Cover Shot! Fever by Lauren DeStefano

I don’t think I like this one.  The cover for Wither was so pretty and dramatic, and all of the components meshed together to scream “Read me!”  This cover, not so much.  The colors are so garish, and the clutter scattered around the model leave no central focus point.  The dress is striking in a shimmery, flowing kind of way, but it is overshadowed by everything else crowding the space that it doesn’t even draw attention at first.  Bonus points for working the horse into the shot, though!  What do you think?  Do you like this cover? How do you think it compares with Wither?

Edited 7/29/11 – Lauren wrote up a post about her covers!  Check out what she has to say here.  I love getting an author’s thoughts about the aspects of production that they really don’t have any control over.  I am also very interested to see how the cover fits in with the story and if it is a reflection of the book.  But I can’t do that until after I read it, so for now, all I can judge the book on is the one thing that you really shouldn’t, but we all do anyway – the cover.

Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but they’re still in danger. Outside, they find a world even more disquieting than the one they left behind. Determined to get to Manhattan and to find Rhine’s twin brother Rowan, the two press forward, amidst threats of being captured again . . . or worse.

The road they are on is long and perilous—and in a world where young women only live to age 20 and men die at age 25, time is precious. In this sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price—now that she has more to lose than ever.

In stores February 2012

2 thoughts on “Cover Shot! Fever by Lauren DeStefano

  • July 29, 2011 at 10:36 am
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    I actually agree with everything you’ve said. I don’t like the colours and its too cluttered. Wither’s cover had me starting at it and admiring it this cover has me scrunching up my face and looking away.

  • July 29, 2011 at 2:37 pm
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    I definitely agree, the photo is too cluttered. The simplicity of the background in the first book definitely served to highlight the uniqueness of the model’s dress.

    The dress in this one doesn’t stand out as much… and I don’t like the model’s makeup/expression/stance/dress combo

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