Sunday, 23 October 2011

Cover Candy #16 - Recent Swoonworthy Cover Reveals.

Oooh, it's been a while since I did a Cover Candy post, so I'm back today with a bumper post featuring lots of lovely covers from the past while. So much pretty!

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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First up is the UK cover for The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman. This book is high on my wishlist and I could not be more in love with the cover! I can't wait to read it. The setting (Prague), the mystery, the romance...this all sounds wonderful! I've requested this on Netgalley, although I'm not having too much luck with Netgalley requests of late (anyone else experiencing lots of rejections lately?).  I'm not a fan of the US cover which you can see here. The UK cover is definitely the winner for me on this one!

The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
Publisher: ATOM
Release date: January 2012.
Ages: 12+

It was like a nightmare, but there was no waking up.  When the night began, Nora had two best friends and an embarrassingly storybook one true love.  When it ended, she had nothing but blood on her hands and an echoing scream that stopped only when the tranquilizers pierced her veins and left her in the merciful dark.

But the next morning, it was all still true: Chris was dead.  His girlfriend Adriane, Nora's best friend, was catatonic. And Max, Nora's sweet, smart, soft-spoken Prince Charming, was gone. He was also—according to the police, according to her parents, according to everyone—a murderer.

Desperate to prove his innocence, Nora follows the trail of blood, no matter where it leads. It ultimately brings her to the ancient streets of Prague, where she is drawn into a dark web of secret societies and shadowy conspirators, all driven by a mad desire to possess something that might not even exist. For buried in a centuries-old manuscript is the secret to ultimate knowledge and communion with the divine; it is said that he who controls the Lumen Dei controls the world. Unbeknownst to her, Nora now holds the crucial key to unlocking its secrets. Her night of blood is just one piece in a puzzle that spans continents and centuries. Solving it may be the only way she can save her own life.


I'm adding a little spooky to this post with the next two covers featured here! First up is Ghost Flower by Michele Jaffe. I've never read anything by Jaffe although Rosebush has been on my wish list for over a year! Love the sound of that one, and this one which will be releasing in May 2012. This is the UK cover. You can see the US cover: here.


Ghost Flower by Michele Jaffe
Publisher: ATOM
Release date: May 2012
Ages: YA

What would you do to find your best friend’s killer?

Eve, a runaway, finds a new job at a coffee shop on the outskirts of Tuscon. When she’s approached by two wealthy teens who claim she bears an uncanny resemblance to their missing cousin Aurora, her life takes a turn for the dark and mysterious. Drawn into a scheme to win Aurora’s inheritance, Eve finds herself impersonating the girl, who disappeared three years ago on the night her best friend Elizabeth died. But when Liza’s ghost begins to haunt Eve, doing harm to the people close to her under the guise of “protecting” her, Eve finds herself in a nightmare maze of lies and deception that leads her to question even her own identity. She realizes her only chance is to uncover the truth about what happened the night Liza died, and to find Liza’s killer— before she’s next.

This teen thriller by Michele Jaffe will keep readers turning pages well into the night.


The Haunting of Tabitha Grey is releasing in April 2012 but this is definitely one that I'll try to save for Halloween reading. Sounds so chilling! It's definitely sure to scare younger readers...and maybe even a few older readers too!


The Haunting of Tabitha Grey by Vanessa Curtis
Publisher: Egmont.
Release date: April 2012.
Ages: 11+


 I've just moved into a creepy old manor house with my family. And it feels like the house is waiting for something. I can't explain all the things that are happening here. The maids I hear sobbing...The old ladies that stand in the hall. The cold breath of...Life? Death? I don't know. I can't tell Dad or Mum. But least I've got my little brother Ben to talk to. This is a ghost story unlike any other...It will leave you chilled to the very last page.







Next up is Revived by Cat Patrick. I loved Cat's debut Forgotten when it released earlier this year, and this one also sounds amazing. This author just has THE best imagination! Can't wait to read this one. Come to think of it, I seem to be keeping up the spooky theme with the covers...


Revived by Cat Patrick
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 2012
Ages: YA

As a little girl, Daisy Appleby was killed in a school bus crash. Moments after the accident, she was brought back to life.

A secret government agency has developed a drug called Revive that can bring people back from the dead, and Daisy Appleby, a test subject, has been Revived five times in fifteen years. Daisy takes extraordinary risks, knowing that she can beat death, but each new death also means a new name, a new city, and a new life. When she meets Matt McKean, Daisy begins to question the moral implications of Revive, and as she discovers the agency’s true goals, she realizes she’s at the center of something much larger — and more sinister — than she ever imagined.

Illuminate by Aimee Agresti doesn't have a spooky cover but it has a very, very pretty cover! I know this one has been around for a while, but I just had to include the pretty here! Love it! 


