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Cover Confessions: Belly Stones, Swishy Hair, & Tight Leather Pants

Thankfully, this week's Cover Confessions was less of a hefty load when side by side with last week's edition. Even so the covers on these perty upcoming releases are sure to have you foaming at the mouth. I know I had to wipe off some frightening excess so as not to scare the parental unit and the remainder of her progeny. There's a BUNCH of WOW here.

Hogging the Spotlight This Week...

Title/Author: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Story ARC: Trilogy, Book 3
Expected Publication: March 19, 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry
In Clockwork Princess, Tessa and her companions travel all over the world as they race to stop the clockwork army before it’s too late. As Jem’s health worsens alarmingly and his friends search desperately for a cure, can Tessa choose between the two boys she loves—even if it means never seeing the other one again?
Every cover in this mother cussing series has stolen THE BREATH out of my unsuspecting body. Whoever is in charge has managed to commission two of the most gorgeous male cover models for the first two books and then MY MIND WAS BLOWN WITH THIS CHICK IN HER DRESS ON THE COVER. The smug, almost seductive expression in the eyes was a RISK. It COULD have been ridiculous - I know this because I tried it in the mirror and I was discouraged from ever attempting to wear that look on my ridiculous face. The glowy book and the dress and THE... OH MY WORD THE ENTIRE THING. I cannevn, ya'll. CAN'T. EVEN.

I'd really LOVE to say it was no contest for this week's spotlight choice, but it was HARD. Not TOO hard, because, I mean, HULLO, may I redirect you to THAT COVER? But it was difficult...

Time For a Cover Explosion

Publication: 7/17/12 by Greenwillow
If Alodia can save them, no one will be able to deny her strength and her sovereignty. But what she discovers could change the fate of her kingdom, if not her world...

Publication: 3/26/13 by Balzer + Bray
Vee Bell’s gift (or curse) of “sliding”—slipping into the mind of another person and experiencing life, briefly, through his or her eyes—has been somewhat under control since she unwillingly witnessed the horrific deaths of her classmates six months ago...

Publication: 10/5/12 by Starling
Haven is not the sanctuary it appears to be. Even love is in danger of slipping away like water through cupped hands. Some things can't be saved...

Publication: 2/5/13 by Feiwel & Friends
This book will feature Cinder and Little Red Riding Hood and will take place in France. Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive...

Publication: 2/12/13 by Simon Pulse
Keira’s hallucinating. First it’s a door hovering above the road; then it’s a tree in her living room. But with her parents fighting and her best friend not speaking to her, Keira can’t tell anyone about her breakdown.

Publication: 3/12/13 by Katherine Tegen
Pitched as a "Bourne Identity"-type sci-fi thriller about a teenage girl who discovers that she is a Mobile Intel Life-like Android, an experiment in artificial intelligence created by the U.S. government, and her scientist mother, who kidnapped her when she was found to have human emotions.
Publication: 1/8/13
Beat the Game, Save the World. One Stuxnet type worm, One Greek-themed MMO, One real world scavenger hunt, Three teenagers on the run, And a ten-day countdown to total nuclear annihilation.

Publication: 10/1/12 by Scholastic
A spine-tingling tale of steampunk and spies, intrigue and heart-racing romance! When Katharine Tulman's inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune, she is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum...

AWESOME, right?

Now, you may have already seen the GORGEOUS cover for Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout, but have you seen the full spread?

Gosh, I NEED NEED to read this one. Not WANT NEED, but double need. That cover reminds me a bit of one of my fave covers, which is for Sleight by Jennifer Sommersby, but it's still it's own thing. I love Armentrout's sassy, sarcastic heroines and I can't wait to read about Ember! You can expect Cursed to hit stores in September from Spencer Hill Press.

And that's all from me, you guys. Have any other cover discoveries you want to share? Feel free to hit me up on Twitter or through email, I'd be happy to add in whatever you've got.

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!


Liz @ Planet Print said...

CLOCKWORK PRINCESS. That cover is just...no words. I have no words. I NEED THAT BOOK. And I really love Cursed's cover as well! Love the way the model's hair stands out against the grass. Thanks for sharing all of these :).

Caitlin said...

OMG CLOCKWORK PRINCESS COVER. it's such a masterpiece. I kinda wanna stick it on my wall or something. I love the look of Mila 2.0 and The Gathering Dark too!

Cait x

Sarah said...


But... uh...

The Gathering Dark? That's the name Shadow and Bone has been released as in Australia and the UK... it's odd there are two books coming out with such similar names this close together...

Candace said...

Oh yes! That Clockwork Princess cover is SO freaking gorgeous! And I'm loving most of these covers! I got Cursed last week and YEP so pretty!

Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

The cover for MILA 2.0 is SOOO pretty! I would get myself a copy of that book for the cover alone. :D The Gathering Dark and The Dark Unwinding look amazing too.

I don't think I am a fan of the Clockwork Princess cover though. When I first saw it on Facebook somewhere, I thought it was fan-made. I am SUPER excited for the book though. I need to find out what becomes of my Will! ;)

Rebecca (Kindle Fever) said...

They sure are gorgeous. o: I can't believe how much awesome covers there are out there lately! But for me, Clockwork Princess wins so hard! I absolutely ADORE the cover. It's gorgeous and perfect and makes me even more desperate to get back into Clare's fantastic world!

Melanie said...

I really like The Unwinding. I automatically think of steampunk.