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message 1: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Amen! they are looking like the fake ones they did from comic con last year =/ NOT cool!


message 2: by Tez (new)

Tez Larissa wrote: "Amen! they are looking like the fake ones they did from comic con last year =/ NOT cool!"

Looks like someone playing dress-up, and so obviously PhotoShopped that I hurt :-(


message 3: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Tez wrote: "Larissa wrote: "Amen! they are looking like the fake ones they did from comic con last year =/ NOT cool!"

Looks like someone playing dress-up, and so obviously PhotoShopped that I hurt :-("


LOL exactly! =D


message 4: by Danielle (new)

Danielle Larissa wrote: "Amen! they are looking like the fake ones they did from comic con last year =/ NOT cool!"

Wish they could have kept the more "original look" that the first few books had, now it looks like they are grabbing any female that dresses in steampunk at a con for the covers.


message 5: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Drakenfyre75 wrote: "Larissa wrote: "Amen! they are looking like the fake ones they did from comic con last year =/ NOT cool!"

Wish they could have kept the more "original look" that the first few books had, now it ..."


I totally agree! the first 3 books had such awesome covers! =/


message 6: by Katie(babs) (new)

Katie(babs) Also, she has no bangs. Her hair looks like a wig O.o


message 7: by Tori (new)

Tori  smexys_sidekick That cover is flat out ugly.


message 8: by Ceilidh (new)

Ceilidh How have the covers for these books gone downhill so fast? The first 3 are gorgeous but now it's looking so amateur.


message 9: by Katie(babs) (new)

Katie(babs) Maybe the publisher knows these books will sell well regardless if the meh covers?


message 10: by Danielle (new)

Danielle Katie(babs) wrote: "Also, she has no bangs. Her hair looks like a wig O.o"

maybe it IS a wig


message 11: by Lucy (new)

Lucy Covers make such a tremendous difference for new sales though.


message 12: by Katie(babs) (new)

Katie(babs) Lucy wrote: "Covers make such a tremendous difference for new sales though."

I agree 100%. The first 3 were wonderful. I wonder what the art department is thinking?


message 13: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana I don't even like these books and still I think this cover is ugly beyond acceptable.


message 14: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Katie(babs) wrote: "Lucy wrote: "Covers make such a tremendous difference for new sales though."

I agree 100%. The first 3 were wonderful. I wonder what the art department is thinking?"


I keep wondering the same thing =/


message 15: by Tori (new)

Tori  smexys_sidekick Maybe bad is the new good?


message 16: by Danielle (new)

Danielle I wonder how bad sales will drop if they keep making covers like this one.


message 17: by Katie(babs) (new)

Katie(babs) Killian wrote: "I believe the model is, in fact, the author."

Actually, Gail has a picture up on her blog of the model. I don't mind the model, it's the sloppy cut and paste shoddy work I don't like.

But I do want to buy a jaunty hat like that for myself.


message 18: by Lucy (last edited May 11, 2011 04:33AM) (new)

Lucy Katie(babs) wrote: "Killian wrote: "I believe the model is, in fact, the author."

Actually, Gail has a picture up on her blog of the model. I don't mind the model, it's the sloppy cut and paste shoddy work I don't li..."


I kind of believe this author would jump at the chance to model if she was offered. She's way into what she's writing and I've seen other themed pictures. On one hand, I'm always glad when an author is passionate about something and on the other, I don't want to see J.K. Rowling in a cloak with a wand.


message 19: by Katie(babs) (new)

Katie(babs) Lucy wrote: "Katie(babs) wrote: "Killian wrote: "I believe the model is, in fact, the author."

Actually, Gail has a picture up on her blog of the model. I don't mind the model, it's the sloppy cut and paste ..."


Gail sure has embodied her work, which I think works for her. Also the world of Steampunk is much like sci-fi and fantasy. The fans as well as the readers are obsessed.

JK Rowling on a broom perhaps? She could start her own line of brooms. ;)

I'm going to the Steampunk World's fair next weekend and I bet it will be filled with many people lost in that world.

Also Gail is writing a YA Steampunk series that takes place 40 years or so before this one.


message 20: by Danielle (new)

Danielle @Katie hope you have fun at the Fair :)


message 21: by Brittany (new)

Brittany I know, the last two covers make me sad. From my understanding, a different person is doing them now, hence the change. It's the same model for all of them (she's the owner of Clockwork Couture), but they're just not doctoring her as much as they used to. I thought the first three covers were really moody and eye-catching, but the last two just look like a student's Photoshop project.


message 22: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Considering that e-book sales are topping paperback sales I'm not so sure the cover means much at all. I agree that the first 3 were much more artistic, but when you are on book 5 of a series are you buying it for the cover art or because you liked the first 4 books?


message 23: by Danielle (new)

Danielle I've seen the cover for "The Parasol Protectorate Omnibus" OMG I love that cover, so much better than the last few covers for this series.


message 24: by Experiment BL626 (new)

Experiment BL626 Danielle wrote: "I've seen the cover for "The Parasol Protectorate Omnibus" OMG I love that cover, so much better than the last few covers for this series."

No kidding! Just look at them!






message 25: by Isalys (new)

Isalys Agreed! I liked the first but they've slowly been going downhill :( I haven't seen the one for the omnibus yet though.


message 26: by Experiment BL626 (last edited Mar 04, 2012 04:19PM) (new)

Experiment BL626 Isalys wrote: "Agreed! I liked the first but they've slowly been going downhill :( I haven't seen the one for the omnibus yet though."

Look at my post above yours. =)


message 27: by Louisa (new)

Louisa I didn't realise this was the last one, I'm heartbroken, I adore these characters, I just can't get into her other series, I suppose I'll have to wait until Prudence comes out. I hope her parents are still around and everyone else :(


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