So, in the process of updating the 2013 New Releases, I came across a few new covers (or rather, some that have been out for a while and I just didn’t notice). This crew runs the gamut from not bad to not great, with a couple that I really liked.
This first one is actually the mass market paperback version of the cover for Shelly Laurenston‘s Big Bad Beast, which will be released on October 29th.
Sharon Page‘s Blood series continues with the release of Blood Curse on October 29th. The covers for this series definitely have kept the same feel going, but they aren’t something that would make me want to grab them off the shelf.
Everlasting Enchantment from Kathryne Kennedy, part of her Relics of Merlin series, will be released on December 3rd.
I admit I haven’t ready any of the Dark Ink Chronicles books from Elle Jasper, but I do love the covers. Darklove will be released on December 3rd.
This next one is from Ashlyn Chase. How to Date a Dragon is due out on September 3rd. I do like this one, but it could use more detail. To me, it looks a bit unfinished, and a blurb or tagline on the top would’ve done wonders.
Now these next three are all young adult. I thought that the cover for Never Fade, from Alexandra Bracken, was a beauty. I love covers that step away from the normal character shot and use a symbol instead. Look for Never Fade in hardcover on October 15th.
P.C. and Kristin Cast continue their House of Night series with the release of Revealed on October 15th.
And this final one is from Natalie J. Damschroder. Sunroper is the third book in her Goddesses Rising trilogy, due out on December 31st.
Any clear winners or losers for you? I loved Never Fade, it has made me want to grab both it and the first book in the Darkest Minds series, and Darklove is great, too. What surprised me was the total change in style for Sunroper – it gives me a very YA vibe, which it isn’t at all. I like it, but it just didn’t seem to fit what I know of the series.