Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Cover Candy: Some Recent Cover Favourites!

It's true, I stalk cover reveals like it's nobody's business! 

What's your pick of this bunch of recent reveals?



Release Date: May 2015.

Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.


She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.



When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?



In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I've Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing.



*****



Release Date: October 2015.

Grieving the death of her godfather and haunted by her cousin Cassie’s betrayal, Barrie returns from a trip to San Francisco to find the Watson plantation besieged by reporters and ghost-hunters. Some are hoping to see the ancient spirit who sets the river on fire each night, while others are chasing rumors of a stolen shipment of Civil War gold that may be hidden at Colesworth Place. Chaos descends as Cassie hires a team of archeologists to excavate beneath the mansion ruins. But more is buried there than treasure.

A mysterious, magical man appears at Watson’s Landing, claiming the key to the Watson and Beaufort gifts and the Colesworth curse also lies beneath the mansion. With a mix of threats and promises, he engages Barrie and Cassie in a midnight visit, but the spell he conjurs has potentially deadly consequences.

While Barrie and dreamy Eight Beaufort struggle to make sense of the escalating danger and their growing feelings for each other, Barrie has to figure out not only whom to trust, but which gift is more reliable—Eight’s or her own. With millions of dollars and the fate of the founding families at stake, she must choose between what she feels deep in her heart and what will keep her loved ones safe.


*****



Release Date: October 2015

Grace Mae knows madness. She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum.

When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murderer while she confronts the demons in her own past.

In this beautifully twisted historical thriller, Mindy McGinnis, acclaimed author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust, explores the fine line between sanity and insanity, good and evil—and the madness that exists in all of us.


*****



Release Date: September 2015

Olivia has spent her whole life struggling to escape her dead mother's shadow. But when her father can't even look at her because Olivia reminds him of her mother, and her grandmother mistakenly calls her "Lillian," shaking a reputation she didn't ask for is next to impossible. Olivia is used to leaning on her best friend, Jamie; her handsome but hot-tempered boyfriend, Max; and their wild-child friend, Maggie, for the reality check that her small Louisiana town can't provide. But when a terrible fight between Jamie and his father turns deadly, all Olivia can think to do is grab her friends and run. 

In a flash, Olivia, Jamie, Max, and Maggie become fugitives on the back roads of Louisiana. They're headed to New Orleans, where they hope to find a solution to an unfixable problem. But with their faces displayed on all the news stations, their journey becomes a harrowing game of hide-and-seek from the police--and so-called allies, who just might be the real enemy. 

Shalanda Stanley's breathtaking debut novel explores the deep ties between legacy, loyalty, and love, even as it asks the question: How far would you go to save a friend?


*****



Release Date: May 2015

In the tradition of Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic, one girl chooses to change her fortune and her fate by falling in love.

Love is real in the town of Grimbaud and Fallon Dupree has dreamed of attending high school there for years. After all, generations of Duprees have successfully followed the (100% accurate!) love fortunes from Zita’s famous Love Charms Shop to happily marry their high school sweethearts. It’s a tradition. So she is both stunned and devastated when her fortune states that she will NEVER find love.

Fortunately, Fallon isn’t the only student with a terrible love fortune, and a rebellion is brewing. Fallon is determined to take control of her own fate—even if it means working with a notorious heartbreaker like Sebastian.

Will Fallon and Sebastian be able to overthrow Zita’s tyranny and fall in love?


*****


Release Date: May 2015.

This charming story about the summer three California sisters spend on Cape Cod is perfect for fans of The Penderwicks and The Mother-Daughter Book Club. Full of moments both humorous and reflective, The Forget-Me-Not Summer is a story about three girls facing their fears, adjusting to change, and learning how to band together as the strongest version of themselves: sisters.

Though Marigold, Zinnia, and Lily Silver couldn't be more different, they're all excited about their various plans for summer vacation. Twelve-year-old Marigold is hoping to get her first kiss from her big crush, while Zinnia, eleven, will most likely spend her time in Marigold's shadow. And little five-year-old Lily, though angelic, has a knack for stirring up mischief wherever she goes.

But any expectation of summer fun comes crashing down when the sisters' parents send them to Cape Cod to visit their aunt Sunny. Small-town life is not what these L.A. girls had in mind. They must adjust, however, to things like sharing a room and living without a TV. With the help of Aunt Sunny's zany disposition and yummy brownies, though, the girls are quickly won over, and before Marigold, Zinnie, and Lily know it, they're cracking lobster shells at clambakes, making new friends, and even organizing a local talent show.

*****

So, I think all of these covers are gorgeous, but let's just talk about the cover of A Madness so Discreet for a second, because that one is pretty much spectacular! True cover art, don't you think? I think I love that one the most. I also think that the cover of Forget-Me-Not Summer by Nantucket Blue author Leila Howland, is just about the cutest thing ever. This one sounds like a super cute MG. 

The book I'm most looking forward to reading out of all of these is P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han. To All The Boys I've Loved Before was my favourite book of 2014, and I can't wait to catch up with Lara Jean & Co. when this releases in May. 


15 comments :

  1. There are some great covers there. A Madness so Discreet's is really interesting - there's so much going on in it and it reflects the title well. I love the colours on Drowning is Inevitable.

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  2. ChristinaBookAddict11 February 2015 at 12:51

    I am so excited for PS. I Still Love You as well. I adore the cover! I agree that Mindy McGinnis' new cover is pretty amazing and Forget-Me-Not Summer is too cute. I think it's the perfect MG "summertime" cover. I am also excited for Persuasion….Compulsion was a great read! Thanks for sharing these with us, Leanna!

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  3. Liz @ Planet Print11 February 2015 at 13:17

    Ooh these are all really awesome covers. I think my favourite has to be Love Fortunes and Other Disasters but I really like Drowning Is Inevitable and A Madness So Discreet as well.

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  4. I am a sucker for stunning covers, I have to admit.
    Love this post! :D

    Cucie @ Cucie reads

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  5. These are such beautiful covers! I'm particularly in love with the cover for A Madness so Discreet. I can't wait to read that one when it comes out!

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  6. A Madness so Discreet looks incredible - genuinely can't wait to read it! Such a beautiful cover (and I love the ye olde worlde phrasing too!).
    Beth x

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  7. Amber (@ YA Indulgences)12 February 2015 at 04:40

    I really like the font color for P.S. I Still Love You. Omg, the cover for A Madness So Discreet is so interesting.

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  8. Wow these covers are absolutely stunning! Especially the one for A Madness so Discreet! P.S I still Love You is also one of my highly anticipated reads of the year, here's hoping we end up loving it just as much as To All the Boys I've Loved Before!

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  9. Love the colours on that one too. It's one of those covers you could frame and make a pretty picture out of!

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  10. Thanks, Christina! So excited for PS. I Still Love You! :)

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  11. I love the cover of A Madness So Discreet - pretty and creepy at the same time! :)

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  12. Thank you, Cecilie! :) I'm a total cover stalker!

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  13. Love that cover too. It's stunning!

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  14. I hope so too! So excited to read that one! :)

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