Hi all…today, instead of a review, I have a piece of information.
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m crazy about books, and what I love most in the world is a matched set of a series. I’m just bizarre that way; blame Nancy Drew. Anyway, a while back I received an ARC for Lauren Kate’s Teardrop, a book about a girl whose tears can raise Atlantis. But that’s not important. The important part was that this book had the most gorgeous cover ever:
Teardrop Original Cover (Delacorte Press)
LOVE this cover. LOVE. Seriously, her dress is made of water. And the colors!
So, fast forward to the release of the sequel, Waterfall. The cover image originally released was this:
I was pleased. It matches, it’s pretty, good deal.
Then, DISASTER struck!
It was announced that the US paperback release of Teardrop would have a totally different cover:
And therefore, the hardcover Waterfall would have this cover:
UGH. I HATED it. It didn’t match. It was totally lame. I didn’t want it. Then I read someone’s review, and she had THE COVER. An actual book with the RIGHT cover! The blog was “My Life in Books,” and the blogger lives in New Zealand. Ah HA! So an edition with the cover DID actually exist; it was just a matter of finding an online book store in New Zealand and taking a chance. (And thank you so much for posting that picture of the REAL book; otherwise, I would have thought the cover just never made it to print.)
I found Mighty Ape and ordered the book that showed that cover. Some kind soul had written a review confirming that it was the “golden” cover, so I ordered it. Link for the specific edition I ordered is here.
Today I received, and lo and behold…THE MATCHING COVER. I’m stupidly excited, because as I mentioned, I’m weird like that. So here’s my helpful tip. If you want the cover that matches the original Teardrop, look for these ISBNs:
Hardcover: 978 0 857 53230 5
Paperback: 978 0 857 53231 2
I can’t confirm that the hardcover will be the right cover, but it’s the ISBN shown for it in my correct paperback, and we know a hardcover existed. The paperback I can confirm because it’s in front of me right now. 🙂 And with the ISBNs, you might be able to shop someplace like Alibris and avoid international shipping charges.
I hope this crazy post can help someone who really wanted a matching set. Good luck!