Cover Art Coverage: 23 New Titles!

February 6, 2013 Cover Art Coverage 1

 

Cover Art Coverage

We are chock full of covers this week!  Series trends are what caught my eye, both upward, downward, and mid-course corrections.  What is your favorite “new look” for a series?  What classic do you wish they’d stuck with?

Styxx (Dark-Hunter #23) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Expected publication: September 3rd 2013 by St. Martin’s Press

Source: Wanton Thoughts & Wicked Scribes

 

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Fantasy Lover Night Pleasures Night Embrace Dance with the Devil Kiss of the Night Night Play (Dark-Hunter, #6... Seize the Night (Dark-Hunte... Sins of the Night (Dark-Hun... Unleash the Night (Dark-Hun... Dark Side of the Moon (Dark... The Dream Hunter (Dream-Hun... Devil May Cry (Dark-Hunter,... Upon the Midnight Clear (Dr... Dream Chaser (Dream-Hunter,... Acheron (Dark-Hunter, #15) One Silent Night (Dark-Hunt... Dream Warrior (Dream-Hunter... Bad Moon Rising (Dark-Hunte... No Mercy (Dark-Hunter, #19;... Retribution (Dark-Hunter, #... The Guardian (Dark-Hunter, ... Time Untime (Dark-Hunter, #...

The most highly-anticipated novel in the Dark-Hunter series since Acheron is here—the unfogettable story of Styxx, Acheron’s twin brother and one of the most powerful beings on earth

Just when you thought doomsday was over . . .

Centuries ago Acheron saved the human race by imprisoning an ancient evil bent on absolute destruction. Now that evil has been unleashed and it is out for revenge.

As the twin to Acheron, Styxx hasn’t always been on his brother’s side. They’ve spent more centuries going at each other’s throats than protecting their backs. Now Styxx has a chance to prove his loyalty to his brother, but only if he’s willing to trade his life and future for Acheron’s.

The Atlantean goddess of Wrath and Misery, Bethany was born to right wrongs. But it was never a task she relished. Until now.

She owes Acheron a debt that she vows to repay, no matter what it takes. He will join their fellow gods in hell and nothing is going to stop her. But things are never what they seem, and Acheron is no longer the last of his line. Styxx and Acheron must put aside their past and learn to trust each other or more will suffer.

Yet it’s hard to risk your own life for someone who once tried to take yours, even when it’s your own twin, and when loyalties are skewed and no one can be trusted, not even yourself, how do you find a way back from the darkness that wants to consume the entire world? One that wants to start by devouring your very soul?

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Abigail Says 

These covers are always pretty average and this latest one is keeping up with that trend.

Julia Says 

#23?  #23?! Holy crap.  This series redefined itself from “brooding floating heads” to “mysterious symbols on fire” at about ARCHERON, but while I recognize the style I couldn’t tell one from the other.  Of course, that may be because there’s so very many others… 

Kristina Says 

While I like a good all purple cover this one is a very dull hue and its just okay.

Forevermore by Cindy Miles

Expected publication: July 1st 2013 by Point

Source: Goodreads

 

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On a misty cliffside, mystery and romance await. . . .

Ivy Calhoun’s life has been turned upside down. Her new stepdad has uprooted Ivy and her mom, bringing them to live in an actual castle in the misty Scottish countryside. There are stone-faced servants and shadowy corridors, and the ancient walls seem full of secrets. Ivy is at once frightened and intrigued.

Especially when she meets Logan, a gorgeous, elusive ghost who has haunted the castle grounds for decades. Ivy is immediately drawn to him . . . but Logan is not the only spirit around. Something dark and deadly is afoot, and soon Ivy finds herself in mortal danger.

Is Logan exactly what he seems? Could his mysterious past be tied to Ivy’s present? And can Ivy stop herself from falling in love with him?

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Abigail Says 

Whose idea was it to use the same model from another Paranormal YA series about ghosts on this new PYA series about ghosts? 

