Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Cover Art: *18 New Titles*

Title: Rebel Spirits 

Author: Lois Ruby
Publisher: Point
Release DateJune 1st, 2013
Formats:  Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
Infused with history and mystery, this tale of ghosts, love, and murder takes place in present-day Gettysburg, where the Civil War still looms large.
Lori Chase doesn’t know what to think about ghosts. She may have seen a few in the past, but those were just childish imaginings…right? Only now that she is living in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, spirits seem to be on everyone’s mind. The town is obsessed with its bloody Civil War history, and the old inn that Lori’s parents run is supposedly haunted by the souls of dead soldiers.
Then Lori meets one such soldier–the devastatingly handsome Nathaniel Pierce. Nathaniel’s soul cannot rest, and he desperately needs Lori’s help. Because Nathaniel was not killed in the famous battle. He was murdered. Lori begins to investigate the age-old mystery, stumbling upon shocking clues and secrets.
At the same time, she can’t help falling for Nathaniel, just as he is falling for her…
Previous Novels in series: None
My Thoughts: 
I like the soft touches and the colors, but it's not extremely eye catching.



Title: A Midsummer Night's Scream
Author: R.L Stine
Publisher: Fiewel & Friends
Release DateJuly 2nd, 2013
Formats:  Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
The master of horror takes on the master of theater!

Get ready for laughter to turn into screams in R.L. Stine's re-imagining of Shakespeare's classic romantic comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Everyone knows that Mayhem Manor is cursed. After production on the horror film was stopped due to a series of mysterious deaths, it became a Hollywood legend--which makes it perfect for Claire and her family. If they can successfully finish the film, it should be enough to save their ailing movie studio.

Sure, the old haunted house is creepy, and strange stuff has been happening, but this is Claire's chance. Her chance to become the movie star she's always dreamed and her chance to finally convince her friend Jake that she is girlfriend material. Of course, the fact that Jake thinks he's in love with her best friend, Delia, who is crushing hard on Jake's friend Shawn, who insists on following Claire around, could be a problem, but Claire is sure she can figure it out. After all, the course of true love never did run smooth.

But once shooting starts, "creepy and strange" morph into "bloody and deadly," as the lines between film and reality begin to blur...

Previous Novels in series: 
None

My Thoughts: It's very fitting. I'm glad they didn't go overboard with this cover. It's simple, but makes a statement. I like it. 



Title: This Wicked Game

Author: Michelle Zink
Publisher: Dial Books
Release DateNovember 1st, 2013
Formats:  Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
Claire Kincaid’s family has been in business for over fifty years.

The voodoo business.

Part of the International Guild of High Priests and Priestesses, a secret society that have practiced voodoo for generations, the Kincaid’s run an underground supply house for authentic voodoo supplies. Claire plays along, filling orders for powders, oils and other bizarre ingredients in the family store, but she has a secret.

She doesn’t believe.

Struggling to reconcile her modern sensibilities with a completely unscientific craft based on suspicion, Claire can’t wait to escape New Orleans – and voodoo – when she goes to college, a desire that creates almost constant conflict in her secret affair with Xander Toussaint, son of the Guild’s powerful founding family.

But when a mysterious customer places an order for a deadly ingredient, Claire begins to realize that there’s more to voodoo – and the families that make up the Guild – than meets the eye.

Including her own.

As she bands together with the other firstborns of the Guild, she comes face to face with a deadly enemy – and the disbelief that may very well kill her.

Previous Novels in series:
None

My Thoughts:
I like it. It's different. I wish I had am iron fence/gate like that myself. hehe

Title: Rags & Bones
Author: Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt
Publisher: Little, Brown books for Young Readers
Release DateOctober 22nd, 2013
Formats:  Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
The best writers of our generation retell the classics.

Literature is filled with sexy, deadly, and downright twisted tales. In this collection, award-winning and bestselling authors reimagine their favorite classic stories, ones that have inspired, awed, and enraged them; ones that have become ingrained in modern culture; and ones that have been too long overlooked. They take these stories and boil them down to their bones, and then reassemble them for a new generation of readers.

