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Cover Confessions: Falling Kingdoms, Whispers at Moonrise, Flock, & more


Whispers at Moonrise (Goodreads)
I haven't read the Shadow Falls series. HADN'T EVEN BEEN AWARE THERE WERE FOUR OF THEM. These books are supposed to be a paranormal romance fantasy according to the description I'm reading it from. So, WOW.

I shall post the summary, so CHECK IT. Although, do keep in mind this is the summary for the fourth in book in the series. If you want to read more about the first one, click here.
A breathtaking new installment of the bestselling Shadow Falls series for young adults by rising star C. C. Hunter!

At a camp filled with vampires, werewolves, and fairies, Kylie Galen has always struggled to figure out what she is. Now she finally knows the truth—but she's left with more questions than answers. She doesn’t have a clue what her heritage means or how to harness her newfound powers. All she knows is that she needs to sort out her feelings for Derek, the sexy half-Fae who just confessed his love, and Lucas, her werewolf boyfriend who seems more committed to his pack than to their relationship. All the while, Kylie's dealing with a group of underground rogues who want her dead and a mysterious grandfather who makes it clear he doesn’t trust the FRU . . . or Shadow Falls. Soon Kylie will have to choose: Will she stay with the new family she’s formed at Shadow Falls, or will she leave with her grandfather and embrace her destiny?
Flock (Goodreads)
Can we just have a moment of silence, please?



HOLY COW BABIES, this cover blows MY MIND. My eyes are dazzled, yo. This cover... it reminds me of flames. THINGS are about to go down in this installment, I can feel it, and that means I HAVE TO CATCH UP ON THIS SERIES ASAP.

Really liked the first one, so I have to see what the second one is all about.

Outpost (Goodreads)

This series is supposed to be about ZOMBIES. Next to faeries and vampires and mermaids, zombies are DA BOMB, and will totally get read the near instant I pick up the book.

But, that's sort of a lie in this case. I've had Enclave, the first book in the series, sitting in my shelf for... Oh, geez, since some time between the summer and October. I KNOW. How terrible.

I don't want this series to get ahead of me, so I'll have to read the first book REAL SOON.

Envy (Goodreads)
While this book isn't as prettyful as the first book's GORGEOUS cover, this is a nicely done cover!

There is no description of the sequel yet, BUT it is described as a "dark, sexy, commercial, paranormal trilogy reminiscent of Pretty Little Liars, where the Furies are getting their revenge..." I've never read PLL, but I've watched the show and I was NOT impressed. However, how often are books summaries wrong when bringing up comparisons, right?

Timekeeper (Goodreads)

Timekeeper FINALLY has a freaking cover and it is fabulous and lovely and I'm digging the guy staring all SOULFULLY into her eyes, who no doubt has to be my Phillip.

There's still no book summary at this time and this book isn't releasing UNTIL DECEMBER, but finally having glimpsed the cover feels as though the publisher has thrown me an unexpected bone.

After Shadow and Bone, I was afraid I wouldn't find another dream fantasy book. I'm sensing Falling Kingdoms might just be that book, ya'll. Take a looksie and see what I mean:

Release Date: December 11, 2012
A deeply dramatic fantasy series that's Game of Thrones for teens...

Sixteen-year-old Cleo has grown up in luxury, the royal heiress to a prosperous kingdom. But beneath her nation's seemingly peaceful surface lies dangerous unrest. Whispers of war are growing ever louder--intensified by a murderous incident for which Cleo's betrothed, Aron, is accused.

Amidst the ongoing intrigue, Cleo has a more desperate mission. She defies her father's orders and sets off on a secret and perilous journey into a neighboring country, seeking a magic long thought to be mythical. If it's real, it could be the cure that heals her ailing sister. If it's only legend, Cleo will be stranded in a kingdom that has just declared war on her own.

This sensational series debut melds intricate storylines with unforgettable characters and vibrantly imagined magic. Falling Kingdoms is ideal for fans of Kristin Cashore, Cinda Williams Chima, and George R.R. Martin.
Whaddup for the Poison Princess! Dystopian meets urban fantasy meets a paranormal romancey type cover, because HEY, it's listed as part paranormal romance. YAY.

