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What do you think ‘Dead Ever After’ cover means?! October 20, 2012

Posted by Diana McCabe in Authors, News.
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Here it is. The cover for the last book in the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series. Charlaine Harris revealed the new cover earlier in the week to USA TODAY. The 13th and final book in the series will be published May 7.

When asked why she was ending the series, Harris told USA TODAY:

“I felt that I’d told the story I set out to tell. I thought continuing it, which I could have done, would have been a disservice to readers who have stuck with me this long.”

Thoughts on the cover? I think it is bright. The colors pop more than on any other cover. All of her friends are on it — her shifter friends. She’s looking back at them. For support? To bid farewell? Is that a sunrise or a sunset? I think Sookie is wearing a lot of red — Eric’s fave color. Is she following the bats or saying goodbye to them? Are the bats leading her  somewhere or fly off? And what the heck does a rose, tomato and purple daisy signify? I’ll have to look those up for another post, but if you have any thoughts on this — post below!!

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1. Emma - October 21, 2012

We don’t have these covers on this side of the pond. I’ll be sorry to see the end of this series.

Diana McCabe - October 21, 2012

Hi Emma — When is release date for her book over there? Have her covers differed greatly in the UK from what you get over here?

Best — Diana

p.s. I am sorry to see the series end, too. But understand what she means. So curious to see what happens to Sookie!

Emma - October 21, 2012

I’m not sure about the release date. This is how our covers looks http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4602032-dead-until-dark

2. Diana McCabe - October 21, 2012

Oh — We have those here, too. The new ones look more like the HBO series. The older ones are to the right of that book ….. I’ll have to poke around and post a link to the original covers. But my guess is you have them there. It’s just right now they all look like the HBO series!

3. georgianaderwent - October 24, 2012

I’ve definitely never seen this style of cover in the UK, even before the TV series came along. It’s quite pretty and eydcatching, but doesn’t seem quite fitting for the books somehow – if it wasn’t for the title, the bright colours and animals would almost make it look like a cheery children’s book – not a mistake many mothers would want to make!

Excited to read it anyway. Although I love the series, I’m sort of glad that Harris has been brave enough to draw it to a close and I hope she sticks with her decision. I hate it when series go on and on with no sign of a proper conclusion. Much more exciting to read a final novel and see how everything ends.


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