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Cover Reveals: Wentworth Hall, Dark Destiny, and Unbreak My Heart

I’m really big right now on period pieces, especially ones in the early 1900s. So discovering Wentworth Hall today just made my day and I immediately added it to Goodreads. I read Dark Mirror for review last year, and recently bought Dark Passage, and now we have Dark Destiny, which is another period book! I have to say though, I’m not loving the cover. I think Dark Passage has the best of the series. So excited for these. I absolutely adore the cover for Unbreak My Heart, and I definitely want to read this ASAP!

What do you guys think of the covers? Looking forward to any of these books?

Wentworth Hall by Abby Grahame
Release date: May 1, 2012

A lush, historical novel about the secretive Darlingtons of Wentworth Hall!The prettiest people often have the ugliest secrets…

Eighteen-year-old Maggie Darlington has turned into an entirely different person. The once spirited teen is now passive and reserved. A change Lord and Lady Darlington can’t help but be grateful for.

It’s 1912, and the Darlingtons of Wentworth Hall have more than just the extensive grounds to maintain. As one of Britain’s most elite families, they need to keep up appearances that things are as they have always been…even as their carefully constructed faÇade rapidly comes undone.

Maggie has a secret. And she’s not the only one…the handsome groom Michael, the beautiful new French nanny Therese, the Darlingtons’ teenage houseguests Teddy and Jessica, and even Maggie’s younger sister Lila are all hiding something. Passion, betrayal, heartache, and whispered declarations of love take place under the Darlingtons’ massive roof. And one of these secrets has the power to ruin the Darlingtons forever.

When scandalous satires start appearing in the newspaper with details that closely mirror the lives of the Darlingtons, everyone is looking over their shoulder, worrying their scandal will be next. Because at Wentworth Hall, nothing stays secret for long.

Dark Destiny (Dark Mirror #3) by M.J. Putney
Release date: July 3, 2012

Tory and her friends are celebrating the success of a second mission to aid WWII Britain when an urgent summons calls them back to their own time: Napoleon is on the brink of invading England. Can a handful of young mages stop an army? In desperation, Merlin’s Irregulars ask Rebecca Weiss, an untrained telepath from 1940, to come back to 1804 and change Napoleon’s mind before it’s too late. As Tory and Allarde make a commitment that will cost him his inheritance, Rebecca promises to do what she can to stop Napoleon even though she is unsure of her magical abilities. But Tory and her friends saved the Weiss family from Nazi imprisonment, and Rebecca will risk anything, even her life and her budding relationship with Nick Rainford, to repay them. A daring mission takes Tory and Rebecca and their friends into the heart of the Army of Boulogne, where Napoleon is plotting invasion. But while their success may save England, they must still face the bittersweet consequences of their decisions when they return home.

Unbreak My Heart by Melissa C. Walker
Release date: May 22, 2012

Sophomore year broke Clementine Williams’ heart. She fell for her best friend’s boyfriend and long story short: he’s excused, but Clem is vilified and she heads into summer with zero social life.

Enter her parents’ plan to spend the summer on their sailboat. Normally the idea of being stuck on a tiny boat with her parents and little sister would make Clem break out in hives, but floating away sounds pretty good right now.

Then she meets James at one of their first stops along the river. He and his dad are sailing for the summer and he’s just the distraction Clem needs. Can he break down Clem’s walls and heal her broken heart?

Told in alternating chapters that chronicle the year that broke Clem’s heart and the summer that healed it, Unbreak My Heart is a wonderful dual love story that fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, and Susane Colasanti will flock to.

Cover Reveal: Chosen Ones by Tiffany Truitt

Thanks to Entangled Publishing, I’m one of many blogs that has the opportunity to reveal the cover for Chosen Ones! It’s a beautiful cover, and make sure you read that synopsis! Definitely being added to the TBR pile. What do you guys think?

Chosen Ones by Tiffany Truitt
Releases: April 2012 from Entangled Publishing

What if you were mankind’s last chance at survival?

Sixteen-year-old Tess lives in a compound in what was once the Western United States, now decimated after a devastating fourth World War. But long before that, life as we knew it had been irrevocably changed, as women mysteriously lost the ability to bring forth life. Faced with the extinction of the human race, the government began the Council of Creators, meant to search out alternative methods of creating life. The resulting artificial human beings, or Chosen Ones, were extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly.

Life is bleak, but uncomplicated for Tess as she follows the rigid rules of her dystopian society, until the day she begins work at Templeton, the training facility for newly created Chosen Ones. There, she meets James, a Chosen One whose odd love of music and reading rivals only her own. The attraction between the two is immediate in its intensity—and overwhelming in its danger.

But there is more to the goings-on at Templeton than Tess ever knew, and as the veil is lifted from her eyes, she uncovers a dark underground movement bent not on taking down the Chosen Ones, but the Council itself. Will Tess be able to stand up to those who would oppress her, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life?

Cover Reveal: Mirage by Kristi Cook

I just saw this on the Best I’ve Read blog and had to post about it! The cover reveal for Mirage by Kristi Cook, the sequel to her debut novel Haven. I have had Haven sitting on my shelf since it’s release day, and I plan to read it in the TBR challenge before Mirage comes out. They both sound awesome.