Today's most acclaimed authors use their own unique styles to rebuild these twelve timeless stories:

Sir Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene - Saladin Ahmed

W. W. Jacobs's "The Monkey's Paw" - Kelley Armstrong

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's "Carmilla" - Holly Black

"Sleeping Beauty" - Neil Gaiman

The Brothers Grimm's "Rumpelstiltskin" - Kami Garcia

Kate Chopin's The Awakening - Melissa Marr

Rudyard Kipling's "The Man Who Would Be King" - Garth Nix

Henry James's "The Jolly Corner" - Tim Pratt

E. M. Forster's "The Machine Stops" - Carrie Ryan

Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto - Margaret Stohl

William Seabrook's "The Caged White Werewolf of the Saraban" - Gene Wolfe

Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Birth-Mark" - Rick Yancey

And six illustrations by Charles Vess

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
and
Illustrations by Charles Vess

Previous Novels in series:
None

My Thoughts: 
I love it. The colors, the swan and the stark red. It's very eye catching and I hope to get my hands on it as soon as it's released!


Title: The Colest Girl in Coldtown
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Little, Brown books for Young Readers
Release DateSeptember 13th, 2013
Formats:  Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
COLDTOWN WAS DANGEROUS, TANA KNEW. A GLAMOROUS CAGE, A PRISON FOR THE DAMNED AND ANYONE WHO WANTED TO PARTY WITH THEM.

Tana lived in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown's gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

Previous Novels in series:
None

My Thoughts:
Another cool cover. Very unique and rather dark. I like it! 


Title: Allegiance (The Light Blade, #3)
Author: Kylie Griffin
Publisher: Berkley
Release DateApril 2nd, 2013
Formats:  Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
There is no mercy in the demon realm. No escape. In this place of desperation and conflict, anyone who is not purebred is virtually powerless. Until a demon leader seeks to unify the races…

With the alliance of the humans and the half-blood Na’Chi forged, the demon Na’Reish prepare for war by seizing human blood-slaves. Captured during a rescue mission-gone-wrong, Light Blade warrior Arek Barial finds himself claimed by a Na’Reishi female who offers him an unexpected choice.

Raised in the elite ranks of a society she abhors, Imhara Kaal lives a dangerous double life as a Na’Reish Clan-leader and an advocate for a caste-free life that honors the Old Ways. Openly rebelling against the Na’Reish would mean her death, unless she can find an emissary willing to present her petition to the human Blade council.

But Arek isn’t about to blindly follow a demon—despite the intense attraction growing between them. And while hatred for the Na’Reish is all he has ever known, Arek must learn to trust Imhara, or risk the destruction of all three races…

Previous Novels in series:
Vengeance Born (The Light B... Alliance Forged (The Light ...

My Thoughts:
I like what the cover designed did with this cover. I'm not sure about the models poses, but it could have been worse. It's definitely a cover that draws attention though. I'd pick it up! 


Title: Darkness Unmasked (Dark Angels, #5)
Author: Keri Arthur
Publisher: Signet Select
Release DateJune 4th, 2013
Formats:  Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
Keri Arthur's explosive Dark Angels series is packed with everything you could want: a fiesty heroine, witches, vampires, werewolves, demons, angels of death, suspense and a whole lot of sexy action.

The sexy, exciting, suspenseful adventures continue in New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur's Dark Angels series, starring Risa Jones, a half-Aedh/half-werewolf. She can speak to the souls of the dying and the dead, and can see Reapers, the collectors of souls.

Shortly after her fight on the astral plane, Risa receives a phone call from Madeline Hunter, the leader of the vampire council, ordering her to investigate the death of Hunter's close friend and lover - Wolfgang Schmidt. His body has been discovered wrapped in a web-like substance and has been completely drained. As the body count continues to grow, Risa must summon her gifts to find the dark spirit before it strikes again.

Meanwhile, as the search for the keys that keep the gate to Hell closed grows more intense, Risa begins to unravel mysteries that will have startling consequences for her.

Previous Novels in series:
Darkness Unbound Darkness Rising Darkness Devours Darkness Hunts Darkness Unmasked

My Thoughts:
I'm not about the color choices, but I love the wings. I LOVE all of Keri Arthur's novels, so I have nothing bad to say. hehe


Title: Kitty in the Underworld (Kitty Norville, #12)
Author: Carrie Vaughn
Publisher: Tor Books
Release DateJuly 30th, 2013
Formats:  Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
N/A

Previous Novels in series:
Kitty and the Midnight Hour Kitty Goes to Washington Kitty Takes a Holiday Kitty and the Silver Bullet Kitty and the Dead Man's Hand Kitty Raises Hell Kitty's House of Horrors Kitty Goes to War (Kitty No... Kitty's Big Trouble (Kitty ... Kitty Steals the Show (Kitt... Kitty Rocks the House (Kitt...

