Saturday, May 26, 2012

Cover and Title Poison: Carnival of Souls, Dearly Beloved, and The Grisha series

First up is what I think is the start to a new YA series from bestselling author Melissa Marr:

RELEASE DATE: September 4th

In a city of daimons, the Carnival of Souls hosts a deadly competition. Once in a generation, every citizen can fight to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures—if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.

In our own world, Mallory knows that her father—and every other witch—fled the daimons’ city long ago. She trains to be lethal because it’s only a matter of time until the daimons catch up with them.

While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans there for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence that is the Carnival of Souls.

From Melissa Marr, bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series, comes a brand-new tale of secrets, love, and the struggle to forge one’s own destiny.

My thoughts: I absolutely love the cover, and this totally sounds like a book Melissa Marr would write. But I wasn't all that impressed with her Wicked Lovely series at time, so I'm hoping this will be better.

Then it's the second book in the Gone With the Respiration series:

RELEASE DATE: September 25th


My thoughts: I actually liked the first cover better. I feel like here we're way to close for comfort. On another note, I really need to read the first one in the series. It's calling to me from my bookshelf!

Finally is the nest two books in the Grisha series (Shadow and Bone) by Leigh Bardugo:

Siege and Storm

Ruin and Rising

My thoughts: I love these titles and they totally fit with the first one! I wonder what these two covers are going to look like...

What do you guys think of these covers? Have you read any of these authors' previous books? Let me know in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. I was a little disappointed by the Dearly, Departed cover. It's kind of bland, and lacks the eye catching quality of the first one.


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