Cover Lover – 12 New Titles

Well, looks like a few new covers to add to the pile. Some of these have been out for a while, but I just discovered them myself during my last updating thingy.

Starting with the adult titles, it looks like Elizabeth Hunter is starting a new series this month called The Irin Chronicles. The Scribe will be released on October 15th.

the scribeSteal the Day is a new one coming from Lexi Blake‘s Thieves series, which will be released on October 22nd.

steal the dayHm. My first reaction to this next one was “Pretty. But what the hell is he wearing?!? And…is that a squid tattoo?” Eternal Echoes is part of Anastasia Virgas‘s Sisters of the Divine series, and it was released on October 7th.

eternal echoesDemon Creed, the third book from Paula Altenburg‘s Demon Outlaws series, will be released next May 27th.

the demon creedI had pegged Stephanie Tyler‘s new Defiance series as adult, but I am starting to see it listed as the dreaded “New Adult” here and there. So, that means I have no clue. Either way, Redemption will be out on November 18th.

redemptionThese next few are all Young Adult. I thought the cover for Endless by Amanda Gray was pretty. It was released on October 8th.

endlessI have seen good reviews for Reboot by Amy Tintera, and now the cover for the second book has been revealed. Rebel will be out on May 6th.

Rebel JKT HC des3.inddErin Bowman‘s Stolen, which is a prequel novella from her Taken series, will be released in e-format on February 4th.

stolenThis one is the cover for one of the e-novellas from Cassandra Clare‘s The Bane Chronicles. The Fall of the Hotel Dumort will be released on October 15th.

the fall of the hotel dumortThe second book in Eve Silver‘s The Game series, called Push, will be released on June 10th.

pushBook three of Joelle Charbonneau‘s The Testing series, Graduation Day, will be released on June 3rd.

graduation dayAnd this final one is from Lisa McMann. Gasp is the third book in her Visions series, and it will be out on June 3rd, as well.

gaspWell, what do you think? Anything catch your eye? As usual, the YA covers out do the adult ones (probably explaining why I am buying more YA lately. Shiny covers).

New Series Alerts…

You know, there really are better ways of spending one of your vacation days than sitting at the place you work for four hours for a heating repairman to show up.  In the cold.  Did I mention that it is also a “favor”, so therefore free?  That is the joys of being the “favorite” employee.  Ok, whine session over.

I opened up the January New Releases page expecting to see a whack of new series starting up for this week.  Not sure why, maybe because it is the first full week of the new year, but I was very wrong.  In fact, there is only one newbie – Crash from Lisa McMann.  It is the first book of her Visions series, and I have been looking forward to this one.

crashSynopsis…

Jules lives with her family above their restaurant, which means she smells like pizza most of the time and drives their double-meatball-shaped food truck to school. It’s not a recipe for popularity, but she can handle that.

What she can’t handle is the vision. Over and over, Jules sees a careening truck hit a building and explode… and nine body bags in the snow.

She has no idea why this is happening to her or if she’s going crazy. It hardly matters, because the visions are everywhere–on billboards, television screens, windows–and she’s the only one who can see them.

But it’s not until the vision starts coming more frequently, and revealing more clues, that Jules knows what she has to do. Because now she can see the face in one of the body bags, and it’s someone she knows. Someone she’s been in love with for as long as she can remember.

Visions reading list can be found HERE

There are also two stand alone releases this week.  I haven’t heard much about this one, Doomed, from Tracy Deebs, but it looks like a high-tech Tron-type story.

doomedSynopsis…

When seventeen-year-old Pandora Walker opens an email attachment, she uploads the most frightening worm ever invented—and in doing so, brings about total technological Armageddon. Everything from the internet to communications to utilities collapses and suddenly Pandora finds herself on the run from Homeland Security, the FBI and every police department in the country, all of whom blame her for the technological wasteland sweeping across the U.S.. With the help of stepbrothers Eli and Theo, her neighbors and the two hottest guys in school– plus codes encrypted in a world famous MMO– she sets out on a real life scavenger hunt that only she can solve. A scavenger hunt that pits her against one of the most brilliant men in the world—the maker of the Pandora worm. Her father. Only by unraveling the clues left by him in the MMO, and in real-world places around the U.S., can they hope to beat the clock ticking the days off until the entire planet is Doomed.

I have been seeing a lot of good early reviews around for Paper Valentine from Brenna Yovanoff, which seems to be a pretty strong paranormal thriller.

paper valentineSynopsis…

The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record.  The asphalt is melting, the birds are dying, petty crime is on the rise, and someone in Hannah Wagnor’s peaceful suburban community is killing girls.

For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one.  Her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal. But how can things be normal when Lillian’s ghost is haunting her bedroom, pushing her to investigate the mysterious string of murders?  Hannah’s just trying to understand why her friend self-destructed, and where she fits now that Lillian isn’t there to save her a place among the social elite. And she must stop thinking about Finny Boone, the big, enigmatic delinquent whose main hobbies seem to include petty larceny and surprising acts of kindness.

With the entire city in a panic, Hannah soon finds herself drawn into a world of ghost girls and horrifying secrets.  She realizes that only by confronting the Valentine Killer will she be able move on with her life—and it’s up to her to put together the pieces before he strikes again.

So, a bit of a quiet week that will hopefully let me get caught up a bit more.  Although I do have Crash on the TBR pile….and reviews have been so good for Paper Valentine…

Cover Lover – 3 New Titles

Things have been a bit quiet lately, but here’s hoping I am getting back into the swing of things (it is amazing how fast you can get out of your routine).  There are only three covers for today’s post – one I have never heard of, one I am anticipating, and one I have mixed feelings about.  All of these I nabbed from All Things Urban Fantasy.

First thought – this is pretty!  Second thought – never heard of it.  Binding is the second book in the Wolf Moon Saga from author Carol Wolf, which is due out on April 2nd.  I am not sure how this, or the first book in the series called Summoning, slipped past my radar.

binding

I have been trying to wade my way through some of the what seems like hundreds (who am I kidding, it is hundreds) of young adult books that are building up on me, and to be honest I have been a bit underwhelmed by most of them lately.  Not sure if I am in a funk, or just hit a rough patch, but most of the ones I have been anticipating have fallen flat.  I do still have high hopes for next week’s Crash from Lisa McMann, which is the first book of her Visions series, and this is the cover for the second book, Bang.  Look for it later this year.

bang

Things are a little more…complex…for this next one.  I like Jennifer Estep‘s Mythos Academy series, and I have followed it faithfully along since the first book.  But it seems that my interest is waning a bit, and I am not sure why.  I have recently re-read Dark Frost for the character guide, and I found myself thinking that it read just the same as the book before it.  There were a couple of major developments, but it still felt like same old, same old.  Here’s hoping that Crimson Frost (which I am still waiting for) and this one, Midnight Frost, breaks the slump.  Midnight Frost is due out on July 30th.

midnight frost

So, there you have it.  I was wondering if you think I should add the cover blurbs (when available) to the posts, or do like it just a straight cover art post?