Cover Art Coverage: 20 New Titles!

June 27, 2012 Cover Art Coverage 2

Cover Art Coverage

 

Color, color, color and gorgeous art.  We all want to know who the artist is behind Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me otherworldly series redesign, she swept the Best category this week.  Keri Arthur’s Nikki & Michael gets a new look, with a fierce cover model and vivid color, but it was Erin Bowman’s TAKEN that was the biggest color surprise.  Enjoy this bright, beautiful week of cover art!

 

Personal Demon (Laws of the Blood #6) by Susan Sizemore

Personal Demon

Cover Art: N/A

Expected publication: September 25, 2012 by Ace | Source: Wanton Thoughts & Wicked Scribes
  

Previous Laws of the Blood Covers

The Hunt Partners Companions Deceptions (Laws of the Blo... Heroes (Laws of the Blood, ...

Vampire Enforcer Christopher Bell is in Chicago to investigate rumors of a revolution, but when he comes across vampire hunter Ivy Bailey being followed through dark streets, what he finds is a ghost from his past. Over a century ago, Christopher fought the vicious London serial killer Jack the Ripper—and won. But now, the Ripper’s tainted soul is back—on the hunt once more.

No Author Comment Available.

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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Kristina’s Thoughts 

Classic UF cover. So yeah, I’m a fan. I could have done with a slightly more practical outfit, but this is exactly the kind of cover that screams UF. A little more skin and little less grit than prior covers, but I like the staging of this one.  The arm band is awesome (the bustier less so), but the shadowy man in the background is great, too. I may complain about impractical outfits as well but I like the leather here. It’s actually modest yet sexy in comparison to some leather clad cover models.

Necessary Evil (Milkweed Triptych #3) by Ian Tregillis

Necessary Evil (The Milkweed Triptych, #3)

Cover Art: Chris McGrath

Expected publication: April 2013 by Tor | Source: Author’s Blog
  

Previous Milkweed Triptych Covers

Bitter Seeds The Coldest War

No Description Available.

“I declare this day a victory.” – Ian Tregillis

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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No description yet, but the series involves Nazis and Warlocks. The cover has been getting some flack, and while it is a departure, I like the Action movie poster feel. i could have done with a nod to magic and Nazis though. I’m not a big fan, the beige background makes this look a little unfinished.  The model’s hairstyle is a little too bouffant for my tastes, too. Nice action-y cover but the dude looks like he is from the 80’s or something with that hair. I don’t know but he just looks odd to me.

Echo (The Soul Seekers #2) by Alyson Noël

Echo (Soul Seekers, #2)

Cover Art: N/A

Expected publication: November 22, 2012 by Pan Macmillan | Source: Author’s Blog
  

Previous The Soul Seekers Covers

Fated (Soul Seekers, #1)

Daire Santos has already saved her grandmother’s life and her soul. But at a cost: the Richter family has been let loose in the Lowerworld. Daire and her boyfriend Dace Richter must work together to find them before chaos ensues and the balance between good and evil is destroyed. As their relationship deepens, Dace’s evil brother Cade grows stronger than ever, building his power and forcing Daire and Dace to confront the horrifying prophecy that has brought them all together. It will leave Daire no choice but to claim her true destiny as Seeker, but only by making an unthinkable sacrifice.

“The St. Martin’s art department is truly amazing and I absolutely love what they’ve done with this cover. I hope you like it too—leave a comment below or on the SOUL SEEKERS series Facebook page and let me know what you think!” – Alyson Noël

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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I was expecting another head shot, so this is a surprise, but a pleasant one. The snow flakes are delicate and beautiful, plus the icy colors are lovely. I am getting a Barbie princess feel from this, but I do like it. I like the swirl of snowflakes, though her posture looks a little awkward. So pretty! Kind of different from the first book’s cover. I like the snowflakes floating around.

Dancing with the Devil (Nikki & Michael #1) by Keri Arthur

Cover Art: N/A

Expected publication: August 2013 by Imajinn books | Source: Author’s Blog
 

Previous Nikki & Michael Covers

Dancing with the Devil (Nik...

