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February 18, 2015 Cover Art Coverage 0

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Fearless (Avena #3)
by Marianne Curley

Fearless (Avena, #3)

Marianne Curley

Expected publication: July 1st 2015 by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Source: Goodreads

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Ebony and Nathaneal were in love before they were even born.… Torn apart and kept in different worlds, will they finally reunite in this exquisite conclusion to Hidden and Broken?

Ebony was kept hidden on Earth for sixteen years, unaware that she was an angel. Unaware that her true soulmate, Nathaneal, was searching for her. Now ready to claim her rightful place with him, in a cruel twist of fate Ebony is captured and imprisoned in a version of hell.

Knowing that Nathaneal will come for her, Ebony is determined to fight against the evil that holds her prisoner. As long as she has Nathaneal’s love, Ebony has nothing to fear. Can Nathaneal break through the gates of hell? Will these long-lost lovers finally reunite and fulfil their destiny?

 

Emily Says

I like the simplicity of this– her face isn’t obstructed and the feather detail behind the title is subtle. But the corner brackets and little flourishes are distracting– like the designer thought it was too plain and slapped some stamps on as an afterthought.

Kristina Says 

I like how her face is framed and I also like the small detailing on the frame. The way her hair matches the flames is pretty neat too. It almost looks like it could be a part of her hair.

The Copper Gauntlet (Magisterium #2)
by Holly Black

The Copper Gauntlet (Magisterium,  #2)

Holly Black

Expected publication: September 1st 2015 by Scholastic Press

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From Holly Black and Cassandra Clare comes the second entry in the New York Times bestselling series that defies what you think you know about the worlds of good and evil.

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Emily Says 

Thumbs way, way up. Love the art style, love the fonts, love the balance of colors. From a distance, it screams “epic”– some kind of monster thing at the top, people in fighting stances at the bottom. But as you look closer the details stand out– the wolf, the glove, the glowy gun in the girl’s hand– very effective in making me want to know more.

Kristina Says 

This book looks fun and like something I would have read when I was younger. I hadn’t noticed the glove and other things until reading Emily’s comment and took a longer look. The monster is super scary too.

Off the Page
by Jodi Picoult

Off the Page

Jodi Picoult

Expected publication: May 19th 2015 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Source: Goodreads

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From #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and her daughter and co-writer, Samantha van Leer, comes OFF THE PAGE, a tender and appealing romantic YA novel filled with humor, adventure, and magical relationships.

Sixteen-year-old Delilah is finally united with Oliver—a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale. There are, however, complications now that Oliver has been able to enter the real world. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to take Oliver’s role in Delilah’s favorite book. In this multilayered universe, the line between what is on the page and what is possible is blurred, but all must be resolved for the characters to live happily ever after. Includes twelve full-color illustrations, and black-and-white decorations throughout.

Full of humor and witty commentary about life, OFF THE PAGE is a stand-alone novel as well as a companion to the authors’ bestseller Between the Lines, and is perfect for readers looking for a fairytale ending. Fans of Sarah Dessen and Meg Cabot are sure to appreciate this novel about love, romance, and relationships.

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Emily Says 

Cute and clean without being boring. The picture makes sense with the title, and gives you an idea that you’re going to be reading something fairy tale-ish and somewhat whimsical. It works– I’d pick it up to see what it was about.

Kristina Says 

Very cute. I like how the paper people are coming out of the book and the paper stars are a nice touch. I get why the author’s name is bigger than the title but its a bit annoying to have to search for the title of the book underneath all of the names.

The Return (Titan #1)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Return (Titan, #1)

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Expected publication: February 26th 2015 by Hodder & Stoughton

Source: Goodreads

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Covenant and Lux series comes a novel of danger, Gods and Titans… and an electric love story which will send you reeling.

A year ago, Seth made a deal with the gods – and pledged his life to them. Now, Apollo has a task for Seth: one which sees him playing protector over a beautiful, feisty girl who’s strictly off-limits. And for someone who has a problem with restraint, this assignment might be Seth’s most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal is, but he arrives in her life just as everything she’s ever known is turned upside down. Either she’s going insane, or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is heading her way.

Josie can’t decide which is more dangerous: an angry Titan seeking vengeance? Or the golden-eyed, secretive Seth – and the white-hot attraction developing between them…

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Emily Says

This one is just weird. The shape of the necklace is odd in relation to the straight lines of all the text, her face is cut off at an awkward place, and the fade-out to the bottom is strange because the contours of her body disappear. All in all just awkward and weird.

