BORN WICKED Paperback Cover Reveal + Contest!

So, as I’ve mentioned on Twitter, Penguin’s decided to change the look of the Cahill Witch Chronicles. This means BORN WICKED has a new cover for paperback (which comes out Jan 3), and STAR CURSED (which now comes out June 18) and book 3 will follow this look.

Now, I totally adored the first cover. And I know from a reader’s perspective, it can be annoying when your books don’t match. But they’re hoping that this new look will attract new readers, and I want loads of people to read about Cate and Maura and Tess, so I totally support this!

I’m a little nervous. Can you tell?

Ok. Here’s the new cover!

What do you think? I love the colors of the sky and the big moon and the black birds. (Careful readers might remember that Brenna talks about crows.) I love that Cate looks as though she’s doing some kind of powerful magic. It stresses different things than the first cover – I think it looks more YA, and much witchier, while still having a romantic feel to it.

I got to see the STAR CURSED cover this week, and a few things are still being finessed, but it’s even more beautiful, and it will be released later this month.

And of course there’s a contest. I hope you’ll help me spread the word! This one is open to the US and Canada until next Thursday.
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222 Responses to BORN WICKED Paperback Cover Reveal + Contest!

  1. bn100 says:

    Very nice cover.

  2. LitzaLou says:

    I really kind of like the new cover. Though I do like the new cover, I'm one of those people who prefer my covers to match. Oh well! Congrats on the new cover! I can't wait to read Star Cursed!! :D

  3. Joanna W. says:

    G8T design work! Loving the colors. Pink and purple are my favorite colors. They will complement the green used in the HB edition of Born Wicked well. The big moon is cool, and I love the crow setting inside the O. Awesome detailing there. I'll be keeping a lookout to see what Star Cursed's cover will entail. Kind of hoping the other sisters will be featured too. =D

  4. Beckie says:

    My thoughts: I prefer the original cover a bit more. I love the font and model used on the cover. I love the way she is laying in the forest and looking up at me. Her eyes look like they hold a secret only see knows….Very mysterious.

    The new cover is very beautiful and graceful. The colors mix so well together. The huge moon behind the model as well are the color of the moon is way cool. All of the raven's flying around is totally wicked awesome.

  5. Nicole McCormick says:

    The new cover definitely has more of a YA feel to it and is pretty, but the old cover is just gorgeous. The combination of the cover and the title is what drew me to the book in the first place. I can't say this new cover would do the same. I do love the crows though! And I love that she's holding one.

  6. Inky says:

    I really like it! It's pretty! But I think I'm going to have to say I like the original better. :D They're both GORG, but I just like the colors and theme of the first a bit better! You're so lucky to have beautiful ones! Can't wait for Star Cursed.

  7. OMG!! The cover is gorgeous!!!!!

  8. Christine says:

    The new cover is definitely pretty, but it feels very generic to me. I adore the old, hardcover cover. It fits the book so much more, in my opinion.

  9. Wendy R says:

    I'm very pleased with this cover! I love the colors and although I haven't read the book, I'm sure it speaks volumes about the story! Awesome job! Thanks

  10. I do prefer this cover. The other cover gave the character an almost seductress vibe that just didn't mesh with the character. Although I have to admit that is why I glanced at it in the first place…there was a slightly scandalous looking book in the high school library…
    However, I didn't buy it, I borrowed it…so NOW I can buy it and all my books can match. :)

    • jessica_shea says:

      Hi Dani! I'm so glad you like the new cover. I think that suggestive/sexy look was part of the reason the cover was changed – the content is appropriate for probably mature 10 and up, but parents and booksellers were hesitant to recommend to younger readers with that cover!

  11. Juhina says:

    oh I really like this cover!!! i have to say, it is HARD to top the first cover so i won't compare but this one is also one hell of a pretty cover!! especially those COLORS and the woman's simple pose with the crow!!

  12. Jolene A says:

    The original cover was beautiful but I'm really loving this one as well

  13. Kim B. says:

    awesome cover! love the dress! thanks so much for the giveaway :)

  14. @undefined says:

    I absolutely love the new cover. The original was nice, too, but this one just has more of a witchy feel to it.

  15. Haneen says:

    This cover is amazing i really liked the birds in the picture and how it shows the wickedness of the girl. but i honestly think that the old cover is much nicer, but no this new cover is awesome too x

  16. Kristen says:

    Haven’t read the book yet, so from a completely neutral prospective I like the new cover better. However, it might have been even better if her eyes were open and had some surreal effect done to them?
    After reading about the story, I can’t wait to get the book! Definitely attracts readers!

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