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The Compulsive Reader: Cover Talk: Kerstin Gier's Gorgeous New Covers!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cover Talk: Kerstin Gier's Gorgeous New Covers!

Last June, I stumbled upon a German book that quietly released in the US that was loads of fun! Kerstin Gier's Ruby Red is a great European time traveling story that features a down to earth heroine, some intriguing family drama, and of course, fascinating trips through time! I devoured it and have been longing for the sequel, Sapphire Blue, which is set to release to fall. (The sequel appears to be available in many countries in Europe--I saw a copy of it in Madrid back in June and was sorely tempted to buy it.)

Anyway, I'm very pleased to report that I saw a release date for Sapphire Blue on Amazon, along with a summary and a brand new cover design! A few Google searches later, and voila! I found the cover redesigns!

Though I really liked the classic, fairy tale-esque look of the original cover (below), I am in love with the new covers. The dresses are gorgeous! Check them out!

Fairy tale class:


Magical glamour:


First off, those dresses. They are stunning! They really capture the eye. But, what I think I like the best about them are their backgrounds--London scenes with swirly time vortexes or whatever they're supposed to be. They fit with the whole time travel thing, and just add to the drama of the covers! I love them!

What do you think?

The paperback edition of Ruby Red will be out May 22nd, 2012, and Sapphire Blue will be out on October 30th, 2012! I can hardly wait!




11 comments:

Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

I *like* the new covers ... but I still love the original. The new covers scream *OMGCOMMERCIALMONEYMAKER* to me. I loved the original's cover especially in real life. All that pretty embossed foil ...

Devan @ Book Strings said...

The covers are pretty, but there are so many YA covers with girls in gorgeous dresses. I think I prefer the original covers.

The Book Muncher said...

I really like the new covers! I mean, they definitely are more commercial, but what can you do? Cannot wait to see how the cover of Emerald Green (I think that's what the third book is titled) looks like!!

Harmony said...

I LOVE these covers...Seriously, I WANT that purple dress to wear to prom. I think they'll definitely sell better and it makes me want to go read my copy of Ruby Red right now...in fact, maybe I'll read it next!

Caitlin said...

Wow gorgeous covers I definitely love them. Ruby Red was such a great book to read. Such a unique time travel book and I am very excited for Sapphire Blue even though it's nowhere close to coming out. I still love the original cover though, it's what attracted me to Ruby Red in the first place, but still amazing job on the new covers.

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

I do like the new covers, though I don't think I had seen the "originals" before, mostly because the only version I've seen IRL is the Spanish one!

Leah @ The Pretty Good Gatsby said...

It looks like it's the same dress only in different colors. Honestly, I prefer the original. There's such a massive outpour of YA books now with the 'girl-in-a-pretty-dress' cover. There was nothing wrong with the original and it's something I'd actually pick up rather than the new ones.

Beth S. said...

I agree with Cialina. I like the new covers, but the silver embossed foil of the original is gorgeous in person. But, I agree that the new ones are definitely more commercially eye appealing.

Alexa said...

I really want to read these! The new covers are pretty, but I think I may just prefer the old style :)

Kai said...

These are just breathtaking..i admire the effort put into creating the covers!

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Debbie's World of Books said...

Wow, I somehow totally missed this book but after seeing those amazing covers I had to check it out. It sounds incredible and I just added it to my wish list. Definitely going to have to check it out. thanks!