Cover Lover – 3 New Titles

I figure we will be getting the covers for Archangel’s Enigma and White Hot soonish, but until then I have only three new ones that caught my eye. I actually bought the first book in the Splintered series by A.G. Howard because the cover art was so pretty, but unfortunately I wasn’t interested enough in the story to continue the series. Untamed is a short story collection from that series, and it is due out next January.

untamedThe headlining short story, Six Impossible Things, takes readers into Alyssa’s future, via new and deleted scenes, to offer a deeper understanding of the decisions made at the close of Ensnared. It’s an extended, detailed version of the epilogue and beyond. Two bonus stories, The Moth in the Mirror and The Boy in the Web, delve into the past.

Together, this collection provides a “director’s cut” glimpse into the past and futures of your favorite Splintered characters.

This second one is a standout, as are all the covers in the series. Queen of Shadows is the 4th book in the Throne of Glass series from Sarah J. Maas, and it will be out on September 1st.

queen of shadowsEveryone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .

She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen’s triumphant return.

Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.

I have to be honest, I thought this next one was a fan-made cover. The Lunar Chronicles books are among some of the prettiest on my shelves, and I am hoping that Winter will look better in person. It lacks the oomph of the first books, or at least it does for me. You knew it was going to be an apple on the front for sure, but…I guess I just was looking for more. Anyways, the final book in the Marissa Meyer series will be released on November 10th.

winterWhen Princess Winter was thirteen, the rumor around the Lunar court was that her glamour would soon be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. In a fit of jealousy, Levana disfigured Winter. Four years later, Winter has sworn off the use of her glamour altogether. Despite her scars, Winter’s natural beauty, her grace, and her gentleness are winning admiration from the Lunar people that no amount of mind-control could achieve.

Winter despises her stepmother, but has never dreamed of standing up to her. That is, until she realizes that she may be the only one with the power to confront the queen.

Can Cinder, Prince Kai, Scarlet, Wolf, Cress, Thorne, Princess Winter, and the palace guard Jacin find their happily ever afters? Fans will LOVE this amazing conclusion to the series.

I can’t wait to get my hot little hands on Winter, and Goodreads lists it as an 800 page monster. Wow. The Throne of Glass books are on the one-day pile, because of the great covers (and the very positive reviews). Will you be picking up any of these young adult books for your collection?

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