Monday, July 27, 2015

Obsessed With Covers #23: Sky Fall series

Y'all know how much I love a pretty cover. I think about...40% of the books that end up on my shelves (be they physical or digital) do so because of the covers. Call me shallow but you have to admit that a pretty, shiny cover will catch your eye faster than a dull, boring one. Two, simple rules that I'll follow:

  • 1, 2 or 3 (no more than 3, though) covers per week;
  • books should be new-ish; no more than 2 years old.
Oh, before I share the covers that made me drool or want to stare at them for hours and hours, I have to say something. This is a semi-original idea. Why semi? Because almost every book blogger has something similar. The only thing I came up with was the title. If by any chance there's another blogger with a similar feature with the same title, I assure you I'm not stealing your idea. I'm just THAT bad with titles. Believe me, I'd love to be smarter and have a witty name for this feature, but I don't. So, no copyright infringement/theft/steal or anything of the sort was desired. All I can say is sorry :P


     This week's edition of Obsessed With Covers is going to be a bit different. I recently set up an Instagram account and while searching for authors' accounts and pics, I came across the new covers for the Sky Fall trilogy by Shannon Messenger. No one can deny that the original covers for Let The Sky Fall and Let The Storm Break are gorgeous. I personally love them and I really, really need them in my life. However, the new covers are just as pretty. Which is surprising to me, because it takes a lot for me to like new covers. And I'm pretty OCD about series and covers as it is.

     It's pretty obvious that the cover for the last book in the series is very different from the original ones. In fact, had it not been for the similar title and the author's name, I probably wouldn't even have realized it belongs in the Sky Fall series. HOWEVER, the cover is just as gorgeous. Having read the first two books, I feel like, in a way, the new covers are more fit for the story. But I am now utterly confused. I read the first books on Pulseit, so I don't have to be mad that my covers don't match. Yet. But which ones to get? Forget the fact that the original covers are different for paperbacks, so the gorgeous sepia tones in the LTSF book are missing in the paperback. And apparently, the LTSB paperback has the new cover (or so I found it on the book sites I checked). So ignore for a second the tiny fact that if I want to own the original covers I have to buy *shudders* hardbacks. But the new covers are just as gorgeous. Would it be strange to own both? But then there won't be a second third book to match the original covers (My OCD is strong when it comes to covers for series!). Which makes me sad *pout*

     But let's talk about the new covers, right? I love the colors. I love how the pictures hint you to the story itself. I love how it seems as if the covers themselves tell a story. The cover artist did a damn fine job in my opinion in telling the story of the book without giving anything away.

     Did you see any great covers this week?
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