Cover Art Coverage: 9 New Titles!

May 10, 2017 Cover Art Coverage 1

 

Cover Art Coverage

Weird fonts, punk-rock ‘tude, and a few favorite authors saddled with less than favorite covers.

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Insurrection (Nevermore #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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This book is an upcoming series. No known publication date
Intercepted Broadcast 2190

The virus ran swiftly on the hot summer breeze. Unseen. Unheard. Unknown. It swept through the entire earth in a matter of months, having mercy on no one. Young—old—it didn’t matter.

Brought to us by the Drabs, it was the last thing we expected. But the Drabs knew. They even fought a war over whether or not they should save us.

In the end, it was decided that we were diseased insects who were unfit to breathe their air.

Our air.

So they left the human race to die a miserable death of agonizing pain. Left us with no doctors or medicine. Their plan was to rid the earth of us and to take our home as their own.

What they never expected was the change that would come after the plague. We didn’t all die as they’d planned. Those under the age of twenty somehow managed to survive the disease.

We managed to pull through it, even alone, and we learned to hide ourselves while our bodies changed. Still human, but now something else. Something more powerful. More intuitive.

More pissed off.

We’re still here, on this earth, and we’re not leaving. This is our home.

Our planet.

Drabs take note and learn to be afraid. You’ve had a hundred years here on earth, but now your time here is done.

You called us rodents. Insects. Diseased animals. The scraps of humanity—and that, my Drab friend, we certainly are. But what you should have realized is that you can’t kill a Scrap. Humanity isn’t dead. Not by a longshot. We still have our soldiers and we have our conviction.

Most of all, we have hope.

And we will win in the end. Whatever it takes. Whatever it costs. We won’t allow you to take our planet from us. So count your days, Drabs.

The war is on.

No Author Comment Available.

Julia Says 

I don’t like when a series name over-powers the individual book title, so I guess I shouldn’t complain when the series font is so incomprehensible I can barely read it at all?

Kristina Says 

I like the flaming/glowing bird. Don’t love the Nevermore text. It feels out of place.

Omega Rising (Nevermore #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Insurrection (Nevermore, #1)

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This book is an upcoming series. No known publication date

Zerin is nothing special. Just an average boy, trying to fit in to a world that doesn’t seem to like him very much. Adopted by a prominent family, he’s treated more like servant than a son.

What he doesn’t know is that he’s actually the son of two human parents who imbued him with powers quite extraordinary, and his adoptive family are sympathizers who are terrified of being caught. One of the most amazing things about him is that in times of angst, he can call on the Ky-Chi and become a burly warrior who is practically invincible.

Now he only has to learn to control it and keep it a secret from the Materians who are out to find him and exterminate him before he can locate more of his kind.

Josiah’s Proclamation
(Prologue of Book 1)

The virus ran swiftly on the hot summer breeze. Unseen. Unheard. Unknown. It swept through the entire earth in a matter of months, having mercy on no one. Young—old—it didn’t matter.

Brought to us by the Drabs, it was the last thing we expected. But the Drabs knew. They even fought a war over whether or not they should save us.

In the end, it was decided that we were diseased insects who were unfit to breathe their air.

Our air.

So they left the human race to die a miserable death of agonizing pain. Left us with no doctors or medicine. Their plan was to rid the earth of us and to take our home as their own.

What they never expected was the change that would come after the plague. We didn’t all die as they’d planned. Those under the age of twenty somehow managed to survive the disease.

We managed to pull through it, even alone, and we learned to hide ourselves while our bodies changed. Still human, but now something else. Something more powerful.

More intuitive.

More pissed off.

We’re still here, on this earth, and we’re not leaving. This is our home.

Our planet.

Drabs take note and learn to be afraid. You’ve had a hundred years here on earth, but now your time here is done.

You called us rodents. Insects. Diseased animals. The scraps of humanity—and that, my Drab friend, we certainly are. But what you should have realized is that you can’t kill a Scrap. Humanity isn’t dead. Not by a longshot. We still have our soldiers and we have our conviction.

Most of all, we have our hope.

