Well, not surprisingly, I stumbled upon new covers for the series a couple of weeks ago. This is a rather annoying reality to the book business: a series will start with perfectly fine covers, only to get a facelift with book two or three. It's all about marketing, I suppose.
Here are the covers in the original style:
What I like the best about these ones is that they incorporate the graphic tree and leaves style that was featured on the first edition cover of To Kill a Mockingbird. And the little animals and font is really cool.
Here are the new covers:
I definitely like these, but for different reasons. They are a lot more modern and striking. The red is bright and would be a bit much, but there is the blue to temper it out a bit. I guess they give the books a more feminine feel, but I like them nevertheless. (The "dead" bird on the cover of the The Rivals is especially cool.)
Which set of covers do you prefer?