Cover Art Coverage: 22 new cover reveals

June 6, 2012 Cover Art Coverage 2

Cover Art Coverage

It was an adventure putting together our Cover Art Coverage post this week, I hope you enjoy the new layout (and encounter a minimum of my errors).  There are so many shiny new features, it may be a little while before we iron out all the kinks.  But I think my favorite feature of all is having all three of us on the same post, three times the cover comments! *Note from Abigail* Be sure to click on the covers to see larger versions and even a few full jacket images.

Blood Winter (Horngate Witches #4) by Diana Pharaoh Francis

Expected publication: December 18, 2012 by Pocket Books | Source: Mad Libs

Blood Winter (Horngate Witches, #4)

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Previous Horngate Witches Covers

Bitter Night Crimson Wind Shadow City

Description

Set in apocalyptic America and featuring a magically enslaved heroine who is “a riveting mixture of guts, compassion, and furious anger as she struggles with a world coming apart at the seams” (Romantic Times), the fourth in a dynamic dark urban fantasy series unlike anything you’ve ever read before.

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Winter is coming to Montana and Shadowblade warrior Max is expecting trouble. People are hoarding everything. They are banding together, many flocking to the congregation of Sterling Savage, a fire-and-brimstone preacher. A charismatic cult leader who claims to be the Hand of God, he’s determined to create a human utopia and destroy all magic, starting with witches.

Unbeknownst to him, the “divine” voice he’s been hearing isn’t God but a demon that feeds on hate, death, and destruction. Savage is the perfect puppet for the demon’s ambitions. Max and her people at Horngate are all that stand in its way, and they are woefully unprepared.

Conducting terrible, bloody ceremonies to boost his own power and that of the demon riding him, Savage starts a war between his congregants and two other powerful gangs in the city, fighting for food, fuel, clothing and territory. When he manages to capture Max’s niece, brother, and several teenagers from Horngate, Max tries to free them but finds that Savage has twisted their minds. They worship him—even her brother, who is a witch and whom Savage intends to burn at the stake. Going undercover in the cult compound, Max swiftly realizes just how seductive Savage is. His charisma is reinforced with magic. His followers adore him and will do anything for him. Anything.

But courage, loyalty, and friendship are powerful forces—and Max doesn’t like to lose.

Have you preordered yet? how can you not? – Diana Pharaoh Francis

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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Kristina’s Thoughts 

Best in the series. I love the sense of power portrayed here. I normally don’t like it when a series suddenly reveals the character’s face if it hadn’t before, but this just makes me wish they’d all been done like this. A gorgeous new direction for the series, I like this so much more than the prior style.  Beautiful movement, and she’s dressed for action. I like the contrast of her in all black against the snow. It does give a sense of power and movement with the blurred snow in the foreground.

Let the Sky Fall (Untitled Series #1) by Shannon Messenger

Expected publication: March 2013 by Simon Pulse | Source: Shannon Messenger

Let the Sky Fall

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Previous Covers

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Description

Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston is the only survivor of the category five tornado that killed his parents. Every night since the storm, a beautiful, dark-haired girl has swept through his dreams. She’s the only clue to his past, and he clings to the hope that she’s real.

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Audra is real, but she’s also a sylph. An air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can 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. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra must help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim–the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock a memory Audra wishes could be erased. And as the storm bears down on them she starts to realize the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them, but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.

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

Holy Hotness, RIGHT???? – Shannon Messenger

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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Kristina’s Thoughts

I just want to keep looking at this. It’s mesmerizing and the colors are so unexpected. It reminds me a little of the cover for TEMPEST by Julie Cross (which I love). I’m not a big fan of the color scheme, but the composition is very nice.  I like how they’re centered behind the title, and the movement in her hair looks perfect. So pretty! I love the colors of the clouds.