Julia Says 

Meh.  The blur effect on the male model is a little heavy and amateurish, and while I like the pink streaks in the cover model’s hair, she’s completely overpowered by the frame and the effects and the dramatic background.

Kristina Says 

I like the ghost hugging the non ghost girl effect. And it looks like a good paranormal YA book too.

Rebel Spirits by Lois Ruby

Expected publication: June 1st 2013 by Point

Source: Goodreads

 

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Infused with history and mystery, this tale of ghosts, love, and murder takes place in present-day Gettysburg, where the Civil War still looms large.

Lori Chase doesn’t know what to think about ghosts. She may have seen a few in the past, but those were just childish imaginings…right? Only now that she is living in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, spirits seem to be on everyone’s mind. The town is obsessed with its bloody Civil War history, and the old inn that Lori’s parents run is supposedly haunted by the souls of dead soldiers.

Then Lori meets one such soldier–the devastatingly handsome Nathaniel Pierce. Nathaniel’s soul cannot rest, and he desperately needs Lori’s help. Because Nathaniel was not killed in the famous battle. He was murdered. Lori begins to investigate the age-old mystery, stumbling upon shocking clues and secrets.

At the same time, she can’t help falling for Nathaniel, just as he is falling for her…

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Abigail Says 

Nice, vivid colors, and the gritty overlay gives it a cool faded look. 

Julia Says 

I wasn’t a big fan of the female model’s dress.  It was close enough to period that I was initiatlly thinking “Her dress and stance are all wrong, she’s too modern.”  Reading the description fixed that, but having her be more distinctly modern would have complimented the story contents (rather than having to be explained by them).  Maybe in person it’s easier to see that her legs are bare, but my first impression of this cover was not favorable.  

Kristina Says 

The faded look is a nice touch especially emphaisising that the guy is the ghost in this story…Sidenote: I keep wanting to make up stories based just on the covers before reading the descriptions. I had a Romeo and Juliet mixed with Pride and Prejudice story going on with this one…

A Midsummer Night’s Scream by R. L. Stine

Expected publication: July 2nd 2013 by Feiwel & Friends

Source: Goodreads

 

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The master of horror takes on the master of theater!

Get ready for laughter to turn into screams in R.L. Stine’s re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Everyone knows that Mayhem Manor is cursed. After production on the horror film was stopped due to a series of mysterious deaths, it became a Hollywood legend–which makes it perfect for Claire and her family. If they can successfully finish the film, it should be enough to save their ailing movie studio.

Sure, the old haunted house is creepy, and strange stuff has been happening, but this is Claire’s chance. Her chance to become the movie star she’s always dreamed and her chance to finally convince her friend Jake that she is girlfriend material. Of course, the fact that Jake thinks he’s in love with her best friend, Delia, who is crushing hard on Jake’s friend Shawn, who insists on following Claire around, could be a problem, but Claire is sure she can figure it out. After all, the course of true love never did run smooth.

But once shooting starts, “creepy and strange” morph into “bloody and deadly,” as the lines between film and reality begin to blur…

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Abigail Says 

That broken, bloody thumb is super creepy. I think I read the entire Fear Street series (and all it’s spin-offs) back in junior high, so I’m kinda psyched to read a new R.L. Stine book.

Julia Says 

The reflection under the mask is all that keeps this cover from being completely overwhelmed by the flat, black background.  Maybe the bloody hand will be able to carry this in person, but in a digital format it looks half finished.

Kristina Says 

R.L. Stine?! Yes please! And this is a creepy cover. I like the starkness and the eerie glass reflection of the mask. Also, R.L. Stine!

Frozen (Heart of Dread #1) by Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnson

Expected publication: September 17th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile

Source: EW.com

 

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Set in 111 C.D., one hundred and eleven years after a Catastrophic Disaster has wiped out 99% of humanity and left the earth covered in ice, this new series introduces readers to a ragtag group of friends and the dawning of a new time. The world of reason, of mathematics and science, is ending, and a new civilization is being born from the ice: a world of magic and mayhem, sorcerers and spellcraft.

