The U.S. cover of Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore sparked so much controversy over its "whitewashing" that Bloomsbury USA relented to pressure and reissued the book with a cover that reflects the character more accurately. While the original cover is lovely, it is obvious that the model is Caucasian and does not have the darker skin that Nimira is described to have in the novel.
Here is the original cover:
Here is the new U.S. cover:
I think the new cover is absolutely beautiful and I am happy that Bloomsbury changed it. I hope that Bloomsbury will not continue to make this mistake in the future. I had hoped that after a similar problem with the cover of Liar by Justine Larbalestier that Bloomsbury would have learned their lesson. One can only hope this "whitewashing" mistake will not be repeated.
So what do you think of the cover? If you read the book, what did you think of it?