Here's what I originally said in the Cover Comments:
"I'll admit, I wasn't so sure when I saw this cover that this would be a book I'd like. I've gotten to used the flashy covers with models and weapons and action. But, I have come to adore this cover; I think it captures the essence of the setting and is just as artistic and sophisticated as the book behind it. I love it."So, time passed, Seraphina won the William C. Morris Award (yay!), and then I noticed that a new cover had started appearing online, even though my bookstore stocked copies with the original cover.
I think that covers make it seem a little more exciting and eye-catching, and I like that the "s" is sort of dragon-like as well! I really love that they kept the artwork from the original cover because it is just so beautiful (but I am also really glad that my copy has the original cover).
What do you all think of the change?
And the sequel has been announced--it'll be called Dracomachia, which doesn't sound very good for any of the dragons I've come to love. Goodreads says we'll have to wait until February 2014. You're killing me, Rachel Hartman.