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Abigail Says 

Hmmm…wonder why they redid the cover…I liked  the original cover better, but the dragon in the font is a cool addition.

Julia Says 

Oooh, I like how reading the title made me go back and study the “water” to see if it was ice.  Also, the dragon graphic in the title is great.

Kristina Says 

The dragon is a nice touch and the blue used here gives off a cold-frozen vibe.

Speak of the Devil by Shawna Romkey

Cover Art: Taria Reed

Expected publication: March 15th 2013 by Crescent Moon Press

Source: Author’s E-mail

   

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What happens when falling in love and falling from grace collide?

After dying in a car accident with her two best friends, Lily miraculously awakens to grief and guilt. She escapes to her dad’s to come to terms with the event and meets some people at her new school who seem all too eager to help her heal. Sliding deeper into sorrow and trying to fight her feelings for two of them, she finds out who…what they really are and that they are falling too.

Can she find the strength to move on from the past, reconcile her feelings for Luc, find a way to stop a divine war with fallen angels, and still pass the eleventh grade?

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Abigail Says 

He looks a little like Atticus from the Iron Druid Chronicles series, which is a compliment. I wish the font was a little stronger, because the whole image is great. A better font would have really elevated this. 

Julia Says 

I love the graphic quality of this image.  The shadows on his face are well done and I can’t take my eyes off those forearms.  I’m not a fan of the author font, however, it looks “pasted on”.

Kristina Says 

I like the barely there angel wings and I like the font style

Magic Rises (Kate Daniels #6) by Ilona Andrews

Expected publication: July 30th 2013 by Ace

Source: Author’s Blog

 

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Release date changed! Info provided here:

As of now we have the turn in date for Kate 6 as December 1st, which will likely mean August release.

Amazon has this pre-selling with a release date of July 30, 2013.

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Abigail Says 

This series has always bummed me out that it didn’t have great covers. Really glad to see they are sticking to the new look there did for the rerelease of book one. Kate looks a little young, but Curran is killing it!

Julia Says 

I’m glad they introduced the new cover model on a new MAGIC BITES cover prior to putting her on MAGIC RISES.  She is younger than I imagined Kate, and she looks more “worried” than “fierce” on this cover, but I’m so glad that this series is finally getting some cover love that I’ll let those issues go.  Can’t wait for this one!

Kristina Says 

Badass. ‘Nuff said. Love the fire and Curran snarling behind Kate.

Hearts of Obsidian (Psy-Changeling #12) by Nalini Singh

Cover Art: Tony Mauro

Expected publication: June 4th 2013 by Berkley Sensation

Source: Author’s Blog

 

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Slave to Sensation Visions of Heat Caressed By Ice Mine to Possess Hostage to Pleasure Branded by Fire Blaze of Memory Bonds of Justice (Psy-Chang... Play of Passion (Psy-Change... Kiss of Snow (Psy-Changeling, #10) Tangle of Need (Psy-Changel...

 

Get ready for a major event in the smash-hit New York Times bestselling series—a secret finally revealed, and fans are guaranteed an epic surprise.

In 2006, Nalini Singh introduced the beguiling and sensual Psy/Changeling world in Slave to Sensation, which spawned a series that has had readers and critics cheering. Througout the incredible 11-book run there has been one question that has tantalized Nalini’s legion of fans. Now, in the eagerly-awaited twelfth book in the series, Nalini Singh finally reveals the answer to the biggest Psy/Changeling mystery—an answer so surprising we wouldn’t dare spoil it. Even if we knew.

Features a secret so shocking, the title can’t be revealed until publication.

“How much do I love this cover? Oh, let me count the ways!! Love, love, LOVE!!! Huge thanks to the brilliant people behind it!” – Nalini Singh

Abigail Says 

Another series that has been crying out for decent covers finally gets one! 

