Cover Art Coverage: 15 New Titles!

May 22, 2013 Cover Art Coverage 5

Cover Art Coverage

Today’s Cover Art guest commentator is the lovely and forbearing Carolyn from Book Chick City.  I don’t know whether to apologize to her for the hilariously bad covers that seemed to dominate this week, or get indignant about how wrong she and Kate are about KINSLAYER’s obvious awesomeness.  Or I could just get on with it (but not over it, mind you)… and luckily that’s more great news to distract me.  If you’re a blogger who would like to try your hand at guest starring on a Cover Art Coverage post, there’s a now an easy form available here to throw your hat in the ring.  You, too, could wield the mighty Thumbs of Fate and Comments of Glory.  Or if that seems too much like work, just scroll down and leave us a note in the comments.  The more the merrier!

Never Fade (The Darkest Minds #2) by Alexandra Bracken

Expected publication: October 15th 2013 by Disney-Hyperion

Source: Entertainment Weekly

 

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The Darkest Minds (The Dark...

Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster.

When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her.

As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?

No Author Comment Available.

Kate Says 

This tells me absolutely nothing about the book. Also, is the compass supposed to be underwater? Is that why there are the random bubbles all over? 

Julia Says 

These object covers often fall in the “meh” range for me (I completely agree with Carolyn there).  Unless this one will have some fancy embossing or silvery stuff on the cover, I’d probably walk right past in person.

Carolyn Says 

I’m not that fond of symbols on book covers. They’re not bad but they just don’t draw me in. This is ok as symbols go. I like the colours but it’s all just a bit meh.

Devilishly Wicked by Kathy Love

Expected publication: October 29th 2013 by Brava

Source: Goodreads

 

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No Author Comment Available.

Kate Says 

So much red! So little people! But at least I can tell this is a romance novel. At least, it better be a romance novel. 

Julia Says 

The mix of drawn and real images on this cover don’t work for me. I think the main failure are the matchy-matchy outfits on the cover models.  It makes them look like an outtake from Awkward Family Photos.

Carolyn Says 

This is just ghastly. The red is too bright, the floating cityscape drawing is just awful, and the real photographed couple plonked in front of it is just BAD. What a terrible mashup.

A Study in Darkness (The Baskerville Affair #2) by Emma Jane Holloway

Expected publication: October 29th 2013 by Del Rey

Source: Goodreads

 

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A Study in Silks (The Baske...

When a bomb goes off at 221B Baker Street, Evelina Cooper is thrown into her Uncle Sherlock’s world of mystery and murder. But just when she thought it was safe to return to the ballroom, old, new, and even dead enemies are clamoring for a place on her dance card.

Before Evelina’s even unpacked her gowns for a country house party, an indiscretion puts her in the power of the ruthless Gold King, who recruits her as his spy. He knows her disreputable past and exiles her to the rank alleyways of Whitechapel with orders to unmask his foe.

As danger mounts, Evelina struggles between hiding her illegal magic and succumbing to the darker aspects of her power. One path keeps her secure; the other keeps her alive. For rebellion is brewing, a sorcerer wants her soul, and no one can protect her in the hunting ground of Jack the Ripper.

No Author Comment Available.

Kate Says 

I like this, but the quote in the magnifying glass is terrible to read, and I liked the contrast between the background color and the title better in the first book in this series. Here, the title kind of blends in. 

Julia Says 

These covers do a great job of conveying genre, personality, and intrigue.  I want to get to know this steampunk heroine better, she’s got sass (and she doesn’t look like a burlesque reject).  I’m usually ambivalent to the marketing details, but I think the magnifying glass over the cover blurb is pretty cute.

Carolyn Says 

I like the steampunk feel to this cover, but the author font is too hard to read. The magnifying glass at the top is too prominant. It would have been better coming from a corner at the bottom with the author’s name etc at the top – but hey, that’s just my opinion. Overall not a bad cover, but not great either.

A Study in Ashes (The Baskerville Affair #3) by Emma Jane Holloway

Expected publication: November 26th 2013 by Del Rey

Source: Goodreads

 

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As part of her devil’s bargain with the industrial steam barons, Evelina Cooper is finally enrolled in the Ladies’ College of London. However, she’s attending as the Gold King’s pet magician, in handcuffs and forbidden contact with even her closest relation, the detective Sherlock Holmes.