My Thoughts:
I like all the covers from this series, U.S and U.K. There's nothing spectacular, but they're different and fitting. 


Title: Who Needs Magic (Magic, #2)
Author: Kathy McCullough
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release DateJuly 9th 2013
Formats:  Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
The sequel to DON'T EXPECT MAGIC! Now that Delaney Collins knows she’s a fairy godmother, she’s ready to make magic happen. But first, she has to find her next client. And it’s not as easy as she thought it would be.

Delaney’s spending the summer working at Treasures, a secondhand store at the mall, surrounded by cool vintage boots—and potential clients. But when she finally feels a connection with Jeni, a girl who needs a life-changing, happily-ever-after wish . . . Jeni doesn’t want her help. And to make matters worse, Delaney finds herself competing with another f.g. Glittery, sparkly Ariella is an uber-f.g., granting wishes with a flick of her lemon candy stick, while Delaney can’t seem to make anything happen. Not even a summer romance with her boyfriend, Flynn.

It takes more than waving a chopstick to make big wishes come true. But what good is being an f.g. if you can’t make the boy you like want to be with you as much as you want to be with him?
 
Praise for Don't Expect Magic:

“A supernaturally touched rom-com, this is a bright, whimsical romp featuring a suitably sassy heroine with a killer pair of black leather boots . . . excellent comfort reading.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books 
“Brilliantly timed moments of situational comedy . . . plenty to like in this debut.” —Kirkus Reviews 
“An enjoyable read with sprinklings of magic.” —VOYA

Previous Novels in series:
Don't Expect Magic (Magic, #1)

My Thoughts:
It's pretty. I like the soft look, the colors and almost everything..except the font and swirl brush along the left side.. I guess it flows though, I'd just rather it without it.


Title: Quintessence 
Author: David Walton
Publisher: Tor Books
Release DateMarch 19th 2013
Formats:  Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
Imagine an Age of Exploration full of alchemy, human dissection, sea monsters, betrayal, torture, religious controversy, and magic. In Europe, the magic is thin, but at the edge of the world, where the stars reach down close to the Earth, wonders abound. This drives the bravest explorers to the alluring Western Ocean. Christopher Sinclair is an alchemist who cares only about one thing: quintessence, a substance he believes will grant magical powers and immortality. And he has a ship.

Previous Novels in series:
None

My Thoughts:
Wow! It's very unique and eye catching. The cover designer did and excellent job! 


Title: White Trash Zombie Apocalypse (White Trash Zombie, #3)
Author: Diana Rowland
Publisher: DAW
Release DateJuly 2nd, 2013
Formats:  Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
Lights, cameras... zombies!

When a zombie movie starts filming in town, things get crazy, and white trash zombie Angel Crawford suspects it’s not just the plot of the movie that’s rotten. With zombies both real and fake roaming the streets, it’s up to Angel to fit all the pieces — and body parts — together to save herself, her town, and quite possibly the human race.

Previous Novels in series:
My Life as a White Trash Zo... Even White Trash Zombies Ge...

My Thoughts: 
Another Wow, but in a completely different way. All of the White Trash Zombie covers are fantastic, gritty and completely unique. I LOVE them. 


Title: Quarantine, The Saints (Quarantine, #2)
Author: Lex Thomas
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Release Date: July 9th, 2013
Formats:  Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
N/A





Previous Novels in series:
My Thoughts:
It's different. I love the animation and colors. I haven't heard of this one until now.. I'll be checking it out.


Title: Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6)
Author: Ilona Andrews
Publisher: Ace
Release DateJuly 30th, 2013
Formats:  Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
Atlanta is a city plagued by magical problems. Kate Daniels will fight to solve them—no matter the cost.

Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate, Curran, the Beast Lord, are struggling to solve a heartbreaking crisis. Unable to control their beasts, many of the Pack’s shapeshifting children fail to survive to adulthood. While there is a medicine that can help, the secret to its making is closely guarded by the European packs, and there’s little available in Atlanta.

