3 S.R. Johannes: Bookanistas: Cover Luv!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Bookanistas: Cover Luv!

Here are some recent covers that I think are amaze-balls!!

Hysteria by Megan Miranda (Walker Childrens) - Feb 5th, 2013 

Wow this cover is spooky. When I first saw it I could not stop staring at it. Is it a headless girl or a girl hidden behind some strange painting. I know what the book is about and it's perfect. Gives you that creepy feel that Megan infuses into her books so well. 

Mallory’s life is falling apart. Her boyfriend was stabbed. He bled to death in her kitchen. Mallory was the one who stabbed him. But she can’t remember what happened that night. She only remembers the fear . . .
When Mallory’s parents send her away to a boarding school, she thinks she can escape the gossip and the threats. But someone, or something, has followed her. There’s the hand that touches her shoulder when she’s drifting off to sleep. A voice whispering her name. And everyone knows what happened. So when a pupil is found dead, Mallory’s name is on their lips. Her past can be forgotten but it’s never gone. Can Mallory live with that?
goodreads Book Stalking: Hysteria by Megan Miranda
Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza (Harper) - March 12, 2013

Seriously? This is bada$% cover. The way her face peels away in pixels says so much about this book. I cannot wait to read this.

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.

A few other honorable indie mentions :)

Ali Cross Desolation series, Book 2 Desolate (Out now!) And her first in the series Become is free!

COVER: Love the despair of this. An angel being struck down from heaven. I loved Ali's first book and can't wait to see what is in store 

Where darkness lives, all will become desolate.

It’s been two months since sixteen-year-old Desolation Black chose Earth over Hell and her friend Miri over her eternal love, Michael. 

Desi goes through the motions of life: school, training, remaining vigilant against the forces of darkness, but her dreams are full of the choices she wishes she could change. When she’s injured by a strange demon, old temptations arise, and the lines between good and evil blur. Desi discovers those choices aren’t so final after all.

And this time, the power of love—for a friend, for a lover—may not be enough to save her from the darkness that lurks within

The Sundering - Megg Jensen (coming Sept 2013). You can go ahead and get ready by starting the The Swarm series with SleepersBook 1 (free right now!) and Afterlife - Book 2 

COVER: This is just spooky. People with white hair freak me out! And the eyes. Love this.

After defeating the Malborn and losing the person she loved most, Lianne escapes to Chase's homeland. With her appearance forever marked by death, Lianne feels like a monster both on the outside and the inside. She retreats into herself, fearful of what she's become.

But she can't hide forever. 


Jessica @ Step Into Fiction said...

The Hysteria cover is AMAZING! Also, her international cover (UK) is pretty kickass, as well. Is VERY fitting after you have read the book!

Both covers are kickass! They definitely grab the readers attention which is what a cover should do! :D

Jemi Fraser said...

Those are all great! Love the spooky feel of the first one!

Jessie Oliveros said...

I have been so impressed by the indie book covers of late. Not only professional, but just...awesome.

Angela Brown said...

The first one scared me just a bit. Where is her head??? OMG!

The second one intrigued the mess out of me.

The third gives me that dark feel, something I love :-)

The last is also very dark.

Egads, so many wonderful covers to love!

Adrienne said...

Great choices - all very intriguing. I really like the first one!

cleemckenzie said...

You're right about the covers being amaze-balls. I wish I could be a cover artist. They are so talented and so important to the success of the book.

Sheila Deeth said...

What great covers! They'd all have me reaching for the bookshelf.