Monday, 27 February 2012

Cover Candy #19 - Recent Swoonworthy Cover Reveals!

Time for a Cover Candy catch-up! It's been a while since I've done one of these...

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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A deserted Island, a DVD with a very scary message....TEN by Gretchen McNeil sounds all kinds of awesome! The synopsis of the book sounds like I Still Know What You Did Last Summer meets The Ring. And the cover art is so foreboding and ominous. Eeek! Bring on the scares! I can't wait to read this one! 
 

 
Ten by Gretchen McNeil
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Release date: September 2012
Ages: 13+

It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives – an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school's most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.

But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.

Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off the from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn't scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine?


How amazing is the premise of Through To You by Emily Hainsworth?! I heard about this book just a little while back, and it went straight onto my wishlist. Also, the cover is awesome!



Through To You by Emily Hainsworth
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Release date: October 2012
Ages:  14+

A romantic sci-fi thriller about love and second chances.

Camden Pike has been grief-stricken since his girlfriend, Viv, died. Viv was the last good thing in his life: helping him rebuild his identity after a career-ending football injury, picking up the pieces when his home life shattered, and healing his pain long after the pain meds wore off. And now, he’d give anything for one more glimpse of her. But when Cam makes a visit to the site of Viv’s deadly car accident, he sees some kind of apparition. And it isn’t Viv.

The apparition’s name is Nina, and she’s not a ghost. She’s a girl from a parallel world, and in this world, Viv is still alive. Cam can’t believe his wildest dreams have come true. All he can focus on is getting his girlfriend back, no matter the cost. But things are different in this other world: Viv and Cam have both made very different choices, things between them have changed in unexpected ways, and Viv isn’t the same girl he remembers. Nina is keeping some dangerous secrets, too, and the window between the worlds is shrinking every day. As Cam comes to terms with who this Viv has become, and the part Nina played in his parallel story, he’s forced to choose—stay with Viv or let her go—before the window closes between them once and for all.



I'm torn on the cover for Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone, one one hand it's undeniably pretty and definitely deserving of a place in this Cover Candy post, and on the other hand I'm not really sure if it's my kind of cover. Don't get me wrong, I'm dying to read the book. I think it sounds great! But, if I saw this cover in the store, it probably wouldn't warrant a second look from me. Very pretty, but just looks like a standard contemp romance cover to me. 

This is the US cover for Time Between Us. This one is also being published in the UK, so I'll be keeping an eye out for that cover!

Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
Publisher: Hyperion
Release date:  October 2012
Ages: YA

Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett’s unique ability to travel through time and space brings him into Anna’s life, and with him, a new world of adventure and possibility.

As their relationship deepens, they face the reality that time might knock Bennett back where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate—and what consequences they can bear in order to stay together.

Fresh, exciting, and deeply romantic, TIME BETWEEN US is a stunning and spellbinding debut from an extraordinary new talent in YA fiction.



I love the premise of All These Lives by Sarah Wylie - sounds like it could be a tearjerker and has a great cover too! This one is on Netgalley if anyone wants to try and get it. I requested weeks back, but haven't heard anything yet...



All These Lives by Sarah Wylie
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Release date: June 2012
Ages: 12+

 Sixteen-year-old Dani is convinced she has nine lives. As a child she twice walked away from situations where she should have died. But Dani’s twin, Jena, isn’t so lucky. She has cancer and might not even be able to keep her one life. Dani’s father is in denial. Her mother is trying to hold it together and prove everything’s normal. And Jena is wasting away.

To cope, Dani sets out to rid herself of all her extra lives. Maybe they’ll be released into the universe and someone who wants to live more than she does will get one. Someone like Jena. But just when Dani finds herself at the breaking point, she’s faced with a startling realization. Maybe she doesn’t have nine lives after all. Maybe she really only ever had one.


Here are some 'next in a series' pretty covers! I  haven't included the synopsis for either of these in case of spoilers, but I've linked to them on Goodreads - just click on the book titles to read!




Hidden (Firelight #3) by Sophie Jordan
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 2012
Ages: 13+

I'm a fan of this series, even though I didn't think Vanish was the greatest follow up to the brilliant Firelight. Excited to see how it all ends, though!





The Lucky Ones (Bright Young Things #3)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: September 2012
Ages: 14+


I love that dress! Anna Godbersen's covers are always gorgeous! I still haven't read  Beautiful Days (BYT #2).  Must get to it soon!






 * Please note: These covers may not be  final and may be subject to change.  
** All Cover Images have been taken from Goodreads/Amazon/Authors/Publishers websites.

14 comments :

  1. I love the cover of Ten, and it sounds so good, too.

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  2. Heather@The Flyleaf Review27 February 2012 at 00:47

    I think the cover of Ten is AWESOME! Did you hear about the contest Gretchen McNeil is doing? It's a scavenger hunt (with 10 clues) and she's giving away a bound galley w/ her own personal annotations in the margins, how cool is that? Here's the link:
    http://www.memyshelfandi.com/2012/02/cover-reveal-giveaway-ten-by-gretchen.html I'm going to do a Non- Girlie edition of cover reveals soon, and Ten will def. be on the list:) Yay for Cover Candy posts!!

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  3. The cover of Ten does seem really ominous! The blood-red letters! All These Lives reminds me of Imaginary Girls, I always like water imagery in books.

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  4. Yeah. They're all swoonworthy. And with amazing ideas behind them. Ten looks like my favourite, but they're all good. 

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  5. Love all Jacinda's hair in Hidden! I remember being thoroughly confused with the cover of Vanish since her hair was blond, but then after reading that all made sense. Glad we're back to Jacinda on this cover though! And I adore the cover for Ten, so pretty:)

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  6. Love the cover of Through to You! Probably my favourite of those, but I really like Ten too - gives of an awesome creepy vibe! Thanks for sharing :).

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  7. Oh wow, I'm glad to see that they finally released a high-res version of the Lucky Ones!

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  8. This cover of The Lucky Ones reminds me I still need to read Beautiful Days, lol. I like the Time Between Us cover, but it doesn't look time-travely to me. But I probably won't read it because time travel books I usually don't like. 

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  9. Oooh! I love The Lucky One's cover I also need to catch up with that series!

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  10. Great covers! Love Ten and Through To You. I really like the covers with water. 

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  11. Miss Page-Turner3 March 2012 at 02:22

     Love these posts! I'm looking forward to read the last part of the Firelight trilogy, too. The cover is not my favourite though...

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  12. daisychainbooks3 March 2012 at 02:28

     I feel exactly the same way about Time Between Us. It's really pretty, but I wouldn't think it's a time travel book at all! I'll definitely be reading, though! :)

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  13. I need to do a pretty cover post on my blog soon, there have been SO many awesome ones recently! Ten and Through To You are my favourites, and I'm so excited for the books too :)

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  14. wish list exploded totally your fault ;D 

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