Ok, I know I’m supposed to be on a break from blogging but recently I’ve been thinking of ways to get more posts out there in to the world, and it’s only so fast I can read and keep up reviewing so have been coming of ideas on how to keep my blog active every day. Or at least posting every other day. So far, I’ve established my Wednesday Words posts, and now it is time for Book Covers I Love! This will probably me a monthly post, and it’ll be any covers that I have seen, that I own, that are due to be published or have been published for any length of time. It’ll be 5 covers, once a month. I’ll probably go along with some sort of theme but I’ll see how that goes.
This month, I have chosen books that are being or have been published this year.
First up is Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian.
I love both covers that I have seen for this book,they both seem to promise so much. This is due to be published in June.
Description: The queen you were meant to be
The land you were meant to save, The throne you were meant to claim Theodosia was six when her country was invaded and her mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. Ten years later, Theo has learned to survive under the relentless abuse of the Kaiser and his court as the ridiculed Ash Princess. When the Kaiser forces her to execute her last hope of rescue, Theo can’t ignore her feelings and memories any longer. She vows revenge, throwing herself into a plot to seduce and murder the Kaiser’s warrior son with the help of a group of magically gifted and volatile rebels. But Theo doesn’t expect to develop feelings for the Prinz. Forced to make impossible choices and unable to trust even those who are on her side, Theo will have to decide how far she’s willing to go to save her people and how much of herself she’s willing to sacrifice to become Queen.
Circe by Madeline Miller is due to be published in April, and in all honesty I found myself in love with this cover. I’m extremely tempted to purchase the hardback copy just to have on my shelves! It looks incredible.
Description: In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe has neither the look nor the voice of divinity, and is scorned and rejected by her kin. Increasingly isolated, she turns to mortals for companionship, leading her to discover a power forbidden to the gods: witchcraft. When love drives Circe to cast a dark spell, wrathful Zeus banishes her to the remote island of Aiaia. There she learns to harness her occult craft, drawing strength from nature. But she will not always be alone; many are destined to pass through Circe’s place of exile, entwining their fates with hers. The messenger god, Hermes. The craftsman, Daedalus. A ship bearing a golden fleece. And wily Odysseus, on his epic voyage home. There is danger for a solitary woman in this world, and Circe’s independence draws the wrath of men and gods alike. To protect what she holds dear, Circe must decide whether she belongs with the deities she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi is everywhere at the moment, and from what I can gather for very good reason!! I had to buy this book as soon as I saw it on the shelf, it’s a stunning cover. It’s magical, intriguing and such an intense look in the eyes! This book was published at the beginning of March.
Description: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.
The Toymaker by Robert Dinsdale was published in February. I can’t quite pinpoint why I like this cover though. To me, it’s got a very Victorian feel about it (even though it’s not set in the Victorian period), and that little pop of red really brings alive the rest of the cover.
Description: It is 1917, and while war wages across Europe, in the heart of London, there is a place of hope and enchantment. The Emporium sells toys that capture the imagination of children and adults alike: patchwork dogs that seem alive, toy boxes that are bigger on the inside, soldiers that can fight battles on their own. Into this family business comes young Cathy Wray, running away from a shameful past. The Emporium takes her in, makes her one of its own. But Cathy is about to discover that the Emporium has secrets of its own…
The Defiant Heir by Melissa Caruso cover looks amazing. I’ve got the first book to read, but just based on the cover this has ended up on my TBR. It’s due for publication in April.
Description: Across the border, the Witch Lords of Vaskandar are preparing for war. But before an invasion can begin, they must call a rare gathering of all seventeen lords to decide a course of action. Lady Amalia Cornaro knows that this Conclave might be her only chance to stifle the growing flames of war, and she is ready to make any sacrifice if it means saving Raverra from destruction.
Amalia and Zaira must go behind enemy lines, using every ounce of wit and cunning they have, to sway Vaskandar from war. Or else it will all come down to swords and fire