The Compulsive Reader: Cover Talk: The Elite

Friday, October 5, 2012

Cover Talk: The Elite

I really liked the cover of The Selection by Kiera Cass, mostly because the dress was pretty and the I liked the mirrored images. I liked the book--the writing is really engaging and upbeat, the plot had some good twists, and while it didn't have the emotional depth of The Hunger Games, it was a satisfying story that seemed simple at first but got more complex as you went along. I'll pick up the sequel if I have the time and it pulls me in as easily as The Selection did.

Yesterday, Kiera revealed the cover to The Elite on her blog:

It's pretty! I like how it matches the first book (it's a pet peeve of mine when cover designs change before all of the books of a series are published), but I think this one matches the first book a little too closely, sort of like the Matched trilogy.

What do you guys think? Are you getting a little tired of all the pretty dresses on YA covers?


The Insouciant Sophisticate said...

Tell me about it with cover changes! I'm still upset that Jeri Smith-Ready's Shade trilogy changed so my first two books don't match the third!

But this one is lovely-I don't know if I like the red as much as the blue but they're obviously part of the same series.

Anonymous said...

The cover is very pretty! And yay, she's not smelling her armpit!!
I hate when the cover changes mid series, I take it like a personal offense. :P

LinWash said...

Pretty cover. While the dress theme fits this series perfectly, I admit I'm getting tired of this trend in YA.

Hyacinth Marius said...

I love this series. The entire series is like the bachelorette meets dystopian society and for some reason that really appeals to me. I cannot wait until they come out with the next book!
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