Fierce Reads (Imprint of Macmillan) had news for fans of The Winners Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski today.
1.The Winner’s Kiss excerpt
On twitter, people expressed their anger and disappointment over the cover change.
I was more an observer, but I too was disappointed.
The original covers portrayed this story and Kestrel (the main heroine) much better than the new covers!
Also, the style/presentation of the original cover is what drew me to the trilogy in the first place.
People also compared the new covers to a now, quite popular fantasy series:
Overall this cover change is a big let down 😥
Well there are many reasons for cover changes. Maybe the publisher wants to find a new/wider demographic? Or maybe the series wasn’t selling as much? Who knows
But looking at the positives, the story obviously isn’t changing so maybe a cover change isn’t so bad & I’m sure I can buy the books w/ the original cover online! 🙂
I would love to hear your thoughts!
How do you feel about this cover change??
Are you a fan of this series & have thoughts on it?? 🙂
***UPDATE: The publishers have kept the original cover for The Winners Kiss, but do plan to re-release The Winners Trilogy w/ the new covers!
**For The Winners Curse/Crime, the new paperbacks can now be found in stores