Finding Magic (Downside Ghosts #0.5) by Stacia Kane

Expected publication: June 4, 2012 | Source: Stacia Kane

Finding Magic (Downside Ghosts, #0.5)

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Previous Downside Ghosts Covers

Unholy Ghosts (Downside Gho...Unholy Magic (Downside Ghos...City of Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #3)Sacrificial Magic (Downside...Chasing Magic (Downside Gho...

Description

When eighteen-year-old Chess Putnam is offered the chance to train with a special team of investigators known as the Black Squad, she feels torn. She’s never been a team player and hates how one male Inquisitor condescends to “the new kid.” But at her first bloody crime scene, she gets a taste for investigation—and is hooked on the high.

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Though the seasoned Inquisitors consider the series of ghost murders random events, Chess starts to detect a pattern. Is a psycho killer summoning ghosts from the City of Eternity and using them as murder weapons? As Chess gets closer to the dark truth, she puts herself in grave danger and risks losing everything she’s fought so hard for.

Includes a special preview of Stacia Kane’s upcoming urban fantasy thriller, Chasing Magic!

First…OMH, y’all, FINDING MAGIC is going to be on sale in like five days. Holy crap! And CHASING MAGIC in less than a month. (BTW, for those curious…yes, that is basically Chess’s natural hair color; maybe not quite that blond, but definitely a lighter color. She’s naturally quite pale.) – Stacia Kane

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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Kristina’s Thoughts 

I’m on the fence. Even with Stacia’s comment about the hair color it feels off. But it is a original cover and it does compliment the series, so for a short story/novella, I’ll give it a thumbs up. This novella is a great match for the series, I love the colors and the model for a young Chess. It’s okay. Nothing amazing about it or really bad. I like the tribal imprint though.

The Collector (Dante Walker #1) by Victoria Scott

Expected publication: March 2013 by Entangled Teen | Source: Cesya MaRae Cuono

The Collector

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Previous Dante Walker Covers

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Description

He makes good girls…bad. 

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

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Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within 10 days.

Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect—he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried.

No Author Comment Available.

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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This is kind of perfect for a YA featuring the ultimate bad boy. Very sexy, but not over the top for the audience. Definitely want to read this one. Despite the prosaic staging (dude with part of a face) I like the t-shirt and bracelet. The red accents on the cover look good with the black/white/grey color scheme. He does look like the ultimate bad boy for a YA novel. I kind of like the black and white lines behind him.

The Mirrored Shard (The Iron Codex #3) by Caitlin Kittredge

Expected publication: February 12, 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers | Source: Tez Says

The Mirrored Shard (Iron Codex, #3)

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Previous Iron Codex Covers

The Iron Thorn The Nightmare Garden

Description

Aoife Grayson must face death to win back Dean—the love who was ripped from the Iron Lands of the living when he was shot in the arctic north. But getting to the Deadlands is something that Aoife can’t do on her own. And if she can find a way there, Tremaine would surely never allow it.

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He has sworn to keep her in the Thorn Lands, the fairie home of her mother, Nerissa.But Aoife is determined to find her way out. And she has no trouble if that means she has to kill Tremain and his queen to do it.

No Author Comment Available.

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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This series has such rich and opulent covers. Another stunner. The vibe of this cover is more “fashion week catwalk” than “dystopian paranormal YA”.  I like the title flourish, and I like how the colors get progressively brighter through the series, but the image on this one isn’t as other worldly as I would have hoped. Wow. I love the color and designs around the title. It nicely continues the tone for the series covers.

Born to Bite by Hannah Howell, Erica Ridley, & Diana Cosby

Expected publication: September 1, 2012 by Kensington Publishing Corp. | Source: Kensington

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Previous Covers

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Description

Darkly handsome and dangerously sexy, these voracious vampires are out for blood—and bound for eternal love…

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Dark Secret by Hannah Howell

Alone in the world, Murdina Dunbar sets out in search of the only family she has left—and finds an ally in the mysterious Sir Gillanders Baldwin. Something about her sexy protector stirs her blood. Soon, not even the whispers that he’s a dangerous demon can keep her from his bed….

