Cover Crush: Clockwork Princess, Scarlet & Shades of Earth
Each week we round up the most crush-worthy covers to hit the web (or just to hit our eyeballs).
Shadowhunters and Cyborgs
It seems like just yesterday that the cover reveal for Clockwork Prince dropped, single-handedly converting many Infernal Devices fans over to Team Jem (what was inside the book helped too, but that cover definitely laid the groundwork).
Now that both of our Shadowhunter boys have strutted their Victorian stuff on Infernal Devices covers, it’s time for Tessa to have her turn on the cover of book three, Clockwork Princess.
Between the gorgeous clockwork angel pendant, her fancy dress (that even Jessamine would approve of), and that practically radioactive Codex, she is definitely showing up the boys.
The cover for book two in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles, Scarlet, is all about the cape, baby.
Which is pretty fitting, as this installment is loosely based on Little Red Riding Hood.
But don’t worry, we’re not leaving Cinder in a lurch; we’ll find out more about her escape from the looney Lunar Queen Levana.
We’ll also meet Scarlet, a girl living in southern France with a missing granny, and a street fighter named Wolf who may just be able to help her.
It’s not too late to win an ARC from Marissa Meyer on her blog—get yourself in the running!
Julie Cross’s Tempest has been updated to better match the cover treatment for its sequel Vortex.
Oh my god, will this couple EVER be able to hold hands? They reeeeeeally want to.
Beth Revis has yet another new cover look for her Across the Universe series. This time, the covers get a high sci-fi spaceship hull look to them.
Before you go crying over series cover mismatches, consider how much information the first two cover looks for the series conveyed about the plot, and think about the epic cliffy we had at the end of A Million Suns. Do you really want one of those info-tastic covers giving you all the Shades of Earth goods up front? Unless you’re a “read the ending first” kind of bookworm, the answer is probably no.
So enjoy your spoiler-free covers and try to embrace your funky, patchwork cover series shelf.
The cover for Shards & Ashes is a gorgeous peek at the bleak end-of-days worlds depicted in this anthology. Edited by Kelley Armstrong and Melissa Marr, it features stories by Rachel Caine, Kami Garcia, Nancy Holder, Beth Revis, Veronica Roth, Carrie Ryan, and Margaret Stohl.