Ebony: That model is insanely awkward...the silhouette of that building is okay, but overall I feel that this is a bad editing job. I mean, it wouldn't be too bad if the two main elements were just blended a little better?
Ely: This is just strange. The girl looks really awkward, though admittedly she does look a little Rose-like. I don’t really like the bottom half of the cover either.
Ebony: I really like the font on this one! And the illustration is pretty cool, too. However, it makes me think that it's the cover of a graphic novel rather than a book.
Ely: Let me ask you a question Dutch publisher…Did you actually read this book? I feel like we must have read different stories, because this cover doesn’t suit the book at all. I mean, the butterflies…really?
Ebony: Umm...no. Yuck. Ew. This is more tacky than 90's movie poster. And even that's stretching it, I think.
Ely: I feel like this cover belongs to one of those really crappy 1990 horror books. It’s just strange and the text looks really, really terrible.
Ebony: And it gets worse. What's with the close up? And that horrible drop of blood? That's just...no.
Ely: Do you ever look at covers and just be like ‘whhhhhy?’ That’s my reaction to this cover.
Ebony: Ooh, I really like these UK editions! How they're all red with a bit of dripping blood and a symbol. Simple, yet pleasing.
Ely: I think this is probably my favourite cover. I just love how simple yet gorgeous it is, but I love how it also suits the story. That text is beautiful, by the way.
Ebony: Now, these original English editions is one of the reasons why I only started the VA series this year. I think they're pretty cheesy overall. But, looking back now, they're VA. They're what everyone associates with the series, and, a few of these editions, this one included, don't look that bad anymore. I guess that's because I thought they couldn't get any worse covers, but now I've been proven wrong.
Ely: These are the covers I own and I always hated them. Covers like this are just so over done! Admittedly, I like this one way better than some of the other covers included in this post.
Ebony: I know a lot of people don't like this editions, but I actually do. When I saw that these were being released closer to the release of the movie, I decided that I'd finally give this series ago. I like the different colours used and the fact that the awkward-ish cover models are still there, but they're not the focus anymore.
Ely: I do actually like these ones. They’re simple, but the catch your eye. I feel like they suit the books too.
Ebony: This one is okay. It's simple, but it's not a cover that I'd pick up in a bookstore. This is very similar to one of the Romeo & Juliet editions I have.
Ely: And here we have the stereotypical Vampire novel cover! We’ve got the random object in the middle with some blood (how will people know it’s a vampire book otherwise?) and some really old but very weird looking text. (I’m not a fan).
Ebony: Why oh why would someone design this? I feel as though this series has been very unlucky in cover designs.
Ely: I feel like this might have been borderline okay is they hadn’t put that fence/gate there awkwardly. I mean, it’s covering her face and it just looks really weird. I do like the little symbol/stamp thing they have – that’s super pretty.
Ebony: More insanely awkward cover models and another disastrous editing attempt. I'm sorry to whoever designed it, because the only good thing about this cover is that shade of blue/green they used.
Ely: This is perhaps the most awkward cover here. What is going on with those models?? That girl’s forehead is actually terrifying. I do, however, like the green they’ve used.
Both Ebony and I agree that the New Paperback is our favourite cover, followed by the reprint and then the original. We never knew there were such terrible covers!
Which is your favourite?