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The Compulsive Reader: Cover Talk: Reached by Ally Condie

Monday, March 26, 2012

Cover Talk: Reached by Ally Condie


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It's a little too similar to the cover for Crossed, no?

Okay, I really like the bubble thing, and I love that she's broken out of it and she's leaving it...but this cover just seems a little too staged for me. Matched had that feeling of entrapment, and Crossed had the action of breaking out going for it. The red dress and the perfect shiny hair bug me just a little. And maybe I'm a teensy bit tired of bubble. I feel like these covers could have stayed in the same design scheme without reusing the same symbol over and over.

Awesome concept, I'm excited to see a title and a release date, but I', not so crazy about this one... What do you think?

9 comments:

Christina W said...

I get your thoughts but I actually like it! Without the bubble the covers would be disconnected. I like how Crossed's cover had her just starting to punch out of the bubble, but she's still
crouched down (symbolizing submission still). In this one that bubble is open and she is standing with her back to it (giving as feeling of finality of choice). I have high hopes for this book! :D

Jennie said...

I actually love the idea of the bubble. It makes sense that she's broken it for the last book (in my opinion). What I don't like about this cover is the hair and the dress. They look way too fake for my liking. And I just plainly dislike the dress. It doesn't look good. Anyhow, I don't think it's too bad and I love the idea for the Matched covers!

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

*nods* I agree with you that this cover feels just a little staged. I loved the cover of Matched because it had a trapped element to it and it reminded me a little of Alice in Wonderland.

I wasn't a fan of Crossed, I thought it was too similar.

And this one? I think I would have liked it more if the bubble was completely shattered and she was standing among the glass. This one is too similar to the previous one for me.

LinWash said...

I like the color, but though I see what you mean about the shiny hair and perfect dress being staged, I have to agree with Christina's comments. The cover really seems to symbolize the finality of choice.

Anonymous said...

I like the book cover. It's cool. However, I don't agree with some people who think that the model has an ugly dress or the not-so-becoming hair-do, but I do respect all opinions. I just think that maybe some people should look with their own perspective and try to look metaphorically. I'm not really tired of the bubble theme. It's not like the author released 10 books and still had the same (now broken) bubble.

Nicole said...

If she had been climbing out of the bubble instead of standing in it, I feel it would have been much more dynamic.

Wrighty said...

I loved the first cover! The green was so pretty and I think there was bits of glitter too. It really caught my eye. The second cover was my least favorite and seemed a bit blah but I guess that matched her lifestyle in the book. I like the newest cover but not as much as the first. The red is striking. I can't wait to read it!

Anonymous said...

Actually. the bubbles represent the pills, so it makes sense that in each book, that colered pill is mentioned a lot.

Anonymous said...

I love the dress and her hair, but I agree the bubble is not broken enough. I was thinking that might be her wedding dress. But who knows? But why else would she be so dressed up? Unless its the date with Xander she's going to ( which I doubt).