Saturday, March 5, 2011

Title and Cover Reveals

There has been a lot of activity around the internet involving title releases and cover releases. Every so often I like to highlight these on my blog. I thought this week would be a good one to sum up what’s been flying around this week.

For starters, Maggie Stiefater, author of the Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy, and Lament and Ballad, has been hinting about this SECRET NOVEL of hers for the past few months. The curiosity has been killing me and I’m sure other Maggie fans have been feeling the same way. All that she’s told us is that it’s about kissing and cliffs and blood and beaches. So apparently Secret Novel is now on sale for pre-order on Amazon, and so the title has been revealed! Secret Novel can now be known as......

THE SCORPIO RACES

We have no idea what it’s about, but the name sounds so cool. Maggie says it’s her favourite book she’s written yet! I think she said we might have a synopsis later in the month! Yay!! Secret Novel A.K.A. The Scorpio Races will be released on OCTOBER 18, 2011!!

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Second, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, authors of the Caster Chronicles (Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness), released the name of the third book in the series on Tuesday. It will be called......

BEAUTIFUL CHAOS

Although we don’t know the synopsis yet, I feel like this title will be perfect for what is about to happen. It just seems like it would fit perfectly after the way that Beautiful Darkness ended.

We’re also lucky enough to have tons more Caster Chronicles news this week!
On Thursday, Hollywood Crush announced the release date as well as the cover for Beautiful Chaos. Here is the wonderful title and the release date:
Release date: October 18, 2011

In case you haven’t seen the others, here’s the covers for Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness so you can compare.
Check out my review archive for reviews of these books.

It's totally perfect. I was thinking the colour might have been red, but I really couldn't see in my mind's eye how that would look. This gold looks perfect, though! I'm excited to read it and understand the full meaning of the wrought-iron gate. Check out the article where the reveals took place, here.

Also on Thursday, NextMovie released some new information about the movie adaptation of Beautiful Creatures! My favourite part is that they posted Kami and Margie's fantasy cast!! Go here to check it out and get the all the movie news. (And then come back and tell me if you agree/disagree with their cast!)

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Next, we’ve got more cover releases!

The Pledge by Kimberly Derting (author of The Body Finder and Desires of the Dead):
Click here to visit the Goodreads page for a short synopsis, and add it to your wishlist!
THE PLEDGE will be released November 15, 2011.

My favourite part is how it very lightly says PLEDGE in the centre. If you can't see it, it's the PL on one line, then ED on the next and GE on the last. The ED are right in the centre, where the title passes through.

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab:
Click here to visit the Goodreads page and read the synopsis.
THE NEAR WITCH is due for release on August 2, 2011.

In this one, I love how everything looks so delicate, but she has fear in her eyes. Very beautiful and creepy at the same time.

Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday:
Click here to visit the Goodreads page and read the quick synopsis.
DEADLY COOL is due for release October 1, 2011.

I love the way "Cool" is written in headphone wire, and how blue her eyes are. I'm interested to see how this cover ties in with the story.

Frost by Marianna Baer:
Click here for the synopsis and to add this to your Goodreads wishlist.
FROST is due for release September 13, 2011.

I find that this cover is really captivating. It's such a subdued colour, but it really jumps out at you as well.

The last three books are all written by debut authors in the YA genre (Gemma Halliday has written adult novels). What lucky authors to have their covers be so beautiful! They're really going to get a lot of recognition because of these book covers, in my opinion.

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Thanks to those of you who stuck out this LONG post with me! I told you it had been a busy week! I'm so excited that The Scorpio Races and Beautiful Chaos are going to be released on the same day. It'll be right around my reading week, too, so I'll be able to read those instead of schoolwork! Hehe.

What do you think of these titles and covers? Did I miss any recent reveals? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments! In fact, I encourage you to!

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