Not even Niccolo, the dashing pirate captain, and his sentient airship can save her. But Evelina’s problems are only part of a larger war. The Baskerville Affair is finally coming to light, and the rebels are making their move to wrest power from the barons and restore it to Queen Victoria. Missing heirs and nightmare hounds are the order of the day—or at least that’s what Dr. Watson is telling the press.

But their plans are doomed unless Evelina escapes to unite her magic with the rebels’ machines—and even then her powers aren’t what they used to be. A sorcerer has awakened a dark hunger in Evelina’s soul, and only he can keep her from endangering them all. The only problem is…he’s dead.

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Kate Says 

Better, and I like the model’s facial expresion and how her dress is hiked up at the bottom of the cover. But the magnifying glass comment remains the same. 

Julia Says 

Is this heroine playing Robin Hood?  Is she a Henry the VIII impersonator?  The problem with putting so much focus on the cover model is that if the outfit/ expression/ pose doesn’t grab you, there’s nothing to fall back on.  And Carolyn is right, that author font is hideous.  She and Kate are not infallible, however, as the magnifying glass is “totes adorbs” (and yes, I say it with the quotes in person, too).

Carolyn Says 

I like this cover more than the one above due to the model I think. But the same still applies for the font and magnifying glass.

Kinslayer (The Lotus War #2) by Jay Kristoff

Cover Art: Jason Chan

Expected publication: September 17th 2013 by Thomas Dunne Books

Source: Cuddlebuggery Book Blog

 

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Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)

A SHATTERED EMPIRE
The mad Shōgun Yoritomo has been assassinated by the Stormdancer Yukiko, and the threat of civil war looms over the Shima Imperium. The Lotus Guild conspires to renew the nation’s broken dynasty and crush the growing rebellion simultaneously – by endorsing a new Shōgun who desires nothing more than to see Yukiko dead.

A DARK LEGACY
Yukiko and the mighty thunder tiger Buruu have been cast in the role of heroes by the Kagé rebellion. But Yukiko herself is blinded by rage over her father’s death, and her ability to hear the thoughts of beasts is swelling beyond her power to control. Along with Buruu, Yukiko’s anchor is Kin, the rebel Guildsman who helped her escape from Yoritomo’s clutches. But Kin has his own secrets, and is haunted by visions of a future he’d rather die than see realized.

A GATHERING STORM
Kagé assassins lurk within the Shōgun’s palace, plotting to end the new dynasty before it begins. A waif from Kigen’s gutters begins a friendship that could undo the entire empire. A new enemy gathers its strength, readying to push the fracturing Shima imperium into a war it cannot hope to survive. And across raging oceans, amongst islands of black glass, Yukiko and Buruu will face foes no katana or talon can defeat.

The ghosts of a blood-stained past.

“You should be aware – I did not squeal AT ALL the first time I saw this. Like, not one bit. [...] I maybe did a little dance around the room. Waltzing with my laptop, like it was Belle and I was the Beast. But only for a minute.” – Jay Kristoff

Kate Says 

The hair looks like it has a mind of its own! On the left it is blowing around in ways I have never seen hair move before. This is distracting me from every other detail, now that I noticed it. But I do like the green pattern in the background, it looks like water splashing around. 

Julia Says 

How am I so far behind on this series?!  If the ferocity of the cover model’s expression (and the fantastical creatures in the background) hadn’t already won me over, Cuddlebuggery’s hilarious interview with the author would have.  Dare I hope that book three has the cover model completing her turn from book one through book two all the way around to the left?  So I can prop them up in a row on my shelf?  kthxbye

Carolyn Says 

I don’t like this at all. It’s very dark… and green, (not one of my favourite colours) and I don’t like the illustraton. The boy/girl is too crouched and the affect of the sword is sort of lost. Not my cup of tea this one.

The Weight of Souls by Bryony Pearce

Cover Art: Steven Wood

Expected publication: August 6th 2013 by Strange Chemistry

Source: Publisher’s Website

 

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Sixteen year old Taylor Oh is cursed: if she is touched by the ghost of a murder victim then they pass a mark beneath her skin. She has three weeks to find their murderer and pass the mark to them – letting justice take place and sending them into the Darkness. And if she doesn’t make it in time? The Darkness will come for her…

She spends her life trying to avoid ghosts, make it through school where she’s bullied by popular Justin and his cronies, keep her one remaining friend, and persuade her father that this is real and that she’s not going crazy.

