Friday, February 24, 2012

Massive Cover Reveal – 5 New Pretties

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Out of Reach
Carrie Arcos
Release date: October 2012
by Simon Pulse

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When Micah disappears from home, his sister Rachel decides to secretly take matters into her own hands. Armed with Micah’s best friend Tyler, she travels from the hazy, lazy suburbs of Southern California to the seedy side of San Diego’s beach communities following the clues that Micah left behind. As each lead arrives at a dead end, she is left to piece together the puzzle that is her brother’s life. And the sketchy characters Rachel and Tyler encounter make Rachel wonder if she can reach Micah before it’s too late.

Hanging by a Thread
Sophie Littlefield
Release date: September 11th, 2012
by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Summer is the best part of the year in Winston, California, and the Fourth of July is the highlight of the season. But the perfect town Clare remembers has changed, and everyone is praying that this summer will be different from the last two—that this year’s Fourth of July festival won’t see one of their own vanish without a trace, leaving no leads and no suspects. The media are in a frenzy predicting a third disappearance, but the town depends on tourist dollars, so the residents of Winston are trying desperately to pretend nothing’s wrong.

And they’re not the only ones hiding something.

Clare, a seamstress who redesigns vintage clothing, has been blessed—or perhaps cursed—with a gift: she can see people’s pasts when she touches their clothes. When she stumbles across a denim jacket that once belonged to Amanda Stavros, last year’s Fourth of July victim, Clare sees her perfect town begin to come apart at the seams.

In a town where appearance means everything, how deep beneath the surface will Clare dig to uncover a murderer?

Series by Sophie Littlefield:

Defiance
C.J. Redwine
Release date: August 28th, 2012
by Balzer & Bray

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Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.

The Unfailing Light
Robin Bridges
Series: Katerina Trilogy, #2
Release date: October 9th, 2012
by Random House Children’s Books

Having had no choice but to use her power has a necromancer to save Russia from dark forces, Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, now wants to forget that she ever used her special powers. She’s about to set off to pursue her lifelong dream of attending medical school when she discovers that Russia’s arch nemesis–who she thought she’d destroyed–is still alive. So on imperial orders, Katerina remains at her old finishing school. She’ll be safe there, because the empress has cast a potent spell to protect it against the vampires and revenants who are bent on toppling the tsar and using Katerina for their own gains. But to Katerina’s horror, the spell unleashes a vengeful ghost within the school, a ghost more dangerous than any creature trying to get in.

The Katerina Trilogy so far:

Time Between Us
Tamara Ireland Stone 
Release date: October 9th, 2012
by Hyperion

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Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett’s unique ability to travel through time and space brings him into Anna’s life, and with him, a new world of adventure and possibility.

As their relationship deepens, they face the reality that time might knock Bennett back where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate—and what consequences they can bear in order to stay together.

Wowzers! I’m seriously in love with all of these covers. I don’t know about you, but fall is going to be filled with new amazing reads on MY shelf! 🙂

What are your thoughts on these pretties?

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36 Responses to “Massive Cover Reveal – 5 New Pretties”

  1. Zoey Talbon

    I’m in love with the cover for Defiance, and it sounds absolutely amazing. I’ve never heard of Out of Reach, but the cover is definitely eye-catching for me 🙂

  2. Nina Reed

    I love the simple cover Out of Reach, and the dreamy cover for Time Between Us. I’m a little disappointed by the cover for The Unfailing Light actually, there’s just too much going on to focus on any one thing..:)

  3. Lexie

    Publishers must be doing something right this year. O_O Honestly, I would buy all of these books just to have those covers sitting all nice and gorgeous on my shelf. My favorite is definitely Defiance (I mean, cape? Armband? Dramatic-looking castle? Incredibly awesome premise?) but I could stare at all of these for ages. And the descriptions just make me wonder if publishers intentionally torture us by releasing the pitches and then telling us, “Oh, but you’ll have to wait another half year or so. No big deal!” I WANT THESE NOW. O_O

  4. Giselle

    @Nina: I like it (Unfailing Light) but did you notice how unnaturally tiny her waist is? O_O

    @Lexie: Baha I totally agree they do it on purpose so we scream about it and thus get the book out there. They manipulate us!! >.<

  5. Tara

    oh Giselle you have done it again!!! i add more books from this post than i do anywhere else!!! i love all the cover you post they are amazing!!!! really like time between us and out of reach!!! good job!!

    Tara

  6. Maja

    Giselle, you temptress. I not only want to read Defiance, I want to frame that cover and hang it in my living room. So pretty.

    Also, I had no idea that Littlefield is starring a new series. Something about her writing just doesn’t work for me, but I might be willing to give it another shot. The cover is also amazing.

  7. Ailsa

    I hadn’t heard of Sophie Littlefield before, but I really like the sound of Hanging By A Thread. When I first saw the cover of Defiance, I though “Not another YA book with a girl in a prom dress for a cover” but then I realised it was actually a cape, and read the description – this sounds much more like my kind of thing! I’m definitely going to be looking out for it.

    ~Ailsa

  8. Danny

    This is an incredible collection of covers and new books to add to my ever growing wish list!
    I absolutely ADORE the cover from Defiance although it reminded me of Angelfire – maybe it’s the same cover model? Anyway these books sounds awesome!

  9. Suzanne

    I like the cover for the unfailing light but the story doesn’t really appeal to me.

    Defiance sounds really good and has a great cover. I have added it to my ever growing TBR.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. Amy

    Lot’s of pretty covers. I really like all of them. I love the Defiance cover, and it sounds amazing! Hanging by a Thread and Out of Reach sound really interesting too.