I admit, cover art is something that draws me to a book. When I receive the Goodreads.com email showing me updates from the people I follow, I glance down the left hand side and see if there are any books that "look" interesting to me.
One thing that I've come to see more of while blogging is the switch of cover art. The most recent book to have a makeover is Lisa McMann's Cyer's Cross.
I'm not so sure I've ever liked the 'new' versions better though. Or maybe I've just come to love the original and it's like a new baby, you love them both but in different ways? While this cover remake may grab my attention, I feel that this gives off a different expectation. For me, this cover oozes romance. The heart of the story though is creepy, it's a haunting past manifested in a chair and I think the original cover captures that. (Now if this was a vampire story about a guy watching you sleep *also creepy* then I would totally buy into it!)
Cover art can also change partway through the series as well. Here are a couple that I still think about:
I LOVED the original cover of Wolfsbane, though do think the new cover is a better fit for the story.
This is actually one of my favorite covers of all time! I can see how it the change worked for well for the entire series, but man was I sad to see this one go.
Then there are the covers which didn't grab me, but the book buzz did and I fell in love with the book.
So what do you think, how important are covers to you? Does the cover art draw you in too? Are there books you would or wouldn't read just based on the cover?