But then Justin is murdered and everything gets a whole lot worse. Justin doesn’t know who killed him, so there’s no obvious person for Taylor to go after. The clues she has lead her to the V Club, a vicious secret society at her school where no one is allowed to leave… and where Justin was dared to do the stunt which led to his death.

Can she find out who was responsible for his murder before the Darkness comes for her? Can she put aside her hatred for her former bully to truly help him?

And what happens if she starts to fall for him?

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Kate Says 

This is great- the contrast between the title, author’s name and cover is perfect and everything is readable. Plus the girl is intriguing, with the flames in her hands and something snaking up her arms. And I love the hieroglyphs behind her. I would definitely pick this up in a bookstore. 

Julia Says 

So, I need to enter the trust circle for a moment here.  Back in the day, one of my favorite books was Ellen Guon’s BEDLAM BOYZ (yes, that title has a “z” in it).  I’m not going to lie, I saw this gorgeous cover and immediately hoped that this was the modern, classy version of my old favorite.  I’m really not a fan of ghost romances, but this cover makes me want to try.

Carolyn Says 

I really like this one. The title font is great and the simplicity of the author’s name at the top is a nice touch. The illustration is fab. The girl’s face is sweet and her fly-away hair gives a sense of movement. I’m intrigued about the magical looking fire in her hands too. My one critism would be that the title is just a bit too much over her head. But other than that I’m digging this cover.

Sky Pirates (The Chronicles of Light and Shadow #3) by Liesel Schwarz

Cover Art: Nekro

Expected publication: January 14th 2014 by Del Rey

Source: Goodreads

 

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A Conspiracy of Alchemists ... A Clockwork Heart (The Chro...

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Kate Says 

I can’t wait to read this! I like that Elle is the same on the covers, and they all match but are different enough to be interesting, in my opinion 

Julia Says 

I feel like this series really boxed itself in with those bright title colors.  The titles always compete with her hair and take a composition that is visually arresting and nudge it over into garish, this one is no exception.

Carolyn Says 

I’m right on the fence about this one. I’m not sure if I like it or not. I think it’s because it isn’t awful but it’s not really stand out enough for me to give it a thumbs up.

Ex-Communication (Ex-Heroes #3) by Peter Clines

Expected publication: July 11th 2013 by Del Rey

Source: Goodreads

 

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Ex-Heroes (Ex-Heroes, #1) Ex-Patriots (Ex-Heroes, #2)

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Kate Says 

What is that creature on the cover? And it’s standing on the lettering! And this is little, but I don’t like the random yellow building (?) on the side- it matches the letters and distracted my eyes. 

Julia Says 

I really like how they integrated the title into the image for this one, though I don’t know enough about the series to know if the details shown should be intriguing. My husband reads these, and just from seeing the other covers around the house I knew which series this belonged to.

Carolyn Says 

Horrid. It’s a shame as I love zombie books, but this wouldn’t catch my eye in the bookshop. I am not a fan of huge text like this on covers, it doesn’t do a lot for me. Plus the person/robot whatever it is isn’t well defined and I had to look really close to see what was going on. It almost looks like a computer game image. Me not likey.

How to Date a Dragon (Flirting with Fangs Trilogy #2) by Ashlyn Chase

Expected publication: September 3rd 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

Source: Goodreads

 

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Flirting Under a Full Moon ...

Sure, the fireman who saved Bliss Russo from her burning apartment building was a major hottie, but her computer and all her designs for Hall-Snark Greeting Cards went up in smoke! With a major design competition just weeks away, and her relentless family nagging her to find a husband, Bliss needs every last second to build back her portfolio.

Drake Cameron, the dragon shapeshifter who came to Bliss’s rescue, can’t stop thinking about the woman he saved. But she disappeared without a trace, and now he has no way to find her. If he could just track her down, he’s sure he could win her heart.

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Kate Says 

I didn’t like the first book in this series, but at least it had a cuter cover. He looks kinda puny. Not what I would expect from a dragon shapeshifter. 

