Changing a series' cover design in midstream seems to be the thing to do in publishing lately. No matter how devoted fans are to the original cover, publishing houses have been making the decision to completely overhaul the look and the visual tone of successful books when the sequel is released: we saw it with Nightshade, and now, it seems, we're going to see it again with Lauren Oliver's Delirium. The second image below is a revamped cover for a special edition release, planned in conjunction with the release of the sequel, which it matches. Presumably, this is the direction the art is going for the series. So what do you think? Are you a fan of the change, or should they leave well-enough alone?
Which does it better?
Last Week on FFO: Rebecca Lim's Mercy fluttered its angel wings through three very different covers, with the light and bright Australian cover narrowly taking the win.