Cover Love: Upcoming 2017

Happy Wednesday everyone! Lately I’ve found myself glancing over my TBR on Goodreads  mesmerized by all the dreamy covers on my wishlist (do not pretend that you don’t do this too) and thought it would be fun to do a post on some of my favorite jacket art. For the purposes of this post I narrowed my list down to 10 covers, 5 are YA Fiction and the other 5 Adult Fiction, and they are all books that have not been published but will be this year. I’ve included the summary of each book below in case one catches your eye and you’d like to learn a little more about it. Which covers are your favorites from this list? Are there any not listed here that you can’t wait to get your hands on?

1) BAD ROMANCE BY HEATHER DEMETRIOS

Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone.

Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it’s too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she’s unable to escape.

Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.

2) THE CHILD FINDER BY RENE DENFELD

Three years ago, Madison Culver disappeared when her family was choosing a Christmas tree in Oregon’s Skookum National Forest. She would be eight-years-old by now—if she has survived. Desperate to find their beloved daughter, certain someone took her, the Culvers turn to Naomi, a private investigator with an uncanny talent for locating the lost and missing. Known to the police and a select group of parents as “the Child Finder,” Naomi is their last hope.

Naomi’s methodical search takes her deep into the icy, mysterious forest in the Pacific Northwest, and into her own fragmented past. She understands children like Madison because once upon a time, she was a lost girl, too.

As Naomi relentlessly pursues and slowly uncovers the truth behind Madison’s disappearance, shards of a dark dream pierce the defenses that have protected her, reminding her of a terrible loss she feels but cannot remember. If she finds Madison, will Naomi ultimately unlock the secrets of her own life?

3) JANE, UNLIMITED BY KRISTIN CASHORE

Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia—an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. Jane counted on Magnolia to make the world feel expansive and to turn life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica on one of her expeditions.

Now, with no direction, a year out of high school, and obsessed with making umbrellas that look like her own dreams (but mostly just mourning her aunt), she is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash—a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who shows up and asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family’s island mansion called Tu Reviens.

Jane remembers her aunt telling her: “If anyone ever invites to you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you’ll go.” With nothing but a trunkful of umbrella parts to her name, Jane ventures out to the Thrash estate. Then her story takes a turn, or rather, five turns. What Jane doesn’t know is that Tu Reviens will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life. But at Tu Reviens, every choice comes with a reward, or a price.

4) BRING HER HOME BY DAVID BELL

Just a year and a half after the tragic death of his wife, Bill Price’s fifteen-year-old daughter, Summer, and her best friend, Haley, disappear. Days later, the girls are found in a city park. Haley is dead at the scene, while Summer is left beaten beyond recognition and clinging to life.

As Bill holds vigil over Summer’s bandaged body, the only sound the unconscious girl can make is one cryptic and chilling word: No. And the more time Bill spends with Summer, the more he wonders what happened to her. Or if the injured girl in the hospital bed is really his daughter at all.

When troubling new questions about Summer’s life surface, Bill is not prepared for the aftershocks. He’ll soon discover that both the living and the dead have secrets. And that searching for the truth will tear open old wounds that pierce straight to the heart of his family…

5) INVICTUS BY RYAN GRAUDIN

Time flies when you’re plundering history.

Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far’s birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he’s ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past.

But during a heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Armed with knowledge that will bring Far’s very existence into question, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to discover a frightening truth: History is not as steady as it seems.

6) WHEN WE WERE WORTHY BY MARYBETH MAYHEW WHALEN

A win brought them together, but loss may tear them apart.

When the sound of sirens cuts through a cool fall night, the small town of Worthy, Georgia, hurtles from triumph to tragedy. Just hours before, they’d watched the Wildcats score a winning touchdown. Now, they’re faced with the deaths of three cheerleaders—their promising lives cut short in a fatal crash. And the boy in the other car—the only one to survive—is believed to be at fault. As rumors begin to fly and accusations spin, allegiances form and long-kept secrets emerge.

At the center of the whirlwind are four women, each grappling with loss, regret, shame, and lies: Marglyn, a grieving mother; Darcy, whose son had been behind the wheel; Ava, a substitute teacher with a scandalous secret; and Leah, a cheerleader who should have been in the car with her friends, but wasn’t. If the truth comes out, will it bring redemption—or will it be their downfall?

7) GENUINE FRAUD BY E. LOCKHART

The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

8) DO NOT BECOME ALARMED BY MAILE MELOY

When Liv and Nora decide to take their families on a holiday cruise, everyone is thrilled. The ship’s comforts and possibilities seem infinite. The children, two eleven-year-olds, an eight-year-old, and a six-year-old, love the nonstop buffet and the independence they have at the Kids’ Club. But when they all go ashore in beautiful Central America, a series of minor misfortunes leads the families farther and farther from the ship’s safety. One minute the children are there, and the next they’re gone.