Julia Says 

Such a silly title is really a bummer on a cover, especially splayed out across the middle in such a plain, self-serious font.  It makes me wonder all the more why the cover model is hitching one shoulder up.  As if to say, “Who knows?” or “I’ll never tell.”

Carolyn Says 

Yawn. Another topless bloke. A *very* basic cover that is like so many other covers. Nothing is going on that intrigues me so much that I would part with my cash. Just dull really.

Vampires Need Not… Apply? (Accidentally Yours #4) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Expected publication: September 3rd 2013 by Forever

Source: Goodreads

   

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Accidentally in Love with..... Accidentally Married to...A... Sun God Seeks…Surrogate? (A...

This is book 4 in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling paranormal romance Accidentally Yours series.

Impending apocalypse. Check.

Leaders of the gods’ army captured. Check. Check.

Three slightly ticked off women now charged with saving the world while the gods fall apart, the good vampires go on holiday, the bad guys are popping up everywhere. Check. Check. Check.

Help is on the way. Check?

Meet Dr. Antonio Acero, a world-renowned physicist whose life is about to take a turn for the worst. And the bizarre. While on vacation in southern Mexico, Antonio discovers an ancient Mayan tablet. Local legends say it contains magical properties, properties that could put his stalling research on the map.

But is this really his lucky break?

When Antonio attempts to put the tablet to use, he’ll discover that Fate has other plans. And her name is Ixtab.

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Kate Says 

First of all, and I’m not sure this belongs in a discussion of the cover but who puts an ellipsis in their title?! Second, this is terrible. Why do we only see half of his face? And while I’m partial to green and gold as the colors of my favorite football team, they look very clash-y here. 

Julia Says 

Oh my good, sweet, lord, this cover is just a maelstrom of awful things.  The green turned me off before I even enlarged the cover and just emphasized how meaningless the background “wall paper” truly is.  Slapped flat on top of this collage is a blah cover model with obligatory PhotoShop eye nonsense, flat boring fonts, and terrible title color.  Don’t let any of these things detract from the heinousness of the title itself, however, which manages to follow the series convention without actually making… sense?

Carolyn Says 

Oh dear. Not doing very well am I. This is even worse than the cover above. Is there a anything more I can give than a thumbs down? I really dislike these type of covers. There’s not one iota of thought that has gone into it. It’s just like: man’s face, give him green eye, add text, done. Just dire.

The Spider (Elemental Assassin #10) by Jennifer Estep

Cover Art: Tony Mauro

Expected publication: December 31st 2013 by Pocket Books

Source: RT Book Reviews

 

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Spider's Bite Web of Lies Venom Tangled Threads Spider’s Revenge By a Thread Widow’s Web Deadly Sting (Elemental Ass... Heart of Venom (Elemental A...

The tenth book in the bestselling and “outstanding” (Romantic Times) Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series finally reveals for the first time the origins of Gin Blanco’s career as the deadliest of assassins.

For the first time, the origins of Gin Blanco’s career as the deadly assassin “the Spider” are revealed in full. In a story that pre-dates the other nine books in the series, Gin Blanco goes through her paces to become the most feared assassin in the Ashland.

No Author Comment Available.

Kate Says 

These covers are so recognizable and I love younger Gin on this one. It has everything- the rune, the knives, the ice elemental magic- that are so much part of her. 

Julia Says 

Love it.  Visually striking, and this cover model looks like she both makes damn fine barbecue and could kill you with her bare hands.  Or those pointy sais (thank you Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for that martial tidbit).  

Carolyn Says 

I haven’t read this series yet, but I’ve liked all the covers so far. I can’t say this is a favourite, but young Gin looks totally sassy, her expression is just full of young person confidence and attitude.

