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The Compulsive Reader: Cover Talk: Jealousy Cover Revealed

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cover Talk: Jealousy Cover Revealed

I have been a big, big fan of the covers of the first two books in the Strange Angels series (Strange Angels and Betrayals)...here is the cover for the third book, Jealousy, which will hit stores June 29th, 2010:


So...I'm going to be blunt here. I hate it. Is this the same series? Or did I accidentally stumble upon a Gossip Girl cover outtake?

What bugs me the most: the girl on the cover. She's pretty and preppy-looking with her perfect makeup and nice hair (is that a Bump-It??). This is not Dru. The guy (who I assuming is Christophe) doesn't bug me that much, I suppose. And the embrace...well, the book IS called Jealousy, and there IS a bit of a love triangle, so I'll allow it.

But what happened to the kick-butt cover trend? In all honesty, the covers of the first two Strange Angels books were the only ones any of my seventeen and eighteen-year-old guy friends could actually tolerate. (I believe their actual words were, "That's a solid cover." High praise from guys who mercilessly mock anything else.) Not that I'm saying these books need to pass the teen guy approval test, but do you get what I'm saying?


Bring that glower back!

Nonetheless, I'm still beyond excited for this book to be released!

14 comments:

Jess said...

I can understand your feelings ... but at least it looks like they used the same model for the girl. Since I hate it when they switch them up. =0/

Lauren said...

What. The. Heck. You wrote the words in my head perfectly - this isn't Dru! There better be some darn-awesome plot that explains why she's turned into a fashionista.

Chelsea said...

Agreed.

Carol(ina) said...

At least it's better than the one that was in the catalog. That one was fugly.

KatieDoll said...

I actually really like it. I totally understand and agree with what you're saying, but I do think it's awesome. I would've loved to see more paranormalcy to it though, or maybe even Graves in the background since it's supposed to be a triangle.

Maria said...

Definitely agree with you.

Mary Brebner said...

AMEN!! I really enjoy this series and kick-butt Drew. This cover...it bites. Drew looks like she just escaped from the cover of Seventeen, not like she's battling for her life. I'm with you: BRING BACK THE GLOWER! (and lose the guy--we know he's (they?) there but she can stand alone!)

Jessica Kennedy said...

Yup I agree with you. I should have done more of a "review" of the cover than what I did when I posted this on my blog. I'm really not a fan of it and I should have mentioned that. :(

But it's book 3 of an awesome series so as far as it goes for selling the series? Strange Angels was trusted with that job.

Maria the Bookworm said...

I don't like it either, is it the same model for the girl? It doesn't look like it ;s

Sanne said...

This cover has such a different feel to it than the other ones! I really don't like it. She's just standing there and looking pretty, which isn't like Dru at all. I don't know why they had to change the tone of the cover that badly.

Lizzy said...

I agree completely! I also don't know if it's the angle/lighting/photoshop, but the girl in the cover has a super thin face. Is that a weird comment to make? haha, probably...

Leah said...

I definitely prefer the covers of her other two books. The new one needs to change - fast!

Anonymous said...

I actully like this cover, I think it may be a sign to were the book ios heading, that maby she changes for a peroid in the book, gets in with the wrong crowd. But i do understand what you're all saying :)

Natesha said...

I see nothing wrong with the cover.; I think it's great (and it is not all that different from the Spirit Bound cover and that is going to be good). Don't judge a book from it's cover it has nothing to do with the contents. But if you guys remember correctly the cover might relate to the book. Dru is a princess now. Half vampire girls are treated like royalty, just like the girl that came to meet dru at the other school. I mean Dru is going to have bodyguard for crying out loud. No matter how strong her character is some things will be influenced even if its just her dress-code. And last but not least, I hope it christophe in the pic(mostly likely is because Graves is asian). I want /like Dru and Christophe together, especially his words and the romantic tension. (Graves is like a best friend.) Cover aside I hope to get to the bottom of all the unanswered questions, like blood bonds Dru's mother and the last whitehead.