Tuesday, 17 July 2012

UK Cover Reveals: Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black, The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton, Vortex by Julie Cross & More!

Here are some recent UK cover reveals that have caught my eye! I'm especially excited to read Yelena Black's Dance of Shadows - how awesome does that one sound? Totally crushing on the cover candy too!

I've included the US cover counterparts where available, so tell me what your favourites are! Some of these UK covers are very different to the US looks, so I'll be interested to hear what you think!

Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: Jan 2013
Ages: 12+

Dancing with someone is an act of trust. Elegant and intimate; you're close enough to kiss, close enough to feel your partner's heartbeat. But for Vanessa, dance is deadly - and she must be very careful who she trusts . . .

Vanessa Adler attends an elite ballet school - the same one her older sister, Margaret, attended before she disappeared. Vanessa feels she can never live up to her sister's shining reputation. But Vanessa, with her glorious red hair and fair skin, has a kind of power when she dances - she loses herself in the music, breathes different air, and the world around her turns to flames . . .

Soon she attracts the attention of three men: gorgeous Zep, mysterious Josh, and the great, enigmatic choreographer Josef Zhalkovsky. When Josef asks Vanessa to dance the lead in the Firebird, she has little idea of the danger that lies ahead - and the burning forces about to be unleashed . . .

International Editions:

US cover for Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black

The Blood Keeper (Blood Journals #2) by Tessa Gratton
Publisher:  Doubleday
Release date: August 2012
Ages: 14+

For Mab Prowd, the practice of blood magic is as natural as breathing. It's all she's ever known. Growing up on an isolated farm with other practitioners may have kept her from making friends her own age, but it has also given her a sense of purpose - she's protective of the magic, and is able to practice it proudly and happily out in the open with only the crows as her companions. But one morning while Mab is attempting a particularly tricky spell, she encounters Will, a local boy who is trying to exorcise a few personal demons of his own. He experiences Mab's magic in a way his mind cannot comprehend and is all too happy to end their chance meeting. But soon, secrets that were kept from Mab by earlier generations of blood magicians are revealed, and she and Will are drawn back together, united against a dangerous force looking to break free from the earth and reclaim its own dark power.

International Editions:

Vortex (Tempest #2) by Julie Cross
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Release date: January 2013
Ages: 14+

Series side by Side

New Tempest Paperback Edition & US Cover of Vortex

Missing Me (Girl, Missing #3) by Sophie McKenzie
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Books
Release date: September 2012
Ages: 12+

Six years have passed since the end of Sister, Missing and Madison is now a teenager. During a visit to older sister Lauren, she learns that their biological father was an anonymous sperm donor and sets out to track him down. Her search bears fruit sooner than she expects, but is the father she discovers all he seems? As Madison gets drawn into a mysterious investigation involving missing girls and secret hideaways, she finds herself in more and more danger…

Burning Bright (Falling Fast #2)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Books
Release date: January 2013
Ages: 12+

The sequel to Falling Fast. Four months have passed and River and Flynn's romance is still going strong. River thinks Flynn has his anger under control, but when she discovers he has been getting into fights and is facing a terrible accusation at school, she starts to question both Flynn's honesty - and the intensity of their passion. Things come to a head at a family get together when River sees Flynn fly into one unprovoked rage too many. The consequences for both of them are devastating and threaten to tear them apart forever.

Possessed by Niki Valentine
Publisher: Sphere
Release date: October 2012
Ages: Adult

Who do you trust when you can no longer trust your own mind?

Emma's life has always been a struggle, and now she's been accepted at a prestigious music school, she is determined to excel. But when the impossibly chic twins, confident Sophie and quieter Matilde, come crashing into her life - surrounding her with champagne and parties - they demand Emma's full attention. 

Then shy Matilde commits suicide and shockingly, her identical twin Sophie flourishes. Now odd things are happening to Emma: blackouts, waking up in strange places, bizarre dreams. Something, or someone, is consuming Emma's mind. Terrified, Emma begins to doubt everything and everyone around her, especially the beautiful Sophie...

* Please note: These covers may not be final and may be subject to change. Images sourced from publishers websites, Goodreads & Amazon. 


  1. ChristinaBookAddict17 July 2012 at 15:43

    I love all of these covers, especially Dance of Shadows and Burning Bright.  I added a bunch of these books to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing them with us!

  2. ooh love these covers. I can't wait to read Burning Bright, Vortex and The Blood Keeper

  3. Really like all of these! Burning Bright is probably my favourite, but I really like Vortex too and Dance of Shadows! Thanks for sharing all of these :).

  4. Oh your version of the Blood Keeper is so much prettier than the US one! Love it. Dance of Shadows is stunning, I've never heard of that book before, but it's going on my list for that cover alone:) I really like the new Tempest/Vortex covers as well, I think they definitely improve on the first version. Thanks for sharing these Leanna!

  5. Ooh, nice covers. I'm going to google soon for the US cover of Vortex. :)

  6. Gawd I love UK covers! These all look amazing:))

  7. Becky @ Stories & Sweeties17 July 2012 at 18:24

    Love all of these!  I actually can't decide which Dance of Shadows I like best---I the way the title and author's name are done on the UK version, but I think I like the simple gray background on the US version---lets you focus more on her stunning dress and graceful position, where she gets kind of lost in the busy background of the UK one. 

    LOVE the UK version of Blood Keeper.  I think I will most definitely be hitting up Book Depository for that one---that blows the US version out of the water completely!

  8. OOh!  I love the cover for Burning Bright - I hadn't seen it before and it's lovely!  Possessed is also really striking!

  9. daisychainbooks18 July 2012 at 10:48

     I can't wait for Dance of Shadows. Definitely top of the wish list! I much prefer our cover for The Blood Keeper too! We got lucky with that one! :)

  10. daisychainbooks18 July 2012 at 10:49

     The US version is there in the post - it's beside the new paperback cover of Tempest. :)

  11. daisychainbooks18 July 2012 at 10:50

     The girl on the cover of Blood Keeper reminds me of Kate Hudson!

    I think I prefer the UK cover for Dance of Shadows. I was torn for a while, but I'm going with that one!

  12. Holy vortex, LOOK at all of those amazing covers!!! My favourite one is -- hands down -- the cover for Dance of Shadows because everything about it is just so stunning! The dress, the girl, the background, the petals... Somehow I think that cover designers are getting more genius by the day! :') And the new covers for the Tempest series is really cool too!

    Amazing cover reveal post, Leanna! I LOVE THEM ALL! <3

  13. Heather@The Flyleaf Review18 July 2012 at 21:09

    Yay! More cover reveals! Gosh, doesn't the girl on the cover of the Tessa Gratton book look just like Kate Hudson?? :)

  14. Heather@The Flyleaf Review18 July 2012 at 21:10

    just saw your response to an earlier comment, whoops! Great minds and all....:)

  15. daisychainbooks18 July 2012 at 21:13

     Yay! She totally does!!


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