Posts     Comments    

Are You Following Me?


Grab My Button

My TBR Pile

Darkfaerietales's to-read book recommendations, reviews, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists

Word Cloud

ARC Tour Book Expo of America Contemporary Contemporary Romance Contest Winner Convention Deadly Destinations Dystopian Erotic Romance Event Fantastic Fables Fantasy Gena Showalter Giveaway Guest Post Historical Historical Fiction Horror Interview Jennifer Estep Julie Kagawa Movie Mystery New Adult New Releases Paranormal Paranormal Romance Review Richelle Mead Romance RT Convention Science Fiction Spooky Legends Steampunk Supernatural Smack Down Taking Cover Thea Harrison Thriller Trailer Thursday Urban Fantasy Vampires Waiting on Wednesday Winner Young Adult Zombies 12 Days of Christmas (13)
ARC Tour (326)
Artist Alley (9)
Author Spotlight (11)
Author Update (7)
Awards (14)
Blog Tour (75)
Book Haul (8)
Book Talk (6)
Book Trailer (6)
Contest Winner (439)
Conventions (94)
Cover Judge (2)
Dark Faerie Tales Launch (10)
Dark Faerie Tales Team (17)
Deadly Destinations (95)
Discussion (29)
Event (33)
Fall Carnival (37)
Fantastic Fables (89)
Feature Friday (20)
Fifty Shades YA Boys (15)
Giveaway (154)
Graphic Novels (5)
Guest Blogger (7)
Guest Post (140)
Help Wanted (7)
Interview (83)
Mating Games (19)
Movies (31)
New Releases (49)
Pick of six (7)
Poll (1)
Publishing News (10)
Read-a-long (5)
Reading Challenge (25)
Review (1,447)
Spooky Legends (35)
Supernatural Smack Down (71)
Taking Cover (287)
Teaser Tuesday (7)
Television (5)
Trailer Thursday (22)
Video Games (5)
Waiting on Wednesday (31)
Year in the Life of a Romance Review (3)

WP Cumulus Flash tag cloud by Roy Tanck and Luke Morton requires Flash Player 9 or better.

I Belong


Taking Cover: 13 Hot New Covers!

So many beautiful covers have just been released.  First up in this new round is Crossed by Ally Condie.  Ally unveiled the cover art for Crossed, which is the second book in her Matched series. The book is scheduled to be released on November 1, 2011.  I really love this cover.  It’s just as striking as the cover art for the first book.

Synopsis (Product Description):

In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky — taken by the Society to his certain death — only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

Cassia’s quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander — who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia’s heart — change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.

Previous Books in Series:

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Lena Coakley unveiled the cover art for Witchlanders, which is her debut novel.  The book is scheduled to be released on August 30, 2011.  I love that sort of frosty look and the dash of red.  This is a really cool cover.

Synopsis (Product Description):

High in their mountain covens, red witches pray to the Goddess, protecting the Witchlands by throwing the bones and foretelling the future.

It’s all a fake.

At least, that’s what Ryder thinks. He doubts the witches really deserve their tithes—one quarter of all the crops his village can produce. And even if they can predict the future, what danger is there to foretell, now that his people’s old enemy, the Baen, has been defeated?

But when a terrifying new magic threatens both his village and the coven, Ryder must confront the beautiful and silent witch who holds all the secrets. Everything he’s ever believed about witches, the Baen, magic and about himself will change, when he discovers that the prophecies he’s always scorned—

Are about him.

Previous Books in Series:

N/A

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Amy Plum unveiled the gorgeous revamped cover art for her debut novel, Die for Me.  The book is scheduled to be released on May 10, 2011.  The first cover was great, but I think the second cover is better.  I love the color change and the city backdrop.

New Cover

Old Cover

Synopsis (Product Description):

DIE FOR ME is the first of three books about Kate, a sixteen-year-old American who moves to Paris after the death of her parents. It introduces a new version of the undead with revenants, beings who are fated to sacrifice themselves over and over again to save others’ lives. Kate finds herself falling for Vincent, who she discovers is not the typical French teenager he appears: he is something else entirely.

DIE FOR ME presents a new supernatural mythology presented in a city where dreams are sometimes the same as reality.

Previous Books in Series:

N/A

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Here is the cover art for Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts, which is scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2011.  This sounds like an amazing read, and the cover is downright creepy.

Synopsis (Product Description):

Since mankind began, civilizations have always fallen: the Romans, the Greeks, the Aztecs…Now it’s our turn. Huge earthquakes rock the world. Cities are destroyed. But something even more awful is happening. An ancient evil has been unleashed, turning everday people into hunters, killers, crazies.

