The Compulsive Reader: Cover Talk: Just One Day Gets a New Look

Monday, May 20, 2013

Cover Talk: Just One Day Gets a New Look

If you "like" the Just One Day Facebook page, you might have seen the article posted a couple of days ago about the new cover for the paperback edition of Just One Day by Gayle Forman (read my review here). When I heard the news, I was a little hesitant...I really, really love the original cover of Just One Day, and the matching cover for the upcoming sequel Just One Year, which was released earlier this year. Here they are:

There is so much I like about these covers--the colors, the lighting, and reflections, and romantic quality that really make their seem so magnetic.

Here is the new cover for Just One Day:

What I like about this cover: the silhouettes, the setting sun, the clasped hands, and city street. I think that this cover does a great job at hinting at Paris without sticking in any obvious landmarks, and I love that. This cover is effortlessly romantic and it does a great job at drawing you in.

My only complaint is the same complaint I have whenever series undergo cover changes, and that is the question of whether or not my book covers will match. So far I haven't seen a new Just One Year cover that matches the new paperback, but we'll see.

The paperback edition of this book will be released August 20th, 2013, and Just One Year will be out on October 15th, 2013. I can hardly wait to read it!

What do you all think of the new cover?


Briana said...

I definitely like the first edition better. I haven't read these books but I would pick up the hardcover in a second over the paperback.

Hell-Bent to Read said...

I actually really like the new cover, but I think the original cover will always be my favorite.

Also, like you, now I'm worried about matching covers. It seems silly that they would even do a cover change, since there's only one more book.

Anonymous said...

The original cover captures the essence of the entire novel! It's about her personal journey and growth, not just about the romance. The paperback cover makes it seem like this is a cutesy romance story. But it is SO much more. I don't approve.

The Compulsive Reader said...

@alibrianslibrary: Good point about the book being about self-discovery! I agree!

The Insouciant Sophisticate said...

I like that this cover didn't change too much-it still seems to fit thematically while also taking on its own distinct look.