Best & Worst Cover Changes


Hello, bookish people! It’s high time I talk about some serious matters on here – cover changes are very serious, don’t you dare take them lightly – this chat was sparked by that awful cover change of Warcross. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, settle down because I’m about to ruin your life and everything you knew and loved.

The hardcover of Warcross has the first cover and now the paperback will have this new very colorless cover. Why? I have no idea. I’ve never felt more thankful for getting myself the Romanian-version paperback. Besides the talk about the cover change, there has been some discussion on the reason why this happened, some bookish people speculated that it has something to do with marketing Warcross as a boyish book. I really hope that’s not the reason why they did this. 


Anyway, now that I showed you my most recent disappointment in matters of covers, let’s talk some of the best and some of the not-so-good cover changes!

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US Covers vs Romanian Covers


Hey, lovelies! Today I’m doing something of a bookish chat, where I will compare the US covers with the Romanian covers and most probably rant about the shitty covers we get here. Or maybe I will be surprised by my country, who knows? I will show those to you and I will also pick which one I like the most and maybe give you some additional information on the books, we’ll see. Let’s get into it!




1. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

I’m a bit conflicted with this one because for a chance, I really like the Romanian cover (the second one, if you hadn’t already guessed by the weird writing you might not understand, lol). Under normal circumstances, I would have picked the Romanian one, but now I’m wondering what the hell was in their minds? I mean, this book is supposed to be Christmas-y and that cover is very summerish. So, the US cover is better suited for the story, the Romanian one is more pleasing to the eye (at least to me).


2. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

I don’t know the story in this case, but I’m going for the Romanian cover because that looks so fucking badass, I love the way she looks. I prefer that stance to the one in the US cover. (The girl looks a little bit unnatural in both covers, though, which worries me a bit). SO, Romanian one for the win this time!


3. A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

I’m going with the US cover because it’s looking more mysterious and I love the way the writing looks, that font is so gorgeous. The Romanian one is very simple and a bit impersonal.

4. Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Again, I prefer the US cover because it’s more fitting to the plot, also I prefer the colors in this one too. The Romanian one is very happy and go-lucky, while this could work for the book, too, I feel like the US one captured much better the original plot-line of Maybe in Another Life.

5. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

*cough cough* I want to start by saying I borrowed Caraval from the library. If you can’t tell why, then look at that cover. Why couldn’t they use the beauty that is the US cover??? And used that mechanical lame mask? Totally the US cover, no competition for me here!



What do you think of my choices, do you agree with most of them? If you’re from a different country, are you mostly satisfied or dissatisfied with their cover choices? Tell me everything down below!