February 28, 2012

Cover Coveting(12)

Cover art is not final!

I’ve just noticed a genre that always seems to have stunning cover art, Dystopian. It’s getting just as popular as PN YA and the covers are even more stunning then what PN YA is getting. No really just do a search on the Goodreads lists and you can see the stunning art work.



Call of the Sea by Rebecca Hart 
callofthesea

Amazon: N/A
Goodreads: Call of the Sea
Source:  ATUF
Genre: Paranormal YA 
Series: N/A

Shera’s Thoughts: 

This cover feels like a 90s epic fantasy story.  I like it good enough, but it doesn’t advertise well what this book has to offer.

Elysandra Winters has always yearned for a life of adventure on the rolling seas and is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her dream. When her Privateer father continually refuses to allow his only daughter to sail, Ellie defies him, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in search of a captain who will give her a chance to prove her worth.

Thanks to the cursed selkie blood coursing through his veins, Daniel O'Rourke needs the sea to survive. After giving up on his humanity and spending three years in seal form, he decides to give his human side another chance. Daniel goes in search of a job and a sense of normalcy, earning himself a position aboard Captain Winter’s ship, The Surf Runner. However, his new captain’s first assignment has nothing at all to do with sailing, and everything to do with his headstrong young daughter.

Years later, when the leader of a band of bloodthirsty pirates murders Captain Winters, Daniel and Elysandra’s lives come crashing back together with the force of a hurricane. Both experts in deception, they must find a way to trust each other if they are to have any hope of hunting down the captain’s killer.

Previous Book(s) in Series:
N/A


Embers & Echoes by Karsten Knight 
emberandechos

Amazon: Print | Kindle 
Goodreads: Ember and Ashes
Source: ATUF
Genre:  Paranormal YA
Series: Wildfire, Book 2

Shera’s Thoughts: 

When I saw this cover I didn’t even think that this could be a sequel to Wildfire. It’s cool that they’re trying to keep the flower theme, but it conjures a different series and genre to mind. This would be better suited for a Dystopian read.

Ashline Wilde is about to discover that when you’re the reincarnation of a Polynesian volcano goddess, “new beginnings” are just a myth.

Leaving the fiery ruins of her sophomore year behind her, Ash travels to the sizzling beaches of Miami, hot on the trail of the little sister she’s only seen in visions. But her happy family reunion isn’t all palm trees and paradise. A cult of evil gods-on-earth, known as the Four Seasons, has kidnapped her sister to use in its terrifying new religion. Soon, the streets of Miami erupt in chaos and violence…and Ash gets caught right in the tropical crossfire

Ash isn’t without help, however. Unexpected romance arrives in the form of Wes, an Aztec god of night with his own vendetta against the Four Seasons. As memories of Ash’s previous life begin to flicker into her dreams, the boundaries between ally and enemy, life and death, and love and hate all bleed together. And when a mysterious trickster from her past reappears to derail her new quest, Ash must choose between the echoes of a once-forgotten yesterday and the embers of an uncertain future.

Because when old flames return from the dead, even a volcano goddess can get burned

Previous Book(s) in Series:
Wildefire (Wildefire, #1)

Unrest by Michelle Harrison 
unrest

Amazon: N/A
Goodreads: Unrest
Source: ATUF
Genre: Paranormal YA 
Series: N/A

Shera’s Thoughts: 

This is completely forgettable and it looks like a cover for an adult mystery novel to me. 

Seventeen-year-old Elliott hasn’t slept properly for months. Not since the accident that nearly killed him. Sometimes he half-wakes, paralysed, while shadowy figures move around him. Other times he is the one moving around, while his body lies asleep on the bed. His doctors say sleep paralysis and out of body experiences are harmless - but to Elliott they’re terrifying.

Convinced that his brush with death has attracted the spirit world, Elliott secures a job at a reputedly haunted museum, determined to discover the truth. There, he meets the enigmatic Ophelia. But, as she and Elliott grow closer, Elliott draws new attention from the dead. One night, during an out of body experience, Elliott returns to bed to find his body gone. Something is occupying it, something dead that wants to live again . . . and it wants Ophelia, too . . .

A chilling new novel for teen readers from the best-selling author of the widely-acclaimed 13 Treasures sequence.

