The original cover fits the book so well, so I was a little surprised and sad to see the new cover.
If you've read the book (or my review), then you can see why this cover (and the title!) fit the book so well! Lucy is pianist who is struggling with how she wants to use her talents and how she feels about her family's legacy. The fingers on the keys fit.
Here is the paperback cover:
I didn't want to like it at first, not at all. But...there is something just so joyful about this cover, and Lucy's love of life and freedom and her happiness when she isn't being told how or why to play the piano is what made me really like The Lucy Variations. I wouldn't say that this book is a happy or sad book--those labels wouldn't do the book justice--but it has some really intense happiness between these pages, and think that the paperback cover captures that. I also really like the title font.
What do you think? The paperback is out May 27th, 2014!