Mason’s mother is dying after a terrible car accident. As he endures a last vigil at her hospital bed, his school is bombed and razed to the ground, and everyone he knows is killed. Aries survives an earthquake aftershock on a bus, and thinks the worst is over when a mysterious stranger pulls her out of the wreckage, but she’s about to discover a world changed forever. Clementine, the only survivor of an emergency town hall meeting that descends into murderous chaos, is on the run from savage strangers who used to be her friends and neighbors. And Michael witnesses a brutal road rage incident that is made much worse by the arrival of the police–who gun down the guilty party and then turn on the bystanding crowd.

Where do you go for justice when even the lawmakers have turned bad? These four teens are on the same road in a world gone mad. Struggling to survive, clinging on to love and meaning wherever it can be found, this is a journey into the heart of darkness – but also a journey to find each other and a place of safety.

Previous Books in Series:

N/A

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Trinity Faegen unveiled the cover art for The Mephisto Covenant, which is the first book in her new series.  The book is scheduled to be released on September 27, 2011.  I like the cover, it just reminds me a lot of the slew of covers  with heroines all dressed up and strolling through the forest.

Synopsis (Product Description):

Sasha is desperate to find out who murdered her father. When getting the answer means pledging her soul to Eryx, she unlocks a secret that puts her in grave danger—Sasha is Anabo, a daughter of Eve, and Eryx’s biggest threat.

A son of Hell, immortal, and bound to Earth forever, Jax looks for redemption in the Mephisto Covenant—God’s promise he will find peace in the love of an Anabo. After a thousand years, he’s finally found the girl he’s been searching for: Sasha.

With the threat of Eryx looming, Jax has to keep Sasha safe and win her over. But can he? Will Sasha love him and give up her mortal life?

Previous Books in Series:

N/A

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Maureen Johnson unveiled the really cool cover art for The Name of the Star, which is the first book in her Shades of London series.  The book is scheduled to be released on September 20, 2011.  I can’t wait to read this book.  I love the premise and the cover is great.

Synopsis (Product Description):

A modern-day thriller about Rory, an American high-school student who enrolls at a London boarding school for her junior year. Soon after her arrival, a series of murders begins to take place across the city—on the exact dates and in the exact style of Jack the Ripper. Rory’s ties to the killer bring her in contact with a secret paranormal branch of the British police, as they attempt to stop the mysterious killer.

Previous Books in Series:

N/A

____________________________________________________________________________________________

M.J. Scott unveiled the cover art for Shadow Kin, which is the first book in her The Half-Light City urban fantasy series.  The book is scheduled to be released on September 6, 2011.  I’ve had this book on my Books to Watch list for awhile.  Sounds like a fascinating world and the cover is just awesome.

Synopsis (Product Description):

Imagine a city divided. On one side, the Night World, ruled by the Blood Lords and the Beast Kind. On the other, the elusive Fae and the humans, protected by their steadfast mages. A city held together by nothing more than a treaty-and even then, just barely…

I was born of a Fae mother, but I had no place amongst her kind. They called me “soulless.” An abomination. Perhaps they’re right…I’m a wraith, a shadow who slips between worlds. I was given into the service of a Blood Lord who raised me to be his most feared assassin. Still, I’m nothing more than a slave to my master, and to the need that only he can fulfill…

Then he orders me to kill Simon DuCaine, a powerful sunmage. In the blaze of his magic, my own disappears. Instead of seeking revenge, Simon shows me mercy. He wants to free me. But that’s one thing my master and his kind will never allow.

And even if I thought I could trust Simon, stepping from the shadow into the light isn’t as simple as it sounds..

Previous Books in Series:

N/A

____________________________________________________________________________________________

I’ve been trolling Goodreads and came across some pretty cool covers.  Here is the cover art for After Obsession, which is also book that I had listed on my Books to Watch list.  The book is scheduled to be released on September 13, 2011.  Black and gold really go together well, but this cover reminds me a lot of the covers Carrie’s Need series.

Synopsis (Product Description):

Aimee and Alan have secrets. Both teens have unusual pasts, and abilities they prefer to keep hidden. But when they meet each other for the first time, in a cold Maine town, they can’t stop their secrets from spilling out. Strange things have been happening lately, and they both feel strongly that something, or someone, is haunting them. They’re wrong. Despite their unusual history and powers, it’s neither Aimee nor Alan who is truly haunted. It’s Alan’s cousin Courtney who, in a desperate plea to find her missing father, has invited a demon into her life—and into her body. Only together can Aimee and Alan exorcise the ghost. And they have to move quickly, before it devours not just Courtney, but everything around her…. Filled with heart-pounding romance, paranormal activity, and rich teen characters to love—and introducing an exciting new YA voice in Steven Wedel—this novel is exactly what Carrie Jones fans have been waiting for. Meet your next obsession.

Previous Books in Series:

N/A

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Here is the cover art for In the Forest of the Night by Kersten Hamilton, which is the second book in her Goblin Wars series.  The book is scheduled to be released on October 3, 2011.  I really love the sort of enchanted forest vibe.  I think this is a beautiful cover.