Previous Book(s) in Series:
N/A


The Impossible Cube by Steven Harper 
impossiblecube

Amazon: Paperback
Goodreads: The Impossible Cube
Source: ATUF
Genre: Steampunk 
Series: Clockwork Empire, Book 2

Shera’s Thoughts: 

Horrible cover. The cover model’s face just looks . . . awkward. The background is just forgettable. At this point I have really high standards for Steampunk covers and I want the design team to do the same!

N/A

Previous Book(s) in Series:
The Doomsday Vault (Clockwork Empire #1)

Inbetween by Tara Fuller 
inbetween

Amazon: Paperback
Goodreads: Kissed by Death
Source: ATUF
Genre: Paranormal YA 
Series: Kissed by Death, Book 1

Shera’s Thoughts: 

I like what they’re trying to do with this cover with the movement. The typography is really hard to read that way though, it’s a bad font for that.

Plus, without that little scythe symbol at the bottom I would have no idea that this was YA.

Since the car crash that took her father’s life three years ago, Emma’s life has been a freaky—and unending—lesson in caution. Surviving “accidents” has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper who makes her chest ache and her head spin? Not an option.

It’s not easy being dead, especially for a reaper in love with a girl fate has put on his list not once, but twice. Finn’s fellow reapers give him hell about spending time with Emma, but Finn couldn’t let her die before, and he’s not about to let her die now. He will protect the girl he loves from the evil he accidentally unleashed, even if it means sacrificing the only thing he has left...his soul.

Previous Book(s) in Series:
N/A


Devil’s Luck by Carolyn Crane 
devilsluck

Amazon: N/A
Goodreads: Devil's Luck
Source: ATUF
Genre: Urban Fantasy 
Series: The Disillusionists, book 3.5

Shera’s Thoughts: 

This series does not do well for short story covers.  They’re so tacky.

FYI the ebook version for this book is free!

N/A

Previous Book(s) in Series:

Mind Games (The Disillusionists Trilogy, #1)Double Cross (The Disillusionists Trilogy, #2)Wild & Steamy (Includes: Iron Seas #0.4; The Disillusionists Trilogy #2.5)Head Rush (The Disillusionists Trilogy, #3)


Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson 
tigerlily

Amazon: Hardcover | Kindle 
Goodreads: Tiger Lily
Source: ATUF
Genre: Paranormal YA 
Series: N/A

Shera’s Thoughts: 

It’s a lovely cover and it brings to mind fairies and silly love stories.

15 year old Tiger Lily, proud and fierce, wild and misunderstood, doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland, and immediately falls under his spell. Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, big-hearted but hard to reach, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything - her family, her future - to be with the haunted, hunted, courageous boy who loves her. When - as a punishment for her rebellious ways - she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter. With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

From the New York Times bestselling author of PEACHES comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn't grow up.

Previous Book(s) in Series:
N/A


Grim by Anna Waggener 
grim

Amazon: Hardcover
Goodreads: Grim
Source: ATUF
Genre: Paranormal YA 
Series: N/A

Shera’s Thoughts: 

Hands down this cover is ugly. It feels like something for a Christian novel or a historical.  I wouldn’t even give this book a first look.

A fantastic debut from the winner of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards novel contest.

When Erika wakes up after a horrific car crash, she finds herself somewhere between earth and heaven, between life and death. She doesn't want to accept help from Jeremiah, who she's not sure she can trust, even as she finds herself drawn to him, following him into a grim city of souls. She's not sure who wants to help her and who wants to hurt her. And she's desperate to get back to her children.

Shawn's never thought about having to shoulder the responsibility of caring for his young sister Megan and his reckless older sister. And he never imagined that the three of them would find themselves in a haunted wood, sometimes chased, sometimes assisted, never sure where they're headed.

With Grim, the terrifically talented Anna Waggener delves into the place where myth becomes reality, where family can distort you as easily as it cares for you, where death and eternity meet.

Previous Book(s) in Series:
N/A

What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang 
whatsleftofme

Amazon: Hardcover
Goodreads: What's Left of Me
Source: ATUF
Genre: Dystopian YA 
Series: Hybrid, Book 1

Shera’s Thoughts: 

Simply stunning! Best cover of the year yet.

Love how there’s an illusion of a face within a face.

