Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Cover Candy #23 - Recent Swoonworthy Cover Reveals!

Take a look at some of my latest cover crushes! 

First up is Grotesque by Page Morgan, but, wait! It looks as though this one has undergone a name change and will now be known as The Beautiful and the Cursed. Love it! This one is very, very high on my wish list and also has one of my favourite covers in a while. So much pretty!  In the Shadow of Blackbirds is another upcoming release that I can't wait to get my hands on -- the cover spooked me! This one releases in April of next year, but I know I'll be saving it for a cold, dark night next winter!

Also, in this edition of Cover Candy you'll find the cover of Just One Day* by Gayle Forman (If I Stay, Where She Went), How my Summer Went up in Flames (A road trip summer book! Yay!) and the beautiful Australian cover for Boundless (Unearthly #3 a.k.a In which I have to say goodbye to Christian Prescott and cry, cry, cry!). 

Enjoy & let me know what you think in comments!



The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Release date: May 2013
Ages: 12+

Beautiful sisters, impossible romance, dark intrigue, and paranormal mystery will draw readers into this compelling world—Grotesque is the first book in the City of Light trilogy, welcoming Page Morgan, an exciting new YA talent to the field. Fans of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series and Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle trilogy will devour Grotesque, a wholly original interpretation of the gargoyle lore.



In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release date: April 2013
Ages: 12+

In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment, however, she’s forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, for her first love—a boy who died in battle—returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her?

Featuring haunting archival early-twentieth-century photographs, this is a tense, romantic story set in a past that is eerily like our own time.





Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Publisher: Dutton
Release date: January 2013
Ages: 14+


A breathtaking journey toward self-discovery and true love, from the author of If I Stay
When sheltered American good girl Allyson "LuLu" Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to discover that Willem has left. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines.

Just One Day is the first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem’s story—Just One Year—is coming soon!


* Check out the Penguin Teen Spring 2013 preview to read the opening chapters of Just One Day by Gayle Forman along with some other great titles coming from Penguin Teen in 2012.




How My Summer Went Up in Flames  by Jennifer Salvato Doctorski
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: May 2013
Ages: 14+

Rosie’s always been impulsive. She didn’t intend to set her cheating ex-boyfriend’s car on fire. And she never thought her attempts to make amends could be considered stalking. So when she’s served with a temporary restraining order on the first day of summer vacation, she’s heartbroken—and furious.

To put distance between Rosie and her ex, Rosie’s parents send her on a cross-country road trip with responsible, reliable neighbor Matty and his two friends. Forget freedom of the road, Rosie just wants to hitchhike home and win back her ex. But with every mile marker that passes, Rosie discovers a new sense of self…and that sometimes the best revenge is moving on.








I love the Australian covers for Cynthia Hand's Unearthly series, and with the series coming to an end I just had to line them up side by side. Seriously some of the prettiest covers for a series ever, in my opinion! Boundless will release in January 2012. Can't wait!!




Series Side by Side:













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

25 comments :

  1. caroline.taylor0782 October 2012 at 20:05

    Those Unearthly covers side by side are gorgeous, my Unearthly cover and Hallowed don't even match as I got the US hardback of the first book and the UK paperback of the second. The Beautiful And The Cursed sounds really good.

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  2. Absolutely swoonworthy! I can't wait for The Beautiful and the Cursed !

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  3. I love the cover for The Beautiful and the Cursed. Gorgeous!  I also love the Unearthly covers- much better than the US covers...I'm not a big fan of those.  I need to still read book two! And can I just say how excited I am for Forman's newest novel?! I can't wait!

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  4. Ooooh the cover for The Beautiful and the Cursed is so gorgeous!! Love it! And it sounds equally amazing. Very very excited. Ditto with In the Shadow of Blackbirds. The cover has that delightful air of creepy and I love me a good ghost story. I

    'm with you on the Unearthly covers, Australia got it right! I can't wait to see how it all ends. Originally I was 180% TEAM TUCKER, but Hallowed completely changed my mind. CHRISTIAN <3

    Also: new Gayle Forman! Brodie want! Brodie want!

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  5. Gorgeous covers. I have to agree I absolutely love those covers for the Unearthly series. 

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  6. Holy crap, Grotesque's cover is so gorgeous! *o*
    And those Aussie Unearthy covers are so breathtaking.<3 I wish the US' would've turned out like that. :P

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  7. Vivienne@Serendipity Reviews3 October 2012 at 10:00

    I love the new Unearthly covers! I want all these books and I blame you!

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  8. Some stunning covers in there - The Beautiful and the Cursed (Grotesque) looks especially awesome!

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  9. Heather@The Flyleaf Review3 October 2012 at 17:00

    I cannot wait for the new Gayle Forman book, and I love the cover:) And a new road trip book!! Squee! You know how I love those:)

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  10. I agree about the Cynthia Hand covers they are just stunning.
     My wish-list has once again exploded & you are totally to blame ;D 

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  11. Judith @ Paper Riot4 October 2012 at 14:09

    I love the Boundless cover! Haven't read the series, but they look gorgeous!
    And I'm excited to read Just One Day :) Not a big fan of the cover though

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  12. Wow. How gorgeous are the Australian covers for the Unearthly series? SO PRETTY! I like those so much better than the US ones:) And The Beautiful and the Cursed is stunning as well, love the colors.

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  13.  I'm in the same situation with the mis-matched Unearthly and Hallowed covers! I'd love an Australian set! So pretty!

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  14.  Me too!  Definitely one of my most anticipated reads! :)

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  15.  I am SO excited for Just One Day. I really can't wait to read it!

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  16.  Australia so got it right with the Unearthly covers! I was always Team Christian! Right from the start! <3

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  17.  Doesn't The Beautiful and the Cursed a.k.a Grotesque have just the prettiest cover?! Love it!

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  18.  I agree! I'm very excited to read it! :)

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  19.  I know it! :)

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  20.  So sorry about the exploding wish list! ;)

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  21.  The Unearthly series is really good! One of my faves! :)

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  22.  Me too. I'm totally in love with that cover!

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  23. Oh my gosh this is such a fab post Leanna! I'm a total sucker for gorgeous covers so totally love the new Aussie cover for Boundless! Also I'd never heard of How My Summer Went Up in Flames! I love rad trip books so will definitely be adding it to my tbr! Thanks for sharing so many gorgeous covers! :)

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  24.  I love road trip books too! Can't wait to read this one. I agree - the Aussie cover for Boundless is gorgeous! :)

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  25. Oh my gosh this is such a fab post Leanna! I'm a total sucker for gorgeous covers so totally love the new Aussie cover for Boundless! Also I'd never heard of How My Summer Went Up in Flames! I love rad trip books so will definitely be adding it to my tbr! Thanks for sharing so many gorgeous covers! :)

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