"I'm not a very visual person, and I knew the art department would do their thing. I've generally been pleased with my covers.
"I didn't give much input for Beastly. We may have discussed a rose. I have given more input in the past, but they've really always come up with something completely different than what was discussed, so I don't think I really said anything.
"Regarding the original cover, above, I was happy with it. I was a bit concerned about whether the rose would be a turn-off to my usual boy audience, but the black cover seems to make it less feminine. At least, plenty of boys read the book...."
Read the rest of Alex's Cover Story on melissacwalker.com, and read a full interview with Alex about the book-to-movie process (and what she thinks of the casting) on I Heart Daily.