Release Date: October 2, 2012
She could save the world—or destroy it.

Sixteen year old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux.

But she can’t do either alone.

With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can’t totally depend on Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him?

Who can Evie trust?

As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of twenty-two teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it’s not always clear who is on which side…
I KNOW Alice in Zombieland has been making the rounds for Waiting on Wednesday, but can you blame me for wanting to spread the buzz about this book EVEN FARTHER. Geezus Spice, this is absolutely gorgeous, but more important, WILL THERE BE ANY ACTUAL ALICE IN WONDERLAND REFERENCES? It could just be one of those books with the clever titles, but there's so much more to the cover that indicates otherwise. I'm crossing my fingers, people. It also helps that I FREAKING LOVE Gena Showalter.

Release Date: September 25, 2012
She won’t resist until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….

I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.

I'd tell my sister no.
I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I'd tell them I love them.
I wish... Yeah, I wish.
WOOHOO for Incarnation. I went into serious coverlust overload when I saw this book. The flaming red hair whipping in the winds, the dress, THE EVERYTHING. And the obvious steampunkish elements... CAN'T WAIT.

Release Date: September 18, 2012
In the steampunk world of Victorian London, Lucy Weston, a character in Dracula, seeks out Bram Stoker to discover why he deliberately lied about her in his popular novel.

With Stoker’s reluctant help, she tracks the creature who transformed her from the sensual underworld where humans vie to become vampires to a hidden cell beneath a temple to madness and finally into the glittering Crystal Palace where death reigns supreme. Haunted by fragmentary memories of her lost life and love, Lucy battles her thirst for blood as she struggles to stop a catastrophic war that will doom vampires and humans alike. Ultimately, she makes a choice that illuminates for her--and for us--the true nature of what it means to be human.
AND FINALLY, I like it Crewel.

Release Date: October 16, 2012
Incapable. Awkward. Artless. That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: she wants to fail.

Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But if controlling what people eat, where they live and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested.

Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and wove a moment at testing, and they’re coming for her—tonight.

Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her Dad’s stupid jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape.

Because once you become a Spinster, there’s no turning back.
What do you think? Which do you like the best? Are you interested in reading any of these? If you, by some INSANELY fortunate chance, have already read any of these deliciously covered books, what did you think? Let me know down in the comments section. Don't be shy!


Celine @ Forget-Me-Not said...

EEEEE ASHER! I LOVE YOUR BLOG'S NEW LOOK! TOTALLY ROCKS! And gosh, look at all those gorgeous covers! I particularly can't wait for Alice in Zombieland! What a pretty cover! ♥

Thank you for sharing this awesome post with us, Asher!

Jenny said...

Okay, is it me or does the girl on the cover of Flock look like the original Victoria from the Twilight movies? I can even explain how excited I am for Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter's new books, I adore those two authors! Thanks for sharing all these Asher, I hadn't seen most of them!

Asher_Knight said...

 THAAAANK YOU, CELINE! <3 It took a little while, but it was worth it! And riiight? Aren't these covers fab? Alice in Zombieland caught my eye at Sam's blog (Realm of Fiction), originally, so I just had to share it with everyone else who HASN'T seen it.

Asher_Knight said...

You know, after angling my head this way and that, I do have to say that yeah, she does look like her some. COOL. I've never read anything by Kresley, but I have picked up a ton of Showalter's adult titles and I love her books to pieces, if nothing else because they're entertaining. I don't know why, but I wasn't very drawn to her Gena's first YA series, but this one I'll definitely be reading :-D And I'm always happy to spread some buzz! <3

Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

You've had a makeover!! I had to wait for my brain to catch up with my eyes before I realised I was on your blog! I thought I got lost somewhere... ;) I love it, by the way!

And wow, look at all those gorgeous covers! I haven't seen Flock or Whispers at Moonrise before but they are both so gorgeous. I would buy them for the covers alone (which is how half the books on my bookshelf ended up there, hehe). I'm also really looking forward to Falling Kingdoms. It will be difficult for any book to beat Shadow & Bone but that one sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing all this! :)

Angie @ Beneath the Jacket said...

