Friday, February 1, 2013

Exciting Book Stuff!: Cover Reveal Edition

Usually I include cover reveals in my "It's Friday! Have You Turned Into A Book Yet?" post, but this past week brought a boatload of new covers that would have made IF! HYTIABY? very long (and I don't even think I got all of them!).  I also didn't want to keep sticking "read more" cuts in, so here ya go. (And when you're done, check out this week's IF! HYTIABY? for more bookish news, my current/past/future reads, and my book haul!)

The cover of Rebel Spring (out December 3 from Razorbill) popped up on Goodreads this week. As far as I can tell, it just appeared, not even the author knew it was there. Below is the lovely cover and its synopsis, though beware of SPOILERS as this is the second book.

Auranos has been conquered and the three kingdoms — Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia — are now unwillingly united as one country called Mytica. But alluring, dangerous magic still beckons, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the world...

CLEO is now a prisoner in her own palace, forced to be an ambassador for Mytica as the evil King Gaius lies to her people 

MAGNUS stands to eventually inherit the new kingdom but is still obsessed with his feelings for his adopted sister Lucia 

LUCIA is haunted by the outcome of the breathtaking display of magic that allowed her father to capture the kingdoms 

JONAS watches at the palace gates, a troop of rebels behind him, waiting for him to tell them how he plans to overtake King Gaius 

When Gaius announces that a road is to be built into the Forbidden Mountains, formally linking all of Mytica together, he sets off a chain of events that will forever change the face of this land. Because Gaius is not just burrowing into a pile of rock. He’s tunneling directly into the Watchers’ Sanctuary. And his actions will have cosmic consequences.

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Mundie Moms revealed the cover to Robin Wasserman's upcoming The Waking Dark. MM also has an interview, and a giveaway for a hard to get ARC of The Waking Dark. The book releases Sept. 10, 2013 from Knopf BfYR.

They called it the killing day. Twelve people dead, all in the space of a few hours. Five murderers: neighbors, relatives, friends. All of them so normal. All of them seemingly harmless. All of them now dead by their own hand . . . except one. And that one has no answers to offer the shattered town. She doesn't even know why she killed—or whether she'll do it again.

Something is waking in the sleepy town of Oleander's, Kansas—something dark and hungry that lives in the flat earth and the open sky, in the vengeful hearts of upstanding citizens. As the town begins its descent into blood and madness, five survivors of the killing day are the only ones who can stop Oleander from destroying itself. Jule, the outsider at war with the world; West, the golden boy at war with himself; Daniel, desperate for a different life; Cass, who's not sure she deserves a life at all; and Ellie, who believes in sacrifice, fate, and in evil. Ellie, who always goes too far. They have nothing in common. They have nothing left to lose. And they have no way out. Which means they have no choice but to stand and fight, to face the darkness in their town—and in themselves.

Malindo Lo revealed the cover and synopsis to the next book in her Adaption series, Inheritance. It's the second book in the series (so beware of a SPOILERY synopsis), and releases Sept. 18, 2013 from Little, Brown BfYR.

The triangular spaceship hovered motionless in the sky above Reese Holloway’s house, as inscrutable as a black hole. It had seemed like a good idea when they were inside: to tell the truth about what happened to them at Area 51. It didn’t seem like such a good idea now.

Reese and David are not normal teens—not since they were adapted with alien DNA by the Imria, an extraterrestrial race that has been secretly visiting Earth for decades. Now everyone is trying to get to them: the government, the Imria, and a mysterious corporation that would do anything for the upper hand against the aliens.

Beyond the web of conspiracies, Reese can’t reconcile her love for David with her feelings for her ex-girlfriend Amber, an Imrian. But her choice between two worlds will play a critical role in determining the future of humanity, the Imria’s place in it, and the inheritance she and David will bring to the universe.

In this gripping sequel to Adaptation, Malinda Lo brings a thoughtful exploration of adolescence, sexuality, and “the other” to a science fiction thriller that is impossible to put down.

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Chapter by Chapter, and multiple others, revealed the cover to the final book in Kristi Cook's Winterhaven trilogy, Eternal. There is no publication date yet, but if you click the link up there ↑ you can enter a giveaway for a signed copy of book 1, Haven. As always, beware of SPOILERS in the synopsis below.


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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Tim Pratt tweeted the cover to the anthology he edited with Melissa Marr, Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales. There doesn't appear to be a release date or synopsis yet, so I leave you with just the lovely cover, and the table of contents.

—That the Machine May Progress Eternally by Carrie Ryan
—Losing Her Divinity by Garth Nix
—The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
—The Cold Corner by Tim Pratt
—Millcara by Holly Black
—When First We Were Gods by Rick Yancey
—Sirocco by Margaret Stohl
—Awakened by Melissa Marr
—New Chicago by Kelley Armstrong
—The Soul Collector by Kami Garcia
—Without Faith, Without Law, Without Joy by Saladin Ahmed
—Uncaged by Gene Wolfe
with Illustrations by Charles Vess

Harlequin TEEN revealed on Facebook the cover the Consume by Melissa Darnell, the third and final book in The Clann series. Not much of a synopsis yet, but they did say it was to be published in Sept. 2013.

Savannah and Tristan have survived the dangers sent their way, but as the Clann and vampire council stand on the brink of war, an ancient and powerful threat stirs and everything could be lost.

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Gail Carriger revealed the cover to Curtsies & Conspiracies, the second book in her Finishing School series (the first of which, Etiquette & Espionage, is to be published this upcoming Tuesday). No synopsis yet, and the author is guessing a release date of Nov. 2013.

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Jackson Pearce revealed the cover to her next fairytale retelling, Cold Spell. No official release date yet, but we know November 2013. Here's the GORGEOUS (I think it's my favorite of the bunch!) cover, and synopsis:

Kai and Ginny grew up together–best friends since they could toddle around their building’s rooftop rose garden. Now they’re seventeen, and their relationship has developed into something sweeter, complete with stolen kisses and plans to someday run away together.

But one night, Kai disappears with a mysterious stranger named Mora–a beautiful girl with a dark past and a heart of ice. Refusing to be cast aside, Ginny goes after them and is thrust into a world she never imagined, one filled with monsters and thieves and the idea that love is not enough.

If Ginny and Kai survive the journey, will she still be the girl he
loved–and moreover, will she still be the girl who loved him?

Jackson Pearce, author of the acclaimed SISTERS RED and FATHOMLESS, has returned with a unique vision of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” one about power and redemption, failure and hope, and the true meaning of strength.

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The cover for Eternity by Elizabeth Miles, the third book in The Fury Trilogy, popped up on my pinterest a couple days ago, and as far as I can tell, there was no official reveal for it. There are also no details about it yet, so here's just the cover:

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Annnnnd DONE. Nine covers in all—now can you see why I chose to recap them separately?

1 comment:

  1. TONS of awesome new covers. I CANNOT wait for the Gail Carriger books and seeing the second is only THAT much more enticing. Rebel Spring looks cool, too.