Julia Says 

Oh man, speaking of long over due cover love, I’m so glad some of the gorgeous imagery from the Guild Hunters series has finally percolated across to Psy-Changling. The lighting is gorgeous on this cover.  The model seems a little small and the title font is very fluid for the rainy, grittiness, but I love it.  

Kristina Says 

This is the best cover for this series I have seen. You did good, Tony.

Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales edited by Melissa Marr & Tim Pratt

Published 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Source: Editor’s Tweet

   

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The best writers of our generation retell the classics.

Literature is filled with sexy, deadly, and downright twisted tales. In this collection, award-winning and bestselling authors reimagine their favorite classic stories, ones that have inspired, awed, and enraged them; ones that have become ingrained in modern culture; and ones that have been too long overlooked. They take these stories and boil them down to their bones, and then reassemble them for a new generation of readers.

Today’s most acclaimed authors use their own unique styles to rebuild these twelve timeless stories:

Sir Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene – Saladin Ahmed

W. W. Jacobs’s “The Monkey’s Paw” – Kelley Armstrong

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Carmilla” – Holly Black

“Sleeping Beauty” – Neil Gaiman

The Brothers Grimm’s “Rumpelstiltskin” – Kami Garcia

Kate Chopin’s The Awakening – Melissa Marr

Rudyard Kipling’s “The Man Who Would Be King” – Garth Nix

Henry James’s “The Jolly Corner” – Tim Pratt

E. M. Forster’s “The Machine Stops” – Carrie Ryan

Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto – Margaret Stohl

William Seabrook’s “The Caged White Werewolf of the Saraban” – Gene Wolfe

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birth-Mark” – Rick Yancey

And six illustrations by Charles Vess

“Behold the cover for Rags and Bones, the antho I co-edited with@melissa_marr! It is amazingly good.” – Tim Pratt

Abigail Says 

Great sense of wonder with a sinister undercurrent. Perfect for the description. 

Julia Says 

Classic and ominous, gorgeous!  This author line up has me salivating, too.

Kristina Says 

Nice use of alliteration with the title there. I like the swan sitting on the chair. Its a little odd but these are twists on tales so it fits.

The Falconer (The Falconer #1) by Elizabeth May

Cover Art: Gene Mollica

Expected publication: September 19th 2013 by Chronicle Books

Source: Author’s Blog

 

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Lady Aileana Kameron can sing, paint prettily, and murder the fae as easily as dancing a waltz. But how far is she prepared to go for vengeance?

Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844

18 year old Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined to a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery kills her mother.

Now it’s the 1844 winter season. Between a seeming endless number of parties, Aileana slaughters faeries in secret. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, every night she sheds her aristocratic facade and goes hunting. She’s determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city’s many dark alleyways.

But she never even considered that she might become attracted to one. To the magnetic Kiaran MacKay, the faery who trained her to kill his own kind. Nor is she at all prepared for the revelation he’s going to bring. Because Midwinter is approaching, and with it an eclipse that has the ability to unlock a Fae prison and begin the Wild Hunt.

A battle looms, and Aileana is going to have to decide how much she’s willing to lose – and just how far she’ll go to avenge her mother’s murder.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with the level of input I had on the cover. If you were never aware: authors often have very little say over their cover. Sometimes, they don’t have any input at all. And, sometimes, they’re literally the last to see it (because it shows up on Amazon).  So when my editor asked me if I had any ideas for the cover, I was like, “OMG I HAVE SO MANY LET ME TELL YOU ALLLL OF THEM.” Because, let’s face it: every author has some mental picture of their ideal cover.” – Elizabeth May

Abigail Says 

I love intentiality (is that a word?). After reading the author’s breakdown of all the elements in this cover (and her hilariously self-depricating commentary on her own mock up cover), I’m seriously digging this, and the description sounds even better. This is going on my wishlist. 

Julia Says 

So close!  This cover needs a little less fire and a title font that doesn’t poke the heroine in the ear.  She’s so badass, but all that fabric and fire and font had me giggling.  I love the author’s description of her process, if only for the delicious Dean gif.

