This is my second "Cover Issues" post. I find it interesting when they start changing all the covers. And for some reason I just have to make a post out of it and give my opinion :) So I think they did a good thing giving these covers a little re-do. Honestly, I never liked the first set. Specials and Extras would be the only ones that I would keep if I was forced to choose from the old set.
So first off, I haven't read these yet. So I can't relate the cover to the story and all that. This is 95% based on looks and 5% based on matching the title. First up, Uglies... As for the old cover, the girl is just standard to me, not really special or significant. And what is up with the weird looking plant by her face?! Not sure. And for the new cover, I love it! It looks so clean. I love how all of them are white. I love the hands, they look so perfect, almost like barbie hands, and the nails are perfectly painted. And the creepy face under the sheet or whatever that is. And dont miss out on the scalpul like i did the first few times i saw it. It's just awesome.
Here I found the full picture... And it's even weirder. I think they could've made it better by cropping it differently, but I'm not sure anything would have helped.
Onto Pretties, the old one is boring, lame, weird looking and everything else. I actually own the first three books and this cover is just ugly, the tones are all weird. And she's kinda in focus and he's half ass in focus and I just don't like it. The new one-- we got a good looking pair of legs there, along with some markings. Which I assume would be used for plastic surgery. I get it, it makes sense. I also failed to mention that all the covers have the names of all the books at the top and the title of that book is the one that stands out in color. Pretty good idea.
Here's the full picture of Pretties... It helps me a lot to see the full option. He looks a lot better like this and she does too. I think she could've been wearing a different shirt, I don't really care for that one. And still the red tones/shadows are just messing me up.
Specials time! I liked the first cover. I thought all the marking on her face were pretty cool. They could mean some pretty awesome things in the story, if they represent something. And her eyes are black. Like black, black! And that's always fun. For the new cover, I love how it's a red head and I believe it's a guy which is different. With the back muscles and the short hair, I think so. But you never know. Especially when you haven't read the books. She could be superwoman for all I know. Hehe. But I love how the spine is tattooed. How awesome is that?!
The full picture once again.I think they should have put more of her face in the cover, because she is really pretty. And she says a whole lot more with her eyes, when you can see both of them.
Lastly-- Extras. I thought the old one wasn't bad. The girls pretty, she has the hair in her face, that gives it a little something extra. Haha. Get it? -- extra. Anyways, And there's the eyes... Oooooh, the eye. Fabulous right?! But the new one. The eye is even better! Look at that eye shadow. And the lashes. Loving it! But I think I'm just in love with the makeup. And her skin looks absolutely perfect.
For this one I think it's pretty awesome that only one eye is different. It just bugs me that all these pictures have zero background. It's just a colored backdrop. I feel like they could've added so much just by having a background. Some kind of scene going on.
So I think that since I have the first three with the old covers, I'll probably just try and find the fourth book with the old cover so they match. Because we all know they have to match! But I had fun doing this one. I had a lot more to say about them than I thought I did. Hope you enjoyed. Leave me a comment and tell me what you thought. Let me know if you like these kinds of posts.
And here's some questions for you:
- Have you read the books? Were they good?
-Do either sets of covers go along with the plot?
-Which set do you prefer? Specific single cover you prefer?
Have a fabulous day!