Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Seeing Double: Anna and Lola (With an extra special cover reveal!)

Special thanks to Alex MacDuff for the wonderfully drawn glasses I snagged off his blog. Love them!

Seeing Double is a new feature here at Random Reads. Two covers. One book. One opinion. Feel free to join the discussion! :)

It's been a few days since this rocked the blog-o-sphere so you've probably been seeing this all over! Yes, I know I'm a lot late - so late that this is nearly not news. Well, I completely disregarded this fact, because it's irrelevant to my Seeing Double posts. This is not a news forum, so what do I care if this is a bit late?

PS. Today, I'm doing something a little special. Four covers. Two books. One author. Quite a few opinions. And one extra cover reveal! Hope you guys enjoy this! :)

I can still remember the first time I read Anna and the French Kiss. Though it wasn't the best book ever, it certainly stuck in my head for its quirkiness. Another thing I remember the most about Anna and the French Kiss is the cover. The old cover, as we see here that it has indeed been updated. Because the cover, along with the title, does not do Anna justice. Because so many people take one look at the title and the cover, and they just immediately shut it down. Thinking its another one of those crappy chick lits. And I would almost feel sorry for them because they're missing out on a seriously good book, but the desire to want to share this book's quirkiness is overpowering. I think I can do that now with the new gorgeous cover.

It looks amazing! I love it! It makes me want to go to Paris right now and experience  what Anna experienced for myself. I know it's not a great cover, but I love it so much more than the original. I am so happy with this cover change because this makes Anna look so much more than just a "chick lit". By the way, I hate that term. Almost as much as I hate when people are prejudiced towards a book simply because it has a bad cover and has the word kiss in it. Also, when people base their opinion on you by looking at the books you read. But that's a different conversation that we can have another day. Onto Lola!

I have never read Lola and the Boy Next Door but it sounds like a treat! And I do believe Anna makes a special cameo? Or is it Isla? Either way, I know that SOMEONE does, in fact, make a reappearance and I simply love when these occur in a book! Again the new cover looks absolutely gorgeous! I never like it when characters are revealed on a cover. It makes me feel like I have to imagine the characters in that way. I feel so restricted and really uncomfortable. Which is also my feeling towards kissy covers. Which I hate. And I'll admit, I am a big fat hypocrite because I am prejudiced as well. I tend to stay away from kissy covers because 1. they scare me, 2. people will judge me, 3. I'm not an erotica girl. Yes, I really did just stereotype. Oh covers. The stuff they do to us. Which is why you should never ever judge a book by its cover. I try not to, but it's hard you know? This is why we need cover changes, in the hope that we can attract bigger and wider audiences. And I'm especially glad that this series got redesigned. They're beautiful now!

And like I promised, an extra special cover reveal that was most certainly not seen first on my blog! The long awaited Isla cover!

Ohmigod, it's so pretty! My favourite cover by far! I love the turquoise and the lime green. Ombre is so in right now! The Manhattan skyline is really pretty. And the title is the best! Really. I love the title. Oooh, I just know this is going to be such a good book! I can't wait for it to come out! I do need to read Lola first, but once I finish that, I am immediately moving on to this book, given that it's released by then. It sounds amazing!

Needless to say that I really love the new redesign of this series. I don't know how I'd live if Isla got stuck with yet another mediocre cover.

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