Friday, February 24, 2012

COVER LOVE: Dark and Dangerous edition!

As much as it contrasts with my very-pink, very-bright blog, I think that dark books are some of my favourites! The ones that give you chills or make you want to curl up with  blanket always manage to keep me on the edge of my seat. :) Here are some covers that do the same thing:

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Everything is in ruins.

A devastating plague has decimated the population. And those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles to pieces around them.

So what does Araby Worth have to live for?

Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery make-up . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.

But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club. And Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither boy is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.

And Araby may find something not just to live for, but to fight for—no matter what it costs her.

Hidden by Sophie Jordan
(Firelight #3)
Release Date: September 11, 2012
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Jacinda was supposed to bond with Cassian, the "prince" of their pride. But she resisted long before she fell in love with Will—a human and, worse, a hunter. When she ran away with Will, it ended in disaster, with Cassian's sister, Miram, captured. Weighed down by guilt, Jacinda knows she must rescue her to set things right. Yet to do so she will have to venture deep into the heart of enemy territory.

The only way Jacinda can reach Miram is by posing as a prisoner herself, though once she assumes that disguise, things quickly spiral out of her control. As she learns more about her captors, she realizes that even if Will and Cassian can carry out their part of the plan, there's no guarantee they'll all make it out alive. But what Jacinda never could have foreseen is that escaping would be only the beginning....

Loyalties are tested and sacrifices made in the explosive conclusion to Sophie Jordan's Firelight trilogy.

Ironskin by Tina Connolly
(Ironskin #1)
Release Date: October 2012
Links: Goodreads | Website
Jane Eliot wears an iron mask.

It's the only way to contain the fey curse that scars her cheek. The Great War is five years gone, but its scattered victims remain -- the ironskin.

Now Jane returns to the war-torn country to help a fey-cursed child. Helping the unruly Dorie suppress her curse is hard enough -- she certainly didn't expect to fall for the girl's father, the enigmatic artist Mr. Rochart. But her blossoming crush is stifled by her own scars, and by his parade of women. Ugly women, who enter his closed studio -- and come out as beautiful as the fey.

Jane knows he cannot love her, just as she knows that she must wear iron for the rest of her life. But what if neither of these things are true? Step by step Jane must unlock the secrets of her new life -- and discover just how far she will go to become whole again.

Auracle by Gina Rosalti
Release Date: August 7, 2012
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
On the surface, there’s nothing remarkable about Anna Rogan: She gets average grades, she’s not especially fashionable, she spends most of her time just hanging out with her best friend Rei. 

But Anna does have a remarkable secret: she has the ability to do astral projection. She uses her out-of-body experiences to explore the universe, until one day when there’s an accident at school and her classmate Taylor gets into her body. Now Taylor’s using her new identity to accuse an innocent boy of murder and she shows no signs of leaving Anna’s body. 

The only person who knows Anna’s secret is Rei, and as her feelings for Rei grow she must face a future where they can never touch...unless they can find a way to get Taylor out of Anna’s body, stop the murder trial, and discover the true nature of Anna’s power.

Don't they all take your breath away?? I actually had this whole list of dark & dangerous covers that I wanted to spotlight today but I had to cut that list in half for it all to fit! They're about 4 different topics: post-apocalypse, dragons, fey, and astral projection. Cool, huh? :) 

What book are you most excited for?  



  1. YES. The dark covers give you all kinds of exciting thrills :D *strokes darkly beautiful eye candies*

    These four covers are amazing and I LOVE each of their plots! Okay, so I didn't read Hidden synopsis because I have yet to read Vanish (I know, I am TERRIBLE), but I loved Firelight! And and and ASTRAL PROJECTION. I am so fascinated by that, so to see it come to YA? BRODIE EXCITED. Plus I have a ridiculously squishy spot in my heart for post-apocalyptic and fey novels <3

    By the way: WHY AREN'T YOU ON TWITTER YET? You need to be on twitter. Like, NOW. Run!

  2. How come you always have AMAZING post in your blog, Mimi?? I wish that I can come out with an idea as creative as yours! I adore, adore your cover picks in this post! <3 Especially Masque of the Red Death, I was thinking to put it on my next Cover Crazy! The red, black, and white color make a PERFECT cover! I'm also really excited to read Ironskin! I mean, look at her mask! I want one! Jane Eyre + fey + steampunk? A definite read! <3

    Have I told you that I adore your writing, Mimi? I bet you'd make a wonderful author! You always seem as if you're talking to your readers in your post! Such an original, wonderful ability. I can't wait to see a book written by you on shelf soon! ;)

  3. SOOOOO PRETTY! I'm probably most excited for Hidden and Auracle, both of those sound amazing. I fell hardcore in love with Cassian in Vanish, so I'm looking forward to spending more time with him in Hidden:) Plus, Jacinda looks all gorgeous and dangerous on that cover, so I'm hoping she really comes into her own in this one:) LOVE! Happy Friday Mimi!