Never Been Bitten by Erica Ridley

Rumored to be a vampire, the rakish Mr. Macane is ravishing all the ladies of the ton! Yet, Miss Elspeth Ramsay cannot bring herself to tremble in his presence. But once Ellie feels the touch of his teeth at her throat, she finds herself biting him back! Surely this sudden bloodlust can only mean danger for her family—and her heart….

Highland Vampire by Diana Cosby

As King of the Highland Coven, vampire Aedan MacGregor knows that falling for the fey Rowan Campbell could destroy her. But one taste of her healing blood and he craves her like no other. Dare claim her as his own, knowing he might lose her forever?

No Author Comment Available.

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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Yes, a lot of these Kensington anthology covers start to look the same, but the golden guy with the cleft chin is distinguishing himself enough for me to give this a thumbs up. Meh, I like the moon and the composition (and I’m glad they didn’t tack on fangs), but this cover is pretty forgettable.  The colors are well done, though, his tan compliments the gold tones everywhere else. He looks so grumpy! Or is that supposed to be a scowl? I gave this a thumbs up just for the facial expression.

The Madness Underneath (Shades of London #2) by Maureen Johnson

Expected publication: January 2, 2013 by Putnam Juvenile | Source: Hollywood Crush  

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Previous Shades of London Covers

The Name of the Star

Description

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 No Author Comment Available.

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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Kristina’s Thoughts 

There is nothing wrong with this cover except that it’s a total departure from the debut (which was a favorite of mine). At least they re-did the PB cover to match, but they both feel a little generic to me by contrast. A nice cohesive redesign for the series, though these covers are general enough to be thrillers, mysteries… anything.  I like the colors and the wavering lines. Okay the girl looks wasted but aside from that I like the color combination and the slightly off kilter feel to this covers.

Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles #1) by Lenore Appelhans

Expected publication: January 15, 2012 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | Source: Presenting Lenore

Cover Art: Lizzy Bromley

Previous Memory Chronicles Covers

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Description

Since her untimely death the day before her eighteenth birthday, Felicia Ward has been trapped in Level 2, a stark white afterlife located between our world and the next. Along with her fellow prisoners, Felicia passes the endless hours downloading memories and mourning what she’s lost—family, friends, and the boy she loved, Neil.

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Then a girl in a neighboring chamber disappears, and nobody but Felicia seems to recall she existed in the first place. Something is obviously very wrong. When Julian—a dangerously charming guy Felicia knew in life—comes to offer Felicia a way out, she learns the truth: a rebellion is brewing to overthrow the Morati, the guardians of Level 2.

Felicia is reluctant to trust Julian, but then he promises what she wants the most—to be with Neil again—if only she’ll join the rebels. Suspended between Heaven and Earth, Felicia finds herself in the center of an age-old struggle between good and evil. As memories from her life come back to haunt her, and as the Morati hunt her down, Felicia will discover it’s not just her own redemption at stake… but the salvation of all mankind.

So what did you think? AMAZING right? – Lenore Appelhans

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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Kristina’s Thoughts 

Very cool & very dystopian feeling…even though it really is paranormal. I love the behind the scenes video of the cover shoot. They did a lot with just a few elements, I love the movement and power in this cover. Neat! It almost looked like she was playing a video game the way she was sitting and the title put me into that type of thinking too. Reading the description I kind of thought it was more dystopian than paranormal.

Entice (The Violet Eden Chapters #2) by Jessica Shirvington

Expected publication: September 4, 2012 by Sourcebooks Fire | Source: Page Turners

 Entice

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Previous Violet Eden Chapters Covers

Embrace (The Violet Eden Chapters #1)

Description

Violet Eden is Grigori – part angel, part human. Her destiny is to protect humans from the vengence of exiled angels.
Knowing who to trust is key but, when Grigori reinforcements arrive, it becomes clear everyone is hiding something. Even Lincoln. The only thing Violet does know: Phoenix’s hold over her is more dangerous than ever. The race to find the one thing that could tilt the balance of power brings them all to the sacred mountains of Jordan, where Violet’s power will be pushed to the extreme. And the ultimate betrayal exposed.

