Friday, July 6, 2012

Cover reveal: Shades of Earth (Across The Universe #3) and I'm upset...

Shades of Earth
by Beth Revis
Release Date: 15th January, 2013

Official Blurb:

The final book in the trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis!

Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceship Godspeed behind. They're ready to start life afresh--to build a home--on Centauri-Earth, the planet that Amy has traveled 25 trillion miles across the universe to experience. But this new Earth isn't the paradise that Amy had been hoping for. Amy and Elder must race to uncover who--or what--else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. But as each new discovery brings more danger, Amy and Elder will have to look inward to the very fabric of what makes them human on this, their most harrowing journey yet. Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed--friends, family, life on Earth--will have been meaningless.

So here I am, getting angrier and angrier by the second... Why? Well, I don't know about you but I love to have matching covers. It is, perhaps, one of the most important things about a series, specially when I look at my shelves. You see, every time my eyes pass by and I notice that I have different covers (or sizes) for the same series it HURTS. Like hell.

And I'm not kidding, I even cringe.

My point? I just noticed that Razorbill (AKA Penguin) made the cover reveal for Shades of Earth, the final book in the Across the Universe series. And it looks nothing like the previous books. At all. The worst part? They won't release a matching cover.
On the contrary, they will release new editions of Across the Universe and A Million Suns to match the thrid book cover.
And the three books will look like this:

Honestly? I don't like them that much. They certainly look different and it will increase the market which is why they are doing this. And I respect that. But they could, at least, release a few books for us, crazy people, that like to have matching covers.

So yeah, this is my opinion and you could even say I'm exaggerating. Maybe I am. But it's because I care.

I would love to know your opinion about this and to know if you, also, like to have matching covers.