Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cover Comparisons [4]

For this week's cover comparison I'm comparing the covers of Delirium by Lauren Oliver! Delirium recently got a cover makeover for the special edition of the book that's coming out this fall. This new cover? Yeah, its pretty dang sweet. But then again, so is the original cover. Lets compare the two shall we?

                    Original Cover      Special Edition Cover

Original Cover: I LOVE this cover. Its visually stunning, super eye-catching, and just plain awesome. I'm a big fan. The only thing I don't really like about it is the girls expression in the picture. Is she sleeping? What's up? Its just weird. But other than that I just adore this cover.

Special Edition US Cover: Wow. That was the first thing I thought when I saw this new cover. Its absolutely gorgeous. The color scheme, the intensity of the photo, everything. I also love that it really captures the essence of what Delirium is about. The only thing that I don't really like about this cover is that it isn't as unique as the original. It reminds me a lot of other covers, especially the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. In a sea of similar books it just doesn't stand out as much as the original.

So who wins? Gosh, I don't know. This one is a total toss up for me. I love the original because, well, its original! Oh and don't forget the fact that its shiny. >.< But then again I just love the new cover because of its intensity. I have to call a tie on this one! I just can't choose.

So which cover is YOUR favorite? Let me know by voting in the poll below!

Also have you guys seen the cover of Pandemonium (the sequel to Delirium) yet? Its FREAKING AMAZING!!!! Check it out:

GAHHHHH!!!! I'm not gonna lie, I'm a little disappointed that they decided not to continue the original cover scheme, but then again these new covers are so awesome that I can't really complain. I mean look at how badass Lena looks? She's a regular Katniss Everdeen on this cover! And if you know me then you know how much I LOVE Katniss Everdeen!!!

What do you guys think of the new Delirium covers? Love them? Hate them? Wish they had continued the old design? I'm curious to know your thoughts!

Julia :)


  1. It would have been interesting to see what the next cover would look like had they continued the originals, but I voted for the special edition cover, only because it matches the next one :P

    Thanks for sharing :)

  2. I like the special edition cover better. I love the original but something about the newer covers really catch my eye ^-^

  3. I love both, BUT the second one reminds me of nightshade(original nightshade cover, which i loved) that is the only thing that made me goes

  4. What does the special edition have? The first pages of Pandemonium?

    Ah, I like them both but I'll stay with the original. When you mentioned The Uglies series, I went, "Oh!" You're right.

    I just don't like how now they are taking the paperback editions and making the next one in the series similar to the paperback.

    I'm not big on "they have to match" but it kind of messes it up.

    But one good example of this is the paperback version of Birthmarked. That one is so amazingly done and it goes with the sequel, Prized.


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