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t…

For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable–hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet…for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.

Previous Book(s) in Series:
N/A


Foretold by Jana Oliver 
foretold

Amazon: N/A
Goodreads: Foretold
Source: ATUF
Genre: Paranormal YA  
Series: The Demon Trappers, book 4

Shera’s Thoughts: 

This is the UK covers.

Really like how they all fit together so well.  The typography and wing design still has to be the best part.

Stand by as Riley prepares to kick some serious demon butt for the last time in this thrilling, dramatic and sexy conclusion to THE DEMON TRAPPERS series. Riley’s always known that Beck had a chequered history, but she’s not prepared for what it actually means to be in love with a guy with this many dark secrets. Now that he’s finally admitted to himself that he’s in love with her too, there’s no more hiding the truth about his past. And as it turns out, fending off a demon apocalypse is nothing compared to what’s to come...

Previous Book(s) in Series:

Forsaken (The Demon Trappers, #1)Forbidden (The Demon Trappers, #2)Forgiven (The Demon Trappers, #3)


The Parasol Protectorate Volume 2: Heartless and Timeless by Gail Carriger 
parasolprotectorate

Amazon: N/A
Goodreads: Volume 2
Source: ATUF
Genre: Steampunk 
Series: Parasol Protectorate, Book 1 & 2

Shera’s Thoughts: 

Wow!! Try and find the right links for this one or volume 1.

These covers are sooooooo much better then the individual ones they currently have out. Thank you, thank you.

Victorian supernatural fantasy has never been funnier or more fashionable than in the hands of Gail Carriger. Now her New York Times bestselling steampunk series comes to a smashing conclusion in our exclusive hardcover omnibus, The Parasol Protectorate Volume 2.

Heartless: A mad ghost is menacing Queen Victoria, and as the soulless Lady Alexia investigates, she and her trusty parasol are led deep into her were husband’s past. Top that off with a suffragette sister (shocking!), Madame Lefoux’s latest invention (incredible!), and a plague of zombie porcupines (bloody hell!), and Alexia barely has time to remember she’s eight months pregnant! Can she learn who’s trying to kill the queen before time runs out?

Timeless: Alexia has settled into domestic bliss, but, alas, a summons has arrived that cannot be ignored. With husband, child, and Ivy Tunstell’s acting troupe in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to Egypt. But the Land of the Nile may hold more mysteries than the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle. What does Alexandria’s vampire Queen really want from her? Why is the God-Breaker Plague suddenly expanding? And how has Ivy become the most popular actress in the British Empire?

Previous Book(s) in Series:


Mortal Ties by Eileen Wilks 
mortal-ties

Amazon: Paperback
Goodreads: Mortal Ties
Source: Wicked Scribes
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Series: World of the Lupi, Book 9

Shera’s Thoughts: 

This is the best cover yet!! They just keep getting more beautiful!!

Which is such a relief since they started out as average.

FBI agent Lily Yu is living at Nokolai Clanhome with her fiancé, lupi Rule Turner, when an intruder penetrates their territory, stealing the prototype of a magical device the clan hopes will be worth a fortune--if a few bugs can be worked out . . .

But the prototype can be dangerously erratic, discharging a bizarre form of mind magic—and it looks like the thief wants it for that very side effect. Worse, whoever stole the device didn't learn about it by accident. There's a Nokolai traitor in their midst. Lily and Rule have to find the traitor, the thief, and the prototype. One job proves easy when the thief calls them--and his identity rocks Rule's world.

As they race to recover their missing property, they find Robert Friar's sticky footprints all over the place. Robert Friar―killer, madman, and acolyte of the Old One the Lupi are at war with―an Old One whose power is almost as vast as her ambition to rock the entire world . . .(

Previous Book(s) in Series:
Tempting Danger (World of the Lupi, #1)Mortal Danger (World of the Lupi, #2)Blood Lines (World of the Lupi, #3)Night Season (World of the Lupi, #4)Mortal Sins (World of the Lupi, #5)Blood Magic (World of the Lupi, #6)Blood Challenge (World of the Lupi, #7)Death Magic (World of the Lupi, #8)

1 comment:

Petra @ Safari Poet said...

So many great covers. If I had to pick a favourite, it would be What's Left of Me. For today, tomorrow it might be something else :-)