No Author Comment Available.

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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The phosphorescent wings are gorgeous. This is another cover that grabs me without even needing to read the description. Love these wings, and the feathers drifting down the cover. Those wings are amazing!

Mina Wentworth and the Invisible City (Iron Seas #1.5) by Meljean Brook

Expected publication: August 7, 2012 by Berkley | Source: Meljean Brook

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Previous Iron Seas Covers

The Iron Duke Heart of Steel Riveted

Description

Eight months after The Iron Duke, can their marriage survive a new danger?

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When newly-married Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth is called to investigate a bounder’s murder, she doesn’t expect the mysterious machine she finds…or the danger that leads back to her husband.

This is an epilogue novella. The story is a full-length novella, with its own plot — but although I’ve written it to stand alone as much as possible, there are strong references to The Iron Duke, particularly in regard to Mina and Rhys’s relationship. – Meljean Brook

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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A decent novella cover. Not great or bad. I’m not a huge fan of these covers, even though I love this series.  Above and beyond being kind of “blah”, what little we can see of the cover model doesn’t look like she’s half-Asian. It’s okay but it is kind of boring in comparison to the other covers in the series.

Full Blooded (Jessica McClain #1) by Amanda Carlson

Expected publication: September 1, 2012 by Orbit | Source: Amanda Carlson

Full Blooded

Cover Art: Shirley Green & Rob Shields

Previous Jessica McClain Covers

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Description

After living in hiding for the last twenty-six years, Jessica wakes up to find she’s become a full-blooded werewolf — claws, fangs, fur, everything. It was never supposed to happen: female werewolves don’t exist.

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When a mercenary killer comes looking for her, her Pack finds themselves caught in the middle of a war. They must rise up to protect her, but no one knows if she’s means the end of their race-or just a new beginning.

So many people to thank!! First and foremost is Lauren Panepinto, the wonderful creative director at Orbit, for putting together such an amazing cover!!!! *claps*  It’s amazing, Lauren! So excited. - Amanda Carlson

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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Love it. The moon and sheen to her eyes are perfect for a werewolf book, plus she looks so ready for a fight. Although I’m starting to wonder if this model in the female Paul Marron since I think this is now the 4th UF series she’s graced the cover of. I love the movement and color in this one, her gun curving up to the full moon says it all. I love the moon centered in the background and she does look read for a fight rather than posed for some non existant camera.

Crash (Visions #1) by Lisa McMann

Expected publication: February 8, 2013 by Simon Pulse | Source: LISA McMANN

Crash

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Previous Visions Covers

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Description

Jules lives with her family above their restaurant, which means she smells like pizza most of the time and drives their double-meatball-shaped food truck to school. It’s not a recipe for popularity, but she can handle that.

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What she can’t handle is the vision. Over and over, Jules sees a careening truck hit a building and explode… and nine body bags in the snow.

She has no idea why this is happening to her or if she’s going crazy. It hardly matters, because the visions are everywhere–on billboards, television screens, windows–and she’s the only one who can see them.

But it’s not until the vision starts coming more frequently, and revealing more clues, that Jules knows what she has to do. Because now she can see the face in one of the body bags, and it’s someone she knows. Someone she’s been in love with for as long as she can remember.

How much do you love the cover of my upcoming teen novel CRASH? – Lisa McMann

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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Giant eye covers make sense with stories like this…plus it’s always cool seeing flames reflected in an eye. This image is very striking, and it’s even better how this ties in with the description. I’m a sucker for flaming eyes in general. I like how the flames direct your eye towards them almost right away.