Kristina Says 

The poofy sleeved dress with the fire and the awesome font makes this cover full of awesomness.

Curtsies & Conspiracies (Finishing School #2) by Gail Carriger

Expected publication: November 5th 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Source: Author’s Blog

 

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Does one need four fully grown foxgloves for decorating a dinner table for six guests? Or is it six foxgloves to kill four fully grown guests?

Sophronia’s first year at Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality has certainly been rousing! For one thing, finishing school is training her to be a spy (won’t Mumsy be surprised?). Furthermore, Sophronia got mixed up in an intrigue over a stolen device and had a cheese pie thrown at her in a most horrid display of poor manners.

Now, as she sneaks around the dirigible school, eavesdropping on the teachers’ quarters and making clandestine climbs to the ship’s boiler room, she learns that there may be more to a school trip to London than is apparent at first. A conspiracy is afoot–one with dire implications for both supernaturals and humans. Sophronia must rely on her training to discover who is behind the dangerous plot-and survive the London Season with a full dance card.

In this sequel to bestselling author Gail Carriger’s YA debut Etiquette & Espionage, class is back in session with more petticoats and poison, tea trays and treason. Gail’s distinctive voice, signature humor, and lush steampunk setting are sure to be the height of fashion this season.

“I hope you like it as much as I do!” – Gail Carriger

Abigail Says 

Where can I get dirgible wallpaper? Another cool blend of imagery that suits this mashup series perfectly. 

Julia Says 

The blue isn’t as eye catching as the magenta from book one, but this cover model looks even more like Kiera Knightley from head on.

Kristina Says 

Another fancy dress with a weapon! I love this series’ covers so far. And I agree on obtaining some dirgible wallpaper. That needs to go up in my bedroom…or living room.

Allegiance Sworn (The Light Blade #3) by Kylie Griffin

Cover Art: Gene Mollica

Expected publication: April 2nd 2013 by Berkley

Source: Author’s Blog

 

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There is no mercy in the demon realm. No escape. In this place of desperation and conflict, anyone who is not purebred is virtually powerless. Until a demon leader seeks to unify the races…

With the alliance of the humans and the half-blood Na’Chi forged, the demon Na’Reish prepare for war by seizing human blood-slaves. Captured during a rescue mission-gone-wrong, Light Blade warrior Arek Barial finds himself claimed by a Na’Reishi female who offers him an unexpected choice.

Raised in the elite ranks of a society she abhors, Imhara Kaal lives a dangerous double life as a Na’Reish Clan-leader and an advocate for a caste-free life that honors the Old Ways. Openly rebelling against the Na’Reish would mean her death, unless she can find an emissary willing to present her petition to the human Blade council.

But Arek isn’t about to blindly follow a demon—despite the intense attraction growing between them. And while hatred for the Na’Reish is all he has ever known, Arek must learn to trust Imhara, or risk the destruction of all three races…

“I LOVE IT! The hero and heroine are finally revealed! :-) There are so many subtle details that tie in with Arek & Imhara’s story as well as the series – Gene Mollica is a wizard!” – Kylie Griffin

Abigail Says 

Gene Mollica can do such great PNR covers with blistering sensuality like this. One of his best. 

Julia Says 

This cover model is channeling Drew Barrymore, what’s with me a celebrity associations today?  I like that this cover is as over the top dramatic and barbaric as the prior covers, but with an intensity on her face that draws me in.

Kristina Says 

So much badassness mixed with sexy. I love the tattoos running over her body.

Darkness Unmasked (Dark Angels #5) by Keri Arthur

Expected publication: June 4th 2013 by Signet Select

Source: Author’s Website

 

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Keri Arthur’s explosive Dark Angels series is packed with everything you could want: a fiesty heroine, witches, vampires, werewolves, demons, angels of death, suspense and a whole lot of sexy action.

The sexy, exciting, suspenseful adventures continue in New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur’s Dark Angels series, starring Risa Jones, a half-Aedh/half-werewolf. She can speak to the souls of the dying and the dead, and can see Reapers, the collectors of souls.