ZOMG for Alice in Zombieland, Incarnation, Falling Kingdoms (my last WOW) and Poison Princess. I NEED THESE NOW! RIGHT NOW!! I require instant gratification, ya'll. My store has an ARC of Crewel and it sounds interesting. May have to check it out!

Danny Bookworm said...

I LOVE the Shadow Falls Series, but there is no SciFi. But that's fine only good paranormal romance and Fantasy :) Fantastic series! 

Sophie said...

Woohoo! I'm a sucker for pretty covers. Ugh. Most of them are continuations of series I (unfortunately) haven't read yet. HOWEVER, I'm very excited about Alice in Zombieland! *--* I don't think I like zombies, but I adore Gena Showalter so there'll be no way I won't read it.

And then there's the super pretty cover of Crewel! Gosh, so many gorgeous colors. But yeah, the summary is impressing and I can't wait to see how the book is like :)

Asher_Knight said...

 I DID. You didn't get lost, I promise XD I'm so glad you love it! I do, too, and it was fun to change it. And relatively quick, FOR ONCE.

(And no need to be ashamed, it's the same for me, buying books based on cover, that is.) Shadow & Bone is my dream book, and I'm hoping Falling Kingdoms gets another spot on my favorites list. I was so happy to hear you loved S & B so much! <33

Asher_Knight said...

 UH, YEAH. We all need these books, Angie. THEY ARE FABULOUS. I wish I could stick my hand into the computer screen and pull out the books every time I wanted one. Imagine that? I'd be the book magician.  Your store always has the best ARCs, you lucky person you! :P

Asher_Knight said...

 I have no idea why its listed that way. MAKES NO SENSE. I want to try it at some point, before the series gets any longer. I always do this to myself, thrust myself into a new series EVEN THOUGH I SHOULDN'T.

Asher_Knight said...

 AREN'T WE ALL? If anyone doesn't, they must be mad. And maybe blind. WHAT YOU MEAN YOU DON'T LIKE ZOMBIES? Everybody likes zombies except for unicorn lovers... *cringes* DON'T TELL ME YOU'RE A UNICORN LOVER. But, you're right, Gena Showalter is the bombdiggity. Love that lady.

The swirls of colors in Crewel had me ooohing and aaahing a lot, so I'm excited to see what the book is all about.

Missie Bee said...

Wow! Yes! So much to look forward to. It's so exciting. Alice is Zombieland has the best title for sure. LOL

Asher_Knight said...

 It makes you giddy just thinking about all this awesomeness, doesn't it? I can HARDLY CONTAIN MYSELF. And woooord, I'm so crazy about that title. I just want to know if that's where the references die out.

Sophie said...

...There are actually unicorn lovers?? LOL Gosh, no, at least I don't think so! The only thing is that, plainly, I don't like scary stuff. Nope. Not for me. However, since it's Gena Showalter, I shall ask around when the book comes out and see if it's as scary as I'm fearing!

Asher_Knight said...

 Indeed there are. It's been unicorns vs. zombies for centuries, it seems like. And I get it, I don't like the gory stuff or straight-up horror SO I TOTALLY FEEL YOU on that. If I read it, I'll be sure to let you know ;)

Heidi said...

I was really disappointed in Envy's (and Fury's paperback) cover.  I don't like the GIANT FACE revamp AT ALL.  The UK cover matches Fury's original, and I think it is about 10x better.  Ah well.  I am also very excited for Falling Kingdoms, the cover of which I approve!

Asher_Knight said...

Yeah, I'm not really digging the new look either. Fury's original cover is MIND-SCREWINGLY AWESOME. I've got to check out that UK cover, because I had no idea it existed before this second. AND FALLING KINGDOMS. That book is so high on my wishlist. I hope Penguin Teen indulges me before I put myself out of my misery XD

Sophie said...

Thanks! <3

Heidi said...

Significantly better, no? http://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/11685193-envy

Asher_Knight said...

oasfhdlsfhadljsadlfhZOMG. THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!! Why didn't they stick to that!?