Dangerous Women edited by George R. R. Martin & Gardner Dozois

Expected publication: December 3rd 2013 by Tor Books

Source: The Mad Hatter’s Bookshelf

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The Dangerous Women anthology contains following stories:
– Introduction by Gardner Dozois
– “Some Desperado” by Joe Abercrombie – A Red Country story
– “My Heart is Either Broken” by Megan Abbott
– “Nora’s Song” by Cecelia Holland
– “The Hands That Are Not There” by Melinda Snodgrass
– “Bombshells” by Jim Butcher – A Harry Dresden story
– “Raisa Stepanova” by Carrie Vaughn
– “Wrestling Jesus” by Joe R. Lansdale
– “Neighbors” by Megan Lindholm
– “I Know How to Pick ’Em” by Lawrence Block
– “Shadows For Silence in the Forests of Hell” by Brandon Sanderson
– “A Queen in Exile” by Sharon Kay Penman
– “The Girl in the Mirror” by Lev Grossman – A Magicians story
– “Second Arabesque, Very Slowly” by Nancy Kress
– “City Lazarus” by Diana Rowland
– “Virgins” by Diana Gabaldon – An Outlander story
– “Hell Hath No Fury” by Sherilynn Kenyon
– “Pronouncing Doom” by S.M. Stirling – An Emberverse story
– “Name the Beast” by Sam Sykes
– “Caretakers” by Pat Cadigan
– “Lies My Mother Told Me” by Caroline Spector – A Wild Cards story
– “The Princess and the Queen” by George R.R. Martin – A Song of Ice and Fire story

No Author Comment Available.

Kate Says 

Aside from the amazing list of authors on that cover, there is nothing exciting about it. Nothing offensive either, just pretty blah. 

Julia Says 

Dangerous women are serious business, y’all.  Serious as the grave, and this the tombstone they leave behind.  I’d be the first one to complain if this cover had buxom lasses holding swords incorrectly, but this is the other, boring extreme.

Carolyn Says 

This is such a boring cover. The fact that’s it’s about ‘Dangerous Women’ surely they could have come up with something more exciting than this? Very disappoointing.

The She-Hulk Diaries by Marta Acosta

Expected publication: June 18th 2013 by Hyperion

Source: Goodreads

 

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JANUARY 1
CURRENT STATUS: No job, no boyfriend, no permanent place to live, no car, and most of my clothes are held together with staples and duct tape. Bank account almost wiped out. Many of my former associates have expressed a desire that I never darken their doorways again for legal and financial reasons.

She-Hulk got us got us kicked out of the Avengers Mansion. People keep posting videos online of her New Year’s Eve shenanigans: twirling, flaming telephone poles in Times Square, climbing the Empire State Building while dangling Anderson Cooper, dancing wildly at parties, and commandeering a motorcycle cop’s ride to do wheelies across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Saying there are two sides to Jennifer Walters’s personality is an understatement. When she hasn’t morphed into a 650-pound, crime-fighting, hard-partying superhero, she’s a single lawyer trying to get her act together. Hilarious and action-packed, The She-Hulk Diaries tells her story, as she juggles looking for Mr. Right and climbing the corporate ladder by day with battling villains and saving the world by night. Maybe she’ll finally take on a case that will define her career. Maybe she won’t meet one Mr. Right, but two, and she’ll have to choose. Maybe bad guys will stop trying to destroy the planet so she can read her Perez Hilton in peace.

“An absolute delight. Those who are unfamiliar with Bruce Banner’s wayward cousin are in for a treat . . . Whether you like She-Hulk straight up, comedic, or a combination of both, The She-Hulk Diaries is the She-Hulk endeavor for you.” –Peter David, long-time writer of The Incredible HulkShe-Hulk, and X-Factor and author of Pulling Up Stakes

No Author Comment Available.

Kate Says 

I really really do not like this one. According to the description, she’s a crime fighting lawyer, and they are using lipstick to show that? That makes total sense! 

Julia Says 

I know nothing about the original source material, but surely such material must exist for this book to be a thing.  The cover itself is eye catching and professionally done, but the concept itself isn’t one I’m wild about.  The description has me hoping for something new and interesting, but this cover seems to think she’s Bridget Jones with a rage problem.

Carolyn Says 

I really like this cover. It’s just fun. Where the bright red in the other cover above didn’t work at all, the purple in this one does. It has to be there for the green lipstick to really stand out. Just enough of a nod to what this book is about and a really nice touch that made me smile. I’m looking forward to reading this one.

Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid by Tiffany Allee

Expected publication: May 27th 2013 by Entangled: Covet

Source: Goodreads

 

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Alice Shepard needs one thing: a date for her sister’s wedding. And not just any date. A hunk who will make her fiancé rue the day he left her for her best friend. Her drop-dead gorgeous neighbor fits the bill—even if he is a bit quirky and never comes out during the day—and Alice has downed just enough appletinis to ask him. But she makes it quite clear that there will be no funny business.

