I've been following the cover controversy on Jaclyn Dolamar's first novel, Magic Under Glass for some time now. I originally heard about it from Bookshelves of Doom, and it's been discussed on several other blogs. The main character, Nimira, is described as having dark skin, and the model for the cover was Caucasian. After issuing an apology, the publisher Bloomsbury has redesigned the cover.
The original cover.
The new cover.
What do you think? On the first cover... the model looks unnaturally slim, and of course, her appearance isn't true to the book, but I liked the corset she's wearing. The cover (and title!) seem to promise that something magical will happen. I like the new cover better though. I like Nimira's thoughtful expression.