So, you may have noticed that snazzy banner at the top of the blog indicating that, yes, after what seems like forever, the Night Creatures series by Marianne de Pierres is finally coming to Amazon in March so those of us in the states can finally read the entire series without having to pay some exorbitant shipping costs to get the books from Fishpond since the books have yet to be published here. The wait is almost over, and in anticipation of the release on Amazon, the author just revealed the new covers!
Without further ado, here are the new covers, designed by Austin DesignWorks, plus the synopsis for each book:
And here are the original Random House Australia covers, in case you were interested:
Honestly, I like both designs, but they could simply have the titles on the cover and nothing else and I wouldn't care because I'll finally get the chance to read past the first book!!!!!!!!! I think both sets of covers capture the essence of the books, the originals a little more atmospheric and the new covers having a bit more of a gothic feel. At any rate, both designs are gorgeous, but what's important is the story inside.
The really funny thing is, I had just put all three of these books in my cart on Fishpond right before I received the announcement from the author that the books were coming to Amazon, and I had been deliberating for days and days whether $70 for three paperbacks was really as absurd as it seemed. Admittedly, I've done this several times now, and each time, I've agreed with that part of my brain that says, yes, it is ludicrous. But now I have to wrangle with my conscience no more! These books shall be mine as soon as they are available!
If my excitement isn't enough for you, check out the trailer for the first book and just try to tell me these books don't sound great:
Right? Creepy and dark but entirely beautiful. It's been awhile since I read the first book, and I don't own it myself, so I'll be starting over from the beginning. And I absolutely can't wait to get back to this world!
What do you think? The new covers are pretty great, right? Do you think you'll check out this series? I hope so!!! I'd love to have someone to discuss them with...or maybe even read along with! =)
Burn Bright, baby bats!