The Compulsive Reader: Cover Talk: From Level 2 to The Memory of After!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Cover Talk: From Level 2 to The Memory of After!

One of my favorite books of 2013 is Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans. The premise is cool and a bit mind-bending, the cover is awesome, and the writing is sharp and entertaining. Plus, Lenore is a fellow book blogger, which is awesome!

I was on the official Facebook page when I noticed that Lenore's book is getting not only a new cover, but a new title as well! Check it out:

First off, let me say that I adore this new title! It is so fitting for the story, and it really makes you pause and think. Excellent title, and I like the new title for the sequel, Chasing Before (previously Level 3), a lot! I really liked the title Level 2, but I can see how some people might be a little confused and think it was sequel to another book--this is a good replacement.

I do like the fact that they kept the original model and the same feel of white pod, and the girl trapped. I really do miss the vertical slant to the title and the pop of color that the pink brought to the image, though. To me, this cover is striking, but not as memorable as the original hardcover cover.

What do you think of the new look and new title? If you haven't read the book yet, I highly recommend that you pick up Level 2 now, or grab it as The Memory of After when it's out in paperback this fall!


Amy Jarecki said...

I think the cover is striking:-)

Liviania said...

I like this cover quite a bit, although it does remind me of a recent Jennifer Echols cover.

LinWash said...

I love the cover. Love the font treatment. But I'm totally confused as to why they're changing the title at this stage.

The Compulsive Reader said...

Linda: I asked around and I guess that a lot of potential readers were really confused by the title and thought that it was a sequel and were looking for a Level 1. That's sad, and I didn't think that, but...oh well. If the title change clears up confusion instead of adding to it, then that is good, I guess. It's such a great book, and I wish everyone would read it!