The world-renowned series started on a writing website, relative to apps like Wattpad or Ao3, gained a following, and was finally bought by Bloomsbury publishing. The final book in the series, Kingdom of Ash, came out in 2018. But enough about the backstory–here are the covers!
The covers have been simplified to a background/setting compared to the well-known covers of Celeana in her assassins and/or training garb and the dresses on the back (which, quite fairly, I adore). This would be the third-ish cover change for the series since the original, traditional publication date. And by the looks of it, all of the covers are stunning and will be very much worth the money of buying all seven books.
If you are one of the readers who prefers the matching covers, (i.e. all matching hardcovers or paperbacks), I would recommend starting to buy the hardbacks (or paperbacks!) of the current covers now. My reasoning? With the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, prices for the original covers (especially hardbacks) skyrocketed to prices of $50 and above. And if you’re one of those people who can’t justify that kind of money on a book, I would get the original covers while you can. I know I might!
Here are the new covers close up and side by side with US/AUS/UK paperback/hardback and the UK hardback as well as India and everywhere else copies:
Consistently, the cover on the right will be released in the U.S. and Australia in hardcover and paperback and in the UK in hardcover. The cover on the left will be available in the UK, India, and elsewhere internationally. The new covers will be on shelves on February 14th, 2023.
Personally, I’m very excited for this new edition. The covers are beautiful, and I fully support the simplistic look. Of course, the original covers we all know and love will always hold a special place in my heart. But I truly cannot wait to see what comes next because of this.
What are your thoughts?