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Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Slew of Gorgeous Cover Reveals

Yesterday seemed to be a day of cover reveal discovery for me - from Facebook to twitter to Pinterest, everywhere I turned, a gorgeous new cover was popping up. And since it's been awhile since I shared any spanking new covers with you, I figured now would be the perfect chance! Especially because a number of these are fairy tale related. =)

(All of the title links take you to Goodreads, so you can add these babies!)

I'm going to kick things off with what is probably my most anticipated book for the rest of this year:

All These Things I’ve Done introduced us to timeless heroine Anya Balanchine, a plucky sixteen year old with the heart of a girl and the responsibilities of a grown woman. Now eighteen, life has been more bitter than sweet for Anya. She has lost her parents and her grandmother, and has spent the better part of her high school years in trouble with the law. Perhaps hardest of all, her decision to open a nightclub with her old nemesis Charles Delacroix has cost Anya her relationship with Win.

Still, it is Anya’s nature to soldier on. She puts the loss of Win behind her and focuses on her work. Against the odds, the nightclub becomes an enormous success, and Anya feels like she is on her way and that nothing will ever go wrong for her again. But after a terrible misjudgment leaves Anya fighting for her life, she is forced to reckon with her choices and to let people help her for the first time in her life.

In the Age of Love and Chocolate is the story of growing up and learning what love really is. It showcases the best of Gabrielle Zevin’s writing for young adults: the intricate characterization of Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac and the big-heartedness of Elsewhere. It will make you remember why you loved her writing in the first place.

I CANNOT even tell you how eager I am for this one. Love, love, love the Birthright series so far, and I'm really excited to see what happens next in Anya's life!

Next up is the cover for:

CRUEL BEAUTY by Rosamund Hodge
Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom—all because of a reckless bargain her father struck. And since birth, she has been training to kill him.
Betrayed by her family yet bound to obey, Nyx rails against her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, she abandons everything she’s ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, disarm him, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.
But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle—a shifting maze of magical rooms—enthralls her. As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex’s secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. But even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, could she refuse her duty to kill him?
Based on the classic fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast,” CRUEL BEAUTY is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

This one was revealed by Epic Reads, and you know I'm constantly on the lookout for new fairy tale retellings, but when it comes to Beauty and the Beast? Top of the pile.

Next up:

REBEL BELLE by Rachel Hawkins
Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him--and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.

With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more.

I found this one through Miss @LadyHawkins herself, and needless to say, after my love of Hex Hall and School Spirits, I'll definitely be finding room on my TBR for this one...

And then:

THE GLASS CASKET by McCormick Templeman
Death hasn’t visited Rowan Rose since it took her mother when Rowan was only a little girl. But that changes one bleak morning, when five horses and their riders thunder into her village and through the forest, disappearing into the hills. Days later, the riders’ bodies are found, and though no one can say for certain what happened in their final hours, their remains prove that whatever it was must have been brutal.

Rowan’s village was once a tranquil place, but now things have changed. Something has followed the path those riders made and has come down from the hills, through the forest, and into the village. Beast or man, it has brought death to Rowan’s door once again.

Only this time, its appetite is insatiable.

Found this bit of fairy tale-ish gorgeousness through Cuddelbuggery's reveal and giveaway, and now I'm rather grabby hands.

And then I found:

New York Times bestselling author Lili St. Crow thrilled legions of fans with her dark paranormal series Strange Angels. Now she has created a stirringly romantic, deliciously spooky update of Cinderella, the alluring second volume in her trilogy Tales of Beauty and Madness.

Ellie Sinder is a Charmer—the most powerful of her age that St. Juno’s Academy has ever seen. But Ellie’s stepmother, Laurissa, wields manipulation and abuse to force Ellie to work her spells ever more intensely, for Laurissa’s profit.

Then a train from over the Wastelands arrives in New Haven, bearing on it golden boy Avery Fletcher, newly returned from prep school, wearing a sweater Ellie’d love to bury her face in and a smile as bright as his blond hair. Avery’s arrival sets Laurissa off on a dark and dangerous scheme—and this time the soul up for grabs is Ellie’s.

New York Times bestselling author Lili St. Crow has created a stirringly romantic, deliciously spooky update of Cinderella, the alluring second volume in her trilogy Tales of Beauty and Madness.

Through Christina from Reader of Fictions pinterest feed, which is also where I found:

PERFECT LIES by Kiersten White
Annie and Fia are ready to fight back.

The sisters have been manipulated and controlled by the Keane Foundation for years, trapped in a never ending battle for survival. Now they have found allies who can help them truly escape. After faking her own death, Annie has joined a group that is plotting to destroy the Foundation. And Fia is working with James Keane to bring his father down from the inside.

But Annie's visions of the future can't show her who to trust in the present. And though James is Fia's first love, Fia knows he's hiding something. The sisters can rely only on each other - but that may not be enough to save them.

And I'd say that's enough shiny new gotta-have-em covers for one day, wouldn't you? 
Were any of these on your wishlist (or are they now)? Which do you love, which do you loathe - which would you most want to display on your shelves? 
Let me know in the comments!


  1. So many stunning covers! And I'm intrigued by the stories too. Yes, please. To ALL!

  2. The cover for Cruel Beauty is very striking! Beauty & the Beast is probably my top favourite fairy tale so I am definitely going to be checking that one out. From what I understand it also incorporates Cupid & Psyche and Bluebeard, so I'm really interested to see how the author pulls that off...

  3. those are certainly some amazing covers but also with equally intriguing premises!! Thanks for putting these on my radar!

  4. Happy to! They all have me wanting them in my hands ASAP, so I figured I'd spread the grabby-hands around. ^_^

  5. Aaaaaaaaaaahh! I cannot wait for In the Age of Love and Chocolate either! And it has the best cover. I'm so mad I have to wait until October.
    I am really stricken by the Glass Casket cover - I like the shadowing on the font and the pop of red by her mouth is a little creepy (in a good way)

  6. Loving the Rebel Belle cover. The knife and pearls are awesome together.

  7. Right, Casey?!
    And yes, The Glass Casket has ALLLL the cover appeals! Love it.


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