So, have your heard? Tahereh Mafi just revealed the new cover of Shatter Me. Apparently, Mafi wasn’t feeling the original cover. She felt it didn’t represent the popular young adult, dystopian novel most of us have come to love. What I’m wondering is which cover you all prefer? The new or old? Take a gander and tell me what you guys think.
SHATTER ME has a brand new cover.
i know a lot of people hate it when covers get redone, but believe it or not, it’s always done for a good reason. for us, it was no different. as much as we loved the original cover for SHATTER ME, we felt like it wasn’t properly reflecting the book and the feel of the story, especially as we moved forward in the series. so we tried something new.
and this new cover. gah, guys, it’s ridiculous how much i love this new cover. because it’s so… different.
it’s strange. it’s weird and beautiful and kind of unexpected and highly metaphorical in its representation. it’s basically like the inside of Juliette’s head. in fact, everything about it — every detail — is significant to the story. this cover feels so right to me. i’m crazy, crazy in love with it, and i really hope you guys like it, too!
this new cover will be hitting shelves in paperback on October 16, 2012 (same release date asDESTROY ME! ee!), so you’ll be able to see it in all its shiny printed glory. also, this new style will be reflected in all of the books in the series, and, as DESTROY ME will be out in about four months, and UNRAVEL ME three months after that, i will have two more covers to share with you this month, so i’ll be back with more, very soon! (Click for full article)
I always liked the old cover. The girl’s dress irritated me, but I liked the overall cover just the same. But after seeing the new cover, I am blown away. The eye with the trees and branches for eyelashes and a waterfall for tears. It really is amazing. But for some reason, it doesn’t scream Shatter Me. Maybe it’s just too new and I need time to get use to it. I like how Mafi said that this new cover is a better representation of what it’s like in Juliette’s head. But overall, the change is bothering me. Though I love the new cover, I am too use to the old cover and I wish Mafi left it alone.