Kristina Says

That necklace is odd. Is it flowers? She looks naked and there is no half naked man behind her to even justify any nakedness.

Dark Heart of Magic (Black Blade, #2)
by Jennifer Estep

Dark Heart of Magic (Black Blade, #2)

Jennifer Estep

Expected publication: October 27th 2015 by Kensington

Source: Goodreads

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Cold Burn of Magic

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Emily Says

Nice and simple– the silhouette is clear and the color of the sky lends an ominous feel to everything. The sword and the cemetery are clear in focus, kind of reminds me of Buffy. Not particularly outstanding, but solid.

Kristina Says 

I like the silhouette scenes on these covers. It gives it an eerie quality especially with the graveyard in the background.

Gabriel (The Styclar Saga #2)
by Nikki Kelly

Gabriel (The Styclar Saga, #2)

Nikki Kelly

Expected publication: October 27th 2015 by Feiwel & Friends

Source: Goodreads

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The handsome Angel from Lailah gets center stage in this continuation of Wattpad sensation Nikki Kelly’s romantic and action-packed series about mortals, vampires, and angels.

Gabriel is an Angel Descendant. He’s also an ally to a generation of vampires who want to break away from the demon who controls them. His faith in the power of good over evil wavers, however, when he discovers that Lailah, the woman he considers his only true love, may be both angel and demon. Is their love enough to overcome the dark forces who are ready to go to war with Gabriel, the vampire Jonah, and the angel and vampire forces? And can Gabriel compete with Jonah, who is also in love with Lailah?

Once again, Nikki Kelly looks deeply into the heart and soul of good and evil to create a romantic, action-packed reading adventure.

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Emily Says 

Nothing to dislike here– cute guy, dramatic photo, good lighting and color, and really liking the font. I especially like how the dark and light birds pick up the dark and light grays in his shirt. I would definitely pick this one up off a bookshelf.

Kristina Says

Not bad. I like the black and white birds and its commendable that he was able to keep his shirt on. How is he floating?

Sweet Temptation (The Sweet Trilogy #4)
by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Temptation (The Sweet Trilogy, #4)

Wendy Higgins

Expected publication: September 8th 2015 by HarperCollins/HarperTeen

Source: Goodreads

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Bad boy Kaidan Rowe has never wanted for anything—money, popularity, musical talent…hot girls—but seducing them is part of his duty as a Nephilim, slave to the demon Dukes. As the son of the Duke of Lust, Kaidan has learned his father’s ways, becoming a master of passion, a manipulator of chemistry. Disobeying his father would mean certain death. Thankfully for Kaidan, he’s good at his job. And he enjoys it.

Until he meets Anna Whitt—sweet, smart, feisty, and inexplicably good—the one girl seemingly immune to his charms. The daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one, she has a certain power over him, one that makes him wish for more than he could ever deserve.

Determined to save all the Neph from their dark lives as the influencers of sin, Anna joins forces with Kaidan to overcome the demons’ oppressive ways. In the light of her affections, Kaidan must undergo his toughest test of all, a battle of the heart.

Sensual and swoon worthy, this companion volume to the acclaimed Sweet Evil series from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins, told from the perspective of the irresistibly sexy and mysterious Kaidan Rowe, gives readers revealing insights into his struggle, his intense connection to Anna, and most of all, the true emotions that drive him.

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Emily Says

Boring. The purple building looks like the TARDIS at first glance, and the mist comes off like a badly Photoshopped attempt to cover the models’ legs rather than creating any ambiance. For a book called Sweet Temptation, it’s not very tempting.

Kristina Says

They look so bored and like sullen teens in nice clothes. The fog doesn’t really look fog-like. If it was all lower at their feet it would look better.

Crow Moon
by Anna McKerrow

Crow Moon

Anna McKerrow

Expected publication: March 5th 2015 by Quercus

Source: Goodreads

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Danny is a fun-loving 16-year-old looking for a father figure and falling in love with a different girl every day. He certainly doesn’t want to follow in his mum’s witchy footsteps.

Just as his community is being threatened by gangs intent on finding a lucrative power source to sell to the world, Danny discovers he is stunningly powerful. And when he falls for Saba, a gorgeous but capricious girl sorceress, he thinks maybe the witch thing might not be such a bad idea…

But what cost will Danny pay as, with his community on the brink of war, he finds that love and sorcery are more dangerous than he ever imagined?

Wickedness and passion combine in this coming-of-age adventure.