Shortly after her fight on the astral plane, Risa receives a phone call from Madeline Hunter, the leader of the vampire council, ordering her to investigate the death of Hunter’s close friend and lover – Wolfgang Schmidt. His body has been discovered wrapped in a web-like substance and has been completely drained. As the body count continues to grow, Risa must summon her gifts to find the dark spirit before it strikes again.

Meanwhile, as the search for the keys that keep the gate to Hell closed grows more intense, Risa begins to unravel mysteries that will have startling consequences for her.

“Awesome, isn’t it? :)” – Keri Arthur

Abigail Says 

Everything from the giant web to the concrete colored wings is awesome…but holy hell are her boobs ginormus. Like how is she not falling over ginormus. I mean they are bigger than her head. 

Julia Says 

I like that the cover model looks fierce rather than confused (both from her expression and those ferocious wings).  The push up bra is a little ridiculous, though.

Kristina Says 

Why is she thrusting out her chest. They’re not that small dear. Maybe she’s not falling forward due to the weight of her wings. I do like the color and detail of her her boob balancing wings though.

Kitty in the Underworld (Kitty Norville #12) by Carrie Vaughn

Cover Art: Craig White

Expected publication: July 30th 2013 by Tor Books

Source: Goodreads

 

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Abigail Says 

Ooh…I’m behind on this series, but I’m very curious about that lioness 

Julia Says 

Ooooh, my interest is piqued by the lioness.

Kristina Says 

Why is there a lion with Kitty? I like how Kitty is always dressed so sensibly which is in keeping with her character. Is she in a sewer?

Wicked Memories (Castle of Dark Dreams #7) by Nina Bangs

Expected publication: June 4th 2013 by Berkley Trade

Source: Goodreads

 

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Wicked Nights Wicked Pleasure Wicked Fantasy My Wicked Vampire Wicked Edge Wicked Whispers

Return to the Castle of Dark Dreams, where USA Todaybestselling author Nina Bangs lures readers into a world of pleasure, adventure, and revenge…

Thorn Mackenzie was a young Viking when he met Sparkle Stardust long ago. She used him and then abandoned him. Over a thousand years later, he has finally found a way to repay her. Employing his power of persuasion, he assembles a team that can create the ultimate fantasies and illusions. The group will work together in Nirvana, the amazing amusement park Thorn has built—right across the street from Sparkle’s Castle of Dark Dreams. To fight back before Thorn bleeds her business dry, Sparkle must hire a spy.

Kay Stanley needs extra money, so she reluctantly agrees to do some sneaking and peeking for Sparkle. But as she gets closer to Thorn, she discovers they have a lot more in common than just a need to crush the competition and a willingness to fight dirty. As sexual tension between them mounts, she finds it harder to see the gorgeous Viking as her enemy. But with an evil force working to destroy their city, they may not survive long enough for her to help him overcome his…Wicked Memories.

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Abigail Says 

Gah. I bet this guy isn’t allowed within 100 feet of an elementary school. 

Julia Says 

I like this new style for the series, but the pink title clashes with all the orange in the image. And what’s with this guy’s dead eyes?

Kristina Says 

He does scream peodophile. Also the cover looks like it has a layer of grime on it.

Immortally Ever After (Monster M*A*S*H* #3) by Angie Fox

Expected publication: August 27th 2013 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Source: Heroes & Heartbreakers

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IN THE HEAT OF BATTLE

The hard-won cease-fire between the battling immortals doesn’t last long. In the blink of an eye, human surgeon Dr. Petra Robichaud is back on the frontlines, and starring in yet another of the oracle’s prophesies. As the only healer who can talk to the dead, Petra doesn’t have much choice about her role—even when her breathtaking ex-lover shows up at exactly the wrong time…

TWO HEARTS FIGHT TO SURVIVE

Petra may have moved on when Commander Galen left her, but she never forgot him—and the passionate moments they shared. Seeing him again is a distraction she really doesn’t need with both armies honing new weapons, and wounded all over her M*A*S*H unit. But how can she resist him? It’s now or never for the demi-god Galen to become Petra’s mate…but with the fate of humanity at stake, will their desire be worth the cost?

