Saw this at the bookstore last night and I do not like this cover change one bit.
It loses the magic and vibrancy that make the books so special. Instead, the cover is uninteresting and bland and doesn’t even hint at the colorful imagery that’s so vital to Block’s prose. I mean, lines like, “A kiss about apple pie à la mode with the vanilla creaminess melting in the pie heat. A kiss about chocolate, when you haven’t eaten chocolate in a year. A kiss about palm trees speeding by, trailing pink clouds when you drive down the Strip sizzling with champagne. A kiss about spotlights fanning the sky and the swollen sea spilling like tears over your legs.” (p. 29) Or, “She was crying and blowing her nose with pink Kleenex, and there were wadded up Kleenex roses all over the floor.” (p. 35) Not to mention, it doesn’t reflect some of the main characters…
I didn’t love the previous covers, but they’re much better than this one.