Tuesday 3 July 2012

Cover Candy #21 - Recent Swoonworthy Cover Reveals!

It's been ages and ages since I've done a Cover Candy post, but I'm back today with a bumper edition.

While I was away I saw oodles and oodles of pretty new book covers unveiled by authors and publishers, and here are my pick of the bunch!

Let me know what you think of the featured covers in comments. Which cover is your favourite? Will you be adding any of these to your wish list?


Pivot Point by Kasie West
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: February 2013
Ages: 13+

Addison Coleman's life is one big "What if?" As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It's the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie's parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with–her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the "Norms," or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it's not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school–but she never wanted to be a quarterback's girlfriend. When Addie's father is asked to consult on a murder in the compound, she's unwittingly drawn into a drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she's willing to live through...and who she can't live without.

 Let The Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: March 2013
Ages: YA

Vane Weston should have died in the category five tornado that killed his parents. Instead, he woke up in a pile of rubble with no memories of his past—except one: a beautiful, dark-haired girl standing in the winds. She's swept through his dreams ever since, and he clings to the hope that she's real.

Audra is real, but she isn't human. She's a sylph, an air elemental who can walk on the wind, translate its alluring songs, even twist it into a weapon. She's also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect him at all costs.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra has just days to help Vane unlock his memories. And as the storm winds gather, they start to realize the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them, but the forbidden romance growing between them.

Set amongst the desert airstreams of Coachella Valley in California, LET THE SKY FALL is about two teenagers broken by their pasts, divided by their futures, and bound by love.

Out of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Publisher: Philomel
Release date: February 2012
Ages: 14+

Known amongst locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than The Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan to get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street. Caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld, New Orleans lures Josie in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.

With characters as captivating as her international bestselling novel, "Between Shades of Gray," Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny.

17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Release date: March 2013
Ages: 14+

Seventeen-year-old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing. And all these girls have just one thing in common—they are 17 and gone without a trace. As Lauren struggles to shake these waking nightmares, impossible questions demand urgent answers: Why are the girls speaking to Lauren? How can she help them? And . . . is she next? As Lauren searches for clues, everything begins to unravel, and when a brush with death lands her in the hospital, a shocking truth emerges, changing everything.

Linked by Imogen Howson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: June 2013
Ages: YA

Elissa used to have it all: looks, popularity, and a bright future. But for the last three years, she’s been struggling with terrifying visions, phantom pains, and mysterious bruises that appear out of nowhere.

Finally, she’s promised a cure: minor surgery to burn out the overactive area of her brain. But on the eve of the procedure, she discovers the shocking truth behind her hallucinations: she’s been seeing the world through another girl’s eyes.

Elissa follows her visions, and finds a battered, broken girl on the run. A girl—Lin—who looks exactly like Elissa, down to the matching bruises. The twin sister she never knew existed.

Now, Elissa and Lin are on the run from a government who will stop at nothing to reclaim Lin and protect the dangerous secrets she could expose—secrets that would shake the very foundation of their world.

Riveting, thought-provoking and utterly compelling, Linked will make you question what it really means to be human.

 The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Publisher: Mantle
Release date: October 2012
Ages: Adult

1959: On a sweltering summer's day, while her family picnics by the stream on their Suffolk farm, sixteen-year-old Laurel hides out in her childhood tree house dreaming of a boy called Billy, a move to London, and the bright future she can't wait to seize. But before the idyllic afternoon is over, Laurel will have witnessed a shocking crime that changes everything.

2011: Now a much-loved actress, Laurel finds herself overwhelmed by shades of the past. Haunted by memories, and the mystery of what she saw that day, she returns to her family home and begins to piece together a secret history. A tale of three strangers from vastly different worlds - Dorothy, Vivien and Jimmy - who are brought together by chance in wartime London and whose lives become fiercely and fatefully entwined. Shifting between the 1930s, the 1950s and the present, The Secret Keeper is a spellbinding story of mysteries and secrets, theatre and thievery, murder and enduring love.

 These next covers are for next in a series books (that I am so, so, so excited for!) so read the synopsis at your own risk, because they may, and probably do, contain spoilers for previous books in the series.

Everbound (Everneath #2) by Brodi Ashton
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: January 2012
Ages: 14+

Two months ago, the Tunnels of the underworld came for Nikki Beckett. That night, Nikki's boyfriend, Jack, made the ultimate sacrifice. All Nikki wants is to save Jack before it's too late. All Cole wants is to find his queen - and he thinks Nikki is the one. Both determined, both desperate, Nikki and Cole form a tense alliance, leading them on a dangerous journey to The Heart of The Everneath.

 Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: January 2013
Ages: 13+ 

The past few years held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner ever could have anticipated. Yet through the dizzying high of falling in love for the first time to the agonizing low of losing someone close to her, one thing that remained constant was the knowledge that she was never meant to have a normal life. Now, as the battle against the Black Wings and their minions looms on the horizon, Clara is finally ready to fulfill her destiny. But it won’t come without sacrifices and betrayal.

New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand has once again crafted a tale that is both thrilling and poignant as she skillfully explores the timeless question of whether it is better to follow the rules or your heart. Filled with explosive action, sweeping romance, and higher stakes at every turn, Boundless is the series conclusion that readers have been clamoring for.

Dead Silence (The Body Finder #4) by Kimberly Derting
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: April 2012
Ages: 14+

Violet thought she’d made peace with her unique ability to sense the echoes of the dead and the imprints that cling to their killers…that is until she acquired an imprint of her own. Forced to carry a reminder of the horrible events of her kidnapping, Violet is more determined than ever to lead a normal life. However, the people who run the special investigative team Violet works for have no intention of letting her go.

When someone close to Violet becomes a suspect in a horrific murder, she finds herself pulled into a deadly hunt for a madman with an army of devoted followers. Violet has survived dangerous situations before, but she quickly discovers that protecting those closest to her is far more difficult than protecting herself. 

 Imposter (Slide #2) by Jill Hathaway
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: March 2013
Ages: 14+

Vee Bell’s gift (or curse) of “sliding”—slipping into the mind of another person and experiencing life, briefly, through his or her eyes—has been somewhat under control since she unwillingly witnessed the horrific deaths of her classmates six months ago.

But just as things are getting back to normal, Vee has a very bizarre experience: she loses consciousness and finds herself in a deserted area, at the edge of a cliff, with the broken body of the boy who took advantage of her on the rocks below.

As Vee finds herself in stranger and stranger situations with no memory of getting there, she begins to suspect that someone she knows has the ability to slide—and that this “slider” is using Vee to exact revenge on his or her enemies.

And here is the UK cover for Revived by Cat Patrick. Yes, I know I already posted the cover here but I guess they must have changed it late in the day. This is the actual final cover - and best of all, it's out now, so you can go buy it! 

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


  1. I love these covers. They are all so good and yes, I want to read all of these books. 

  2. The covers for Let the Sky Fall, Linked and Everbound are stunning!

  3. Oh wow, so many lovely covers! My favourite has to be Let the Sky Fall, it's amazing. I really liked Linked as well though, and Pivot Point! Thanks so much for sharing all of these.

  4. OMG! So many amazing covers! AHHHH.Can not wait to read them

  5. Wow, I LOVE all those covers!! They're all gorgeous - especially Linked, Let The Sky Fall and Pivot Point.

    Pivot Point sounds really cool, but I'm a little skeptical, because life and choices are never that simple - never black and white, or just choice A leads to path A and choice B leads to path B. Things are always more complex than that and there are always many choices, and possible outcomes. Still, it will be interesting to see what the author does with this subject...

  6. Wow! All of these covers are awesome, especially Linked, Boundless and Revived-they are great! Just seeing the cover of Everbound reminds me that still need to read book one!  Thanks for sharing these, Leanna!

  7. I love all of these! They're all gorgeous and there are so many I can't wait to read!

  8. Wow, your cover picks are stunning. I was going to pick a few but nope - can't do it, I love and want them all :)

  9. Shannon Messenger5 July 2012 at 18:56

    Aw, thank you so much for featuring LET THE SKY FALL. So glad you love the cover--I ADORE it. :)

  10. I love the covers for Let the Sky Fall and Linked! Gorgeous! I can't wait for them.

  11. daisychainbooks6 July 2012 at 15:34

     Totally! I'm really interested in finding out more about this one! That cover is one of my faves!

  12. daisychainbooks6 July 2012 at 15:35

     You totally need to read Everneath - one of my faves this year!!

  13. daisychainbooks6 July 2012 at 15:35

     Me too!!

  14. daisychainbooks6 July 2012 at 15:35

     It is an AMAZING cover! I can't wait to read the book! :)

  15. daisychainbooks6 July 2012 at 15:36

     I am super excited for those two!!

  16. Theflyleafreview11 July 2012 at 18:18

    I cannot wait to read Out of the Easy! I am a sucker for books with a New Orleans setting and this one reminds me so much of that 1970s Brooke Shields/ Susan Sarandon film Pretty Baby (loved!) :)


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