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Abigail Says 

These covers really fail to portray the cool concept behind the series. This is just another random PNR cover that doesn’t even hint at the super cool M*A*S*H Greek Mythology premise. 

Julia Says 

I like the individual elements, but these two models don’t look like they were ever in the same room with each other.  Just a little bit off.

Kristina Says 

Kind of boring and who is she taking off her shirt for. She’s looking straight at me and all I want her to do is put it back on her shoulder.

Eternal (Winterhaven #3) by Kristi Cook

Expected publication: September 3rd 2013 by Simon Pulse

Source: shun

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Haven (Winterhaven, #1) Mirage (Winterhaven, #2)

THERE’S NO HIDING FROM DESTINY…

In the final book of the Winterhaven trilogy, Violet McKenna and her friends find themselves right in the middle of a vampire war. The stakes have been raised, the danger unavoidable now. As the Warriors’ senior year draws to a close, not everyone makes it out alive. Who will be left standing at the end of it all? Will Aidan be a part of Violet’s future, or is he just a specter of the past?

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Abigail Says 

I go back and forth with the covers for this series. They are immediately recogonizeable and cliche free, but I can’t say that I’m ever really drawn in by the imagery either. 

Julia Says 

These covers are kind of boring for me.  I like the colors, but with everything so brightly delineated, everything seems Photoshopped together.

Kristina Says 

I like the broken hourglass with the simple blue background.

Consume (The Clann #3) by Melissa Darnell

Expected publication: September 2013 by Harlequin Teen

Source: Author’s Website

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Crave (The Clann, #1) Covet (The Clann, #2)

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Abigail Says 

Much better than the oddly old woman’s face on the previous book. Love that they made her hair that same vivid red color as the trees 

Julia Says 

This is my favorite of the series.  The blast of white light makes the red highlights feel like they’re coming from my own perception, I feel like I’m squinting into the sun.

Kristina Says 

That red is so vibrant. I love the detailing around the edges of the cover.

The Originals by Cat Patrick

Expected publication: May 7th 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Source: Goodreads

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A riveting new story from Cat Patrick, author of Forgotten and Revived.

17-year-olds Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey Best grew up as identical triplets… until they discovered a shocking family secret. They’re actually closer than sisters, they’re clones. Hiding from a government agency that would expose them, the Best family appears to consist of a single mother with one daughter named Elizabeth. Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey take turns going to school, attending social engagements, and a group mindset has always been a de facto part of life…

Then Lizzie meets Sean Kelly, a guy who seems to see into her very soul. As their relationship develops, Lizzie realizes that she’s not a carbon copy of her sisters; she’s an individual with unique dreams and desires, and digging deeper into her background, Lizzie begins to dismantle the delicate balance of an unusual family that only science could have created.

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Abigail Says 

This isn’t a bad cover, but I’m really over the broken mirror look that has been on a million YA covers lately. 

Julia Says 

Not all shattered images work for me, but the subtle variations in lighting and position look cool.

Kristina Says 

I decided to give this rating because I dislike the broken mirror usage on these covers even though this one is one of the better ones I’ve seen.

Indigo by Gina Linko

Expected publication: October 22nd 2013 by Random House Children’s

Source: Goodreads

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Certain that she caused her beloved sister Sophie’s death, 17-year-old Corrine has decided to cut herself off from everyone and everything. During a summer storm, Sophie takes a dangerous fall on some rocks while walking along the beach. Corrine attempts to comfort her injured sister but her gentle touch is suddenly charged with mystical force bursting with blinding color. The violent surge of energy moves from Corrine to her sister, and in an instant, Sophie is gone.

