Cover Crush (lost): Cryer's Cross

I love book covers.  I really really do!  I've been known to drag my sister across Barnes and Noble just to show her a cover.  Or to find students just to show them a cover.  I truly do crush on covers!

Today though I have to talk about a cover I did crush on, and now I'm sad because they've just ruined it.  

That cover is:

Cryer's Cross  


I loved this cover! It was so different from anything else there, and it just screamed creepy! I know too, that it got a ton of my students to pick it up and take a look at it.  Both boys and girls.

Now they are changing it for the paperback to this:


Saddness.  To me it just doesn't fit the book.  Where is the creepiness?  Where is the appeal to both boys and girls?  Sigh.  Thankfully I have the hardcover for my classroom.


I have to share this version of the cover as well though:


 I believe it's the German cover.  LOVE it!  Creepy!!!!!!


Sorry to go negative on a Cover Crush Monday, but it was one time I just had to share my sadness :(

5 comments

  1. Too bad it got ruined. I liked the first cover better.

    I'm giving away an ARC of THE FAERIE RING by Kiki Hamilton at Literary Rambles today if you're interested.

    Natalie
    http://caseylmccormick.blogspot.com/

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  2. I have not read the book, but the second cover makes it look like a dime store romance novel. The first cover is really cool.

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  3. WHYYYYYY?!? Why did they have to leave the creepiness and atmospheric first cover for a boring, been-there-done-that one? *sigh* Sadness.

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  4. I agree with you completely! I read Cryer's Cross and the first cover suits it perfectly. The German is good too. While the paperback cover is pretty, It does not work for this book.
    NC
    Truly Bookish

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