Have any of you read Haven? What were your thoughts on it? Let me know!

 Mirage by Kristi Cook
Winterhaven series #2
Release date: June 5, 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse

Seventeen-year-old Violet McKenna is back for her senior year at Winterhaven, and her visions have returned as well. With her friends in danger, a mysterious (and hot!) new teacher as her psychic coach, and her Sabbat tendencies threatening her relationship with Aidan, Violet may just be in over her head.

Previous covers in the series

Cover Reveal: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Releases: April 24, 2012 from Harlequin Teen

You will kill. The only question is when.

In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their “pets.” In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course, their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive.

Unregistered humans cling to fringes, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero…and turned vampire.

Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She’s passing for human…for now. But the hunger is growing and will not be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love.

Cover Reveals: 12 Exciting 2012 Releases!

This is going up before Wednesday this week, but from now on after today this post will happen on Wednesdays. Boy, there were quite a few cover reveals during the short break I took. This post has a different format so that I can fit them all without eating up the whole page. Clicking on the covers will take you to their Goodreads page!

Cover release of the week:

The Selection by Kiera Cass
Release date: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Harper Teen

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself- and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Do you have a favorite cover from those shown? And which book are you most excited for? Personally, Gilt looks very interesting, and I’m definitely looking forward to Arise, Something Strange and Deadly, Fated, and The Selection.

Cover Reveal: Endlessly by Kiersten White

OMG! I love this series so much. I have to say, this cover is my favorite of the three!

Endlessly by Kiersten White
Series: Paranormalcy #3
Release date: July 24, 2012

Summary from Goodreads:
The third book in the Paranormalcy trilogy.

The final chapter of Evie’s adventures. Old friends, new ones, all wrapped up in impossible decisions. And some ball gowns. Because what’s a life of normal and paranormal drama without a ball gown or two?

Previous covers in the series:

Cover Reveals: Body and Soul by Stacey Kade, Dreamless by Josephine Angelini

So many awesome cover reveals lately, and all for books I’m excited for! The third Ghost and the Goth novel, I can’t wait to see how this series ends. I’ll miss Alona and Will. I’m also very excited for Dreamless. I loved Starcrossed and can’t wait to see what happens to Helen.

Body and Soul by Stacey Kade
Series: The Ghost and the Goth #3
Release date: May 29, 2012

Summary from Goodreads:
The Ghost
I’ve been trapped in the body of Lily “Ally” Turner for a month now. Talk about a fashion crisis on an epic scale. What worries me more, though, is sometimes I catch Will looking at me like he thinks I’m Lily…or that he wishes I were. Without the good looks of my former self, I don’t know who I am, or if who that is is good enough. I need out of this mess. Now.

Will and I have been looking for a solution, one that would separate me from Lily without killing her. But it’s not going well. Then, when it seems like things couldn’t get any worse, we run into Misty, my former best friend and boyfriend-stealer extraordinaire, who claims she’s being haunted…by me. Seriously?

I’m determined to get to the bottom of who’s pretending to be the spirit of Alona Dare (while I’m pretending to be someone else) and then get the heck out of this body. Or die trying…

The Goth
I’ll admit it. It’s really weird to look at Alona but see Lily. I do know the difference, though, contrary to what Alona might be saying. And Alona is more than a pretty face to me, not that she would believe that.

Our one lead for some help in this messed up situation might be a page torn from the yellow pages-—the “Psychics” section-—I found in my dad’s stuff. One of the “fakes” seems a bit more real-—and odd-—than the others. Before I can investigate further, though, Alona is off and chasing a ghost that’s probably nothing more than a figment of Misty’s guilty imagination. Now Lily’s family is freaking out because she didn’t come home, my mom is ordering me to stay out of it, and something is definitely wrong with the person formerly known as Lily “Ally” Turner…

Dreamless by Josephine Angelini
Series: Starcrossed #2
Release date: May 2012

There’s no summary yet for Dreamless, so for those who have not read Starcrossed yet, here’s the summary for the first book.

Summary from Goodreads:
How do you defy destiny?

Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it’s getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she’s haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they’re destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.

As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.

Cover Reveal: Underworld by Meg Cabot

I just caught this on twitter through Meg Cabot! How awesome is this cover? I have Abandon and hope to read it soon. I haven’t read any Meg Cabot in years, since The Princess Diaries, which I loved. What do you guys think of the cover? Have you read Abandon? Liked it? Anyone think I’ll like it?

Underworld by Meg Cabot
Release date: May 2012
Series: Abandon Trilogy #2

Summary from Goodreads:
Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.

Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera isn’t dead.

Not this time.

But she is being held against her will in the dim, twilit world between heaven and hell, where the spirits of the deceased wait before embarking upon their final journey.

Her captor, John Hayden, claims it’s for her own safety. Because not all the departed are dear. Some are so unhappy with where they ended up after leaving the Underworld, they’ve come back as Furies, intent on vengeance…on the one who sent them there and on the one whom he loves.

But while Pierce might be safe from the Furies in the Underworld, far worse dangers could be lurking for her there…and they might have more to do with its ruler than with his enemies.

And unless Pierce is careful, this time there’ll be no escape.