I always forget to do these posts! Here are a couple of covers that have caught my eye recently.
This was published in January 2012 by Hammer.
A masterpiece of sinister malevolence, The Witches by Peter Curtis is a classic horror novel.
Walwyk seemed a dream village to the new schoolteacher, Miss Mayfield. But dreams can change into nightmares.
When one of her students accuses his friend Ethel's grandmother of abusing her, Miss Mayfield cannot let it go. But Ethel won't say anything, despite the evidence of Miss Mayfield's own eyes. But as she attempts to get to the truth of the matter, she stumbles on something far more sinister. Walwyk seems to be in the grip of a centuries-old evil, and anybody who questions events in the village does not last long.
Death stalks more than one victim, and Miss Mayfield begins to realise that if she's not careful, she will be the next to die.
I saw this one over at My Favourite Books.
The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge published in 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers.
In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft's epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical—born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day.
Aoife Grayson's family is unique, in the worst way—every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different.