The Compulsive Reader: Cover Talk: New Stephanie Perkins Covers

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Cover Talk: New Stephanie Perkins Covers

I love, love, love Stephanie Perkins's first two books, Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door! Their covers a bright, fun, and really romantic and I love how they capture the personalities of each of the protagonists and offer a glimpse at the settings of the novels. So, I was slightly disappointed when I saw that Stephanie's third book, Isla and the Happily Ever After, had a new cover completely different from her previous books, and that the other books got a cover lift.

First, here are the original covers for the first two:

Cute, right? And now, here are the new covers:

I'll admit, my first reaction wasn't all that favorable, but the more I look at them, the more I like them! They are still bright and fun, and they still have the famous landmarks of their settings. They are also slightly more sophisticated, which I hope will appeal to a wider audience. I love Stephanie's writing, and even though it's most fun and sweet, it's also serious at times and not all fluff, and I think that these beautiful new covers reflect that!

What do you think?

P.S. Look for Isla and the Happily Ever After in stores September 17th, 2013.


DJ D. said...

While I LOVE the original covers, especially the one for LOLA, I really like the new ones. Like you said, they're sophisticated, and I also think they'll appeal to a wider audience. The colors and fonts match really well and capture the fun, romantic, and beauty of the stories.

The Compulsive Reader said...

I agree! And I forgot to mention--I love the little heart and star and rose!

LinWash said...

I'm glad you brought this up. I admit I was mad at first when I saw the new covers. My thought was a whine: "Why are they changing these now? The new book won't match what I have." But like you I grew to like the idea. And I see the beauty of the new covers now.

Sarah H. said...

I actually really liked the new ones since they announced it, the thing I didn't like was that now all of my hardcovers wont match...

Amanda Douglas said...

I absolutely ADORE the new covers! I still haven't read the series yet, but I'm waiting until the new covers are released, because I would love to have these as a set.

I think this might actually help the books, as well. A lot of people had/have put off this book because they thought the covers were cheesy, so hopefully this broadens the audience!

missprint said...

I wish we could see Isla on the cover but I'm really fond of the new ones and like all of the little details they have that relate to the book's story. The original LOLA cover is still a favorite but I like the updated ones a lot!

I've also come to terms with series books never matching if I buy all of them since it seems like every series is getting re-packaged mid-series lately!

Cassie @ KnowsProse said...

I did like the original covers, but I always prefer covers that don't show the protagonists to ones that do. I like to imagine them myself!

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

I was never a big fan of the original covers - they were just okay but seemed a little awkward all the same - so I was happy for the change. :)

I'm actually quite looking forward to Isla :)