  4. I love the cover for Hidden. Can't wait to see how that series ends! Auracle sounds good too. Pretty cover!

  5. All of these covers are beauiful. You have to admit, YA fiction has the best covers.

  6. Great covers-I'm most excited for Hidden to see the conclusion of this series. However the cover kind of makes me think of Lesley Livingston's Wondrous Strange series.

  7. Oh, all those covers are crazy sexy! I love them. I hadn't seen the one for Ironskin before... sounds awesome, kind of like Phantom of the Opera meets the Nevernever. LOL

    Thanks for the spotlight. I'm very excited about these books! Can't wait to add them to my shelves.

    Happy Weekend, Mimi.

  8. Darn it! That Masque of the Red Death cover has been a torn in my hide for like forever. It just looks so good! There's something about the combilantion of red and black that's always worked for me.

    And OMG, that Auracle cover! I'd never even heard of that one before, but I really, really want it.
    You're so bad for me, Mimi. :) When will I ever do something useful? Like, something that actually pays? :D

  9. Those are all GORGEOUS covers...but WOW...and I mean WOW about the Masque of Red almost gives me chills when I look at it! MUST. HAVE. NOWWWW!

  10. Ahhhh yes!!!! I am so excited for ALL OF THESE! :D Masque especially, that's so high on my list of wants!!! :D Great covers!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  11. Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin and Auracle by Gina Rosalti r on my wishlist

  12. Wow those are some stunning covers! I love the Masque of Red Death cover the best. But the others aren't too shabby either! Great picks! Have a great weekend Mimi!

  13. Oh my gosh, yes!! Ironskin, Auracle and Masque of the Red Death all sounds so freaking good and the covers are all gorgeous. I like the dark colors best myself, so I'm absolutely in love with these! Especially Auracle. :D

  14. Mimi, you will LOVE seeing MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH in person--the lettering on the ARC is so silvery and shiny, and the cover has a matte texture that's so nice to pet. :D I love those other covers you picked, too! I can't wait for IRONSKIN in particular. Thanks for the Friday morning drool, hah.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  15. Oh my gosh, Mimi, those are breathtaking! *drools* I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but if I love how gorgeous it is what can I do about it? Seriously, some of them are so pretty I'd like to have them sitting on my desk forever.

    And those four are no exception, of course. I'm dying to read all of them, but I'm particularly dying to read Hidden (I love the Firelight series) and Masque of the Red Death.

    Oh, and I second Brodie. You should create a twitter account, I'd love to have you there as well <3

  16. I am so obsessed with the cover of Ironskin it's not even funny anymore. I don't know who or how people come up with these kinds of things but they're like pieces of art. I love this new meme of yours Mimi. Keep em coming.

  17. I love these cover love posts! They always make me want the books even more, All four of the ones up there are already on by TBR and I'm definitely most excited for Auracle. It has such a gorgeous and mysterious cover and the colours are amazing. :)

  18. Oh some books I didn't know anything about. I love Ironskin, gorgeous cover. I'm also very curious about Masque of the Red Death. Thanks for sharing.

  19. I found Masque in my mailbox a couple of weeks ago, though I haven't read it yet because its release date isn't until May and I didn't want to review it too early. I'm super excited about it though!

    And I can't wait to read Ironskin. It looks so cool!

  20. Masque of the Red Death is the best one on your want to know why!?!?!?? *leans in* it releases on my birthday *squeals*!!!!!!!! No seriously I'm not joking! Anyway great list...thanks for sharing!!!


  21. I love the cover to Masque. Thanks for sharing. I'm a cover lover.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  22. WOW All of these are very pretty. Masque of the Red Death is my fav though.

  23. Oh my gosh, Mimi!!! I am so excited for all of the books, particularly the Masque of the Red Death!!!! Aaaa I can't for all these books!!!!! Thank you for sharing this awesome post with us, Mimi dearest! <3 I hope you'll enjoy those books when you get the chance to read them!

  24. Such a great post, Mimi! All of the covers here are gorgeous and I love the descriptions of them too. I'm definitely going to put these on my wish list. :D

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  25. I'm jealous! I've so been meaning to try an audio book!

  26. Oooh, it contrasts, but it makes you blog and the covers look even lovelier! Masque of the Red Death sounds AMAZING and Auracle? SQUEE! Plus, SERIOUSLY. That cover is PERFECTION!


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