Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Cover Candy #12 - Recent Swoonworthy Cover Reveals!

It's Cover Candy catch-up time again! I have some great covers to share with you this time round!

Let me know what you think of the featured covers in comments. Will you be adding any of these to your wish list? 

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Incarnate by Jodi Meadows has got me all intrigued.  I'm always interested in themes of reincarnation, and this one certainly sounds like a very different twist on the theme! Love that cover too!

 Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Release date: January 2012
Ages: YA

NEWSOUL
Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

NOSOUL
Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

HEART
Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.


Love, love, love the sound of The Gathering Storm, the first in a trilogy by Robin Bridges. This one is set in Tsarist Russia and has lots of Paranormal goodness too. Can't wait to read this! 



 The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release date: January 2012
Ages: YA

St. Petersburg, Russia, 1888. As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret: she can raise the dead. No one knows. Not her family. Not the girls at her finishing school. Not the tsar or anyone in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her talent a curse, not a gift. But when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue.
An evil presence is growing within Europe's royal bloodlines—and those aligned with the darkness threaten to topple the tsar. Suddenly Katerina's strength as a necromancer attracts attention from unwelcome sources . . . including two young men—George Alexandrovich, the tsar's standoffish middle son, who needs Katerina's help to safeguard Russia, even if he's repelled by her secret, and the dashing Prince Danilo, heir to the throne of Montenegro, to whom Katerina feels inexplicably drawn.

The time has come for Katerina to embrace her power, but which side will she choose—and to whom will she give her heart?

I love contemporary fiction with an edge, and this one certainly fits the bill! Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale will be released in the UK and the US in 2012.  I'm going with the UK cover, which I prefer, but you can also check out the US cover here.



Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Release date: April 2012
Ages: YA


When seventeen-year-old Rosie’s mother, Trudie, dies from Huntington’s Disease, her pain is intensified by the knowledge that she has a fifty-per-cent chance of inheriting the crippling disease herself. Only when she tells her mum’s best friend, ‘Aunt Sarah’ that she is going to test for the disease does Sarah, a midwife, reveal that Trudie was not her biological mother after all... Devastated, Rosie decides to trace her real mother, hitching along on her ex-boyfriend’s GAP year to follow her to Los Angeles. But all does not go to plan, and as Rosie discovers yet more of her family's deeply-buried secrets and lies, she is left with an agonising decision of her own - one which will be the most heart-breaking and far-reaching of all...



The Sharp Time by Mary O' Connell is another book with an intriguing premise and a pretty cover.  I first spotted this over on Books for Company and immediately added it to my wish list!

The Sharp Time by Mary O' Connell
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: November 2011
Ages: YA

Sandinista Jones is a high school senior with a punk rock name and a broken heart. The death of her single mother has left Sandinista alone in the world, subject to the random vulnerability of everyday life. When the school system lets her down, her grief and instability intensify, and she ponders a violent act of revenge. 

Still, in the midst of her crisis, she gets a job at The Pale Circus, a funky vintage clothing shop, and finds friendship and camaraderie with her coworker, a boy struggling with his own secrets. 

Even as Sandinista sees the failures of those with power and authority, she's offered the chance to survive through the redemptive power of friendship. Now she must choose between faith and forgiveness or violence and vengeance.



I love this cover for the special edition of Delirium by Lauren Oliver (out August). I wasn't a  huge fan of the original cover, and I think this one is so much better!








* Please note: These covers may not be  final and may be subject to change.

28 comments :

  1. Wow, these covers are gorgeous! I have to go look up the first few and add them to my TBR list. :)

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  2. Pretty much all of those covers are gorgeous. And all the stories sound pretty interesting as well! I think the cover that appealed most to me was the Incarnate one, but I think I would enjoy reading The Sharp Time the most.

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  3. That cover for Delirium is gorgeous! If I ever get round to reading it, that is the copy I'm buying :P. I also LOVE the cover for Incarnate, and it sounds like a great book! All these covers are so pretty, thanks for sharing!

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  4. All of these covers look great! Fantastic picks.

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  5. I am in LOVE with Incarnate's cover. From the moment I saw it I knew I had to have it. It's absolutely gorgeous! I still love the old cover of Delirium but this one is pretty beautiful as well. And your comment about Spellbound wasn't harsh at all, the book was definitely not flawless and I may have mistakenly made it sound that way in my review. Love this post! ;)

    ~Loren

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  6. I really like The Sharp Time and Someone Else's Life covers! So many great covers around lately!

    I loved the other Delirium cover, but I think this new one is great as well! :)

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  7. Wow!!! I've seen Incarnate before. But love The Gathering Storm. That one is definitely going on my list. I agree on Delirium cover. Is that one for the paperback?

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  8. @Julie - It's a special edition with bonus material. It's out in August in the US. There's a new edition out in the UK in August too.

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  9. I love them all, but my favourite is definitely the new DELIRIUM cover. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  10. I really like the cover of The Gathering Storm. Then again, I'm excited by this book, period. I have incredibly high hopes for it.

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  11. Wow! All of these covers are great. I am adding a few of these books to my TBR list. The Gathering Storm sounds incredible....definitely interested in that one. And I completely agree with you regarding Delirium's cover. Love this one much more!

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  12. Gorgeous covers, the books by Katie Dale and Robin Bridges are going to my wishlist.

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  13. Gorgeous covers! I am not sure which one I like the best. But I am definitely going to try and get that new Delirium cover :)

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  14. I don't know whether I should thank you or not as I go and add all these books to my list. Sigh! Bad influence Leanna!

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  15. The covers are stunning! I love the cover for Incarnate! Based on the synopsis, I am most interested in Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale. The premise sounds really good.

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  16. Oh, I do like that cover of Delirium better than the other one. My favorite is still the ARC cover though. I like the cover of The Gathering Storm, too!

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  17. Wow! That cover for Incarnate is unbelievably beautiful, I would buy the book just for that:) And I'm with you on the cover for Delirium, I wasn't a fan of the old one either and this one is much prettier. LOVE THEM:)

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  18. I love all the pretty covers. My favourite is Incarnate's because of all the bright colours.

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  19. l think the cover of Delirium is better but still not good enough for the book.
    I love Someone Else's Life, so unique! Also The Sharp Time is great

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  20. Breathtaking! All of them! I'm copying them all! I want posters of these covers. ;)

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  21. All of these covers are amazing! I especially love the new one for Delirium. I like it a lot more then the old cover, which I hated!

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  22. The Gathering Storm has a really cool cover. I definitely prefer the new Delirium cover as well. I wonder what “bonus material” will be included.

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  23. I definitely prefer the old Delirium cover, especially because of its gorgeous sky blue colour!! :) Also, there's so many books with faces on them these days that this edition's cover doesn't really draw me in.

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  24. @Christie - The special edition contains a Q&A and an extract from the sequel, Pandemonium! :)

    @Bella - Yeah, I guess the original cover was very different from what we usually see, but it just didn't do much for me.

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  25. Thank you so much for including INCARNATE in this great list! I'm completely honored!

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  26. oh we have the same book cover lust taste :)

    i love someone elses life (my fave on here) and also the sharp time :)

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  27. ooh, such pretty covers. I really like that Delirium cover and Someone Else's Life sounds to be intriguing as well.

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