Monday, December 28, 2009

Twilight Zone: Copy Covers are Getting Out of Hand!

Whilst browsing in Barnes & Noble the other day, I was overcome with the number of Twilight copy covers that publishers are creating.

I've previously posted about the Wuthering Heights redo. That one seemed natural to me, since Wuthering Heights is Bella's favorite book.

But Romeo and Juliet? Does Shakespeare really need a boost? Will this cover really sell more copies of a book that basically every student is already required to read at some point in his/her

And V.C. Andrews? Whaaaaaa? If anything, the original cut-out covers are the reason why people read those books in the first place. It certainly wasn't the intricate storylines and crafted language.

I didn't even see Pride and Prejudice firsthand, but I know it's out there...getting a sparkly vampire redo.

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  1. yeah, it's crazy!! I noticed the Wuthering Heights, which made sense, and the Romeo and Juliet made sense because it's starcrossed lovers. But really, I'm tired of the black backgrounds in YA!

  2. I never liked the original Twilight cover, personally. This treatment doesn't suit the VC Andrews at all, and Pride & Prejudice is a stretch. C'mon book designers, you can do better!