Book One in the Nikki and Michael Series: Private Investigator Nikki James grew up on the tough streets of Lyndhurst and believes there’s nothing left to surprise her. All that changes the night she follows teenager Monica Trevgard into the shadows-and becomes a pawn caught in a war between two very different men. One fills her mind with his madness, the other pushes his way into her life-and her heart. Nikki knows how dangerous love can be, but if she wants to survive, she must place her trust in a man who could easily destroy her. Michael Kelly has come to Lyndhurst determined to end the war between himself and another brother of the night. For 300 years he has existed in life’s shadows, gradually learning to control the life from death cravings of a vampire. Nikki not only breaches his formidable barriers with her psychic abilities, but makes Michael believe he may finally have found a woman strong enough to walk by his side and ease the loneliness in his heart. But will his love be enough to protect her from a madman hell-bent on revenge? Or will it drive her into his enemy’s deadly trap? Only together can they overcome the evil threatening to destroy them both. But the secrets they keep from each other might prove to be the greatest threat of all.

“fab, aren’t they? :) ” – Keri Arthur

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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Kristina’s Thoughts 

Love the updated look on both of these reissues. Especially DANCING WITH THE DEVIL. The red color is so lush. Beautiful color, and I like the lighting on her skin. I like the color themes for each of the books in this series. The red with the intricate gate is a cool contrast.

 

Kiss the Night Goodbye (Nikki & Michael #4) by Keri Arthur

Cover Art: N/A

Expected publication:  August 2013 by Imajinn books | Source: Author’s Blog
Not Yet Available for Pre-Order.

Previous Nikki & Michael Covers

Dancing with the Devil (Nik... Hearts in Darkness (Nikki &... Chasing the Shadows (Nikki ... Kiss The Night Goodbye (Nik...

Sometimes the past not only haunts, but destroys… One hundred years ago, Michael Kelly hunted down and killed the sorcerer responsible for murdering his lover. Now the brother of that man is out for revenge, and he intends to destroy all that Michael holds dear in the process. Nikki James wants nothing more than to pass the Circle’s strict entry exams so she can get on with the business of planning her wedding to Michael. But when one of the testers attempts to kill her, she realises buying a wedding dress is the least of her worries. Especially when Michael is shot and kidnapped. The trail leads her to the ghost town where Michael had once killed a madman. She’s not surprised to discover that Weylin Dunleavy, the brother of that long ago murderer, has set in place events that will mirror the past in order to raise his brother’s spirit from hell. Nor is she truly surprised to discover that a barrier of magic surrounds the old town, leaving her to battle Weylin with only her wits, strength and the one psychic gift she cannot fully control. The one thing that does surprise, the one thing she cannot accept, is the fact that Michael no longer remembers who she is…

“fab, aren’t they? :) ” – Keri Arthur

Abigail’s Thoughts 

Julia’s Thoughts

Kristina’s Thoughts 

Again, great update. Can’t wait to see the rest of the series makeovers I really like this cover model, she puts a lot of attitude in that look.  A nice match to Arthur’s other series, too. Hmmm. Is that the same gate she is standing in front of? Nice continuation from the other cover.

Broken Wings (Angel Eyes Trilogy #2) by Shannon Dittemore

Cover Art: N/A

Expected publication: February 19, 2013 by Thomas Nelson Fiction | Source: Author’s Blog
Not Yet Available for Pre-Order.

Previous Angel Eyes Trilogy Covers

Angel Eyes (Angel Eyes Tril...

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“[...] the cover is gorgeous, right? I can say that because I had zero hand in designing the thing. It’s super different from AE, but goodness, it’s pretty.” -Author’s Comments

Abigail’s Thoughts 

Julia’s Thoughts

Kristina’s Thoughts 

Better than the birth control looking first cover. The hazy wing is a nice choice with the little island in focus below. It’s intriguing. I like the fade on the wing feathers, and the sun right at the curve of the shoulder. Interesting cover. Not sure about how I feel about the shadowed angel in the front. I like the sun coming over through his/her shoulder.

All the Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen

Cover Art: N/A

Expected publication: December 11, 2012 by Entangled Publishing | Source: Author’s Blog
  

Previous Covers

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What if your life wasn’t your own?

