Sometimes I fall in love with a cover. Like madly, head-over-heels in love. But since I'm poor, I don't buy the hardcover and decide to wait it out for the paperback. And then they change it. To something ugly and I feel so cheated! This happened to me recently with Born Wicked (as I mentioned in my first cover compare post). Now the new cover isn't awful, but it's nowhere near the original cover. And guess what? I broke down and bought the cover I don't even like because I could buy it at Walmart for 30% off. I'm not sure if I should have, but that's what happened.
I've seen the same things happen in other books, where things go from beautiful to butt-ugly. Why? (Note: Some of these are different editions for different countries, but the same idea holds).
1. Dearly Departed by Lia Habel
I loved this book! I don't own it (borrowed from the library in my early blogging days), but I was so sucked in the by the gorgeous cover, which was a major factor for me reading it. And the new cover is horrible! Just terrible! It looks like some cheap, bad romance novel as opposed to an awesome story of steampunk-y (not)zombies! Why???