“Why nerve-wracking?” I hear you ask.
Well, when Samantha Shannon revealed the cover reveal was on it’s way, she also mentioned that THE SERIES DESIGN HAD BEEN CHANGED.
And we all know that while it’s the inside of a book that counts, we bookworms like our series covers to be matching.
And considering this is one of my favourite series, and I already have the first two books in the original covers…oooohhhh I was nervous.
But it’s here, so let’s see …
(below image linked to Samantha Shannon’s twitter)
Ok. Okayy. Alright.
Though I do like the first two covers more, I do still like this one.
I do have a thing for white covers, with them looking all sleek and new. And fire. I love the dramatic look of the fire right in the middle, surrounding the crown. I feel like if I saw it in a bookstore, I’d still definitely pick it up – you know, if I hadn’t heard of the series before, because of course I’ll be picking it up anyway.
The font still matches. And Samantha Shannon says the book spine will go well with the first two books, so I’ll have to take her word on that for now.
Alright, I do admit that I really like the cover. As nervous as I was beforehand, I feel like it’ll go well with the others. Though do have a few hopes…
1. I hope the next few books aren’t all white. It’ll look a bit odd having the first two in bright colours and the last ones all white. I like the different colour themes for each one too.
2. I hope the paperbacks still have that soft matte effect on the covers rather than the shiny plastic covering that always seems to peel off. Again, it’d match better that way and wouldn’t be damaged so easily, but to be honest I wouldn’t find it a massive issue if it happened.
3. I REALLY hope the paperback doesn’t take as long as last time to be released. As a reader who only buys paperbacks, when The Mime Order was released I had to wait months to get my own copy, since they only printed hardbacks first. I think it’s happening again with this book, so I might have to read it from a library or something…or just wait it out 😦 Hopefully it won’t be as long!
That’s just me being picky though.
So now we’re left to ponder some more about what might be in this book. From the word “rising” I’m thinking something along the lines of rebellion, and a rise in our main character’s status – especially with the little “even a rebel can become a queen” catchphrase. I don’t know what the fire could mean. Some sort of destruction probably?
So what do you think?
Do you like the cover? Why?
Do you think it’ll go well with the first two books?
Is there anything you hope for regarding other design elements?
What do you think will happen in this book judging from the cover and title? (mark your spoilers for previous books if you say any!)
Have you read The Bone Season and The Mime Order? What did you think?
Are you excited about this book release?
Let me know in the comments!
Until next time…