Tea and Biscuits Book Discussions: Cover Redesigns I Hate

Welcome to the feature “Tea and Biscuits Book Discussions” where every monday we get together to talk about issues in the bookish community and our love of books and romance.…

Today I want to talk about cover redesigns, now some aren’t so bad but most of the time I think they are horrible. I don’t see the point in them in most cases. Why not keep the originals? Especially if they are so gorgeous, why re vamp them and most cases its just not a good re vamp. I blame both authors and publishers because they do make these decisions in most cases.

Romancing The Duke

Savage Nature

Original

Revamped

Original

Revamped

I don’t care what anyone says…..NOTHING beats a stepback version cover. I will fight to defend this fact. And quite frankly animated covers turn me off completely. Chances are I won’t even pick up the book if it has a animated cover. I know how vain that is, but its one of my failing, I judge a book by its cover. But its not just that….the new cover doesn’t remotely convey what this book is even about.

This cover makes me cringe, I normally love Berkley covers, but yeah I really don’t like this cover at all. I understand its to match the latest covers, but the older style covers of this series I like way more.

Seductions of a Highland Warrior

Scandalous Desires

Original

Revamped

Original

Revamped

Don’t get me wrong I love this author, she writes some of the best highlander romances, BUT the new cover is not appealing at all to me. These type of historical covers just don’t work for me at all. They just look cheap to me

The original of this one is one of my ALL time favorite covers, and even though the new cover isn’t ugly or anything ….it still makes me cringe.

Indigo

 Tess and the Highlander

Original

Revamped

Original

Revamped

I love these old classic style that Avon used to do, and this Indigo cover is just breathtaking in so many ways. The new cover doesn’t even come close to comparing in its beauty.

This book was one of my first romances I ever read, and quite frankly I think the revamped is just a cheap looking edition.

Do you struggle with revamped covers like I do? Or do you love them? Let me know in the comments below