Monday, November 22, 2010

Cover Envy (12)

It's that time of week again! I'm showing another couple of covers that make me green with envy and stuck sitting on my hands until the novels they cover come out.

I hope you enjoy!

Hereafter by Tara Hudson- What isn't to love about this cover?  The long flowy dress is a trend in YA cover but this one is done so differently. Ghosted out so we only get a hint of what it looks like, the dress now resembles the water of the background. This is especially great as the main character is a ghost. The coloring on this is also amazing. I love the yellow creeping in on the right side and as we go to the left it turns deeper blue. This cover is gorgeous!

Summary from Goodreads:

Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection ofher past life - or her actual death - she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existense. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowing in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection she helps him survive.

Amelia and Joshua grow evern closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world...forever. 

Hereafter comes out June 7, 2011.

Lost Voices by Sarah Porter- Okay, just wow. I love, love , love this cover! The light shining through the water makes the ocean look inviting and the clear blue color is so attractive. I'd want to be a mermaid too if the ocean really looked like that. The fact that the mermaid is slightly off to the right adds interest to the cover and I love how natural the tail looks. The squiggles off "s" in Voices mimic a going under motion that meshes with the mermaid pose perfectly. This cover is wonderful!

What happens to the girls nobody sees—the ones who are ignored, mistreated, hidden away? The girls nobody hears when they cry for help?

Fourteen-year-old Luce is one of those lost girls. After her father vanishes in a storm at sea, she is stuck in a grim, gray Alaskan fishing village with her alcoholic uncle. When her uncle crosses an unspeakable line, Luce reaches the depths of despair. Abandoned on the cliffs near her home, she expects to die when she tumbles to the icy, churning waves below. Instead, she undergoes an astonishing transformation and becomes a mermaid.

A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in—all of them, like her, lost girls who surrendered their humanity in the darkest moments of their lives. The mermaids are beautiful, free, and ageless, and Luce is thrilled with her new life until she discovers the catch: they feel an uncontrollable desire to drown seafarers, using their enchanted voices to lure ships into the rocks.

Luce’s own talent at singing captures the attention of the tribe’s queen, the fierce and elegant Catarina, and Luce soon finds herself pressured to join in committing mass murder. Luce’s struggle to retain her inner humanity puts her at odds with her friends; even worse, Catarina seems to regard Luce as a potential rival. But the appearance of a devious new mermaid brings a real threat to Catarina’s leadership and endangers the very existence of the tribe. Can Luce find the courage to challenge the newcomer, even at the risk of becoming rejected and alone once again?

Lost Voices is a captivating and wildly original tale about finding a voice, the healing power of friendship, and the strength it takes to forgive. 

You can looks for Lost Voices out July 7, 2011.


  1. Love the water theme. Both books look amazing.

  2. Great choices! I love the mysteriousness of the first book, where she's slowly disappearing.

    The Book Swarm

  3. I really love the cover for Hereafter! I can't wait to read that one.


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