Well, I was wandering through Walmart the other day and I had to check out the book competition. I was very surprised to see a paperback copy of Rosebush by Michele Jaffe with this cover:
Uh, so not what I expected!
I read the book over a year ago, but I don't recall it even being super romantic (or many instances requiring one to shed one's shirt), but I guess it's all about creating a statement that gets people to buy books. I just prefer the original cover--it's got the shock factor without a half-naked guy on the cover, and it has COLOR.
But the odd thing about this cover issue is that while I've seen the black and white one in person (so it DOES exist, contradictory person on Twitter), when I look on Amazon, the first paperback cover is what's displayed. And trying to find a picture of this cover was SUPER hard (which is why it's a little blurry). I was about this close to going back to Walmart and snapping a picture with my phone. Weird?
Also--coincidence?--there seen to be a lot of Penguin paperback sporting black and white covers different from their originals. Are these different editions/a new trend that I just happened to totally miss?
Anyway, here are the hardcover and original paperback covers again. Of all three, which do you prefer?
P.S. The hardcover edition (with the best cover!) is on sale! Only $6!