Liv comes out of a coma with no memory of her past and two distinct, warring voices inside her head. Nothing, not even her reflection, seems familiar. As she stumbles through her junior year, the voices get louder, insisting she please the popular group while simultaneously despising them. But when Liv starts hanging around with Spencer, whose own mysterious past also has him on the fringe, life feels complete for the first time in, well, as long as she can remember.

Liv knows the details of the car accident that put her in the coma, but as the voices invade her dreams, and her dreams start feeling like memories, she and Spencer seek out answers. Yet the deeper they dig, the less things make sense. Can Liv rebuild the pieces of her broken past, when it means questioning not just who she is, but what she is?

“Yay! Happy squeaky, high-pitched noises only dogs can understand! It’s time to reveal the cover for my book ALL THE BROKEN PIECES! The image on the cover made me stare in awe when I first saw it (actually, it still does)” – Cindi Madsen

Abigail’s Thoughts

Julia’s Thoughts

Kristina’s Thoughts

I like the two different eyes and broken glass, but the text is a big misstep. I don’t think it fits at all. Oooh, the broken faces layered together is very creepy, I like it. I understand the reasoning behind doing the broken pieces but it could have been done better I think. I agree that it doesn’t fit well.

Taken (Taken #1) by Erin Bowman

Cover Art: Alisdair Miller

Expected publication: April 16, 2013 by HarperTeen | Source: Author’s Blog
  

Previous Taken Covers

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There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends…and he’s gone.

They call it the Heist.

Gray Weathersby’s eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he’s prepared to meet his fate–until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he’s been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot–a structure that no one can cross and survive.

Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken–or risk everything on the hope of the other side?

No Author Comment Available.

Abigail’s Thoughts 

Julia’s Thoughts

Kristina’s Thoughts 

Love this! The unexpected colors, the slightly trippy composition. Even more great stuff at this artist’s website. http://alisdairmiller.com/ Interesting colors, I like the trees growing towards each other. Very eerie feel with the almost barren, vast landscape.

Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling

Cover Art: Allen Williams

Expected publication: 2013 by Tor | Source: The Mad Hatter
  

Previous Covers

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EXPECTED RELEASE MARCH 2013 in paperback and hardcover!

From the extraordinary award-winning editor duo, Ellen Datlow andTerri Windling, comes an anthology with Gaslamp Fantasy as the theme. Furthermore, it will have 18 brand-new Tales not published before.

The Line-up:
“The Fairy Enterprise” by Jeffrey Ford
“From the Catalogue of the Pavilion of the Uncanny and Marvelous, Scheduled for Premiere at the Great Exhibition (Before the Fire)” by Genevieve Valentine
“The Memory Book” by Maureen McHugh
“Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells” by Delia Sherman
“La Reine D’Enfer” by Kathe Koja
“Briar Rose” by Elizabeth Wein
“The Governess” by Elizabeth Bear
“Smithfield” by James P. Blaylock
“The Unwanted Women of Surrey” by Kaaron Warren
“Charged” by Leanna Renee Hieber
“Mr. Splitfoot” by Dale Bailey
“Phosphorus” by Veronica Schanoes
“We Without Us Were Shadows” by Catherynne M. Valente
“The Vital Importance of the Superficial” by Ellen Kushner and Caroline Stevermer
“The Jewel in the Toad Queen’s Crown” by Jane Yolen
“A Few Twigs He Left Behind” by Gregory Maguire
“Their Monstrous Minds” by Tanith Lee
“Estella Saves the Village” by Theodora Goss

More info to come closer to the release date!

Important NOTE: There seems to be some confusing about what Gaslamp Fantasy is, but for future readers of this anthology; it is notSteampunk, but instead a sub-genre to Fantasy and Historical Fiction with magic as the key element, unlike Steampunk which focuses more on tech.Please read the correct definition on wikipedia.

No Author Comment Available.

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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Kristina’s Thoughts 

I didn’t even realize he was headless at first. Very cool. Love the vintage quality. When the arm around the shoulder goes from protective to *super* creepy.  This image is gorgeous and eerie. I like the brown tones used and the top hat is a nice touch as well.