Spending a week on a cruise ship full of humans while sleeping close to his sexy next-door neighbor sounds like a helluva bad idea to vampire Noah Thorpe. But his friends need time to get him out of a shotgun wedding—a vampire bonding that will tie his fate to a female vampire he’s never met. And Alice’s offer comes at just the right time.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Kate Says 

So blah that I forgot to comment on it the first time around! This is standard paranormal romance fare plus so much pink, I’m not a huge fan, but it doesn’t inspire hatred in me either, so, I guess that’s good?

Julia Says 

As previously established by the comments in VAMPIRES NEED NOT… APPLY?, cutesy titles can be a problem for me. This one pairs a cutesy title with a cutesy color scheme, so at least they get points for consistency.  And for stopping at peek-a-boo fangs without adding a cheesy drop of blood (or was that just because he hasn’t, yet, bitten a bridesmaid?).  I probably wasn’t going to read this book before and this cover hasn’t changed my mind, but at least I didn’t physically recoil from it.

Carolyn Says 

The pink is a touch too bright but I like the “T” as teeth, without them I’m not sure this says ‘paranormal romance’ other than the title. It’s a cute cover, but not outstanding.

Rogue Touch by Christine Woodward

Expected publication: June 18th 2013 by Hyperion

Source: Goodreads

 

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“An interesting take on Rogue, as her powers take her down a path I never would have imagined.” –Chris Claremont, author of Dragon Moon and writer for seventeen years of Uncanny X-Men

Twenty-year-old Anna Marie was just fired for the third time–this time from a bakery. Why can’t she hold a job? Well, for starters, she dresses . . . differently. She looks like a Goth girl to the extreme, her shock of white hair contrasting with her head-to-toe black garb, her face the only skin she chooses to reveal. But Anna Marie doesn’t have a choice. Her skin, her touch, is a deadly weapon that must be concealed. She accidentally put her first boyfriend, Cody, in a coma when they kissed. Horrified, she ran away to Jackson, Mississippi, where she’s been living alone in a cramped apartment and scraping by on food stamps.

Then she meets otherworldly James and everything changes. He’s just like her–completely alone and also on the run. To elude James’s mysterious and dangerous family, the pair takes to the highway. As they cross the country, their simmering attraction intensifies and they both open up about their secretive pasts. James reveals that his true name is Touch and he christens Anna Marie Rogue. But with danger at their heels, they know they can’t run forever. Rogue must decide if she’ll unleash her devastating powers once again, which she swore never to do, in order to save the only person who seems truly to understand and accept her.

“A lost chapter from Rogue’s past, told with elegance and conviction and attention to detail. Really entertaining.” –Mike Carey, author of the Felix Castor novels and writer of X-Men: Legacy

No Author Comment Available.

Kate Says 

Marginally better than She-Hulk. This is very recognizable immediately as Rogue but it’s also kind of bland. 

Julia Says 

Ok, even the official Marvel stamp isn’t enough to save this from looking like a porn parody.  Cheesy title font, vague background, and slapping Rogue’s stripe on a generic, overly made up brunette does not make for a credible first impression.

Carolyn Says 

Whereas the She-Hulk cover worked for me, this one just doesn’t. Half a face with the large white title plonked on top of it. No, not for me.

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5 Responses to “Cover Art Coverage: 15 New Titles!”

  1. Abigail

    I’m so with you guys on the best three. Stunning covers. Devilishly wicked gets my worst pick. Blech!

  2. Stephanie Scott

    You all had me laughing with the comments, especially the one about Vampires Need NOt… Apply? I am still LOLing. Poor author, what if it’s a good book?

  3. Kristina

    They could have done so much more with the She-Hulk book! And the Devishly Wicked cover is not even trying to be interesting.

  4. Chris

    If Marvel was trying to trick people in to thinking the She-Hulk and Rogue books were paranormal romance they should have left off the Marvel logo.

  5. Lucy

    From y’all’s comments, I actually want to get into whatever series the Sky Pirates book belongs to, but if I just passed it in a bookstore the font and color of the title would have reminded too much of the original Footloose posters for me to take it seriously. (Not that I don’t take Footloose seriously.)