Monday, January 31, 2011

MARE'S WAR Makeover: Do You Love It?

Mia Cabana, astute young adult librarian and YALSA blogger, shares the new paperback cover for Tanita S. Davis' award-winning novel, MARE'S WAR, anticipating increased circulation. Booksellers, librarians, what do you guys think (new cover is below the original)?


9 comments:

R.L. LaFevers said...

I DO love it! SO compelling!

The Brain Lair (KB) said...

I love it! It's so compelling! You can't help but pick it up.

tanita davis said...

:) Yay.

Colleen said...

I think it's gorgeous - but I also liked the HC design. Mostly what I think T's pub did really well here is reach out to a different audience. Folks who might have missed the subtle HC will see the more dramatic PB thus giving her more readers.

Plus I totally think it fits Mare's personality.

Beth S. said...

Oh yeah. LOVE the new cover!

tanita davis said...

Like Colleen, I thought this first one was beautiful; I felt very much attention was paid by the artist to the details of the characters particular quirks. The paperback cover is so, SO very different that it allows the book to look interesting to a whole different type of reader - and I think it's the "crossover" cover that might help push it to adults, even. So, there's that.

What do YOU think of it, Mitali?

Mitali Perkins said...

I absolutely love the new cover. Teens and twenty-somethings alike will be drawn to it. Wow, she's gorgeous.

Becky Levine said...

Wow. I loved that book, and I think the new cover is IT! And usually I'm not a fan of photo covers. What is it about this woman that somehow looks so very modern to me?

Virginia said...

Agreed; just picked the new cover to feature in our "new books" newsletter because it's so eye-catching.

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