And we will win in the end. Whatever it takes. Whatever it costs. We won’t allow you to take our planet from us. So count your days, Drabs.

The war is on.

No Author Comment Available.

Julia Says 

Still not a fan of the series font, but I like the shadowed face.

Kristina Says 

I appreciate that we have a fully clothed person. I am a little freaked out by the lack of a face. That’s a clever tagline.

A Dangerous Magic (Gifted #1) by Donald Hounam

Expected publication: September 1st 2017 by Carolrhoda Books

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A bishop is beheaded, and Frank, a rule-breaking forensic sorcerer, is requested to help solve the case. Frank’s extraordinary gifts lead him to perform dangerous magic like summoning demons to untangle the mystery.

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Julia Says 

I guess this is the week for weird fonts, I don’t like this one either.  That plus a weirdly blurry and unappealing background picture leaves me with nothing nice to say.

Kristina Says 

Kind of boring. I appreciate the effect of the title coming up from the cauldron though.

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black

Expected publication: January 2nd 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

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Julia Says 

Unobjectionable and unmemorable, excepting Holly Black’s name.  That’s a strong, strong element.

Kristina Says 

I almost missed the green bug. I like the little hint of color.

The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Sting (Nava Katz #2) by Deborah Wilde

Expected publication: June 26th 2017 by Te Da Media

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The Unlikeable Demon Hunter...

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50% boobs. 50% sarcasm. 100% new breed of hunter.

After a bumpy start as the only female demon hunter in the top secret Brotherhood of David, Nava Katz heads to Prague for her first undercover mission: unmasking a demon movie star. She’d be all kinds of thrilled if it weren’t for the fact that her fellow hunter-with-benefits, Rohan Mitra, has reclaimed his rock star status and assigned Nava the role of groupie.

Rejecting her “be a good girl and follow orders” directive, Nava unleashes an alter ego guaranteed to hook their celebrity target and drive Rohan crazy. No downside–until she finds herself up against Rohan’s past, the Brotherhood’s antiquated thinking, and her own identity issues, turning her personal life into the bomb that could blow up the entire operation.

Sparkly and deadly; it’s a plan.

No Author Comment Available.

Julia Says 

These are cute and punk rock. I don’t think I’d pick it up just for the cover, but I like them.

Kristina Says 

I love this cover! It’s so cool with the lightning magic popping out and her expression. She looks like she’s having so much fun.

White Trash Zombie Unchained (White Trash Zombie #6) by Diana Rowland

Expected publication: September 5th 2017 by DAW

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My Life as a White Trash Zo... Even White Trash Zombies Ge... White Trash Zombie Apocalyp... How the White Trash Zombie ... White Trash Zombie Gone Wil...

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Sixth in the dark and funny zombie series that “shines in a crowded genre” (USA Today).

Angel Crawford has finally pulled herself together (literally!) after her disastrous dismemberment on Mardi Gras. She’s putting the pieces of her life back in order and is ready to tackle whatever the future holds.

Too bad the future is a nasty bitch. There’s a new kind of zombie in town: mindless shamblers, infectious and ravenous.

With the threat of a full-blown shambler pandemic looming, and a loved one stricken, Angel and the “real” zombies scramble to find a cure. Yet when Angel uncovers the true reason the plague is spreading so quickly, she adds “no-holds-barred revenge” to her to-do list.

Angel is busting her ass dealing with shambling hordes, zombie gators, government jerks, and way too many mosquitos, but this white trash chick ain’t giving up.

Good thing, since the fate of the world is resting on her undead shoulders.

No Author Comment Available.

Julia Says 

The first few covers in this series landed hard on the “white trash” side of things, but these later ones have updated the aesthetic to Fashion Week meets Lady Gaga, I like it.

Kristina Says 

These covers are consistently awesome. This cover ups the awesome with alligators on chain leashes!

The Mech Who Loved Me (London Steampunk: The Blue Blood Conspiracy #2) by Bec McMaster

Expected publication: June 27th 2017 by Lochaber Press Pty. Ltd

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Mission: Improper (London S...

