For anyone who follows this blog on a regular basis, you will know that last year, I read (what became) one of my favourite books ever: Alma Katsu's THE TAKER. Katsu absolutely captured me in so many ways and if you want a reminder or encouragement to read it, check out my original review here. And while I'm at it, a few wonderful reviews have been posted since from great Canadian bloggers I follow: Andrea's review on Cozy Up With A Good Read and Ikhlas's review at The Whimsical Whims of Ikhlas Hussain. I also branded it with my Staff Picks sticker (my very first pick -- woo!) at Indigo Spirit where I am working part-time. Now.. onward.
As I was interning with Simon & Schuster when the new cover was being contemplated, I can say that I have been waiting patiently for its debut so that I can post about it here. I loved THE TAKER's original cover -- the eerie castle in the distance and the creepy but royal look it possessed. However, a new edition will be coming out at the end of March with a completely different twist on it. To me, this cover is absolutely stunning but slightly reminiscent of a YA cover. I have a feeling this will be more eye-catching on a shelf and hopefully it will draw in the audience that THE TAKER rightly deserves, however, I also fear that teens will pick it up when it might not exactly be an appropriate teen read.