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Emily Says 

This is simply stunning. Everything from the beautiful art to the fonts to the placement of the text, it’s all gorgeous, and easy to read on top of it. The cover doesn’t give much of a preview as to what the book’s about, but it makes me want to pick it up and find out.

Kristina Says 

It looks like a water color on top of a silhouette image. The colors are really nice.  I love the tagline so much!

Tower of Thorns (Blackthorn & Grim #2)
by Juliet Marillier

Tower of Thorns (Blackthorn & Grim, #2)

Juliette Marillier

Expected publication: November 3rd 2015 by Roc

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Award-winning author Juliet Marillier’s “lavishly detailed”* Blackthorn & Grim series continues as a mysterious creature holds an enchanted and imperiled ancient Ireland in thrall.

Disillusioned healer Blackthorn and her companion, Grim, have settled in Dalriada to wait out the seven years of Blackthorn’s bond to her fey mentor, hoping to avoid any dire challenges. But trouble has a way of seeking out Blackthorn and Grim.

Lady Geiléis, a noblewoman from the northern border, has asked for the prince of Dalriada’s help in expelling a howling creature from an old tower on her land—one surrounded by an impenetrable hedge of thorns. Casting a blight over the entire district, and impossible to drive out by ordinary means, it threatens both the safety and the sanity of all who live nearby. With no ready solutions to offer, the prince consults Blackthorn and Grim.

As Blackthorn and Grim begin to put the pieces of this puzzle together, it’s apparent that a powerful adversary is working behind the scenes. Their quest is about to become a life and death struggle—a conflict in which even the closest of friends can find themselves on opposite sides.

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Emily Says

A pretty standard fantasy cover, but it’s effective. The color of her dress makes her figure stand out against the background, and the font is pretty and easy to read. Again, nothing special, but makes it easy for fantasy readers to recognize one of their own.

Kristina Says

I agree that its a pretty standard looking cover. Its nice and I like the dress color and design.

Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes #2)
by Sara Raasch

Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes, #2)

Sara Raasch

Expected publication: October 13th 2015 by Balzer + Bray

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It’s been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring’s king, Angra, disappeared—thanks largely to the help of Cordell.

Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria’s lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity—with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra. But Meira fears the danger the chasm poses—the last time the world had access to so much magic, it spawned the Decay. So when the king of Cordell orders the two on a mission across the kingdoms of Primoria to discover the chasm’s secrets, Meira plans to use the trip to garner support to keep the chasm shut and Winter safe—even if it means clashing with Theron. But can she do so without endangering the people she loves?

Mather just wants to be free. The horrors inflicted on the Winterians hang fresh and raw in Januari—leaving Winter vulnerable to Cordell’s growing oppression. When Meira leaves to search for allies, he decides to take Winter’s security into his own hands. Can he rebuild his broken kingdom and protect them from new threats?

As the web of power and deception weaves tighter, Theron fights for magic, Mather fights for freedom—and Meira starts to wonder if she should be fighting not just for Winter, but for the world.

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Emily Says 

This is really beautiful and interesting– I love the darkness and devastation of the background image, contrasted with the light and color and beauty of the images inside the triskelion. Looks epic; I’d pick this one up for sure.

Kristina Says 

Very interesting. I like the different seasons in each section of this circle. Not only is there a nice contrast between light and dark but chaos (the dark and smoke) and order (the scenes in color).

Blood and Salt
by Kim Liggett

Blood and Salt

Kim Liggett

Expected publication: September 22nd 2015 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Source: Goodreads

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“When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.”

These are the last words Ash Larkin hears before her mother returns to the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But when Ash follows her to Quivira, Kansas, something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time.

Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. Charming traditions soon give way to a string of gruesome deaths, and Ash feels drawn to Dane, a forbidden boy with secrets of his own.

As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash must fight not only to save her mother, but herself—and discover the truth about Quivira before it’s too late. Before she’s all in—blood and salt.

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Emily Says 

Love the contrast of the red distressed text against the black-and-white photo. The fact that we don’t see the girl’s face makes it a little creepy, and the simplicity of the image really makes the title jump out. Very striking.

Kristina Says

Creepy. Its amazing how such a simple image of a girl in a white dress can be kind of creepy. I think its the title and the font along with not seeing the girl’s face.

And our picks for Best & Worst covers of the week…

Best

Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes, #2)Crow Moon

Worst

Sweet Temptation (The Sweet Trilogy, #4)Sweet Temptation (The Sweet Trilogy, #4)


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