Judging Ya Releases by Their Covers: November 20th-25th

Welcome one an all to a brand new weekly series where I take the ya releases of each week and say what I think they are about solely based on their titles and book covers. Then the next day I post the books with their true synopsis’s and see if I judged correctly! Who know’s? Maybe I will get a book plot of my own from these covers?

Here are the ya releases of this week:

Consumed by Abbie Rushton

This seems like a ya summer romance with a metal-illness twist. I would say our main character has had a rough time of things and either is consumed by all the outside things that are happening to her or by her emotions and everything that she is afraid of. I think this is going to be a novel about letting go and finding happiness and fun in life tripping over love along the way.

The City of Sand by Tianxia Bachang

This book looks like it is going to be either a dystopian or fantasy set in China in which the characters beliefs about themselves are tested as they find themselves destined to do more then they ever thought. In a Perfect World Dragons would be alive in this novel, but sadly I get a vibe that they are not or at least don’t make an appearance till the very end to pass on some sort of wisdom to our MC.

Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson (pretty sure this is a book 2)

This cover screams the 90’s family comedy to me and I’m hoping that it kinda embodies that. It looks like a fun summery laugh fest where love is easy only till we ourselves make it complicated. I’m feeling some flirtation happening in this novel, but it is either unrequited or the characters are trying really hard to hide it from the other. Either way, I feel like there are gonna be some deep moments in this book from the cover I’m feeling it’s a laugh till you cry then cry till you find a way to laugh kind of situation.

Siege of Shadows by Sarah Raughley (another book 2)

I have absolutely no context from the first book to help me out with this cover, but I am getting paranormal dystopian horror feels from this cover. Fiery destruction looks like an important theme in this cover and I have a feeling that whatever this book is about it’s characters are going to be in a world of pain. It being the Effigies series I gotta think there is going to be a lot of death and that somehow our characters are going to have to ward away some evil. Plus I’m thinking with the Shadows part that their is going to be some deceit in this book and the villain is going to be the last person you suspect.

That’s all for this weeks releases and I was surprised to see that there were only four. I am so excited for this series because I adore covers and so many times a cover can either be spot on or totally misleading so I know I am going to have a lot of fun with this. I can’t wait to see what these books are actually about with you all tomorrow! I’m so excited!

Thanks for reading! Let me know what you guys think these books are about based on there covers.

-Till next time!

The Bride of Glass by Candace Robinson: Cover Reveal

 
Today is the day to reveal the gorgeous cover of the sequel to Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, Bride of Glass!! I’m so excited to share this with all of you! This cover reveal is organized by lola’s blog tours. 

The Bride of Glass cover is designed by Jenny Zemanek @ Seedlings Design Studio: http://www.seedlingsonline.com/

 

The Bride of Glass (Glass Vault #2)

By Candace Robinson

Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Horror

Age category: upper Young Adult

Release Date: September 1, 2017
Here it is…. 

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Just look at it! Isn’t it stunning? I love the purple and the whole tree aesthetic. It is glorious!

 

Blurb:

Perrie Madeline is trapped in Vale’s clutches as the Bride. Can Perrie find a way to escape her mental prison?

 

Maisie Jaser is on a rescue mission to retrieve her cousin and best friend, Perrie. Together, she hopes to bring down Vale and rid the world of the destruction he has caused.

 

Will Vale prevail?

 

The Bride of Glass is a mixture of humor, romance, violence, darkness, and hope.

 

You can find The Bride of Glass on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34861186-the-bride-of-glass

 

You can pre-order The Bride of Glass here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bride-Glass-Vault-Book-ebook/dp/B073PD4GY1/

 

First book in the series:

Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault

Some see it… Some don’t…


 

You can buy your copy of Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault here on Amazon:

About the Author:


Candace Robinson is just your average hemiplegic migraine sufferer. Her days are spent writing, book reviewing and traveling through books. She live just outside of Houston, Texas, where it feels like the hottest place on Earth with the crazy weather. No, seriously, one day it’s 30 degrees and the next it’s 70 degrees! She resides with her husband and daughter.

 

You can find and contact Candace here:

– Website: https://authorcandacerobinson.wordpress.com/

– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/literarydust

– Twitter: https://twitter.com/literarydust

– Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16541001.Candace_Robinson

– Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/literarydust/
Thanks for reading! I was so excited to be able to be apart of the cover reveal for Bride of Glass! I’ve recently started reading this book and it’s really cool and interesting so far. I can’t wait to share my review with you all! 

-Till next time!

