Friday, 25 November 2011

The Hunger Games - New Covers!

I just had to share these beauts with everyone! I have been refusing to buy The Hunger Games books because the UK covers are gash and horrible and I don't want them anywhere near my aesthetically pleasing bookshelf. I was on the verge of sending my boyfriend off to America to buy the American books for me as their covers are gorgeous in comparison (ok, he was already going on a business trip...) but hooray and indeed hoorah because now there is no need! Scholastic have seen the light and are publishing Suzanne Collins fantastic books in these rather special new jackets.



Isn't that a vast improvement? If you haven't seen the original UK covers, here they are along with the US covers.

UK:


US:


I know what's going on my Christmas stocking wishlist!

I'd love to know what everyone else thinks! And what you think about re-jacketing books in general. Sometimes I think it's a great idea - especially with this series and the new UK Harry Potter paperback cover designs. I know some people might hate me for saying this but I really don't like the original UK Harry Potter covers, for me they are really dated - but then again the series does date back to 1997! If you haven't seen them yet, here are the new UK Harry Potter paperback covers.




Gorgeous, no?

Sometimes, however, re-jacketing really iritates me, especially when they do it halfway through a series so you end up with half the books in one style and the other half in a completely different style. If you have UK covers you may know what I'm talking about with Alex Rider and Artemis Fowl. It completely blows my lid because I'm one of those people that has to have beautiful books all lined up with their spines in perfect condition and all looking like they belong to each other. If they change the covers halfway through I have to save up to buy the same books again! Then again, maybe this is what publishers are trying to achieve...

Love to know what everyone thinks!

3 comments:

  1. I absolutely detest the new Harry Potter covers. The old ones do look dated, but I like them - makes them stand out a bit from all the new, shiny YA dross.

    I don't really mind them rejacketing books, unless they rejacket half way through a series because I want them all the match. That really winds me up, like you.

    I have the old UK Hunger Games books but I don't mind them. The UK/US ones are kind of similar anyway.

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  2. I really like those new Hunger Games covers, maybe even more than the US versions! Lucky you :0)

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  3. The new UK covers are really great, much better than the original ones. But, I still like the US versions better! What I want is for the 2nd and 3rd books US versions to be made into paperbacks. I hate having mismatching books in series, since I have the paperback for the 1st one.

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