There have been several awesome covers to appear around the web that you need to know about. Check out some debuts and some re-releases!
Invisibility by Andrea Cremer
Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide to dive headfirst into the secret world of cursecasters and spellseekers to figure out a way to break the curse. But things don’t go as planned, especially when Stephen’s grandfather arrives in town, taking his anger out on everyone he sees. In the end, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how big of a sacrifice they’re willing to make for Stephen to become visible — because the answer could mean the difference between life and death. At least for Elizabeth.Invisibility is out May 2013 by Philomel/Penguin.
Yup, I'm super in love with this one. I think it's the teal colors of the lettering coupled with the awesome yellow background. Something about it looks fresh and hip though Christina over at A Reader of Fictions did point out that the girl's outfit is pretty awful.
Ink by Amanda Sun
I looked down at the paper, still touching the tip of my shoe. I reached for it, flipping the page over to look.
Scrawls of ink outlined a drawing of girl lying on a bench.
A sick feeling started to twist in my stomach, like motion sickness.
And then the girl in the drawing turned her head, and her inky eyes glared straight into mine.
On the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do is move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks, and she can’t seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.
Then there’s gorgeous but aloof Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team. How did he really get the scar on his arm? Katie isn’t prepared for the answer. But when she sees the things he draws start moving, there’s no denying the truth: Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control. If the wrong people notice, they'll both be targets.
Katie never wanted to move to Japan—now she may not make it out of the country alive.Ink is out June 25th 2013 by Harlequin Teen.
This cover is gorgeous. I love that they made the background look like rice paper and painted the girl's face, flowers and title to look like traditional Japanese art but also a bit like graffiti. I'm in love with one all over!
Just One Day by Gayle Forman
A breathtaking journey toward self-discovery and true love, from the author of If I Stay
When sheltered American good girl Allyson "LuLu" Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to discover that Willem has left. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines.
Just One Day is the first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem’s story—Just One Year—is coming soon!Just One Day is out January 8th 2013 by Dutton Juvenile.
At first I wasn't actually a fan of this cover. It felt too busy for me. There was no where for my eye to go but the more I look at it, the more I like it. I like that it looks like she's in a foreign place and she's slowed down for a drink and to enjoy the view. And since this a book so centered around time, I also really like that her watch is a focal point. I do wish the title was as big as the author's name. Or maybe that the title and author's name were switched.
Pantomime by Laura Lam
R. H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass—remnants of a mysterious civilisation long gone—are wonders beyond the wildest imagination. It’s a place where anything seems possible, where if you close your eyes you can believe that the magic and knowledge of the vanished Chimaera is still there. It’s a place where anyone can hide.
Iphigenia Laurus, or Gene, the daughter of a noble family, is uncomfortable in corsets and crinoline, and prefers climbing trees to debutante balls. Micah Grey, a runaway living on the streets, joins the circus as an aerialist’s apprentice and soon becomes the circus’s rising star.
But Gene and Micah have balancing acts of their own to perform, and a secret in their blood that could unlock the mysteries of Ellada.Pantomime is out February 5th 2013 by Strange Chemistry.
I saw the first version of this because Strange Chem put it out and I wasn't that impressed. However, I love the tweaks they've made and I think that circus tent background is absolutely stunning. I also really like the model's focus stare. Some model's just look out of it but this one looks alert and focused which makes her eyes stand out. I do wish that the colors weren't so faded though. It'd make this cover a slam dunk for me.
Uses For Boys by Erica Lorraine Scheidt
Anna remembers a time before boys, when she was little and everything made sense. When she and her mom were a family, just the two of them against the world. But now her mom is gone most of the time, chasing the next marriage, brining home the next stepfather. Anna is left on her own—until she discovers that she can make boys her family. From Desmond to Joey, Todd to Sam, Anna learns that if you give boys what they want, you can get what you need. But the price is high—the other kids make fun of her; the girls call her a slut. Anna's new friend, Toy, seems to have found a way around the loneliness, but Toy has her own secrets that even Anna can't know.
Then comes Sam. When Anna actually meets a boy who is more than just useful, whose family eats dinner together, laughs, and tells stories, the truth about love becomes clear. And she finally learns how it feels to have something to lose—and something to offer. Real, shocking, uplifting, and stunningly lyrical, Uses for Boys is a story of breaking down and growing up.Uses For Boys is out January 15th 2013 by St Martin’s Press.
I know kissing covers make some people uncomfortable but I'm not one of them. I don't think this kiss looks passionate but I do think it looks sweet and tender. Maybe it's the Christmas lights strung around them or that they body language isn't all coiled up but this just seems sweet to me. Even the matching outfits works. I love it!
Cover Change: The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington
A haunted house, a buried mystery, and a very angry ghost make this one unforgettable thriller.
Jade loves the house she's just moved into with her family. She doesn't even mind being the new girl at the high school: It's a fresh start, and there's that one guy with the dreamy blue eyes. . . . But then things begin happening. Strange, otherworldly things. Jade's little brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room. Jade's jewelry gets moved around, as if by an invisible hand. Kids at school whisper behind her back like they know something she doesn't.
Soon, Jade must face an impossible fact: that her perfect house is haunted. Haunted by a ghost who's seeking not just vengeance, but the truth. The ghost of a girl who ruled Jade's school — until her untimely death last year. It's up to Jade to put the pieces together before her own life is at stake. As Jade investigates the mystery, she discovers that her new friends in town have more than a few deep, dark secrets. But is one of them a murderer?The Dead and Buried is out January 1st 2013 by Scholastic Point.
So don't get me wrong, I think this cover is awesome. It's interesting to look at and I love the somber grey background. The problem is I was really digging the old cover. It had an Anna Dressed In Blood sort of animated feel with the girl standing at the top of the stairs. I thought it was creepy in the best of ways. I wish they hadn't changed it but since they did at least it's a pretty good change. A little less interesting but not bad.
What do you guys think of all the recently released covers?