Thursday, June 7, 2012

Blog Segment: Book News

So I've noticed a lot of awesome book covers being revealed lately. Some of them I'm sure you've already seen before as I'm a little late with this post, but some of them were announced as soon as yesterday.

So without further ado...

The fourth and final book in the Hush, Hush saga by Becca Fitzpatrick was just unveiled yesterday at BookExpo America.

AHHHH! I can't tell you how excited I am to read this book and seeing the cover just makes it feel that much closer!

Is it just me or is this cover a little too clean cut compared to all the others?? It's not really what I was expecting.

Coming October 23rd!

The Lies That Bind sequel to The Liar Society. I think this cover goes great with the first one. My only question is, what happened to Kate's pink hair?

Coming October of this year.

This book cannot come soon enough! Ever since I finished Awaken I have been dying to continue the journey with Maddie & Justin.

I like that they continued the pixelated look of the cover to match with the first one. I found the Awaken cover to be very symbolic, in the way that the cover design expressed one of the main points of the story. So I can't wait to see how this open window full of butterflies ties in with the sequel.

Coming November 20th

I absolutely LOVED the cover for The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer! While I don't love this one as much as the first, I still think it's pretty awesome. Photographer, Heather Landis, actually did a whole photo series called Abyss of the Disheartened, which is where these beautiful images came from. You can check out the whole series here.
Be prepared to be amazed!

I actually had my own favorite image from looking at the series that I was hoping would be the cover for this, maybe the next one...

Coming October 23rd.

So it seems that Tahereh Mafi and her team decided to go in a new direction with the books cover. This is the new cover that she revealed a few days ago that will be used for the paperback edition of Shatter Me. This is also the new direction the rest of the covers in the series will be following.

You can read Tahereh's blog post about it here:

I usually don't like when series remake their covers but in this case I'll make an exception ;) I think this cover does a much better job of portraying the beautiful words and story that is inside.

I'm just in awe!


Now I have to re-buy the book because I NEED this version. Like now.


  1. Dang...I just saw the cover for Shatter Me yesterday. And since your a part of our inside loop, for me and Cheyenne's last P vs. H alone, that's the one that we're doing! Thanks for helping us with {Cover to Cover}, Amanda!
    Hope you have as much as I've had with it. :)

    1. Oh cool, I look forward to reading you gals thoughts on it! I'm super excited to be joining you both at [Cover to Cover] =)

  2. I am so with you! I don't care for the cover of Finale at all. I do LOVE the cover of Shatter Me:) Great post!

    1. Glad I'm not the only one! =) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I am not sure I care for the cover on Finale -- but it may convey the mood of the ending. Liked the Shatter Me cover a lot. Don't know what the book about, but it would catch my attention. The Evolution cover made me think someone is drowning or slipping away, so it didn't catch my attention. Since I haven't read any of them, I shouldn't judge. But, covers do influence.

    Sorry I haven't been around -- have been on vacation for over to weeks. Still catching up.

    1. Hi Pat!
      I think your right about the Finale cover, it could suggest a shift of mood in the story. The Shatter Me cover definitely gets your attention and it fits really well with what the story is about too! I agree covers have a big influence on people picking them up or not.

      Thanks for commenting hope you had a great vacation! =)

  4. I agree about Mara Dyer! Not as beautiful as the first one but still really pretty. I have my own suspicions on what's going to be the third cover (if they have?) so we'll see.

    1. I just assumed there was going to be another Mara Dyer because everything is trilogy's these days! I'll definitely be looking forward to seeing the cover if there is another one.

  5. Oh wow...I love the new cover for Shatter Me! I just read the book and enjoyed it, but if I hadn't known about the basic premise and that it good reviews, I probably would have passed it by without a second glance. I agree that the original cover is nothing special. I love all the symbols and hidden meaning in the new cover! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Another Amanda! Hi other Amanda *waves* =)
      Glad to hear you picked up a copy of Shatter me despite it's original cover. It's an amazing book! I think the symbols and hidden meaning in the new cover are what make it so special. Thanks for commenting!


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