Kate can’t bear to watch innocents suffer, but the solution she and Curran have found threatens to be even more painful. The European shapeshifters who once outmaneuvered the Beast Lord have asked him to arbitrate a dispute—and they’ll pay him in medicine. With the young people’s survival and the Pack’s future at stake, Kate and Curran know they must accept the offer—but they have little doubt that they’re heading straight into a trap…

Previous Novels in series:
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) Magic Burns Magic Strikes Magic Bleeds Magic Slays 

My Thoughts:
Beautiful, as always. I always enjoy Ilona Andrews covers!


Title: Love in the Time of Global Warming
Author: Francesca Lia Block
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co. (BYR)
Release DateAugust 27th, 2013
Formats:  Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
Seventeen-year-old Penelope (Pen) has lost everything—her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother. Like a female Odysseus in search of home, she navigates a dark world full of strange creatures, gathers companions and loses them, finds love and loses it, and faces her mortal enemy.

In her signature style, Francesca Lia Block has created a world that is beautiful in its destruction and as frightening as it is lovely. At the helm is Pen, a strong heroine who holds hope and love in her hands and refuses to be defeated.

Previous Novels in series:
None

My Thoughts:
I love it. I really enjoy illustrated/cartoon covers.  


Title: Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms, #2)
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: December 3rd, 2013
Formats:  Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
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.

Previous Novels in series:
Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)

My Thoughts:
I really like this cover. Actually, the previous cover in the series is very beautiful as well. I find Science Fiction and Fantasy covers can be hit or miss. This one is a hit! 


Title: Extinction Machine (Joe Ledger, #5)
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: March 26th, 2013
Formats:  Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
The President of the United States vanishes from the White House.

A top-secret prototype stealth fighter is destroyed during a test flight. Witnesses on the ground say that it was shot down by a craft that immediately vanished at impossible speeds.

All over the world reports of UFOs are increasing at an alarming rate. 

And in a remote fossil dig in China dinosaur hunters have found something that is definitely not of this earth. There are rumors of alien-human hybrids living among us.

Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences rush headlong into the heat of the world’s strangest and deadliest arms race, because the global race to recover and retro-engineer alien technologies has just hit a snag. Someone—or something--wants that technology back.

Previous Novels in series:
Patient Zero (Joe Ledger, #1)The Dragon Factory (Joe Led...The King of Plagues (Joe Le...Assassin's Code (Joe Ledger...

My Thoughts:
I don't think this is my kind of series, but the covers are pretty cool. 


Title: Acid
Author: Emma Pass
Publisher: Corgi Children's Books/Random House Children's Publishing (UK) and out 2014 from Delacorte (US)
Release Date: April 25th, 2013
Formats:  Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
In Jenna Strong’s world, ACID – the most brutal, controlling police force in history – rule supreme. No throwaway comment or muttered dissent goes unnoticed – or unpunished. And it was ACID agents who locked Jenna away for life, for a bloody crime she struggles to remember.

The only female inmate in a violent high-security prison, Jenna has learned to survive by any means necessary. And when a mysterious rebel group breaks her out, she must use her strength, speed and skill to stay one step ahead of ACID – and to uncover the truth about what really happened on that dark night two years ago.

Previous Novels in series:
None

My Thoughts:
I like it. The colors are suitable and the model has all her clothes on! hehe :P


Title: The Ward
Author: Jordana Frankel
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: April 30th, 2013
Formats:  Paperback
Cover Artist: N/A

Synopsis:
Sixteen-year-old Ren is a daredevil mobile racer who will risk everything to survive in the Ward, what remains of a water-logged Manhattan. To save her sister, who is suffering from a deadly illness thought to be caused by years of pollution, Ren accepts a secret mission from the government: to search for a freshwater source in the Ward, with the hope of it leading to a cure.

However, she never expects that her search will lead to dangerous encounters with a passionate young scientist; a web of deceit and lies; and an earth-shattering mystery that’s lurking deep beneath the water’s rippling surface.

Jordana Frankel’s ambitious debut novel and the first in a two-book series, The Ward is arresting, cinematic, and thrilling—perfect for fans of Scott Westerfeld or Ann Aguirre.

Previous Novels in series:
None

My Thoughts:
Again, Wow. I'm loving this years covers! Yes, it's devastating in reality, but natures devastatingly beautiful and so is this cover! 

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