Sunday 30 January 2011

Cover Lust 3

Three very magical book covers for you today.

(Sorry guys, I had to take this cover off as it isn't authorised yet. Thank you Jenny from Wonderous Reads for letting me know. I will put it up again when it is authorised. If they choose the one I have seen, you will love it)

  • Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini.
This is a Young Adult book dealing with Greek Mythology and is to be published in the US in May by Harper Collins. I believe that Harper Collins own the UK rights too, but I can't seem to find when it will be published in England. The above cover is the UK version.

Here is the blurb from Amazon.

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.

  • Wood Angel by Erin Bow
This will be published in the UK in March 2011. This book is called Plain Kate in the US and the lovely Amanda from The Zen Leaf has given it a glowing review here. One to watch out for folks.

Here is the blurb from Amazon.

Plain Kate lives in a time afraid of magic. She has a gift for carving 'lucky' wooden-charms. Known as Witch-Blade, her unusual gift attracts dangerous attention in a place where witches are burned. When her village falls on bad times, suspicion falls on Kate. Scared for her life, she seeks the help of a mysterious stranger. In exchange for her shadow, the stranger will assist her, but Kate becomes part of a terrifying plan, darker than she ever dreamed.

  • Neversuch House by Elliot Skell
This will be published on the 3rd February by Simon and Schuster.
I am wondering if the artist who created Jenna Burtenshaw's Wintercraft, created this too. It is gorgeous.
Here is the blurb from Amazon.

Neversuch House is home to the very unusual Halibut family. Spanning generations, the Halibuts all live together totally isolated from the outside world, never needing - or wanting - to step outside the walls of Neversuch, with every whim being catered for by a mass of servants. But when twelve-year-old Omnia Halibut sees a hooded figure emerging from the woods by the Wall, she can't help but wonder who the man is and why he is skulking around the House. And as Omnia sets out to discover the truth she triggers a chain of events that threatens to destroy Neversuch House forever. For the House is steeped in secrets, secrets that some people want to remain hidden, and, as Omnia tries to unravel the mysteries of Neversuch House, someone is watching her, and they will do anything to stop her from revealing the truth...

Aren't they just beautiful.  Can't wait to get my hands on them soon.


  1. Great cover lust this week. I do like all of those, but the last one if my fave. So cool

  2. They changed Plain Kate's name to Wood Angel? How strange. That cover really doesn't match the story at all...I really liked the US cover a lot. I'm making Jason read this one for our mutual swap challenge this year. It was one of my favorites from late last summer!

  3. I like the sound of both these books. Coverwise - I don't like the cover of the first (Wood Angel?) as its too fussy and I'm not too sure about the second one which I think is one of those that will grow on me but, then again, might not.

  4. I love the cover of Neversuch House. The story looks great too and onto the tbr/wish list it goes...

  5. Those are both such COOL covers....I want those books now! Will have to put them on my to read pile - thanks.

  6. These are not books that I would read, but the covers are so them.

  7. Great covers! Especially Wood Angel. You always showcase some great finds.

  8. The cover of Wood Angel is just SO pretty. (I didn't like hearing one of your other commenters say that it doesn't match the book though! :( )


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