The Compulsive Reader: Cover Talk: Ashes to Ashes

Friday, April 11, 2014

Cover Talk: Ashes to Ashes

I've been following (and loving) Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian's Burn for Burn trilogy, and I'm excited for the conclusion headed our way this fall! It's also been a lot of fun anticipating the covers of these books, and the cover for Ashes to Ashes is finally here!

First, Burn for Burn and Fire with Fire:

Prepare yourself, Ashes to Ashes is slightly different...

When Burn for Burn first came out, I read an interview with Han and Vivian about the covers. They said that the publisher held a cover shoot for the cover art of all three books, with the idea that the design for the entire trilogy had been decided on. I remembered thinking, "Hallelujah, this is a trilogy where all of the books will match!" Well, not quite. I don't mind the chance in the fonts, and to be honest, I sort of like that we can see more of the girls. But I sort of miss the cool filters that the first two books had. It made them look really ethereal. This is slightly more mundane, but I do love that each girl is looking out in this cover.

Of course, the authors look so fabulous in this photo, they could probably go on a cover themselves:

What do you think?

Ashes to Ashes will be out on September 16th, 2014!


LinWash said...

I don't know why a publisher would decide to vary the look of a book cover in the middle of the series. Was it based on feedback? I love the other book covers.

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The Compulsive Reader said...

Linda, I have no idea! I wish I could find that interview where they said they were keeping the same design for all three books and be like, LOOK! YOU PROMISED!

I think it's all just marketing and they are frantically trying to do everything they can to get people to pick up the books. Because does anyone really truly know how to market a book? I mean, really? I don't think we know what we're doing half the time.

The Compulsive Reader said...

Thanks, Rena!

Anonymous said...

The covers do look pretty all together, but I agree with you, the filters gave it a nice feel.