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I am such a sucker for awesome covers! So here we are with Rating Beautiful Covers Part 2!
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A Black Running Fox by Brian Carter
Rating: 8 – This is so beautiful! I love the gold on the black and the moon! The accents of the leaves from the tree are so pretty! I would pick this up because of the cover for sure!
Synopsis: A beautiful lost classic of nature writing which sits alongside Tarka the Otter, Watership Down, War Horse and The Story of a Red Deer. This is the story of Wulfgar, the dark-furred fox of Dartmoor, and of his nemesis, Scoble the trapper, in the seasons leading up to the pitiless winter of 1947. As breathtaking in its descriptions of the natural world as it is perceptive its portrayal of damaged humanity, it is both a portrait of place and a gripping story of survival. Uniquely straddling the worlds of animals and men, Brian Carter’s A Black Fox Running is a masterpiece: lyrical, unforgiving and unforgettable.
Kindle: $9.99 Paperback: $13.95 Hardback: $20.45
A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge
Rating 10 & 8 Both of the covers for this book are so beautiful! I love all the details in the first cover and the floating grave of the second! These are such stunning covers!
Synopsis: This is the story of a bear-hearted girl . . .Sometimes, when a person dies, their spirit goes looking for somewhere to hide. Some people have space within them, perfect for hiding. Twelve-year-old Makepeace has learned to defend herself from the ghosts which try to possess her in the night, desperate for refuge, but one day a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard. And now there’s a spirit inside her. The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, and it may be her only defence when she is sent to live with her father’s rich and powerful ancestors. There is talk of civil war, and they need people like her to protect their dark and terrible family secret. But as she plans her escape and heads out into a country torn apart by war, Makepeace must decide which is worse: possession – or death.”
Kindle: $6.17 Paperback: $6.18 Hardcover: $19.99 Audiobook : 1 credit or $17.47
Ever Cursed by Corey Ann Haydu
Rating: 10 This cover is gorgeous! The colors, design everything! I need this book purely based on the cover alone!
Synopsis: The Princesses of Ever are beloved by the kingdom and their father, the King. They are cherished, admired. Cursed.
Jane, Alice, Nora, Grace, and Eden carry the burden of being punished for a crime they did not commit, or even know about. They are each cursed to be Without one essential thing—the ability to eat, sleep, love, remember, or hope. And their mother, the Queen, is imprisoned, frozen in time in an unbreakable glass box. But when Eden’s curse sets in on her thirteenth birthday, the princesses are given the opportunity to break the curse, preventing it from becoming a True Spell and dooming the princesses for life. To do this, they must confront the one who cast the spell—Reagan, a young witch who might not be the villain they thought—as well as the wickedness plaguing their own kingdom…and family. Told through the eyes of Reagan and Jane—the witch and the bewitched—this insightful twist of a fairy tale explores power in a patriarchal kingdom not unlike our own.
Kindle: $10.99 Paperback:$28.90 Hardcover:$18.99 Audiobook: 1 Credit or $13.22
Follow Me To Ground by Sue Rainsford
Rating: 8.5 This cover is so simple and classic! I love it so dang much! It’s one of those where the cover will make me pick it up!
Synopsis: Ada and her father, touched by the power to heal illness, live on the edge of a village where they help sick locals—or “Cures”—by cracking open their damaged bodies or temporarily burying them in the reviving, dangerous Ground nearby. Ada, a being both more and less than human, is mostly uninterested in the Cures, until she meets a man named Samson. When they strike up an affair, to the displeasure of her father and Samson’s widowed, pregnant sister, Ada is torn between her old way of life and new possibilities with her lover—and eventually comes to a decision that will forever change Samson, the town, and the Ground itself.
Kindle: $12.99 Paperback: $17.00 Hardback: $14.93 Audiobook: 1 Credit or $9.92
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Igniting Darkness by Robin Lafevers
Rating: 9.5 This cover is stunning! it looks magical and so intriguing!
Synopsis: When you count Death as a friend, who can stand as your enemy? Sybella, novitiate of the convent of Saint Mortain and Death’s vengeance on earth, is still reeling from her God’s own passing, and along with him a guiding hand in her bloody work. But with her sisters on the run from their evil brother and under the watchful eye of her one true friend (and love) at court, the soldier known as Beast, Sybella stands alone as the Duchess of Brittany’s protector. After months of seeking her out, Sybella has finally made contact with a fellow novitiate of the convent, Genevieve, a mole in the French court. But when Genevieve mistakenly draws the attention of the French king to the convent of Saint Mortain and its deadly arts, she may do her sisters (and herself) more harm than good. Sybella, having already drawn the ire of the French regent, may not be able to depend on her sister and ally as much as she hoped. Still, Death always finds a way, even if it’s not what one expects.
Kindle: $9.99 Paperback: $14.33 Hardcover: $16.99 Audiobook: 1 Credit or $24.99
More Than Words by Jill Santopolo
Rating: 7 I am in love with the colors! This is so pretty!
Synopsis: Nina Gregory has always been a good daughter. Raised by her father, owner of New York City’s glamorous Gregory Hotels, Nina was taught that family, reputation, and legacy are what matter most. And Tim–her devoted boyfriend and best friend since childhood–feels the same. But when Nina’s father dies, he leaves behind a secret that shocks Nina to her core. Soon, Nina begins to see the men in her life–her father, her boyfriend, and unexpectedly, her boss, Rafael–in a new light, finding herself caught between the world she loves, and a passion that could upend everything.
Kindle: $12.99 Paperback: $12.29 Hardcover: $15.53 Audiobook: 1 Credit or 19.60
Chasing Fae by Cady Hammer
Rating: 8.5 This cover may not look super amazing in a picture, but when physically looking at the book it is amazing! There is so much detail in the cover!
Synopsis: Grace Richardson is a young mortal woman whose only concerns are providing for her family, playing her violin, and spending as much time as possible with her brother, Leo. When Leo goes into service in the Fae’s world as a mercenary, she expects him to return with the honor that he deserves. When Leo suddenly dies in an unspecified accident, not a word, medal, or penny comes down from the higher-ups. Suspecting foul play, Grace disguises herself as a Fae and sneaks into the Upper Realm to get some answers. She anticipates being in way over her head, but the Fae soldier who discovers her true identity only a day in? Not so much. Now Grace is forced to drag Aiden along as she tries to work out exactly how and why her brother died. Along the way, she has no choice but to confront her prejudices against the Fae as she attempts to sort out the difference between the honest and the dishonest. Political conspiracies, demon realm escapades, and family secrets will all lead Grace to the answers she’s looking for… and some that she isn’t.
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