Posted May 20, 2012 by Carmel in / 6 Comments
The Rules: Choose a cover (or two, or three), preferably new-ish, and share what you like about it. Grab my graphic or don’t (just so long as you link back). I’ll be posting Cover Love every Monday but feel free to post yours on whatever day works best for you.
|Even if I hadn’t already read the first book, I’d still immediately know that this one is about Fae because of the background. I like the pinks, purples and sparkles. It’s very girlie and pretty. I approve!
I like that they kept the covers consistent. This one’s very similar to its predecessor but with a few tweaks.
There’s a nice view of the city below. I think she’s up in a skyscraper looking down.
|The Shattered Dark
McKenzie Lewis #2
by Sandy Williams
October 30, 2012
|McKenzie was a normal college student, save for one little twist: she’s a shadow reader, someone who can both see the fae and track their movements between our world and the Realm. It’s a gift for which she has been called insane, one for which she has risked family and friends—and one that has now plunged her into a brutal civil war among the fae.
With the reign of the king and his vicious general at an end, McKenzie hoped to live a more normal life while exploring her new relationship with Aren, the rebel fae who has captured her heart. But when her best friend, Paige, disappears McKenzie knows her wish is, for now, just a dream. McKenzie is the only one who can rescue her friend, but if she’s not careful, her decisions could cost the lives of everyone she’s tried so hard to save.
|I’m a sucker for the color red, and that dress! I love the way that the bottom spirals out into ribbons.
The handsome man in the cage is well… umm… delicious?
I like that it’s only the woman who’s in color and that the rest is in black and white. It’s what first caught my eye about this cover.
|Last Kiss Goodnight
Otherworld Assassin #1
by Gena Showalter
December 26, 2012
|The sizzling first novel in New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter’s new paranormal romance series, Otherworld Assassins—featuring a black ops agent who is captured and enslaved, and the beautiful deaf girl who holds the key to his salvation.A twisted menagerie exists, and otherworlders are the main attraction. Any time this zoo is about to be shut down, it vanishes and reappears somewhere else. When Solo’s latest mission is compromised, he wakes up in a cage, the newest “animal” on display. Vika is his new handler as well as the zoo owner’s daughter, and she’s been tasked with Solo’s care and feeding. They are supposed to be enemies, but they become lovers—until his feelings for her are used against him, and he’s put to the ultimate test.
|This cover is just so different that it’s hard not to like it!
I like the lion’s head waterfall; it fits the title and it’s nicely done.
The bookshelves along the sides are an interesting addition. I’m curious as to what they mean.
|A Fall of Water
Elemental Mysteries #4
by Elizabeth Hunter
June 5, 2012
|“No secret stays hidden forever.”
Still grieving from their loss in the far East, Giovanni Vecchio and Beatrice De Novo discover that for them, all roads really do lead to Rome. But nothing is quite as it seems in the Eternal City. Joined by Carwyn and Tenzin, unexpected clashes greet them almost immediately, and rivalries churn beneath the glittering facade of the old Roman court. They quickly realize that allies might be enemies, and ancient rivals could hold the key to a deadly secret.
Giovanni and Beatrice will be forced to call on old alliances, ancient power, and fierce cunning to survive for the eternity they both desire. Sometimes, finding the end means going back to the beginning. Fire, Earth, Wind, and Water finally meet with devastating results in the conclusion of the Elemental Mysteries.
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Love the first two covers. But the third one *drool* Can I move in there? Seriously, I’d love to have those shelves. Even if the ceiling/background is a little creepy. Is it horror? Must check. But I do love how it looks 😀
@Ruby I found the third one to be to be very different as well. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
I’ve got the arc for the last book, Carmel so I can tell you why there are library shelves on all four covers – the main thread of the story is a search for a lost manuscript with the secrets of immortality from a supposingly destroyed library. Plus one of the main characters is a librarian. If you have time, read this series, this is really good stuff! 🙂
@kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews Ooh cool, thanks for the clarification that explains a lot!
Look at that Gena Showalter book! I haven’t read anything by her yet (though she is in my TBR pile) The cover alone would have me reading this book, but the summary was like icing on a cupcake. Great choices this week.
@Liz I haven’t read any of her books yet either… Bad Carmel! LOL