Monday, 21 February 2011

Cover Candy #7: Recent Swoonworthy Cover Reveals!

It's time for another Cover Candy post.  If it's a book cover that I'm swooning over, I might feature it here! I love finding new books, especially those with gorgeous covers, but I can't feature them all as my Waiting on Wednesday picks, so I decided to dedicate this feature to them instead!

Let me know what you think of the featured covers in comments. Will you be adding any of these to your wishlist? 
First up is the gorgeous cover of  A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies. This is a 2011 debut that I'm really looking forward too.  Sounds like there's an amazing love triangle in this one too, for those of us who can't get enough of that kind of thing! ;) 
A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 2011
Ages: YA/14+
Skye never questioned the story of her life. Her Aunt Jo adopted her after the death of her parents when she was just a child, and together they flip through memories the way some people flip through photo albums.

She never questioned if the stories were true.

Until the night of her 17th birthday, when the arrival of two strangers intrudes on her cozy life. Polar opposites, like fire and ice, Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair, cold, and aloof. Skye has no idea what they want—only that their presence coincides with the beginning of some shockingly strange events. Events that Skye, if she dares to think it, might be responsible for causing.

High up in the mountains of Boulder, Colorado, Skye finds herself caught in the middle of an ancient battle, one that began untold millennia ago. Torn between unpredictable Asher, whom she loves, and the infuriating Devin, who she can’t stay away from, her fate is murky as a starless night. And as the secrets of her true identity are revealed, Skye realizes that her destiny may reside in the Heavens—or somewhere darker.

The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter has a beautiful cover, and the story sounds pretty great too. Greek Mythology seems to be the new hot trend in YA right now - it's one I'm definitely liking! Best of all, you can grab this one for free right now on NetGalley! Go get it! 

The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter
Publisher: Harlequin.
Release date: April 2011.
Ages: YA

It's always been just Kate and her mom--and now her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld--and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he's crazy--until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.

If she fails...

 This is Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann, rebranded and renamed for the UK market.  The US cover for Cryer's Cross is creepy and really fits the story, but I'm really liking this one too. Which one do you  prefer?

The Missing by Lisa McMann
Publisher: Harper Collin's Children's Books.
Release date: June 2011.
Ages: YA/14+

The community of Cryer’s Cross, Montana (population 212) is distraught when high school freshman Tiffany disappears without a trace. Already off-balance due to her OCD, 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out seeing Tiffany’s empty desk in the one-room school house, but somehow life goes on... until Kendall's boyfriend Nico also disappears, and also without a trace. Now the town is in a panic. Alone in her depression and with her OCD at an all-time high, Kendall notices something that connects Nico and Tiffany: they both sat at the same desk. She knows it's crazy, but Kendall finds herself drawn to the desk, dreaming of Nico and wondering if maybe she, too, will disappear...and whether that would be so bad. Then she begins receiving graffiti messages on the desk from someone who can only be Nico. Can he possibly be alive somewhere? Where is he? And how can Kendall help him? The only person who believes her is Jacian, the new guy she finds irritating...and attractive. As Kendall and Jacian grow closer, Kendall digs deeper into Nico's mysterious disappearance only to stumble upon some ugly—and deadly—local history. Kendall is about to find out just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.

Finally, here's the cover of Everlasting, the sixth and final book in the Immortals series by Alyson Noel. We finally get to see Damen! I just hope that Damen and Ever get their happy ever after in this one. It's been a long, and sometimes tortuous journey for those two!! 

* Please note: Not all of these covers are final and may be subject to change. If the cover is changed, I will update with the new cover!


  1. I like them all. Especially The Goddess Test which sounds great! I think I like the UK version of Lisa McMann's book. Looking forward to that one.

  2. What gorgeous covers! I'm swooning!

  3. I just got The Goddess Test of NetGalley too! It sounds great. The UK and US covers for Cryer's Cross are both very creepy, I can't really decide which I like best yet.

  4. The covers for The Missing and A Beautiful Dark are stunning! Their synopsis sounds great too.

  5. I love all of these covers, especially The Goddess Test. A Beautiful Dark is new to me; I will have to add that to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing these beautiful covers!

  6. Love Beautiful Dark. The best thing about Goddess Test is the font - love that.

  7. The cover for "A Beautiful Dark" is amazing! But the possibility of a love triangle?!? Oh gosh, I don't know if I have it in me to read about another love triangle... ;)

  8. Just got The Goddess Test last night, was so excited to see it on NetGalley finally, been dying to read it.

    A Beautiful Dark looks like a must read as well!

  9. I love this feature! All those covers are gorgeous but I have to say Everlasting is my favourite even though this series has driven me crazy!

  10. Beautiful covers. I have added them all to my wishlist. I really want to read those books.

  11. I love the UK version of Cryer's Cross and A Beautiful Dark is awesome and a new title I will be anxious to get my hands on. Great post.

  12. I LOVE the first two covers. I'm also really looking forward to reading both of those books. I'll be starting The Goddess Test today!

    I much prefer that cover of Cryer's Cross. I guessed the Big Bad from the very first page, and I think the US cover was a big reason I caught on as quickly as I did.

  13. Ohhhhh all of these are so pretty! I think A Beautiful Dark is my favorite, I love all the white and then the dark font for the title. Love when you share these Leanna, pretty, well designed covers always make me happy:)

  14. I didn't know that was the UK version! l like the cover more and the name and l think it still relates to the story enough.
    Everlasting is a beautiful cover <3

  15. These covers are all gorgeous Leanna! And I'm also loving the Greek Mythology trend in YA fiction (but I'm sure you must know this by now :)). Can't wait to read all of these books, especially The Goddess Test.

  16. Stunning covers! A Beautiful Dark is gorgeous. I love the white dress. It sounds really intriguing. I like the location of Colorado, too. The Missing is a spectacular cover. I have to read Cryer's Cross, now. I've been wanting to, but haven't purchased it yet. I know someone who has OCD. She's dealing with it now, but she was institutionalized. She even flug herself off a bridge once. It's scary when it gets that bad. Great picks!


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