What follows is a riveting, revealing story told from the perspectives of the adults and the children, as the once-happy parents now turning on one another and blaming themselves try to recover their children and their lives.

9) FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS BY JULIE C. DAO

Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is destined for greatness, that she is meant to be Empress of Feng Lu. But only if she embraces the darkness within her. Growing up as a peasant in a forgotten village on the edge of the map, Xifeng longs to fulfill the destiny promised to her by her cruel aunt, the witch Guma, who has read the cards and seen glimmers of Xifeng’s majestic future. But is the price of the throne too high?

Because in order to achieve greatness, she must spurn the young man who loves her and exploit the callous magic that runs through her veins–sorcery fueled by eating the hearts of the recently killed. For the god who has sent her on this journey will not be satisfied until his power is absolute.

10) LITTLE BROKEN THINGS BY NICOLE BAART

I have something for you. When Quinn Cruz receives that cryptic text message from her older sister Nora, she doesn’t think much of it. They haven’t seen each other in nearly a year and thanks to Nora’s fierce aloofness, their relationship consists mostly of infrequent phone calls and an occasional email or text. But when a haunted Nora shows up at the lake near Quinn’s house just hours later, a chain reaction is set into motion that will change both of their lives forever.

Nora’s “something” is more shocking than Quinn could have ever imagined: a little girl, cowering, wide-eyed, and tight-lipped. Nora hands her over to Quinn with instructions to keep her safe, and not to utter a word about the child to anyone, especially not their buttoned-up mother who seems determined to pretend everything is perfect. But before Quinn can ask even one of the million questions swirling around her head, Nora disappears, and Quinn finds herself the unlikely caretaker of a girl introduced simply as Lucy.

While Quinn struggles to honor her sister’s desperate request and care for the lost, scared Lucy, she fears that Nora may have gotten involved in something way over her head—something that will threaten them all. But Quinn’s worries are nothing compared to the firestorm that Nora is facing. It’s a matter of life and death, of family and freedom, and ultimately, about the lengths a woman will go to protect the ones she loves.

That’s it for this edition of Cover Love; I hope these beautiful pieces of book art were able to brighten your day a bit. Quick- go update those Goodreads TBRs and Amazon wishlists STAT! 🙂

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About The Suspense Is Thrilling Me

Chelsea is a happily married mother of two who's love of mysteries can be traced back to her first Nancy Drew experience. When not reading and writing book reviews, she likes to drink wine in her jammies and pretend that she exercises.
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27 Responses to Cover Love: Upcoming 2017

  1. I always like David Bell’s covers 🙂

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  2. These are all so fantastic. Covers are such a unique art form! Thanks so much for including LITTLE BROKEN THINGS in such fabulous company. I’m so honored! ❤

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  4. These are fantastic covers! I adore that Bad Romance cover, and I’m SOOO excited for Jane Unlimited! I adore Kristin Cashore. So excited to hear you’re a fan too!

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  5. Genuine Fraud is absolutely fantastic! And I’m in the middle of Jane Unlimited and enjoying it so far. Good luck with both of them.

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  6. LairOfBooks says:

    So many great picks Chelsea! I was lucky enough to get Bad Romance on NetGalley but I’ll admit, that cover was the 1st thing to make me click on request lol. I’m really looking forward to Jane Unlimited & Forest of a Thousand Lanterns as well! 😃 all stunning covers 🤗🤗🤗

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  7. Wow– The Child Finder and Do Not Become Alarmed are going straight to my wishlist today! Love all the covers you showed, but loved these blurbs the most, so thanks for the tip!

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  8. Latanya says:

    I like the typography of To Not Become Alarmed. But, the book cover for Little Broken Things grabs me.

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  9. mikaela says:

    So excited for Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, Bad Romance, and Genuine Fraud! Bring Her Home, When We Were Worthy, and Do Not Become Alarmed all sound super interesting! 😄

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  10. I need Invictus in my life! Ryan Graudin’s books are so amazing!!

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  11. Kelby says:

    I am in love with the cover for Ash and Quill.

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  12. I love the covers for Jane, Unlimited and Bring Her Home.

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  13. My favorite cover from the group would be Do No Become Alarmed…the cover looks so pretty but I’d imagine losing your children in Central America would be alarming😳

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  14. Haha most of the time I actually prefer the UK covers but every now and again a US cover comes along that I prefer 😂 us bookworms are so fussy haha

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  15. Ooo, I’ve got a copy of Do Not Become Alarmed to read but it’s a different cover, that’s isn’t as nice though. I get so frustrated when US get better covers than the UK 😂

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  16. I’m so excited for Jane, Unlimited!!! Kristin Cashore is a favorite author of mine and this being the first book since her Graceling trilogy has me waiting with bated breath

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