Here are some recent UK cover reveals that have caught my eye! First off, how gorgeous is the UK cover for Dreamless by Josephine Angelini? Love the colours used on this one. I'm also super excited for When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle - a modern day retelling of Romeo & Juliet? Yes please!
I've included links to the US cover counterparts where available so you can tell me your favourites!
Set to be a hot summer sizzler I can't wait to see what happens between Helen and Lucas when Dreamless the second installment in Josephine Angelini's addictive Starcrossed series releases in July. I'm counting down the days. Here's the US Cover for Dreamless. I have to say that I can't choose. I love both covers! The cover gods were good to Josie!
Dreamless (Starcrossed #2) by Josephine Angelini
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Release date: July 2012
Tasked with descending to the underworld and killing the Furies, Helen must endure hellish torture whenever she goes to sleep – she wanders around the various levels of hell with no idea how to complete her task, and she’s beginning to suffer from extreme exhaustion. Although she still trains with the Delos clan, Helen and Lucas are coming to terms with the fact that they cannot be together. Lucas believes that the only way Helen will complete her quest is if he leaves her alone completely, so he tells her he doesn’t want to see her again and that he never loved her. Distraught, Helen carries on with her mission, and for the first time meets another person down in the shadowy underworld: Orion, descended from Adonis and with the power to control desire, he is the heir to the house of Rome and an outcast. He’s also kind of hot. Confused by her conflicting emotions but glad to have an ally in hell, Helen begins to realize the enormity of her task . . .
Former vampire queen Lenah Beaudonte is back in this follow up to Infinite Days. Love the UK cover, and here's the US counterpart which is set to release in September 2012. I'll be looking forward to finding out what lies in store for Lenah, Justin & Co.
Stolen Night (Vampire Queen #2) by Rebecca Maizel
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Release date: July 2012
The pulse-quickening, heartbreaking, devastatingly powerful follow-up to INFINITE DAYS.
Lenah Beaudonte should be dead. But having sacrificed herself to save another, she finds herself awakening with strange powers that are neither vampire nor human - and with a new enemy on her trail. In her vampire life, Lenah had thought that being human was all she ever wanted; but the human heart suffers pain, heartbreak and loss. With her new powers growing and the dark force of the Nex after her soul, Lenah faces a choice: between the mortal love of gorgeous Justin, whose passion fed her human soul, and taking a different path to become the mistress of her own destiny, wherever that may lead . . .
How spooky does this book sounds? I've already added it to my Halloween reading list and will be hoping for some scares! Unrest by Michelle Harrison releases from Simon & Schuster in April.
Unrest by Michelle HarrisonPublisher: Simon & Schuster UKRelease date: April 2012Ages:12+
Seventeen-year-old Elliott hasn't slept properly for six months. Not since the accident that nearly killed him. Now he is afraid to go to sleep. Sometimes he wakes to find himself paralysed, unable to move a muscle, while shadowy figures move around him. Other times he is the one moving around, while his body lies asleep on the bed. According to his doctor, sleep paralysis and out of body experiences are harmless - but to Elliot they're terrifying. Convinced that his brush with death has opened up connections with the spirit world, Elliott secures a live-in job at one of England's most haunted locations, determined to find out the truth. There he finds Sebastian, the ghost of a long-dead servant boy hanged for stealing bread. He also meets the living, breathing Ophelia, a girl with secrets of her own. She and Elliott grow closer, but things take a terrifying turn when Elliott discovers Sebastian is occupying his body when he leaves it. And the more time Sebastian spends inhabiting a living body, the more resistant he becomes to giving it back. Worse, he seems to have an unhealthy interest in Ophelia. Unless Elliott can lay Sebastian's spirit to rest, he risks being possessed by him for ever, and losing the girl of his dreams…
A modern day re-telling of Romeo and Juliet? Sign my up for this! When You Were Mine sounds amazing and I love the romantic cover too. Take a look at the US Cover and tell me which one you prefer!
When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Release date: April 2012
"What's in a name, Shakespeare? I'll tell you: everything.
"Rosaline knows that she and Rob are destined to be together. Rose has been waiting for years for Rob to kiss her--and when he finally does, it's perfect. But then Juliet moves back to town. Juliet, who used to be Rose's best friend. Juliet, who now inexplicably hates her. Juliet, who is gorgeous, vindictive, and a little bit crazy...and who has set her sights on Rob. He doesn't even stand a chance.
Rose is devastated over losing Rob to Juliet. This is not how the story was supposed to go. And when rumors start swirling about Juliet's instability, her neediness, and her threats of suicide, Rose starts to fear not only for Rob's heart, but also for his life. Because Shakespeare may have gotten the story wrong, but we all still know how it ends.
Slated by Teri Terry releases in May 2012 and although I haven't heard much about this one, it's already been getting good reviews from a couple of my friends on Goodreads. I'll be keeping an eye out for it too!
Slated by Teri Terry
Publisher: Orchard Books
Release date: May 2012
What would you do if your entire memory had been erased?
Sixteen-year-old Kyla has been 'slated': all of her past memories erased, her entire personality wiped blank. She has been assigned a new name, a new date of birth and even new parents. The government that did this to her claim she was a terrorist, and that she has been given a second chance. But Kyla knows that the government has been lying. Without her memories, how will Kyla ever find the truth?
And if her old self is really and truly dead, then what are the terrifying images that still haunt her dreams?
Finally check out this new cover for Where She Went by Gayle Forman. Even though I already have a copy of this book, I already want to buy another just for this cover. Total cover love! This edition releases April 2012.
* Please note: These covers may not be final and may be subject to change. Images sourced from publishers websites & amazon UK.