Monday, March 21, 2011

Cover Reveals to Die For (1)

I love it when new book covers are released. They're always so interesting or beautiful! I don't usually share them on my blog, but I thought it would be something fun to post today and I might do it again in the future. Here are some covers I've seen around the blogosphere in the last week or so. Note: I started making this post a while ago, so some of these aren't that "new" (they're been out for awhile) but I still wanted to point them out!

Also, read the summaries at your own risk. Most of these are sequels, so the summaries may contain spoilers for the first books in the series.


Goliath by Scott Westerfeld (Leviathan #3)

Release Date: September 20, 2011

No Summary Yet

My Thoughts: I don't really like or dislike it. The covers alone of this series probably wouldn't make me pick up the books. I still haven't read the second one Behemoth but I do want to finish the trilogy!


Crossed by Ally Condie (Matched #2)

Release Date: November 1 2011

Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Thoughts: Awesome cover! Goes so well with the theme of the book and the first cover, even though Matched was a bit of a let down for me after all the hype. I still want to read Crossed though, and it comes out on my birthday!


Supernaturally (Paranormalcy #2)

Release Date: August 30 2011

Goodreads Summary:
A lot has changed in the six months since Evie escaped from the International Paranormal Containment Agency with her shape-shifter boyfriend, Lend. She finally has the blissfully normal life she’s always dreamed of, including:
1) A real live high school
2) A perfectly ordinary after-school job
3) Her very own locker (and by the way, rusted metal is every bit as awesome as she imagined)

But Evie’s not-so-normal past keeps creeping up on her...and things get pretty complicated when you factor in:
1) A centuries-old, seriously decaying vampire stalker
2) A crazy faerie ex-boyfriend who is the perpetual bearer of really bad news
3) A major battle brewing between the faerie courts where the prize in question happens to be...Evie herself.

So much for normal.

My Thoughts: Another love! I can't wait, and I know it will be just as great as the first book. I love Lend so much...


Beautiful Chaos (Beautiful Creatures #3)

Release Date: Oct. 18 2011

Goodreads Summary:
Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena's Claiming. Even Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals is affected - and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What - or who - will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?

For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He's being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn't by Lena - and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself - forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and most days he's too afraid to ask.

Sometimes there isn't just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there's no going back. And this time there won't be a happy ending.

My Thoughts: I love the title of this book. The cover I don't like quite as much as the others in the series just because I don't really like yellow... I'm always talking about how I'm DYING to read this series because I love good long epic books, and I even own TWO copies of Beautiful Creatures, but I haven't gotten around to picking it up yet.


Vanish by Sophie Jordan

Release Date: Sept. 6 2011

Goodreads Summary:
To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.

Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love?

In bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s dramatic follow-up to Firelight, forbidden love burns brighter than ever

My Thoughts: I own Firelight and I'm excited to read it. I like this cover a lot, it matched the first book but is still unique!


Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Release Date: Sept. 29 2011
Goodreads Summary:
In this companion novel to Anna and the French Kiss, two teens discover that true love may be closer than they think.

For budding costume designer Lola Nolan, the more outrageous the outfit—more sparkly, more fun, more wild—the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins move back into the house next door.

When the family returns and Cricket—a gifted inventor and engineer—steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

My Thoughts: I really like this cover! Awesome purple hair. And other than really disliking the name Lola, I have high hopes for this book! I haven't read Anna yet, but it's sitting on my shelf...


Enshadowed (Nevermore #2)

Release Date: Jan. 24 2012

Goodreads Summary:
While Varen remains a prisoner in the dream-world, Isobel is haunted by his memory. He appears to her in her dreams and soon, even in her waking life. But is she just imagining it? Isobel knows she must find a way back to Varen. She makes plans to go to Baltimore. There, she confronts the figure known throughout the world as the Poe Toaster—the same dark man who once appeared to Isobel in her dreams, calling himself "Reynolds."

Isobel succeeds in interrupting the Toaster's ritual and, in doing so, discovers a way to return to the dream-world. Soon, she finds herself swept up in a realm which not only holds remnants of Poe's presence, but has also now taken on the characteristics of Varen's innermost self. It is a dark world comprised of fear, terror, and anger.

When Isobel once more encounters Varen, she finds him changed. With his mind poisoned by the dream world, he becomes a malevolent force, bent on destroying all—even himself. Now Isobel must face a new adversary, one who also happens to be her greatest love

My Thoughts: Well, once again I haven't read the first book, but I love this cover just as much as I love the first one! Hauntingly beautiful!


Lost In Time by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods #6)

Release Date: Oct. 4 2011

No Summary Yet

My Thoughts: Out of all the covers on the list, this one is my least favorite. I'm a fan of this series, but this cover is just weird for me. I feel like I would get a lot of weird looks reading it! I'm still excited for the book, though.


  1. All of these covers are so lovely - especially the cover for Crossed! I still haven't finished reading Matched, but I plan to read Crossed just for the stunning cover :)

  2. Oh, I didn't know the Nevermore sequel had a cover (or even a title!) Thanks for alerting me to that :)

  3. I don't love the covers for the Leviathan trilogy either, though I loved both books, so I'm very excited for Goliath! The Enshadowed cover is also beautiful, and Beautiful Chaos is absolutely perfect! I love how all three books have the same simple theme. Anyway, thanks for posting all these gorgeous covers and books and it's great to see you back, Ava. :)

  4. I especially loved the Crossed and Lola covers! Great list.

  5. Can't wait for Crossed and Lost in Time! I want to know what will happen next in both series

  6. Definitely read ANNA! It is so, so good! One of my favorites of 2010.

    By the way we are a new blog, and we love your reviews. You're really eloquent and professional for a teenager. :)


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