King of the Damned (League of Guardians #2) by Juliana Stone

Expected publication: November 27, 2012 by Avon | Source: Juliana Stone

King of the Damned (League of Guardians, #2)

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Previous League of Guardians Covers

Wicked Road to Hell (League...

Description

For millennia the struggle between light and dark, between the upper and lower realms, has been policed by a secret group of warriors culled from every fabric of existence. They are both otherworld and human, male and female. They are light and dark themselves and known to each other as the League of Guardians. Their pledge, to protect the line between dominions and make sure neither side grows too powerful. If they fall, so shall the earth, the heavens and hell. And there will be no more.

With darkness all around him, The League of Guardians is his only means of redemption…

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Azaiel, the fallen, has been given a second chance to atone for the sins of his past. With demons gathering and threatening the league, he must find out if their circle has been breached. What he doesn’t foresee is a woman—a fierce warrior—who will turn his world upside down and awaken his tortured soul.

Rowan James is a powerful witch out to avenge the death of her beloved grandmother, but she needs an ally. Will she be able to trust a man with secrets as dark as the sorrow in his eyes? Loving Rowan means risking salvation and yet Azaiel cannot ignore the hunger burning hot between them—his one last chance at happiness. With danger all around them, will these two desperate souls finally find love in each other? Or be forever damned…

No Author Comment Available.

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Nice. I’m a fan of the tattoo wing trend we’re seeing so much lately, especially on guys. He’s such a big, strong looking guy and yet they’ve made him look enticingly vulnerable. Such a mournful fallen angel.  Though I’m not a shirtless fan, the feathers of his tatto are beautifully integrated with the image. I am usually wary of tattoo placement on covers but this one is very nice and it even matches the background color in a way.

The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Steward (Magic Most Foul #2) by Leanna Renee Hieber

Expected publication: November 2012 by Sourcebooks Fire | Source: LovLivLife Reviews

The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart (Magic Most Foul #2)

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Previous Magic Most Foul Covers

Darker Still (Magic Most Fo...

Description

Natalie Stewart and Lord Denbury return in another account, only to be faced with new and present dangers, a deadly charade and more unspeakable magic.

No Author Comment Available.

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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Very different from the debut, but this has a lovely vintage quality that I bet is even more striking in person. This is a pretty big change, both in the feel of the cover and title.  I don’t know that I would guess this is book two in the series, but I like both of these on their own. The texture of this cover is very interesting.

Eternally Yours (Immortal Beloved #3) by Cate Tiernan

Expected publication: November 6, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | Source: LovLivLife Reviews

Eternally Yours (Immortal Beloved, #3)

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Previous Immortal Beloved Covers

Immortal Beloved (Immortal ...Darkness Falls (Immortal Be...

Description

After 450 years of living, Nastasya Crowe should have more of a handle on this whole immortal thing…. After a deadly confrontation at the end of Darkness Falls, the second Immortal Beloved novel, Nastasya Crowe is, as she would put it, so over the drama. She fights back against the dark immortals with her own brand of kick-butt magick…but can she fight against true love? In the satisfying finale to the Immortal Beloved trilogy, ex-party-girl immortal Nastasya ends a 450-year-old feud and learns what “eternally yours” really means. Laced with historical flashbacks and laugh-out-loud dialogue, the Immortal Beloved trilogy is a fascinating and unique take on what it would mean to live forever.

No Author Comment Available.

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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I really like the redesign of this series. They are all very similar, but the colors this time are my favorite. The first “falling” cover was lovely, but I’m not sure if it’s going to work for the entire series without changing up more than just the color scheme.  Still, nice image. I like the vertical title and the gold tones in this cover.

The Program (Program #1) by Suzanne Young

Expected publication: April 30, 2013 by Simon Pulse | Source: Suzanne Young  

Cover Art: Michael Frost & Russel Gordon

Previous Program Covers

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Description

Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone.

