Coverlove Friday #5

I know, I know, it’s not friday, but I’m pretending it is because yesterday was hell haha. Sometimes there are days that are so busy and you just feel a bit out of sorts. Nothing seems to go the way you want it to and everything seems really hard and costs a lot of energy. Luckily today my energy seems to have come back and I’d like to share another amazing cover with you all. This time I chose the covers from a bookseries I don’t own and haven’t read yet, but that has been on my to read/ to buy list for quite some time.

 

Aren’t they pretty?! When I was searching for new books to put on my list and came across the cover of City of a Thousand Dolls I knew this was one I had to know more about. When I read the description of the first book I was even more intrigued and decided that I should absolutely put it on my list. As I haven’t read them yet I don’t know if the books live up to the promise the cover and description give, but there’s only one way to find out ;).

For those of you who haven’t read or even heard of this story, here’s the description:

The girl with no past, and no future, may be the only one who can save their lives.

Nisha was abandoned at the gates of the City of a Thousand Dolls when she was just a little girl. Now sixteen, she lives on the grounds of the isolated estate, where orphan girls apprentice as musicians, healers, courtesans, and, if the rumors are true, assassins. She makes her way as Matron’s errand girl, her closest companions the mysterious cats that trail her shadow. Only when she begins a forbidden flirtation with the city’s handsome young courier does she let herself imagine a life outside the walls. Until one by one, girls around her start to die.

Before she becomes the next victim, Nisha decides to uncover the secrets that surround the girls’ deaths. But by getting involved, Nisha jeopardizes not only her own future in the City of a Thousand Dolls—but also her life.

If any of you have read the books I’m really curious if you liked it or not!

Coverlove Friday #4

It’s friday again. Time for another cover reveal! I was so happy this week, because I ordered Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey in the Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic edition and Herodotus’ Histories in the Penguin Classics Deluxe edition and they are so gorgeous <3.

Hopefully these books will be the first of many in my deluxe classics collection 🙂 because they are just as pretty on the outside as their contents are! Now, if you guys and girls will excuse me I will curl up in my bed and finish reading the Iliad ;). Good weekend to you all and may your days be filled with good books and cups of tea.

Coverlove Friday #3

It’s friday!!! I love fridays. No work, little homework and plenty of time to read and write. Aaaand beautiful covers to reveal ;). This time I chose a cover that’s got to be one of my all-time favorites, namely: the cover of Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell. The cover was made by Manuel Sumberac, whom I hadn’t heard of before I saw this pretty design but I’m going to keep my eye out for more of his work for sure!

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Totally in love with this one! I’m really hoping that the next book in the series gets just as pretty a cover as this one.

Now, for what’s inside…

 

NIcolette’s awful stepsisters call her “Mechanica” to demean her, but the nickname fits: she learned to be an inventor at her mother’s knee. Her mom is gone now, though, and the Steps have turned her into a servant in her own home. 

Then, on her sixteenth birthday, Nicolette discovers a secret workshop in the cellar and begins to dare to imagine a life for herself. Could the mysterious books and tools hidden there – and the mechanical menagerie, led by a tiny metal horse named Jules – be the key to escaping her dreary existence? With a technological exposition and royal ball on the horizon, the timing might just be perfect for Nicolette to earn her freedom at last.

The inside of this book is just as surprising and beautiful as the outside. In this Cinderella-retelling Cinderella isn’t looking for a prince to rescue her. This tale is about a girl who discovers that the key to happines lies within herself and that life is what you make of it. And that sometimes friends can become the family you never had.

This book is for everyone that likes a little bit of steampunk, weird animals that have a mind of their own, a heroine who can handle herself and stands up for herself and her friends, and a prince charming that turns out to be a better friend than a boyfriend.    

Coverlove Friday #2

It’s time for another beautiful cover reveal! The trilogy that I chose for today’s ‘coverlove friday’ is so pretty that they deserve a place on a seperate shelve where you can admire them all day ;).

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With a cover like that you can only hope that the story inside is just as great as the promise the outside makes. And boy, do these books deliver that promise! I will be posting reviews of these later on, so I won’t discuss the books here. But I will leave you with the tantalizing description ;).

As a slave in the war-weary kingdom of Faelen, seventeen-year-old Nym isn’t merely devoid of rights, her Elemental kind are only born male and always killed at birth – meaning, she shouldn’t even exist.

Standing on the auction block beneath smoke-drenched mountains, Nym faces her fifteenth sell. But when her hood is removed and her storm-summoning killing curse revealed, Nym is snatched up by a court advisor and given a choice: be trained as the weapon Faelren needs to win the war or be killed.

Choosing the former, Nym is unleashed into a world of politics, bizarre parties, and rumors of an evil more sinister than she’s being prepared to fight… not to mention the trainer whose dark secrets lie behind a mysterious ability to calm every lightning strike she summons.

But what if she doesn’t want to be the weapon they’ve all been waiting for?

Intriguing or not? Look for my reviews to come to see what I thought of these books ;).

Coverlove Friday #1

Since wednesday is my quoteday I thought it would be nice to make friday a day to share beautiful covers with you. Luckily, there are a lot of amazing covers out there :). We YA-readers are especially spoiled with pretty books, which is very neat because now my bookshelves look like an art storehouse! Art that I like to display every once in a while ;).

Today I chose to show you the covers of The Last Year series by Trisha Leigh. These are already amazing on their own, but when you put them together you get this:

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How cool is that?

But, as readers we all know that you should never judge a book by it’s cover (although sometimes I do get tempted to do that haha) so here’s what the first book is about in short:

Aliens have taken over Earth and made humans compliant, happy folk. Nobody gets angry, sad or otherwise strongly emotional anymore. This also means that nobody loves or cares anymore. When somebody dies they are just forgotten.

But, some people are not so emotionless. Main character Althea does feel things. Even more strange, she travels through seasons. She spents Spring with one family, Autumn with another and Winter with yet another family. The only season that she never got to experience is Summer. Strangest of all is that she seems to be the only one noticing that she travels. Her three different set of parents certainly don’t seem to know she’s missing half of the time. And all her classmates seem to look straight through her. They seem to forget she exists right after they see her.

Needless, to say Althea is very lonely. Her only comfort is a strange note that she possesses that warns her not to share her secret of having emotions until she meets someone who is just like her. And, the new boy that showed up at her Autumn life seems to be the one she has waited for…

Now, if that doesn’t sound promising I don’t know what does ;). If you want to know what I thought about this series than hang on a little while because my review of the books will appear over the course of next week and the week after that :).