was pretty bummed (the cover was really awesome to begin with), but the more I look at the new cover, the more kick-butt it appears to me. So check it out...
The Lonely Hearts Club retro style:
The Lonely Hearts Cover, a la Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road:
Granted, I don't really like the font for the new one. I think it's too swirly and girly and just doesn't really fit with the attitude-filled strut across the street, but oh well. I am very curious to see how this book plays out now because to me, this cover just says "Pick me up, I'm awesome and hilarious and smart," in a way that a Stephenie Meyer quote just doesn't, you know? I suppose I shall find out for sure soon enough as it appears that somehow it's snuck it's way to the top of my TBR list (stealthy little thing, that book is).
What do you think? Are you for the old cover, new cover or neither?