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Cover Reveal: Destined by Jessie Harrell

I’m seriously loving the trend of Greek myth retellings. I enjoyed Mad Love, which was also about Cupid and Pysche, but I’m really looking forward to this one. Sounds like it will be very good.

Destined by Jessie Harrell
Publiser: May Day Publishing
Release date: November 17, 2011

Summary from Goodreads:
When Psyche receives a prophecy gone horribly wrong, she learns that even the most beautiful girl in Greece can have a hideous future. Her fate? Fall in love with the one creature even the gods fear.

As she feels herself slipping closer into the arms of the prophecy, Psyche must choose between the terrifyingly tender touch she feels almost powerless to resist and the one constant she’s come to expect out of life: you cannot escape what is destined.

Destined is a fresh and heartachingly romantic retelling of the Cupid & Psyche myth from debut novelist, Jessie Harrell

Cover Reveal: Fair Game by Patricia Briggs

YES! You cannot believe how long I’ve been waiting for this book! While I absolutely love Brigg’s Mercy Thompson series, I’ve always loved the Alpha & Omega series more, with Charles and Anna. It’s so sweet reading about their romance! Even though the cover has now been revealed, I still have to wait until February of next year. That kind of sucks. I’ll re-read Cry Wolf and Hunting Ground though while I’m waiting. 🙂

Fair Game by Patricia Briggs
Series: Alpha & Omega #3
Cry Wolf #1
Hunting Ground #2
Publisher: Ace
Release date: February 7, 2012

Summary from Goodreads:
When the FBI request a pack consultant on a serial killer case they’re following in Boston, Anna and Charles are sent in. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves – all of them were.

Someone is targeting their kind. And if Charles and Anna can’t get to the bottom of this mystery, they may be next…

Cover Reveal: Fracture by Megan Miranda

I’m already looking ahead at 2012 releases, and I haven’t even gotten through my pile of 2011 releases! The year is only barely half over. Anyways, this book looks very good, definitely can’t wait to read it.

Fracture by Megan Miranda
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers
Release date: January 3, 2012

Summary from Goodreads:
Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine—despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she’s far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can’t control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?

Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she’s reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy’s motives aren’t quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature—or something much more frightening?

For fans of best-sellers like Before I Fall and If I Stay, this is a fascinating and heart-rending story about love and friendship and the fine line between life and death.

Cover Reveal: Pandemonium (Delirium #2) by Lauren Oliver

It looks like the cover for the second book was made to match the special edition of Delirium. I love both of these covers! I’m so excited for this sequel, are you guys?!

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Series: Delirium #2
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release date: March 6, 2012

Summary from Goodreads:
Lauren Oliver captivated readers with Delirium, the first book in a thrilling dystopian trilogy in which Lena Haloway dared to fall in love with Alex and escape the cure, the government-mandated procedure that renders a person immune to the disease of love. Lena and Alex staked their lives on leaving their oppressive society, but only Lena broke free.

Pandemonium continues Lena’s gripping story. After escaping from Portland, Maine, Lena makes it to the Wilds and becomes part of an Invalid community, where she transforms herself into a warrior for the resistance. A future without Alex is unimaginable, but Lena pushes forward and fights, both for him and for a world in which love is no longer considered a disease. Swept up in a volatile mix of revolutionaries and counterinsurgents, Lena struggles to survive—and wonders if she may be falling in love again.

Full of danger, forbidden romance, and exquisite writing, Lauren Oliver’s sequel to Delirium races forward at a breathtaking pace and is sure to appeal to fans who crave the high-stakes action of The Hunger Games and the bittersweet love story of Romeo & Juliet.

Cover Reveal: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Love this cover! Looking forward to reading this next year. What do you guys think about it?

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release date: February 7, 2012

Summary from Goodreads:
Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—nicknamed The Death Shop—are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms eventually will. In this dystopia, even the very air she breathes could kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild, dangerous—a savage. He’s also her only hope.

Perry needs Aria, too. She alone holds the key to his redemption. And their unlikely alliance will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.

Debut author Veronica Rossi is accumulating fans from all over the globe—the book has already sold to more than twenty countries. It’s not surprising that foreign rights for this title have been flying off the shelf. It’s a tantalizing romance in any language

Cover Reveal: Dark Passage (Dark Mirror #2) by M.J. Putney

I read Dark Mirror back in March for review and really liked it, so I’m excited for the sequel, Dark Passage. Need more Tory & Allarde! Also, I have to say I’m loving this cover way more than the one for Dark Mirror. Here it is!

Dark Passage by M.J. Putney
Series: Dark Mirror #2
Release date: September 13, 2011
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Summary from Goodreads:
The Irregulars return home to 1803 England safely, but their worldview has changed.  Not only have their heroic efforts at Dunkirk given them pride and confidence but their dangerous mission has increased their magical powers.

Tory delights in the ever deepening bond she shares with Allarde until she discovers how powerfully he is connected to his ancient family estate—the lands he will not inherit unless he denies his magical powers and chooses a nonmagical mate. If Tory really loves him, she must walk away—but does she have the strength to leave the love of her life?

Cynthia’s heroic efforts at Dunkirk have won her the respect of the Irregulars, but her sharp tongue keeps everyone at a distance. Isolated and very alone at Lackland Abbey over the Christmas holidays, she reluctantly agrees to join Jack Rainford and his family for their celebration even though they’re commoners, far below her own noble rank. The warm welcome of the Rainfords makes her feel happier and more accepted than she has ever been. But she can’t possibly be falling in love with flirtatious Jack! Can she?

