Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Cover Candy #22 - Recent Swoonworthy Cover Reveals!

So much pretty! Here are some of my latest cover crushes!Admittedly, I wasn't the biggest fan of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith, but I just love the sound of This is What Happy Looks Like. I have high hopes for this one! I also can't wait to get my hands on Blink Once, Shadowlands and so many others.  How amazing does Uses for Boys sound?!

I think my wishlist just exploded!

Let me know what you think of the featured books. Are you loving the covers? Which book is your most wanted?


This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Little, Brown.
Release date: April 2013
Ages:  13+

If fate sent you an email, would you answer?
When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds. 

Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs?

Shadowlands by Kate Brian
Publisher: Hyperion
Release date:  January 2013
Ages:  YA

Rory Miller had one chance to fight back and she took it. Rory survived… and the serial killer who attacked her escaped. Now that the infamous Steven Nell is on the loose, Rory must enter the witness protection with her father and sister, Darcy, leaving their friends and family without so much as a goodbye.

Starting over in a new town with only each other is unimaginable for Rory and Darcy. They were inseparable as children, but now they can barely stand each other. As the sisters settle in to Juniper Landing, a picturesque vacation island, it seems like their new home may be just the fresh start they need. They fall in with a group of beautiful, carefree teens and spend their days surfing, partying on the beach, and hiking into endless sunsets. But just as they’re starting to feel safe again, one of their new friends goes missing. Is it a coincidence? Or is the nightmare beginning all over again?

Blink Once by Cylin Busby 
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release date: October 2012
Ages: 14+

West is a high school senior who has everything going for him – until an accident leaves him paralysed. Strapped down in his hospital bed, moving in and out of consciousness, West is isolated and alone. Until he meets Olivia.

Olivia is the girl next door – though not the typical girl next door. She is in the hospital room next to his, and before long, she’s sneaking into his room to talk with him. Only Olivia seems to know what he’s thinking, and even dreaming about. Yet certain questions haunt him: Why is Olivia in the hospital? And how is she connected to the terrible dreams he’s been having? But the biggest shock of all comes when West must face the possibility that the girl he’s fallen in love with – and who’s done more to aid his recovery than anyone else – may not even be alive.

Premeditated by Josin L. McQuein
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 2013
Ages:   YA

A week ago, Dinah’s cousin Claire cut her wrists.

Five days ago, Dinah found Claire’s diary and discovered why.

Three days ago, Dinah stopped crying and came up with a plan.

Two days ago, she ditched her piercings and bleached the black dye from her hair.

Yesterday, knee socks and uniform plaid became a predator’s camouflage.

Today, she’ll find the boy who broke Claire.

By tomorrow, he’ll wish he were dead.

Uses for Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Release date: January 2013
Ages:   13+

From an extraordinary new YA talent comes a debut novel about a girl who turns to boys—until she finally learns to lean on herself.

Anna remembers a time before boys, when she was little and everything made sense. When she and her mom were a family, just the two of them against the world. But now her mom is gone most of the time, chasing the next marriage, bringing home the next stepfather. Anna is left on her own—until she discovers that she can make boys her family. From Desmond to Joey, Todd to Sam, Anna learns that if you give boys what they want, you can get what you need. But the price is high—the other kids make fun of her; the girls call her a slut. Anna's new friend, Toy, seems to have found a way around the loneliness, but Toy has her own secrets that even Anna can't know.
Then comes Sam. When Anna actually meets a boy who is more than just useful, whose family eats dinner together, laughs, and tells stories, the truth about love becomes clear. And she finally learns how it feels to have something to lose—and something to offer. Real, shocking, uplifting, and stunningly lyrical, Uses for Boys is a story of breaking down and growing up.

The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux
Release date: October 2012
Ages:  12+

Darcy Jones doesn’t remember anything before the day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago firehouse. She has never really belonged anywhere—but she couldn’t have guessed that she comes from an alternate world where the Great Chicago Fire didn’t happen and deadly creatures called Shades terrorize the human population.

Memories begin to haunt Darcy when a new boy arrives at her high school, and he makes her feel both desire and desired in a way she hadn’t thought possible. But Conn’s interest in her is confusing. It doesn’t line up with the way he first looked at her.

As if she were his enemy.

When Conn betrays Darcy, she realizes that she can’t rely on anything—not herself, not the laws of nature, and certainly not him. Darcy decides to infiltrate the Shadow Society and uncover the Shades’ latest terrorist plot. What she finds out will change her world forever . . .

In this smart, compulsively readable novel, master storyteller Marie Rutkoski has crafted an utterly original world, characters you won’t soon forget, and a tale full of intrigue and suspense. 

-- At the time of writing, both Blink Once and The Shadow Society are available to request on Netgalley.

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


  1. I love that cover of 
    Shadowlands by Kate Brian! 
    It looks so cool! :) Can't wait to read it. 

  2. All of these sound so good Leanna! I especially can't wait for This is What Happy Looks Like - it sounds so cute! Premeditated sound insanely intense, the blurb gave me chills as did the cover. MUST HAVE!

  3. I love the covers for Shadowlands and The Shadow Society! I wasn't the biggest fan of The Statistical Probability either but the new ones sounds really cute.

  4.  Me too! Shadowlands is definitely on my 'most wanted' list. Sounds so cool and that cover is amazing!

  5.  Me too!

  6.  It does sound really cute! I hope I enjoy it more than SPOLAFS. I just didn't connect with that one, even though most people seem to have loved it.

  7. I love all of these, especially Shadowlands! Plus I love how This is What Happy Looks Like matches TSPoLAFS :). Thanks for sharing!

  8. Oh I am pretty much dying to read all of these! And the covers look amazing!<3 Hopefully they don't disappoint!

  9. EEEEEEEEE Leanna! I am SO SO SO excited for This Is What Happy Looks Like! After reading Jennifer E. Smith's The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, I absolutely can't wait for her next book. I also like how the publishers still kept the same feeling for both Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and This Is What Happy Looks Like! The font is absolutely adorable and aaaa, the summary sounds AMAZING too! Uses For Boys' cover is awesome too and I really can't wait for all the books in this post!

    Thank you for sharing this amazing post with us, Leanna! ♥

  10. I can't wait for Shadowlands and This is What Happy Looks like! TisWHLL sounds soooo good!! I loved You've Got Mail so, yeah, dying for this one. :)

  11.  Also can't wait to read those two and I like how they're sticking to a theme with the Jennifer E. Smith covers too! :)

  12. I can't wait for Shadowlands. I love Kate Brian's books. The Shadow Society looks interesting. I'm adding that one to my list. Thanks for sharing these!

  13. The cover for This Is What happy Looks Like is so cute and pretty! Really excited for that one :)


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