The Compulsive Reader: Cover Talk: What Do You Think?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Cover Talk: What Do You Think?

I know it's been a few weeks since this cover was revealed, but I am interested in hearing what you all think about the Bloodlines cover. Bloodlines is the newest series by Richelle Mead, a spin-off of her Vampire Academy saga. Here's the cover:

I have to admit, I don't really like it as well as the later Vampire Academy covers. It just doesn't have the edge or the look of sophistication that those did. However, I do like the tattoos on the model's face (very well done) and I like that they did a cover is black, red, and white without making it look like every other cover out there with the same color palette.

What do you guys think?


Gina @ My Precious said...

I've have the same problem as I do with so many covers such as this one - I don't like photographic covers. Personally I need something more to attract me than just a real life picture.

I agree though, on the tattoo. Its pretty.

h.m.resch said...

I've never been a fan of the Vampire Academy covers, to be honest. The only message I ever got from them was a lazily photoshopped, "I'm sexy." I like this one better, if only because of the title design. I also like how the photo isn't so overly filtered in this one. You meantioned black and red, but there's also some blue in there to break it up a bit.

Lauren said...

I love the font, it looks like something from Moroi royalty...and I'm assuming Lissa will be the protagonist. But this cover doesn't measure up the the VA ones. I don't know why, but something about the angle we see the girl's head seems awkward.

Oh, well - at least we know what amazing writing will be inside!!

Anonymous said...

let's face it, ALL the vampire academy covers have sucked royally (no pun intended). having said that, all the material inside has been beyond words can say and i'm looking forward to reading it regardless. if they made the new covers too good, though, it'd make the vampire academy covers look even worse then they are.. you know? so i guess they did the best they can. i just have to say i don't like it. nice font and tattoo though, for a positive :)

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

I don't really like the cover, it seems a little bit bland for some reason.

SweetSwan said...

I like it ok, but i prefer covers to be a bit more abstract. i dont too much like "people" covers. i do however LOVE the title and color scheme. :)