Tidbit Tuesday is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing bookish events, news and bits of books.
I have seen quite a few gorgeous covers fly through my Twitter feed this past week and I thought that they would make a perfect post for this week’s Tidbit Tuesday. I don’t know about you, but there is something about a cover that really draws me into the real excitement over upcoming books and these covers are definitely ones to flail over!
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore is expected to be published by Feiwel & Friends on September 26, 2017. Both the synopsis and the cover are absolutely magical!
Love grows such strange things.
Anna-Marie McLemore’s debut novel The Weight of Feathersgarnered fabulous reviews and was a finalist for the prestigious YALSA Morris Award, and her second novel, When the Moon was Ours, was longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Now, in Wild Beauty, McLemore introduces a spellbinding setting and two characters who are drawn together by fate—and pulled apart by reality.
For nearly a century, the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds of La Pradera, the lush estate gardens that enchant guests from around the world. They’ve also hidden a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. But then, after generations of vanishings, a strange boy appears in the gardens.
The boy is a mystery to Estrella, the Nomeolvides girl who finds him, and to her family, but he’s even more a mystery to himself; he knows nothing more about who he is or where he came from than his first name. As Estrella tries to help Fel piece together his unknown past, La Pradera leads them to secrets as dangerous as they are magical in this stunning exploration of love, loss, and family.
The whimsical cover for 16 Ways to Break a Heart by Lauren Strasnick was revealed over at YA Highway last week and it is such an interesting sounding contemporary. This book is set to come out on July 25th, 2017 from Katherine Tegen Books.
Natalie and Dan were electric from the moment they met. Witty banter and sizzling chemistry made falling in love easy—even inevitable. He was in awe of her subversive art and contagious zest for life; she was drawn to his good-guy charm and drive to succeed as a documentary filmmaker.
But that was before. Before hot tempers turned to blowout fights. Before a few little lies turned to broken trust. Before a hundred tiny slights broke them open and exposed the ugly truth of their relationship.
And now Natalie wants Dan to know just how much he broke her.
Over the course of one fateful day, Dan reads sixteen letters that Natalie has secretly, brilliantly hidden in places only he will find. And as he pieces together her version of their love story, he realizes that she has one final message for him. One that might just send his carefully constructed life tumbling down.
Unfolding through letters, texts, and chats, Lauren Strasnick’s smart, sexy, page-turning new novel is the ultimate he said/she said breakdown of a relationship gone wrong.
The cover for The Black Witch is just as stunning as the synopsis. I am so intrigued by the fact that it is about a prophecy involving witches and magic. I am looking forward to reading this debut from Laurie Forest.
A Great Winged One will soon arise and cast his fearsome shadow upon the land. And just as Night slays Day, and Day slays Night, so also shall another Black Witch rise to meet him, her powers vast beyond imagining.
So foretells the greatest prophecy of the Gardnerian mages. Carnissa Gardner, the last prophesied Black Witch, drove back the enemy forces and saved her people during the Realm War. Now a new evil is on the horizon, and her granddaughter, Elloren, is believed to be Carnissa’s heir—but while she is the absolute image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above nearly all else.
When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren is eager to join her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University and finally embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother’s legacy. But she soon realizes that the University, which admits all manner of peoples—including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of her people—is an even more treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch.
The Dark Intercept by Julia Keller is a science fiction novel coming out from Tor Teen in November and the cover was just revealed over at YA Books Central on Friday. This is one cover that is so incredibly detailed. If you pop over to YA Books Central, there is a giveaway for an ARC that you can win!
The Dark Intercept is the first novel in a thrilling science fiction series for teens by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Julia Keller.
In a radiant world of endless summer, the Intercept keeps the peace. Violet Crowley, the sixteen-year-old daughter of New Earth’s Founding Father, has spent her life in comfort and safety. Her days are easy thanks to the Intercept, a crime-prevention device that monitors and provokes emotion. But when her long-time crush, Danny Mayhew, gets into a dangerous altercation on Old Earth, Violet launches a secret investigation to find out what he’s hiding. An investigation that will lead her to question everything she’s ever known about Danny, her father, and the power of the Intercept.
“A rare, literary feat.” —Gennifer Albin, New York Times bestselling author of the Crewel World trilogy
Which of these gorgeous covers has caught your eye?