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Ava McLaren is tired of being both a virgin, and a mere laboratory assistant for the Company of Rogues. When a baffling mystery rears its head, it presents her with the opportunity to work a real case… and perhaps get a taste of the passion that eludes her.

Blue bloods are dying from a mysterious disease, which should be impossible. Ava suspects there’s more to the case than meets the eye and wants a chance to prove herself. There’s just one catch—she’s ordered to partner with the sexy mech, Kincaid, who’s a constant thorn in her side. Kincaid thinks the only good blue blood is a dead one. He’s also the very last man she would ever give her heart to… which makes him the perfect candidate for an affair.

The only rule? It ends when the case does.

But when an attempt on her life proves that Ava might be onto something, the only one who can protect her is Kincaid. Suddenly the greatest risk is not to their hearts, but whether they can survive a diabolical plot that threatens to destroy every blue blood in London—including Ava.

No Author Comment Available.

Julia Says 

These two people don’t look like they’re on the same cover and the heroine is particularly off-putting.  Vacant, partially dressed, and generally uninspiring.

Kristina Says 

This looks very photoshopped. The people don’t look like they belong together. Maybe its the glowing light behind them.

Ever the Brave (Clash of Kingdoms #2) by Erin Summerill

Expected publication: December 5th 2017 by HMH Books for Young Readers

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Ever the Hunted (Clash of K...

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Ever the Divided. Ever the Feared. Ever the Brave.
After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matter how much she’d like to, and now he’s insisting on making her a noble lady. And there are those who want to use Britta’s power for evil designs. If Britta cannot find a way to harness her new magical ability, her life—as well as her country—may be lost.

The stakes are higher than ever in the sequel to Ever the Hunted, as Britta struggles to protect her kingdom and her heart.

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Julia Says 

Pretty, gives off a strong fairy tale vibe.

Kristina Says 

This looks sort of like an old-timey fairy tale book. I’m not sure I like the red color though…

The Innkeeper Chronicles (Innkeeper Chronicles #1-3) by Ilona Andrews

Published May 2017 by Subterranean Press

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Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chro... Sweep in Peace (Innkeeper C... One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper C...

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Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Doris Mantair.

Subterranean Press is pleased to present, from NYT #1 bestselling author Ilona Andrews, an omnibus of the first three novels in the Innkeeper series. Our edition will be huge (over 760 pages), with an original full-color wraparound dust jacket, as well as full-color and black-and-white interior illustrations by Doris Mantair.

About the Book:

Meet Dina Demille, a nice Texas gal who runs a seemingly ordinary, quaint B&B.  But Dina’s inn is a magic, thinking entity; her fluffy Shih-tzu, Beast really is a beast; and her guests are the kind that no one on earth is supposed to know about:  guests like a dethroned galactic tyrant with a massive bounty on her head, the Lord Marshal of a powerful vampire clan, and a displaced—and superhot—alpha-strain werewolf.

So don’t expect a normal stay…and don’t stand too close, or you may be collateral damage….

In Clean Sweep, Dina—with the unwanted assistance of newcomer (and alpha werewolf) Sean Evans and Arland, a cosmic vampire soldier—takes on an extraterrestrial killing machine that could destroy her Inn, her neighbors, and everything she holds dear.

Sweep in Peace, finds Dina hosting an anything-but peace summit between three warring intergalactic species; Space Vampires, the Hope-Crushing Horde, and the devious Merchants of Baha-char.

One Fell Sweep sends Dina to the galaxy’s worst penal colony to rescue her sister; and back home to fend off a clan of assassins in pursuit, all while saving a guest’s civilization from annihilation…and searching for her missing parents.

No Author Comment Available.

Julia Says 

I love this series and was super excited to hear there is a “special edition” coming out, but I’m not wild about the art.  This is one of my least favorite pictures of Dina, and Sean.  They look very graphic novel-esque, and I would have liked to see Gertrude Hunt more prominently featured.

Kristina Says 

Pretty nice cover. I don’t really like that the author’s name is kind of just floating there.

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One Response to “Cover Art Coverage: 9 New Titles!”

  1. Kim

    Damn, that White Trash cover kicks serious ass. I love the colours… I would have that on my wall!

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