Today we want to talk about a topic that irks the hell out of us. We are sure you noticed this too but we finally couldn’t hold back any longer. Changing the cover model in the middle of the series seems to be a bigger habit than we thought so we tried to come up with a few examples to show you how it’s well and not so well done. Here’s what we found. Let us know what you think about our selection.
Susi: Our first example is probably also the one where this whole different cover model problem is handled best. You can’t really see her face on Alpha so it’s harder to noticed that it’s not the same girl. I actually really like how they did it and Alpha is also my favorite cover in this series so I won’t complain about this one. *g*
Caroline: I agree, Alpha is my favorite cover in the series too.The fact that we don’t really see her face makes it even more mysterious. I really like how they made it work. It’s not THAT obvious that those are 2 different models. Nicely done!
Susi: This change made me really sad. I know that know one really is at fault, okay perhaps the model for not doing covers anymore but damn I loved the old model. She looks like picture Cat and I liked the shade of her and she is so pretty. For me she just fit and I’m quite sad that we lost her. =( But One Grave at a Time is still gorgeous. And yes I think it’s weird that the guy is still the same.
Caroline: Well, this cover is why we originally decided to make the post. I was pretty shocked at the change of model. Of course I understand it can happen, but they could have hidden her face a little …or…or something! When I first saw it I thought it wasn’t the official cover. Yes it’s pretty, but I really can’t mistake her for Cat. *sigh* It’ll take some times for me to get used to the new model. When I look at this new cover all i can hear is the publishers saying ‘Deal this it!’ lol
Susi: I really don’t like the new model at all. But that could also be because I don’t really like the Magic Slays cover. The old one fits Kate so much more- not so flashy but still pretty. And seriously, I still want to know about this boob.job! I also think it looks weird that her skin is so white now. The new model doesn’t look anything like the old one- so it’s pretty confusing.
Caroline: LMAO I still don’t see the boobies first when I look at the new covers. What always weird me out, is that I still think she looks like Angelina Jolie. *waiting for Brad Pitt to appear*. To be honest, I didn’t like the covers of the previous books in the series, and they were the reason why it took me so long to read the series…BUT…I really got used to the old model. She looked spunky and her face was striking. The new model is pretty, but I don’t think she’ll ever be Kate for me.
Susi: It seems we have another case of extreme sun-deprivation in this case. And her face looks way too angular. Or perhaps that isn’t the heroine or another woman- perhaps the evil vampire queen? I have no idea but no way is that he same girl as on the first cover. Both are pretty covers even though where the first one was warm and comfy the second cover is cold and yes a bit of freaky.
Caroline: Well for once, I had no idea it was supposed to be the same woman. I hope it’s not lol. Maybe she’s become a vampire in this book? What is striking is not only the skin color but the eyes too.
Susi: Anyone else seeing a pattern here? Why aren’t those cover models allowed to enjoy a bit of sunshine? And I didn’t notice that Georgina was bam! a vampire in this book. I think the first model fits Georgina as a character more but I like the second cover more because it’s shiner and not so wishy washy. It just doesn’t really fit the series cover which irks me.
Caroline: LMAO indeed they all start healthy looking and by the end of the series they are living dead looking LOL . I liked the old model better. i don’t like the new one she doesn’t look like Georgina to me. But the change didn’t disturb me as much as for the other series because Georgina can alter her appearance at will. So I accept that she could look differently on a cover (contrary to Kate!)
What do you think about this change of model on covers?
Do you have other examples?
Which ones do you accept and which ones annoy thee terribly? (don’t mind me I’ve been reading way too many Historical Romances lately)