Saturday, 8 January 2011

News Round Up: Dead Beautiful UK cover reveal & sneak peak, L.A Weatherly's Angel Burn available on Netgalley & some great book trailers to check out!

I've been away this week, so I'm just now catching up on all the bookish news on the web. There's been lots in the way of book trailer and cover reveals this week! I'll be highlighting some of my favourite new book covers in the next installment of Cover Candy, but, for now, read on for my pick of this week's bookish news!

Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon is a book I've wanted to read since I first heard about it last year.  I've read some good reviews on US blogs, and now the book is getting a UK release, and it  has a whole new cover too! This one will be published in March 2011 by Usbourne.  You can also check out the first chapter of the book : here

If  you've already read this one, I'd love to know what  you thought! Which cover do  you prefer? The UK cover wins for me here. I love the dark green colouring, the lettering and the extra details that this one has.

Angel Burn, the first book in L.A Weatherly's Angel trilogy is now available for request on Netgalley. I loved this book - I even listed it as one of my favourites of 2010!  This has a new title, and a new cover for the American market, where it publishes in May.  The cover hasn't been officially revealed yet, but, you can get a sneak peak on Netgalley. From what I can see, I prefer the UK cover, but I will discuss in full once the cover is officially unveiled!

Now onto the book trailers! 

I watched this trailer for Lisa McMann's Cryer's Cross late last night, and it seriously spooked me! I have never felt shivers down my spine after watching a book trailer before! Something about this one reminds me of Samara in the movie The Ring. When I first encountered Samara, she scared the bejesus out of me, just like this trailer did! I've read a few negative reviews of this one, so even though I've got an e-galley, I've held off reading it, but now, after watching the trailer, I think I just might pick it up!

The trailer for Kim Harrington's Clarity was also revealed this week. I love the sound of this book. Thanks to my blogger friend, Heidi, I have a copy, so I'll be reading it soon!

I'd love to know your thoughts on these books if you've read them, and what you think of the covers and trailers!


  1. I love the UK cover of Dead Beautiful. I really want to read the book now! Cryer's Cross' trailer does look more intriguing than its
    Thanks for all the info!

  2. I'll have to watch the trailer of Cryer's Cross with the lights on. XD

  3. I love the background of the US cover, but I also like the green on the UK cover. I don't know, I really like both of them.

    Netgalley, you say? I'm going to check it out. :)

  4. i think i prefer the UK cover, but they are both appealing.
    I got Angel for Christmas but haven't read it yet. hope it's good. :D

  5. I really love the US cover, actually...crazy, right? It's definitely not my favourite cover I've ever seen, but it stands out for me. Thanks for sharing these! :)

  6. The UK cover is gorgeous. And the caption 'just one kiss will take your breath away' certainly appeals to the romantic sap in me. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. You've got Clarity? So jealous :D I must say that I also prefer the UK cover of Dead Beautiful - I think I'll wait for it to release there so that I can get a copy of the UK edition. Love both trailers by the way and am highly intrigued by Cryer's Cross!

  8. I’ve read Dead Beautiful and really enjoyed it. Liking the UK cover more than the U.S

  9. I really enjoyed Clarity an am hoping Kim writes another book about this Cape town and characters. I have not Read Dead Beautiful, but really like the UK cover, and Cryor's Cross sound amazing and the trailer is very spooky.

  10. I just love book trailers and am trying to find a way to incorporate them into the school library. I think it will get the pupils to be more enthusiastic about reading and maybe try reading something different *crosees fingers*

  11. Thanks for the heads up about Angel Burn on NetGalley!

    I think I prefer the US cover of Dead Beautiful just a little bit more. I think it connects better with the story.

  12. I usually always prefer the UK covers, but on this one I think I'm leaning toward the US one. I think it's the funny glow around the girl on the UK cover, I don't know why she needs to be glowing, but I do like the dark green. I liked this book but I didn't love it, it was one of those that could have been about 100 pages shorter and it wouldn't have lost anything vital. I'll be really interested to see what you think Leanna!

  13. Surprisingly, I love the UK cover! Most of the time, US wins for me, but the UK cover is un-disputably better =)

  14. I love Dead Beautiful. It's one of my fave books of 2010. The cover of the USA book fits the dark story more. But I do like the UK cover.

    Yikes! The person saying "help me" in the Cryer's Cross trailer has freaked me out. It is a creepy trailer. I thought the trailer for The Replacement with the baby twinkling music was spooky. I think I'll pick Cryer's Cross up just based on the trailer alone!

  15. Hmmm...I think I'd go with the US cover over the UK cover. I like the close up on the girl.

  16. A few random unconnected comments :)

    1. Love the UK cover of Dead Beautiful... much better than the US! I feel that way about The Drake Chronicles too!

    2. The Cryer's Cross trailer creeped me out! Can't wait to read it :)

    3. I totally just went to netgalley to request Angel Burn!

    4. I hope you enjoy Clarity. It's well done.

  17. Thank you forever for letting me know that Angel Burn is on netgalley! I'm so excited now.

  18. I hope all of you requesting Angel Burn enjoy it! I love that book! I'll be looking out for your reviews! :)


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