Then the Irregulars are drawn into a dangerous attempt to rescue a vitally important French scientist from Nazi-occupied France. Tory and Allarde must work together because countless lives are at stake. Disaster strikes and not only is their mission threatened, but their very lives. Can magic and their loyalty to each other help them survive to return home?

Cover Reveal: The Calling by Kelley Armstrong

I haven’t read The Gathering yet, but I will be this month for my Harper Imprint challenge. I’m looking forward to it, and I have to say I love the cover of The Calling even more. The cover model is absolutely beautiful. What do you guys think? Have you read the first book? Looking forward to the second? Let me know!

The Calling by Kelley Armstrong
Series: Darkness Rising #2
Release date: April 2012

Summary from Goodreads:
Maya Delaney’s paw-print birthmark is the sign of what she truly is—a skin-walker. She can run faster, climb higher, and see better than nearly anyone else. Experiencing intense connections with the animals that roam the woods outside her home, Maya knows it’s only a matter of time before she’s able to Shift and become one of them. And she believes there may be others in her small town with surprising talents.

Now, Maya and her friends have been forced to flee from their homes during a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set. Then they’re kidnapped, and after a chilling helicopter crash, they find themselves in the Vancouver Island wilderness with nothing but their extraordinary abilities to help them get back home. Plentiful action and romance in this second installment in the Darkness Rising series will keep readers enthralled to the very last page!

Cover Reveals: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand & The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting

So I come home today and am looking around the blogosphere and I see these! Unearthly was awesome, so I really cannot wait to read Hallowed. I still haven’t read The Body Finder or Desires of the Dead yet, but I hope to by the time The Last Echo comes out.

The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting
Body Finder series #3
Release date: April 17, 2012

Summary from Goodreads:

Violet kept her morbid ability to sense dead bodies a secret from everyone except her family and her childhood-best-friend-turned-boyfriend, Jay Heaton. That is until forensic psychologist Sara Priest discovered Violet’s talent and invited her to use her gift to track down murderers. Now, as she works with an eclectic group of individuals—including mysterious and dangerously attractive Rafe—it’s Violet’s job to help those who have been murdered by bringing their killers to justice. When Violet discovers the body of a college girl killed by “the girlfriend collector” she is determined to solve the case. But now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new “relationship” and Violet may have caught his eye….

Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
Unearthly series #2
Release date: January 24, 2012

Summary from Goodreads:
For months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose—the task she was put on earth to accomplish—is not as straightforward as she thought. Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love for her boyfriend, Tucker, Clara struggles to make sense of what she was supposed to do the day of the fire. And, as she is drawn further into the world of part angels and the growing conflict between White Wings and Black Wings, Clara learns of the terrifying new reality that she must face: Someone close to her will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning. 

Cover Reveals: Everneath by Brodi Ashton & The Nightmare Garden by Caitlin Kittredge

Sorry, but I have even more for you! I absolutely love both of these covers. I still need to read The Iron Thorn but I have plenty of time!

Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Release date: January 3, 2012

Summary from Goodreads:

17-year old Nikki Beckett has just returned from the Underworld to a family who doesn’t know where she’s been, a boyfriend who doesn’t know why she left, and old friends who think she’s an addict.

But Nikki won’t have time to make everyone understand what she’s been through. She only has six months at Park City High before the tunnels of the Underworld come for her again. Six months for goodbyes she’ll never be able to say out loud. Six months to find redemption, if it even exists.

She didn’t plan on her former boyfriend’s reaction to her return. Jack doesn’t care why she left him, or why she’s returned, as long as he doesn’t lose her again.

When Nikki discovers she didn’t return to the surface alone, being near Jack becomes dangerous – for both of them. Cole, an Everliving, followed her back from the Underworld, and he needs Nikki in order to make his push for the throne. He’ll do anything to make it happen, even if it means going back to high school.

Together, Nikki and Jack search for answers in ancient myths and from mysterious characters, hoping to find a loophole for Nikki to escape her fate, but in the end, the choice will be Nikki’s: serve the Underworld, or rule it.

Release date: February 14, 2012

Summary from Goodreads:
Everything Aoife thought she knew about the world was a lie. There is no Necrovirus. And Aoife isn’t going to succomb to madness because of a latent strain—she will lose her faculties because she is allergic to iron. Aoife isn’t human. She is a changeling—half human and half from the land of Thorn. And time is running out for her.

When Aoife destroyed the Lovecraft engine she released the monsters from the Thorn Lands into the Iron Lands and now she must find a way to seal the gates and reverse the destruction she’s ravaged on the world that’s about to poison her.

Cover Reveal: Faery Tales & Nightmares by Melissa Marr

I’m really excited for this, it has a few short stories for the Wicked Lovely world, plus some others!

Faery Tales & Nightmares by Melissa Marr
Release date: February 21, 2012

Summary from Goodreads:
Current Table of Contents:
“Where Nightmares Walk”
“Winter’s Kiss” (fairy tales)
“Transition” (vampires)
“Love Struck” (selchies)
“Stopping Time” (WL World)
“Old Habits” (WL World)
“The Art of Waiting”
“Flesh for Comfort”
“The Sleeping Girl and the Sumer King” (WL World-ish, the short story that started the series)
“Cotton Candy Skies” (WL World)
“Unexpected Family” (WL World)
“Merely Mortal” (WL World)