The Savage Blue (The Vicious Deep #2) by Zoraida Cordova

The Savage Blue (The Vicious Deep #2)

Cover Art: N/A

Expected publication: January 1, 2013 by Sourcebooks Fire | Source: Author’s Blog
 

Previous The Vicious Deep Covers

The Vicious Deep

In the quest for the Sea Throne, Tristan has already watched one good friend die. Now he must lead the rest on a dangerous voyage to the infamous port of Tortuga Cove in search of the trident that will make him king. But while Tristan chases his destiny, the dark forces raging against him are getting stronger and the sea witch of his nightmares is getting closer. Battling pirates, sea dragons and mutant creatures of the deep, Tristan needs his friends’ support. But they each have their secrets, and a betrayal will force Tristan to choose between loyalty and ambition, friendship and love. In the race for a throne, all’s fair in the savage blue.

No Author Comment Available.

Abigail’s Thoughts

Julia’s Thoughts 

Kristina’s Thoughts 

I wasn’t a fan of the style change with the first cover, and I still feel that way seeing this sequel. It is just too similar to the first one. Not memorable for me. These covers are too frenetic for my tastes, all those images plus the bright, bright colors is a little too much.  Can’t wait to read book two, though, this series cracks me up! I like the detail on the crown and the use of more blue tones instead of green on the previous cover.

Forbidden (The World of the Nightwalkers #1)  by Jacquelyn Frank

Forbidden

Cover Art: N/A

Expected publication: October 30, 2012 by Ballantine Books | Source: Goodreads
  

Previous The World of the Nightwalkers Covers

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From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes this first book in The World of the Nightwalkers—an exciting and sensual new spin-off series in which the Bodywalkers, an ancient race of the night, battles the evil forces who prey on them.
 
The unexpected happens in an instant. On her way to work, secretary Docia Waverley hurtles into a crashing crossroads, and she quickly begins to suspect that things will never be the same. Then, when a tall, blond, muscular stranger intervenes on her behalf, telling her it is his duty to protect her at all cost, what is just a feeling turns to proof positive. That is, as long as Docia’s savior doesn’t turn out to be a crazed kidnapper.

When Ram finds Docia, he has no doubt that she is his queen. But as this golden warrior sweeps in to protect her, he feels something more than body heat every time they touch. He is overwhelmed by a searing connection that goes deep into the twin souls inside him. A desire rises in him that is forbidden—this woman is his queen, the mate of his king, his leader, his best friend. And yet Docia is so vulnerable and attractive that she awakens a hunger in Ram that is undeniable, a carnal craving he cannot yield to . . . not without risking the very survival of the Bodywalkers.

No Author Comment Available.

Abigail’s Thoughts 

Julia’s Thoughts 

Kristina’s Thoughts

A sexy, shirtless guy cover. The dark colors are edging this to a thumbs up for me. Meh, he’s got a nice smile, but the rest of this cover is totally forgettable. Kind of boring. I’ll utilize my own sideways thumb score since it isnt bad just not memorable or very interesting.

Everbound (Everneath #2) by Brodi Ashton

Cover Art: N/A

Expected publication: January 22, 2013 by Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins | Source: Author’s Blog
  

Previous Everneath Covers

Everneath (Everneath, #1)

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.

“I will simply say… I love it.” – Brodi Ashton

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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Kristina’s Thoughts 

Gorgeous. This is like the epitome of the girl in a pretty dress cover. I think I like this even more than the debut. The back of that dress is completely swoon-worthy… though I’m a little concerned about what is making smoke billow out from underneath it. Love the dress melting into the smoke!

Hidden (House of Night #10) by P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast

Cover Art: N/A

Expected publication: October 16, 2012 by St. Martin’s Griffin | Source: Author’s Blog
  

Previous House of Night Covers

Marked Betrayed Chosen Untamed Hunted Tempted Burned Awakened (House of Night, #8) Destined (House of Night, #9)

In the must-read tenth installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling vampyre series, Darkness won’t stay hidden for long… “Move over Stephenie Meyer.” –People

The House of Night series is an international phenomenon, reaching #1 on U.S., German, and UK bestseller lists, and remaining a fixture on theNew York Times Children’s Series bestseller list for more than 140 weeks and counting. With nearly 12 million copies in print, rights sold in thirty-eight countries to date, and relatable, addictive characters, this series is unstoppable. Now in Hidden, the tenth installment of the series, the stakes are higher than ever before.

