Violet kept her morbid ability to sense dead bodies a secret from everyone except her familyand 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...This is going to sound funny but I'm really surprised it's purple. I like that it is but I was expecting either green or yellow (don't ask me why). Another thing that really makes this cover stand out is how as Violet is starting to master her ability, the "echoes" (or flower thing) is getting closer to the page, more zoomed in on. I think it really works. And look at the beauties together:
Can't wait to find out what is going to happen to Violet and Jay! Ms. Derting hinted that Rafe was going to be bigger in this novel at The Dark Days of Supernatural tour so we'll just have to wait and see.
Next up, Jill Hathaway revealed her debut novel's cover Slide and the summary. I'm going to tell you all now that I read an early draft of this novel on my computer and was up for like two days straight with my eyes glued to the screen. It was a pleasure to read and really something you al need to be looking out for. Don't believe me? Check this out:
Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered.
Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes. She’s slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body.
Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can’t bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting off lately, more distant, especially now that she’s been spending more time with Zane.
Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again.Vee is such a strong lead and the mystery will keep you guessing until the end. Plus, you gotta love Rollins who "wields his sharpie marker like a sword". Seriously, this is one to get excited about and get behind! I've been sitting on my hands waiting to talk about my love of this novel for far, far, far too long!
Finally, Cynthia Hand released the cover to her second novel Hallowed. If you didn't read the eight hundred posts I put out on the first one, I am in love with that cover. Hallowed is no exception:
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.
Described by Richelle Mead as “utterly captivating,” Unearthly received outstanding reviews, garnered accolades from New York Times bestselling authors, and was named an Indie Next Pick. In this heart-wrenching sequel, Cynthia Hand expertly captures the all-consuming joy of first love—and the agony of loss. This beautifully woven tale will appeal to fans of Lauren Kate, Becca Fitzpatrick, and Aprilynne Pike.This cover is blue and as Ms. Hand mentions on her blog, it will have the same silvery sheen on the words as Unearthly did. I'm so glad they brought back the same cover model and that relaxed pose is just gorgeous! They look marvelous together too:
So there are all of the cover reveals I know about today! What do you think? Personally, I'm thinking we have a lot to smile about in 2012.