Friday, April 27, 2012

Cover Art Friday: Ann Aguirre's Outpost & The Tribe: Season 1, Part 2

Hi my lovelies!

So it's been awhile since I actually did a "Cover Art Friday" and I'm kind of excited about these 2 new cover reveals. One is for a book and the other is for a tv series. Check it out below!

Since I also noticed that I haven't done a movie review in awhile, tomorrow I will be posting "Gary's Quick Picks", 3 movie recommendations by my previous Guest Blogger, Gary Dion. So get the popcorn ready!

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OUTPOST (Razorland, #2), Sequel to Enclave

Here it is, Enclave fans! The cover art for Outpost, book 2 in Ann Aguirre's bestselling dystopian, post-apocalyptic series! I have been checking her website almost daily, waiting to get a glimpse of the artwork. If you've been following my blog, then you know I dedicated a post awhile back on books that started out with one cover, but later was changed. Enclave was originally titled Razorland and had a completely different cover which I actually preferred. You can view it and read my thoughts about it HERE.

So what do you guys think about Outpost's cover art? While I am not sure if this is the final look, I will say I am a tad bit disappointed. I wasn't a huge fan of Enclave's cover and this one looks...well, juvenile. Neither showcases the intensity of this series. I haven't read Outpost yet, but if it is anything like Enclave, Ann Aguirre will be back on the NY Times Bestseller list with a quickness.

Outpost hits bookshelves on September 4th! Pre-order HERE!

THE TRIBE: Season One, Part 2 DVD Boxset

So back in January, I posted the exciting news that one of my favorite television series, called The Tribe, was finally being put out on dvd in the US! Since the show was made in New Zealand and only put out on dvd overseas, it was hard for us US fans to get our hands on the beloved episodes we remembered so fondly that used to play on the Disney channel. You can read more about the show and my earlier thoughts HERE.

Anyway, so in March, The Tribe, Season 1, Part 1 was finally released on dvd. Since each season ran for over 50 episodes, I guess Shout! Factory decided they could make more money by splitting the seasons in half. This worried me because my fear was that part 1 would get released and then it would be forgotten, and I would be stuck with half a season on dvd. But thank the gods, Season 2, Part 2 will be out on dvd June 12th! You can pre-order your copy HERE! If you haven't figured it out already, the artwork to the left is the official dvd cover for part 2. I like this cover much better then part 1. Again, you can see the artwork for part 1 HERE. Even though they look similar in design, my beef with part 1's cover is how distorted Bray's face looked up top. It totally didn't look like Bray! Season 1 Part 2's cover, however, showcases Lexx, Tai-san, and Ebony and all three are looking good. So I am not sure what happened with the photo they used for Bray in cover 1.

Even though I am happier with part 2's artwork, nothing can beat the UK's boxset dvd cover that was released years ago. Check it out on the right. I'm not sure what it is about overseas boxsets, but I tend to generally like thier artwork more then ours. It's not always the case, but I've even found myself liking foreign cover art for books more than their US editions, such as Jana Oliver's Demon Trappers Series.

So what do you think??? Leave comments on your thoughts! Are any of you Enclave or The Tribe fans?


  1. Helloooooo Mia! I agree with you about the art for Outpost. I think it would have worked better if they left out that eye between the slates and most especially left out the hand reaching up from the bottom.

    I also tend to like cover art from overseas better. And I think it's because they are (for the most part) less about making money and more about expression.

    Loved this post. Cover art is so important! Seriously, I believe that and the blurb can make or break a book's sales.

    Thanks, Mia and hope all is well with you! x

    1. Intricate Knot, you are soooooo right! I think the biggest thing that bothers me with the Outpost artwork is the silly eye peeking out from the slates and the hand! It doesn't look realistic at all. I had high hopes they were going to go with something more edgy since Enclave did so well and had an awesome live action book trailer. But nope, I guess not :(

      Oh well! I hope you are feeling better! I'll be checking in with you next week!


  2. Hi Mia

    I'm from New Zealand and I remember when this was on TV, I only watched a few episodes at the time but I remember that it was popular. I was actually thinking about it just a few days ago when I read a review about a book that I thought sounded really similar.


  3. Hi Kiwigirl!

    Wow, that is awesome you remember when it was airing over in New Zealand. It's such a great show! It's not a show for everyone and I know the acting is not the best, but it's super addictive and is a great tool to use as a teacher.

    I'm heading over to your blog(s) now. Thanks for stopping by!

    Best Wishes,

  4. Hey Mia!

    I've heard of Enclave, but I haven't had much thought to read it. But I might check it out soon! I didn't know it was a 'bestselling dystopian, post-apocalyptic series!' :D
    Great cover reveals! & Thank you for stopping by! :)