I just love this cover, I love that it matches the artwork inside, and I think that it just stands out beautifully. The actual book is just a stunning package.
So, I was beyond disappointed when I found out that the cover for the paperback edition had been changed to this:
To be honest with you, this looks like every other supernatural romance book out there. It has just taken the life out of the book. Laini's work is unique and different and fascinating, and the original cover reflects that. This cover says, "Sparkly, kissing, yum." And that's it. Nothing of the sexy, dark, appealing drama of the book.
I know that decisions like these are usually made to help improve sales, and I can't find fault with wanting to improve sales--it means more money for the publisher and author to continue producing great books, and it means more people will (hopefully) read Lips Touch. I just am so disappointed that in order to achieve this, they have to take away something so beautiful and unique and conform to a cover that is so lackluster and blah.
Maybe I'm overreacting--what do you think about the covers?