Corrine is convinced that it’s better for everyone if she simply withdraws from life. And her family’s abrupt move to New Orleans makes it all the easier. No friends. No connections. No chance of hurting anyone. But strange things continue to happen around her in this moody, mystical city. And Corrine realizes that this power cannot be ignored, especially when Rennick, a talented local teen artist, suggests another possiblity: Corrine’s ability to read peoples’ physio-electricity might actually be a sixth sense that can be controlled.

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Abigail Says 

The font is a big miss for me since the detailing looks like a fish tail which made me expect a book about mermaids 

Julia Says 

This cover model is intense.

Kristina Says 

Okay that’s creepy and it looks like it could be the cover for a horror novel….her eye is so wide open…scary…

Eternity (The Fury Trilogy #3) by Elizabeth Miles

Expected publication: September 3rd 2013 by Simon Pulse

Source: Goodreads

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Fury (The Fury Trilogy, #1) Envy (The Fury Trilogy, #2)

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Abigail Says 

I’m still super bummed that they changed the style for this series from the original debut (Gorgeous!) This one has pretty colors, but it’s on the generic side. 

Julia Says 

Such a disappointment after the intensity of the first cover.  Would book for have the model completely covered in flowers?

Kristina Says 

I love those flowers but the cover looks like they just attached two images onto the cover and said lets call it a day.

Who Needs Magic? (Magic #2) by Kathy McCullough

Expected publication: July 9th 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Source: ATUF Pinterest

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Don't Expect Magic (Magic, #1)

Delaney’s spending the summer working at Treasures, a secondhand store at the mall, surrounded by cool vintage boots—and potential clients. When she finally feels a connection with Jeni, a girl who needs a life-changing, happily-ever-after wish, Jeni doesn’t want her help. And Delaney finds herself competing with another f.g. Glittery, sparkly Ariella grants wishes with a flick of her lemon candy stick, while Delaney can’t seem to make anything happen. Not even a summer romance with her boyfriend, Flynn. It takes more than waving a chopstick to make big wishes come true. But what good is being a f.g. if you can’t make the boy you like want to be with you as much as you want to be with him?

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Abigail Says 

I would have rather had a magical feel than the default stars and swirls = magic. 

Julia Says 

A beautiful improvement over book one.

Kristina Says 

Pretty but those stars do not really match the rest of the cover. Maybe if they were gold or something.

Pooka In My Pantry (A Monster Haven Story #2) by R. L. Naquin

Expected publication: March 25th 2013 by Carina Press

Source: Author’s Website

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Monster in My Closet (A Mon...

Zoey Donovan—empath, wedding planner, go-to girl for monsters with personal problems—has been marked twice for pickup by Death. On both occasions, Riley the smoking-hot reaper has refused to follow through. For his breach of protocol, Riley is now on probation. For her refusal to die on schedule, Zoey’s right to live is challenged. She will have to undergo a life-or-death trial, but she won’t know when or where it will happen…

Staying alive might not be so difficult if the Leprechaun Mafia hadn’t strolled into town. Now every business owner with the slightest connection to the supernatural community is being threatened with the most appalling bad luck if they don’t pay up. Mirrors are smashed, bodies are dropping, and Zoey’s still got clients waiting for fabric samples.

With a little luck, she might be able to save everyone and still have time for a second attempt at a decent first date with her favorite reaper.

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Abigail Says 

The first book was so fun with her weilding a toilet bowl brush to fend off a monster. I’m missing that playfullness here.

Julia Says 

Does her pantry open like a garage door?  MONSTER IN MY CLOSET  made it look like she was peering under something, this cover just looks like a 80’s photoshoot.

Kristina Says 

This reminds me of the poses and pictures I see on Top Model. They’d call this look very ‘high fashion’ or something fashon-y. I don’t really get what she is holding or where she is but she looks very model-y doing it.

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One Response to “Cover Art Coverage: 23 New Titles!”

  1. Nae

    Hey Guys,
    Great post! I just wanted to let you know that the release date for Ilona Andrews Magic Rises is July 30 2013.
    Not too long to go :)