 

Books Of The Same Name: Moonrise


I was looking up some books on Goodreads when I realized that some titles have many, many books with that same name… sometimes with really similar covers. So while books like Twilight, Divergent, Harry Potter, and The Hunger Games are universal in that everyone knows what book you are talking about immediately upon saying there name… some books have quite a few contenders to be thought about. 

So here’s the first set of books in this segment: Moonrise.

First off is the book I was actually looking up to add to my tbr… 

Moonrise by Sarah Crossen

‘They think I hurt someone. 

But I didn’t. You hear?

Coz people are gonna be telling you

all kinds of lies.

I need you to know the truth.’
Joe hasn’t seen his brother for ten years, and it’s for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row.
But now Ed’s execution date has been set, and Joe is determined to spend those last weeks with him, no matter what other people think …
From one-time winner and two-time Carnegie Medal shortlisted author Sarah Crossan, this poignant, stirring, huge-hearted novel asks big questions. What value do you place on life? What can you forgive? And just how do you say goodbye? 

This book sounds emotional, tear jerking, and all around amazing. Above all this is one I desire to read with all my heart. 

Moonrise by Cassandra King 

When Helen Honeycutt falls in love with Emmet Justice, a charismatic television journalist who has recently lost his wife in a tragic accident, their sudden marriage creates a rift between her new husband and his oldest friends, who resent Helen’s intrusion into their tightly knit circle. Hoping to mend fences, the newlyweds join the group for a summer at his late wife’s family home in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Helen soon falls under the spell not only of the little mountain town and its inhabitants, but also of Moonrise, her predecessor’s Victorian mansion, named for its unique but now sadly neglected nocturnal gardens. But the harder Helen tries to fit in, the more obvious it is that she will never measure up to the woman she replaced.

Someone is clearly determined to drive her away, but who wants her gone, and why? As Emmet grows more remote, Helen reaches out to the others in the group, only to find that she can’t trust anyone. When she stumbles on the secret behind her predecessor’s untimely death, Helen must decide if she can ever trust—or love—again. 

This sounds like a lovely romantic novel… for maybe when I’m a little older. Plus the cover is gorgeous and in many ways matches Sarah Crossen’s cover. 

By Moonrise by Jackie Dana 

In Sarducia, magic is real—at least for now. 
Kate Norton isn’t prepared for a debate about magic. All she wants is to keep her job. But when the silver ring she just inherited suddenly drops her into this mysterious, archaic land, her priorities quickly change.
For magic is what lies at the heart of a political rivalry threatening to tear Sarducia apart. Even as Kate tries to figure out why she ended up in Sarducia, she gets pulled into the conflict. Unwilling to be a passive bystander to unfolding events, Kate forges her own path, using instinct to decide who she can trust, and rebuffs those who try to manipulate her. 
Driven by loyalty and love, Kate takes dangerous risks with far-reaching consequences. Will her efforts be enough to save herself and her friends? 
By Moonrise is a tale of intrigue, mystery and romance… 

and one stubborn woman who keeps tripping on the hem of her dress. 

A novel out since 2015, but one I have never heard of. The cover theme is really following through however and I do love me some fantasy. 

Then there are these…. 


The romance genre has truly run away with this title especially those novels that deal with a bit of werewolf action. It’s quite a contrast to the previous novels on the list, but it also appears that Ana Seymour proves that this title is a classic. 

Thanks for reading! What are your thoughts on taking a look into books with the same titles? Do you think that it is even true for true originality to exsist? What do you think about the first three covers being so similar?

-Till next time!

My Favorite Non-American Book Covers 

Ever since I jumped into the netgalley rabbit hole my eyes have been blessed with some beautiful covers of book that I cannot request because they are out of my region. Thus I wish to share my favorite non-american book covers. 
I Have no Secrets by Penny Joelson


This cover is simple yet powerful. It draws the eye with the most minimal of design. I find it beautiful. 
The White Hare by Michael Fishwick


I love the artistry of this book cover. It feels a bit harsh, but in a good way. It is beautifully illustrated. 
Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer


I love the colors and the composition of this book cover. All the elements seem to go together. Plus everything about this screams that this book will most definitely be badass. 
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor


This cover is gorgeous, no explanation needed. 
Darkest Dawn by Katlyn Duncan


What can I say? I’m a sucker for painted style book covers. 

Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post. What are some of your favorite non-American book covers? Have you read any of these books? I’d love to hear your thoughts. 

Let me know if you’d like to see more of these types of posts!
Mini-disclaimer: I realize that I may have a weird attraction to different sorts of book covers that you may not enjoy as much as I do… and that is ok! There is something on this earth for everyone and these are just a taste of what sort of looks I like. 

-Till next time!