With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.

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Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in.

And The Program is coming for them.

No Author Comment Available.

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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I love all the layers here. Lots of images and taken together, it’s a simple but strong dystopian cover. Making the scrubs yellow instead of blue say “hazmat” not “hospital” to me, adding an additional level of creepy.  I like the hands clasped and their oddly straight posture. Definitely a dystopian vibe on this cover. I want to know why the are in yellow though?

The Archived (The Archived #1) by Victoria Schwab

Expected publication: January 2013 by Hyperion | Source: Mundie Moms

The Archived

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Previous The Archived Covers

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Description

Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.

Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.

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Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was, a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often-violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.

Being a Keeper isn’t just dangerous—it’s a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da’s death was hard enough, but now her little brother is gone too. Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.

In this haunting, richly imagined novel, Victoria Schwab reveals the thin lines between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit, unbearable loss and hard-won redemption.

No Author Comment Available.

Abigail’s Thoughts 

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Cool, but a little unsettling too. I wish the images better captured the premise, but it is eye catching. Gorgeously surreal, all of these elements work well together (and call back to the description). The key looks a touch random but otherwise I like the face with smoke surrounding it.

Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire #3) by Courtney Allison Moulton

Expected publication: January 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books | Source: Courtney Allison Moulton

Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire, #3)

Cover Art: N/A

Previous Angelfire Covers

Angelfire (Angelfire, #1)Wings of the Wicked (Angelf...

Description

In the final battle for Heaven and Earth, Ellie, who has the reincarnated soul of an ancient reaper-slayer, must grapple with her archangel powers to save herself and all of humanity.

Ta-da! I am SO FREAKING IN LOVE WITH THIS!! The art department at HarperCollins has outdone themselves yet again. – Courtney Allison Moulton

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Best one yet. I’m digging the sort of Robin Hood feel this has. Beautiful. I like the continuity of cover model and some of the cover elements (that gorgeous hair and enormous knife).  The title treatment isn’t quite fancy enough to carry the cover, but over all this is a nice cover. I am liking the covers in this series. Very cool. I agree it is Robin Hood like

Othermoon (Otherkin #2) by Nina Berry

Expected publication: February 2013 by K Teen | Source: Nina Berry

Cover Art: N/A

Previous Otherkin Covers

Otherkin

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Don’t you LOVE it? There’s so much I think is amazing here – the moon looming behind her, that the model is moving and in action, that her hair (and her butt!) look great, that the tiger lurks almost like something out her subconscious in the background… – Nina Berry

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Much better than the debut. Still looks more adult than YA to me, but the colors and composition look great. Though not flawless, this cover takes elements from OTHERKIN and kicks it up a notch.  I like the moon and the title font. I like the tree branches creeping into the picture and the huge moon. I would have liked the tiger a bit closer to the foreground.

The Eldritch Conspiracy (Blood Singer #5) by Cat Adams

Expected publication: January 8, 2013 by Tor | Source: Author Newsletter

The Eldritch Conspiracy (Blood Singer, #5)

Cover Art: N/A

Previous Blood Singer Covers

Blood Song Siren Song Demon Song The Isis Collar

Description

No Author Comment Available.

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Really love the new look here (although I liked the original designs too), but this is exactly how I imagine Celia looks. This cover model is just SOOOO pale, which freaks me out, but I like that these covers tie in more detailed elements from the plot. I love the dagger holsters on her arms. The color compositions is really nice looking here.

Necromancing the Stone (Necromancer #2) by Lish McBride

Expected publication: September 18, 2012 by Henry Holt & Company | Source: LovLivLife Reviews

Necromancing the Stone

Cover Art: N/A

Previous Necromancer Covers

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer (Paperback)

Description

With the defeat of the evil Douglas behind him, Sam LaCroix is getting used to his new life. Okay, so he hadn’t exactly planned on being a powerful necromancer with a seat on the local magical council and a capricious werewolf sort-of-girlfriend, but things are going fine, right?

