New “Hunger Games” Book Covers Hit the Web


New Hunger Games book covers have hit the web offering a more adult-spin on the classic book covers. They’re gorgeous to look at, which is always a plus, and it appears as though the publisher is aiming to follow in the footsteps of the U.K. Harry Potter books by releasing book editions exclusively for adults.

The covers feature the familiar mockingjay pins seen on the original book covers, as well as new book title and author fonts, and some eye-popping colors in the artwork.


(Click the covers for larger versions.)

I always worried that the UK publisher of Harry Potter ( ) was setting a dangerous precedent for adults reading YA novels by offering “adult cover” alternatives. What’s the point? Are adults really that ashamed of reading young adult literature? The original Hunger Games covers weren’t even that childish — sure, they had the familiar layout and design prominent on YA lit, but that’s all. Nothing screamed, “This is a book published for teens!” — and we’d even argue that the Hunger Games series could certainly be aimed at an adult audience with little to no changes.

What do you think of the covers? Are you bummed that these are only available in the UK?

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