Synopsis (Product Description):

Teagan, Finn, and Aiden have made it out of Mag Mell alive, but the Dark Man’s forces are hot on their heels. Back in Chicago, Tea’s goblin cousins show up at her school, sure she will come back to Mag Mell, as goblin blood is never passive once awoken. Soon she will belong to Fear Doirich and join them. In the meantime, they are happy to entertain themselves by trying to seduce, kidnap, or kill Tea’s family and friends.

Teagan knows she doesn’t have much time left, and she refuses to leave Finn or her family to be tortured and killed. A wild Stormrider, born to rule and reign, is growing stronger inside her. But as long as she can hold on, she’s still Teagan Wylltson, who plans to be a veterinarian and who heals the sick and hurting. The disease that’s destroying her—that’s destroying them all—has a name: Fear Doirich.

And Teagan Wylltson is not going to let him win.

Previous Books in Series:

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Laini Taylor unveiled the cover art for Daughter of Smoke and Bone, which is scheduled to be released on October 3, 2011.  WOW! This is such a creepy, yet striking cover.  I love it and the synopsis already has me spooked.  I have to read this book with the lights on.

Synopsis (Product Description):

Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”; she speaks many languages–not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

When one of the strangers–beautiful, haunted Akiva–fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

Previous Books in Series:

N/A

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Here is the cover art for Eve by Anna Carey, which is the first book in her Eve Trilogy.  The book is scheduled to be released on October 4, 2011.  This is another title from my Books to Watch List.  I’m not really crazy about this cover.  The girl seems really out of place and it looks like the same image from The Vespertine cover – just at a different angle.

Synopsis (Product Description):

The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her.

Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust…and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.

Previous Books in Series:

N/A

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Here is the cover art for Hades by Alexandra Adornetto, which is the second book in her Halo series.  The book is scheduled to be released on August 30, 2011.  I don’t like this cover.  The illustration poor and it looks very cartoony.  The first cover is the better of the two.

Synopsis (Product Description):

N/A

Previous Books in Series:

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Here is the cover art for Desdaemona by Ben Macallan, which is scheduled to be released on May 31, 2011.  This is probably one of the best urban fantasy covers that I’ve seen so far this year.  The synopsis sounds pretty interesting so I’m going to give it a try.

Synopsis (Product Description):

Jordan helps kids on the run find their way back home. He’s good at that. He should be – he’s a runaway himself. Sometimes he helps the kids in other, stranger ways. He looks like a regular teenager, but he’s not. He acts like he’s not exactly human, but he is. He treads the line between mundane reality and the world of the supernatural, including the awesome Powers That Be.

Desdaemona also knows the non-human world far too well. She tracks Jordan down and enlists his aid in searching for her lost sister Fay, who did a Very Bad Thing involving an immortal. This may be a mistake – for both of them. Too many people are interested now, and some of them are not people at all!

Ben Macallan’s urban fantasy debut takes you on a terrifying journey, lifting the curtain on what really walks our city streets.

Previous Books in Series:

N/A

____________________________________________________________________________________________

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 10.0/10 (1 vote cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
Taking Cover: 13 Hot New Covers!, 10.0 out of 10 based on 1 rating
Related Posts with Thumbnails

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.


2 Responses to “Taking Cover: 13 Hot New Covers!

  1. Manda (Manda's Movements)No Gravatar
    1

    I can’t stop looking at Daughter of Smoke & Bone. The colours are amazing!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
  2. JoNo Gravatar
    2

    I want to comment on each, I hope that’s O.K.

    Crossed: Love. I saw the cover for Matched round the net and thought “Huh” then I finally got around to reading it and the light dawned. I love these covers.
    Witchlanders:Like. Really love the icicles, her profile, the braids but I think the red banner is a little too much.
    Die for Me:: So-so. I am really over the back shot with the flowing dress. Admittedly it is an improvement to some I have seen but I really like the first cover.
    Dark Inside: Crush. I am loving this cover except for the eyes, they creep me out.
    The Mephisto Covenant: Nope. As I mentioned, over it.
    The Name of the Star: Like. The cover is interesting, enough for a second look.
    Shadow Kin: Like. I wish the cover grabbed me more than it did cos the premise sounds awesome.
    After Obsession: Nope. And I not sure why, it may be the dress(reminds me of those back shots perhaps!)
    In the Forest of the Night: Love. Never seen them, must read!
    Daughter of Smoke and Bone: Truly,Madly,Deeply. Love it, want it.
    Eve: Again, no.
    Hades:WTF. Hell no. What happened between the first cover and this one?
    Desdaemona : Like. Its formulaic but the were in the background lifts it.

    So that’s my wrap up aren’t you glad I stayed!

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)
    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 0 votes)
«
»