Neferet’s true nature has been revealed to the Vampyre High Council, so Zoey and the gang might finally get some help in defending themselves and their beloved school against a gathering evil that grows stronger every day. And they’ll need it, because Neferet’s not going down without a fight. Chaos reigns at the House of Night.

No Author Comment Available.

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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Kristina’s Thoughts 

This series is hit or miss for me cover-wise, but I like this one. Her expression is so intense, and I like how the lacework around the edges compliments her tattoos. I like the intricate border framing her tattoos. Not a fan of forehead tattoos. I am very picky about tattoo placements. The designs around the cover are nice but its not working for me right now.

Blessed By A Demon’s Mark (Kat Redding #3) by E. S. Moore

Cover Art: N/A

Expected publication: January 2013 by Kensington | Source: Author’s Blog

Goodreads Not Yet Available.

 

Previous Kat Redding Covers

To Walk the Night (Kat Redd... Tainted Night, Tainted Bloo...

In a job like this, there’s no retirement plan

 Kat Redding’s life is dangerous enough when she’s hunting the rogue vampires who prey on Pureblood humans. But now that Kat is thinking of getting out of the killing business, she’s faced with a slew of new problems. Like the demon Beligral, who offers help at an escalating cost, and the werewolf cult with whom she’s entwined professionally and personally. And then there’s Countess Baset—the terrifying vampire who wants Kat to become her personal assassin.

 It’s no wonder that Kat has been seeking refuge in the mysterious town known as Delai, a place where she can shed her Lady Death persona and live a life that’s as close to normal as she’s ever known. But even in this haven, something feels askew. Delai is a little tooserene. And the more she discovers, the more Kat realizes that the only choice left to her is not whether to do battle, but which side she’ll risk her life to defend…

No Author Comment Available.

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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Kristina’s Thoughts 

I believe this is Gene Mollica’s art, and it’s sooo urban fantasy. It does look a bit too much like J.N. Duncan’s Jackie Rutledge covers (also by Gene from Kensington). Love the staging of this cover!  She looks poised for action, and the smoldering pentagram in the foreground is great.  I’m not a big fan of the title font, though. I like the smoke effect hiding the backround. At first I thought she was camping by a fire for some reason. Apparently candles and pentagrams look like campfires at a quick glance.

The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

The Nightmare Affair

Cover Art: Kate Forrester

Expected publication: March 5, 2013 by Tor Teen | Source: Author’s Blog
  

Previous Covers

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16-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare. Literally. Dusty is a magical being who feeds on human dreams.

Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder. The setting is Arkwell.

And then it comes true.

Now the Dusty has to follow the clues–both within Eli’s dreams and out of them–to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she’s up to and marks her as the next target.

“You can see it here and read about the process it took to create it. It’s fascinating, and I hope you love the final cover as much as I do.” – Mindee Arnett

Abigail’s Thoughts 

Julia’s Thoughts

Kristina’s Thoughts 

I’m really coming around to this style of covers. I’m sure I would be totally wowed in person since this is all done in cut paper. I do like how the tree branches blend into the lettering. Love, love this cover.  The layering of white, black, and background is gorgeous. I like the paper like illustrations and the type face used. I agree with the author that it has a spooky yet whimsical vibe.

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi

Cover Art: N/A

Expected publication: February 5, 2013 by HarperCollins | Source: Author’s Blog
  

Previous Shatter Me Covers

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

No Description Available.

HEARTS AND HEARTS” - Tahereh Maf

Abigail’s Thoughts 

Julia’s Thoughts

Kristina’s Thoughts 

I’m so on board with the new look for this series. I would frame this on my wall. Can’t wait to see the other seasons/covers Utterly gorgeous, I love the icy branches reaching up to the birds. Nice eyelash design. I like the birds over head I am interested to see how much more they can do with eyelashes…

Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5) by Tahereh Mafi

Destroy Me (Shatter Me, #1.5)

Cover Art: N/A

Expected publication: October 2, 2012 by HarperCollins | Source: Author’s Blog
 

Previous Shatter Me Covers

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

Perfect for the fans of Shatter Me who are desperately awaiting the release of Unravel Me, this novella-length digital original will bridge the gap between these two novels from the perspective of the villain we all love to hate, Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in Destroy Me, Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . .

Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of Adam and Kenji, the two traitors who helped her escape. But when Warner’s father, The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son’s mistakes, it’s clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.

Set after Shatter Me and before its forthcoming sequel, Unravel Me, Destroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

HEARTS AND HEARTS” - Tahereh Maf

Abigail’s Thoughts 

Julia’s Thoughts

Kristina’s Thoughts 

I can’t believe they did this for a novella. Amazing. I’m dying to know who the artist is. This entire sequence is gorgeous, and this one is my favorite of them all.  I love how the eyelashes seem to weep themselves.  Can’t believe this is a novella! Okay so that’s what they can do with the eyelash design. I like UNRAVEL me better but this one is pretty neat too with the closed eye.

The Rising (Darkness Rising #3) by Kelley Armstrong

The Rising (Darkness Rising, #3)

Cover Art: N/A

Expected publication: April 9, 2013 by HarperCollins | Source: YA Reads
  

Previous Darkness Rising Covers

The Gathering (Darkness Ris... The Calling (Darkness Risin...

No Description Available.

No Author Comment Available.

Abigail’s Thoughts 

Julia’s Thoughts

Kristina’s Thoughts 

Another luminous cover for this series. Very pretty I like the style for this series, as soon as I saw this cover model I knew this was Darkness Rising.  This is my favorite lighting of them all. Pretty. That’s all I have.

Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand

Boundless (Unearthly, #3)

Cover Art: N/A

Expected publication: January 22, 2013 by HarperTeen | Source: Author’s Blog
  

Previous Unearthly Covers

Unearthly (Unearthly, #1) Hallowed (Unearthly, #2)

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“First off, I want to say that this might be my favorite cover out of all of them, and I love all my covers. But this one. . .  I love her expression, I love her dress and the way the wind is moving it, I love the lake rocks under her feet, the suggestion of water, the parting of the clouds, and I love the color. It’s all LOVELY.” – Cynthia Hand

Abigail’s Thoughts 

Julia’s Thoughts

Kristina’s Thoughts 

These are so much prettier in person, but overall I’m not a huge fan of this monochromatic style. Still this my favorite so far. These washed out colors juxtaposed with rich dresses and dramatic poses.  I like the feather in the title font, though. I think this is sepia tone which gives it a dreamy or even aged quality.

Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

Paper Valentine

Cover Art: N/A

Expected publication: January 8, 2013 by Razorbill | Source: Author’s Blog
  

Previous Covers

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PAPER VALENTINE, in which a girl haunted by the troubled ghost of her best friend finds herself sucked into a darkly mesmerizing string of murders, in which a serial killer who leaves a paper-heart ‘valentine’ on his victims’ bodies draws ever closer.

“I’m so impressed by the designers at Penguin. They have incredible talent, and keep coming up with these weird/gorgeous/elegant covers that suit my books perfectly!” – Brenna Yovanoff

Abigail’s Thoughts 

Julia’s Thoughts

Kristina’s Thoughts 

Subtly creepy, which is kind of perfect for the story. Yovanoff is a favorite author of mine, so I’m dying to read this. Very, very creepy, the white patter extending up to her neck is eerie. Cool paper heart design. It looks like doily designs but it a good and creepy way.

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2 Responses to “Cover Art Coverage: 20 New Titles!”

  1. Jenny

    My favorite out of all is UNRAVEL ME. I love the colors, I love the icy lashes reaching up to the birds. The eye is this hypnotic blue that draws me into the book. I also thought TAKEN was great, but UNRAVEL ME has me spellbound.

  2. Nicole@ The More the Merrier

    I’m not sure which cover is my favorite there are so many amazing ones like Everbound, Echo, Unravel Me, and Boundless. But I definitely know which ones were a little off. I agree with Julia and Kristina, the guy on the cover of Necessary Evil has weird hair that looks as if it’s straight out of the eighties which is all I can think about when I see the cover. I’m not really a fan of Forbidden either. The guy’s arm looks creepy.