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
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
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
Release date: January 2013
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
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.