Top Ten Tuesday #22 | Cover Redesigns I Loved/Hated

I am a shameless “judge a book by its cover” reader. A book cover can make me read a book, or it can make me completely ignore it. I’m sorry, but it’s true. So I had to take part in this Top Ten Tuesday prompt and share with you guys cover redesigns that I loved and hated.

Cover Redesigns I Loved

Image result for vicious cover design

I will be upfront and say that if I had first seen the first cover, I probably wouldn’t have picked it up. Call me judgey but I love the new cover a bajillion times more.

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

I loved the rest of the series with the redesign. Holy crap, it makes Celaena Sardothien someone not to mess with.


Don’t get me wrong, I fell in love with the first cover when I saw the book. But the white background in the redesign gives the cover such a crisp look. you can see the bloody red of the budding roses and the details, just ahhhhh.


I actually wasn’t so sure how I felt about the redesign, but now seeing it more, I’m warming up to it. The design is so instricate.

Interpreter of MaladiesInterpreter of Maladies

The first cover looks nice as well, but I love the water surface and the play of light on the water surface in the second redesign.


Cover Redesigns I Hated

Ok, hate is a big word. I think it’s more like didn’t like.

The Sky Is EverywhereThe Sky Is Everywhere

A while ago, our school library had a table full of discarded books that students are allowed to pick up and take home. This book was lying in the pile, but I didn’t even recognize it because of the new cover. I didn’t register that it was Jandy Nelson’s book, and I was just like NOPE. Don’t get me wrong, the second cover is quite pretty and more complicated than the first one, but I feel like I get turned off when the cover has a model/real person in the picture.

The Perks of Being a WallflowerThe Perks of Being a Wallflower

I just like the first one. The design is so simple, and for some reason, it seems to fit the whole idea of Charlie being a wallflower.

The Cellist of SarajevoThe Cellist of Sarajevo

Ok, truth be told, I feel like these two covers give you a different idea of what the story is about: a honey-coated version of the city of Sarajevo versus a dilapidated version of its bomb-infested streets. I know the redesign gives you a better grasp of what the story is about, and that’s the version that we got for English class. But I feel like I would’ve liked to read the book more had I gotten the original design.

The Silence of the GirlsThe Silence of the Girls

I LOVED THE ORIGINAL DESIGN. When I saw it in the bookstore, I had to buy it. I saw the redesign first, but when I saw the original cover design of the book sitting on the book shelf, I literally took it and ran to the cashier register. True story. The art is just beautiful and it fits the whole ancient Greek mythology vibe. I love the covers and patterns, which I haven’t seen in any other books I own.



12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #22 | Cover Redesigns I Loved/Hated

  1. Oh gosh, yes to so many of these! I definitely prefer that edition of Vicious and the redesign for Throne of Glass was such a good move on the publishers part. It fits the series way better as a whole! Also, that white version of Heartless is insanely beautiful. I’m the same–I love the original black background but the white one really does make the reds stand out more and gives it an extra kick. Love it! Great picks.

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  2. Oooh, there are so many gorgeous books out there right now! The new VE Schwab cover is so much more striking and bleak, but I can’t find that version on Amazon UK 😭 The Throne of Glass series is stunning too, although I prefer the designs for ACOTAR (especially Frost and Starlight). And the Speak new version is really spooky and cleverly designed!

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  3. I think that all the original Schwab covers are honestly the best out there, period. I find the new redesigns rather unnecessary considering the old versions are SOOOO good, and they didn’t need any upgrade. The new editions of Darker Shade of Magic series come to mind – I find them kind of ugly compared to the originals. 😛

    I love the white design of Heartless too! I’m not a fan of black on red, so I like the update. And wow, the Silence of the Girls is gorgeous! Haha I’m not surprised you felt compelled to buy it – I was just scrolling by and I added it to my TBR for that beautiful cover alone!

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    1. I agree with you on ADSOM series. The original design is much sleeker and nicer. I’ve definitely noticed that I can tell whether a book is by Schwab based on the book cover; she has quite a distinct choice of design and color palette 😛

      Aha so glad you felt the same about Heartless and the Silence of the Girls. I’m pretty shameless when it comes to judging a book by its cover 😂😂


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