 Illuminate by Aimee Agresti
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release date: March 2012
Ages: 12+

Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything begins to change when she turns sixteen. Along with her best friend Dante and their quiet and brilliant classmate Lance, she is awarded a prestigious internship in the big city— Chicago—and is sent to live and work at a swanky and stylish hotel under the watchful eyes of a group of gorgeous and shockingly young-looking strangers: powerful and alluring hotel owner Aurelia Brown; her second-in-command, the dashing Lucian Grove; and their stunning but aloof staff of glamazons called The Outfit As Haven begins falling for Lucian, she discovers that these beautiful people are not quite what they seem. With the help of a mysterious book, she uncovers a network of secret passageways from the hotel’s jazz-age past that leads her to the heart of the evil agenda of Aurelia and company: they’re in the business of buying souls. Will they succeed in wooing Haven to join them in their recruitment efforts, or will she be able to thwart this devilish set’s plans to take the souls of her classmates on prom night at the hotel?      Illuminate is an exciting saga of a teen’s first taste of independence, her experience in the lap of luxury, and her discovery she may possess strength greater than she ever knew



 Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock is another one that's been on my radar for a while. I believe I first heard about this one over at Stories and Sweeties - one of my fave blogs! Love the cover of this, and even though I am not a major fan of werewolf books (team Vamp!) I think that this one sounds good! 


Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
Publisher: Harper Collins Children's Books.
Release date: May 2012.
Ages: 12+

Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.

Since then, Mac’s life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac’s hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy’s killer: A white werewolf.

Lupine syndrome—also known as the werewolf virus—is on the rise across the country. Many of the infected try to hide their symptoms, but bloodlust is not easy to control.

Wanting desperately to put an end to her nightmares, Mac decides to investigate Amy’s murder herself. She discovers secrets lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, secrets about Amy’s boyfriend, Jason, her good pal Kyle, and especially her late best friend. Mac is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her life at risk.

Kathleen Peacock’s thrilling novel is the first in the Hemlock trilogy, a spellbinding urban fantasy series filled with provocative questions about prejudice, trust, lies, and love.


 And finally for this edition of Cover Candy, here's the cover of Until I Die the second book in Amy Plum's Revenants trilogy. I loved Die for Me and I can't wait to find out what happens in this one. Isn't it pretty!

Until I Die is released in May 2012.







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

** All Cover Images have been taken from Goodreads and/or Publishers catalogs/websites. 

20 comments :

  1. I love these posts - that's the first time I've seen the Until I die cover, very pretty!

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  2. Aw! Your blog is one my faves, too! :D

    I love all of these! And I have to agree---when it comes time to buy Book of Blood and Shadow (which I will, because it sounds amazing!) I'll be hitting up Book Depository for the UK cover. It is WAY better than the US cover!

    Oh my word---another awesome cover for Amy Plum! I can't wait for that one!

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  3. How do you find out about these books-I'd only head of a few of them before but they all sound (and look) amazing! YA covers are so beautiful nowadays. Especially love the look of revive and the book of blood and shadow

    The Cait Files

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  4. @Cait - I pretty much find out about all the books from twitter, Goodreads and Waiting on Wednesday posts. Oh, and publishers catalogues, of course! :)

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  5. Woah, that's the first I've seen of the Until I Die cover - so breathtaking! And the UK cover of The Book of Blood and Shadow is beautiful too (and, I agree, preferable to the US cover). Hemlock is very pretty as well, although I wouldn't guess from the cover it had anything to do with werewolves, LOL.

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  6. I like the UK books covers for the first titles better than their American counterparts. You've chosen some very beautiful book covers for your post! :)

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  7. OMG my wishlist has just grown! They all look fab. I really fancy Ghost Flower, Hemlock, Revived ...

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  8. OMG my wishlist has just grown! They all look fab. I really like Ghost Flower, Hemlock, Revived ...

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  9. I like those covers of The Book of BLood and Shadow and the Michele Jaffe book so much better than the US covers.

    I've been pining after Hemlock for so long now, but the cover doesn't look anything like I pictured it. Still, it's very pretty, as is Until I Die (which looks like a faerie cover to me).

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  10. Pretty covers! I have Die for Me, but still haven't read it. I must really read it now. Look at that cover of the sequal, so awesome. ;)

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  11. Until I Die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for that on! All of these books have gorgeous covers!

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  12. Oh wow, Leanna, these all look great! I love the sound of The Book of Blood and Shadow, and the cover is gorgeous. And I love the covers of Revived and Illuminate too! So many pretty ones. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  13. These are gorgeous covers and I LOVE the sound of the Book of Blood and Shadow!

    Thanks for sharing

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  14. I am so excited for the sequel to Die For Me- love that cover! I also love the cover of Illuminate--so pretty! Great post, Leanna. I hope you are feeling better.

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  15. Looks likes lots of good books to read! I'm especially interested in your thoughts on The Book of Blood and Shadow. I haven't heard of that one before, but it sounds great!


    Smiles!
    Lori

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  16. I agree, the UK cover for The Book of Blood and Shadow is awesome. Definitely ordering that one! I like Revived and Illuminate, too! The cover for Until I die is super pretty! I've never had any luck with Little, Brown and Co on Netgalley. Btw...the Destine blog tour on the side of your blog? It goes to Photobucket.

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  17. Ack, those covers are all gorgeous! Off to add them to my TBR list. :D

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  18. They all look and sound amazing!! *off to fill my 2012 wishlist a little bit more :D*

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  19. These covers are all made of awesome. I'm especially a huge fan of the Revived and Until I Die cover. Some books I haven't heard of until, but will definitely be adding Hemlock and Ghost Flower to my TBR. Oh, and I also agree with you regarding the cover of The Book of Blood and Shadow - the UK is MUCH better than the US cover.

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  20. Love them all! Especially the cover of UNTIL I DIE which is absolutely gorgeous. Purple is my favourite color at the moment. The REVIVED cover girl reminds me of Katy Perry:D

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