Monday, 15 November 2010

Cover Candy #2 - Recent swoonworthy cover reveals!

You've heard of eye candy, and maybe you've heard of brain candy, now I'm here to introduce Cover Candy!  If it's a book cover that I'm swooning over, I might feature it here! I love finding new books, especially those with gorgeous covers, but I can't feature them all as my Waiting on Wednesday picks, so I decided to dedicate this feature to them instead!

What do you think? Find any new books to add to your insane TBR pile?

Starcrossed (The Awakening #1) by Josephine Angelini
Publisher: Harper Teen.
Release date: May 31st 2011.
Ages: 12+

Set on the island of Nantucket, STARCROSSED tells the tale of Helen Hamilton, a young woman whose destiny is forever altered when she meets Lucas Delos and tries to kill him in front of her entire high school. Which is terribly inconvenient, not only because Lucas is the most beautiful boy on the island, but also because Helen is so achingly shy she suffers physical pain whenever she is given too much attention.

Making matters worse, Helen is beginning to suspect she’s going crazy. Whenever she’s near Lucas or any member of his family she sees the ghostly apparitions of three women weeping bloody tears, and suffers the burden of an intense and irrational hate. She soon learns that she and Lucas are destined to play the leading roles in a Greek tragedy that the Three Fates insist on repeating over and over again throughout history. Like her namesake, Helen of Troy, she’s destined to start a war by falling in love. But even though Lucas and Helen can see their own star-crossed destiny, they’re still powerfully attracted to each other. Will they give up their personal happiness for the greater good, or risk it all to be together?

 I think that both the synopsis and the cover of this one are amazing! This is the first book in a trilogy, so maybe we can look forward to more swoonworthy covers in this series. Love the elements of Greek tragedy I'm reading about here!

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
Publisher: Dutton.
Release date: June 14th 2011.
Ages: YA

Chloe’s older sister, Ruby, is the girl everyone looks to and longs for, who can’t be captured or caged. When a night with Ruby’s friends goes horribly wrong and Chloe discovers the dead body of her classmate London Hayes floating in the reservoir, Chloe is sent away from town and away from Ruby.

But Ruby will do anything to get her sister back, and when Chloe returns home two years later, a precarious and deadly balance waits. As Chloe flirts with the truth that Ruby has hidden deeply away, the fragile line between life and death is redrawn by the complex bonds of sisterhood.

Imaginary Girls is a masterfully distorted vision of family reminiscent of Shirley Jackson, laced with twists that beg for their secrets to be kept.

 Eeek! I love this cover! I'm always drawn to books with lots of plot twists, and I love the sound of all these family secrets here. I will definitely be checking out this one when it's release in June 2011.

The Watchers (Delcroix Academy #2) by Inara Scott
Publisher: Hyperion
Release date: August 2nd 2011.
Ages: 12+

Dancia's back at Delcroix, but this year, everything's different. Dancia's Talented, and her powers have earned her an invitation to join Delcroix's real raison d'etre --the Program.  Dancia's wanted to use her powers to help people all her life -- and now Delcroix is going to give her the training she needs to use her Talent for good.  At least...that’s what the school says she’ll learn to do with her powers. Her cuter-than-cute boyfriend Cam insists that it's true, and so do all the other students. But there's still a little voice inside her head that wonders -- if the Program's so great, why did her almost-only-a-friend- Jack run away rather than join? And why would the school be getting attacked by angry ex-students?  Dancia's a loyal student...and a loyal girlfriend.  But if finding out what's really going on means talking to Jack, well -- it's a risk she just might have to take.

I have The Candidates (Delcroix Academy #1) sitting on my bookshelf just waiting for me to read.  This cover makes me wanted to get started on the series ASAP. I love it! Have you read book 1 in this series? What did you think?

* Please note: Not all of these covers are final and may be subject to change. If the cover is changed, I will update with the new cover!
** Please note: I changed the name of this feature as I was alerted to the fact that another blogger already has a feature of the same name!


  1. WOW theses look great! I'm so adding these to my tbr pile!!

  2. From the beautiful covers alone I now want to read all of these!

  3. Gorgeous covers all around! I especially love the Imaginary Girls cover its beautiful and eerie all the same time. Looking forward to all three of these!

  4. Really pretty covers! I'm glad to finally see the cover for the StarCrossed -- that's the trilogy HarpeCollins paid 7 figures! I hope it's as good as it looks and worth the dough. I wonder if it will be available on NetGalley. The cover for Imaginary Girls is really haunting.

  5. Wow! All of these look awesome! I think Starcrossed is my favorite though. Thanks for sharing!

  6. the 1st one is new to me! i'll add it one my GR. I need the read the Candidates. <3 all those covers.

  7. I just came across the third book in the Demon's Lexicon trilogy. It's called Demon's Surrender. I am so, ecstatically excited about it, I don't think I can wait until June. A title that I'm looking forward to for December is the third Drake Chronicles book, Out for Blood. I've been devouring the first two.

  8. I just added Starcrossed to my TBR yesterday. The cover really caught my attention. I am *such* a sucker for a pretty cover.

  9. Starcrossed is now on my wishlist! Thanks for the post!

  10. Oh! Pretties!! I especially like the Starcrossed cover.

  11. You say it right, insane TBR pile!!! :P
    Is it just me, or are there a lot more books coming out next year than there was this year!!!! OMG!

  12. These covers are simply gorgeous! I cannot wait for Starcrossed - it sounds like it's going to be one incredible read!

  13. All gorgeous covers! I especially love the cover for Imaginary Girls!


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