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Well . . . not really. He’s pretty tired of getting beat up by everyone and their mother, for one thing, and he can’t help but feel that his new house hates him.His best friend is a werebear, someone is threatening his sister, and while Sam realizes that he himself has a lot of power at his fingertips, he’s not exactly sure how to use it. Which, he has to admit, is a bit disconcerting.

But when everything starts falling apart, he decides it’s time to step up and take control. His attempts to do so just bring up more questions, though, the most important of which is more than a little alarming: Is Douglas really dead?

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Abigail’s Thoughts

Julia’s Thoughts

Kristina’s Thoughts

Great concept, but I don’t love the execution here…if it was more detailed. This feels like a rough draft. These new covers remind me of WICKED, I like the style.  The central image doesn’t pop quite enough to make any one of them stand out, but I’ll bet they stand out on a shelf. It doesn’t really feel urban fantasy and I can’t really place the genre from the cover. I think I’ve seen this sort of style used before but I can’t remember where right now.

Dark Nights by Christine Feehan

Expected publication: October 30, 2012 by Avon Books | Source: LovLivLife Reviews

New Cover: Dark Nights (Dark, #7) by Christine Feehan. Coming 10/30/12

Cover Art: N/A

Previous Dark Covers

Dark Prince Dark Desire Dark Gold Dark Magic Dark Challenge Dark Fire Dark Dream Dark Legend (Dark,  #8) Dark Guardian (Dark, #9) Dark Symphony (Dark, #10) Dark Descent (Dark, #11) Dark Melody (Dark, #12) Dark Destiny (Dark, #13) Dark Hunger (Carpathians, #14) Dark Secret (Dark, #15) Dark Demon (Dark, #16) Dark Celebration (Dark, #17) Dark Possession (Dark, #18) Dark Curse (Dark, #19) Dark Slayer (Dark, #20) Dark Peril (Dark, #21) Dark Predator (Carpathians,... Dark Storm (Dark #23)

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DARK DREAM
Book #7 in Dark Series
Previously in After Twilight & Dark Dreamers

She’s known him since she was fifteen. Every night, he is with her: his face, his voice. Tonight, Sara Marten will meet the man who is both angel and demon, salvation and temptation: Falcon—the Carpathian, the banished hero. Tonight, Sara will meet the dark-eyed destroyer destined to be her mate..

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DARK DESCENT
Book #11 in Dark Series
Previously in The Only One

In this version of Dark Descent there is an additional hundred pages. I rewrote it from the original version as I felt it was too short. I do not plan on doing this for the other re-prints, but I hope you enjoy the newest version of Dark Descent.

In a cave of mystery and wonder deep in the Carpathian Mountains , bodyguard Joie Sanders encounters a most remarkable being. Proud, strong, immortal, he is called Traian—an ageless hunter, locked in a life and death battle with enemy vampires—and he will be her salvation in a labyrinth protected by the ingenious traps of a mysterious ancient race. What awaits them in the darkness is not known, and each step could be their last—as their destined path leads them toward a fiery passion that will illuminate the perilous dark night.

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Abigail’s Thoughts 

Julia’s Thoughts

Kristina’s Thoughts 

Feehan’s covers have never impressed me. This one is fairly generic, but pretty decent by comparison. Very creepy eye contact with this guy, I like it. It is generic but I do like the shade of green used and the fog over the castle is creepy looking.

And our picks for Best & Worst…

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Worst

Let the Sky Fall   Necromancing the Stone  Necromancing the Stone

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2 Responses to “Cover Art Coverage: 22 new cover reveals”

  1. Rain Maiden

    Im kinda diggin The Stone cover too. Maybe because it’s a bit different. Love this post guys!

    • Julia

      I really like crisp, drawn covers (so obviously this cover is in my wheelhouse). On a large book I bet the image works even better.