Monday, March 31, 2014

Cover Catch-Up (6): Wintery Covers!

In "Cover Catch-Up" I share some covers that have either been recently revealed, or that I've just found and really wanted to share. 

The two covers I have to share are a bit similar. They've both got girl's faces on the cover, and they're winter themed...and I also can't wait to read them both! :D I also figured that since we keep getting sucked back into cold weather here in Edmonton, that I might as well share some wintery covers. :P I've also decided to start sharing book descriptions with my cover posts, so hopefully you all like that!

The first cover is for The Winter People by Rebekah Purdy!

 Description: 
An engrossing, complex, romantic fantasy perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore or Maggie Stiefvater, set in a wholly unique world.

Salome Montgomery fears winter—the cold, the snow, the ice, but most of all, the frozen pond she fell through as a child. Haunted by the voices and images of the strange beings that pulled her to safety, she hasn't forgotten their warning to "stay away." For eleven years, she has avoided the winter woods, the pond, and the darkness that lurks nearby. But when failing health takes her grandparents to Arizona, she is left in charge of maintaining their estate. This includes the "special gifts" that must be left at the back of the property.
 


Salome discovers she’s a key player in a world she’s tried for years to avoid. At the center of this world is the strange and beautiful Nevin, who she finds trespassing on her family’s property. Cursed with dark secrets and knowledge of the creatures in the woods, his interactions with Salome take her life in a new direction. A direction where she'll have to decide between her longtime crush Colton, who could cure her fear of winter. Or Nevin who, along with an appointed bodyguard, Gareth, protects her from the darkness that swirls in the snowy backdrop. An evil that, given the chance, will kill her.

I absolutely love the font on this one!! :D It reminds me of fairies...I think because it reminds me of Tolkien's elvish script, and the "winter" aspect makes me think of the winter courts in several fey series that I've read! I think this cover is gorgeous though, and the story sounds awesome! :D
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The second cover that I have today is for Crown of Ice by Vicki L. Weavil!


Description: 
Thyra Winther's seventeen, the Snow Queen, and immortal, but if she can't reassemble a shattered enchanted mirror by her eighteenth birthday she's doomed to spend eternity as a wraith.

Armed with magic granted by a ruthless wizard, Thyra schemes to survive with her mind and body intact. Unencumbered by kindness, she kidnaps local boy Kai Thorsen, whose mathematical skills rival her own. Two logical minds, Thyra calculates, are better than one. With time rapidly melting away she needs all the help she can steal.

A cruel lie ensnares Kai in her plan, but three missing mirror shards and Kai's childhood friend, Gerda, present more formidable obstacles. Thyra's willing to do anything – venture into uncharted lands, outwit sorcerers, or battle enchanted beasts -- to reconstruct the mirror, yet her most dangerous adversary lies within her breast. Touched by the warmth of a wolf pup's devotion and the fire of a young man's desire, the thawing of Thyra's frozen heart could be her ultimate undoing.

CROWN OF ICE is a YA Fantasy that reinvents Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" from the perspective of a young woman who discovers that the greatest threat to her survival may be her own humanity.

This cover is also gorgeous!!! And it's a retelling of "The Snow Queen"...so I'm sold! After loving Frozen so much, I'm definitely eager to read more stories inspired by the same fairytale! :D

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I love that these two covers are similar, but still unique...and they definitely make me want to do some kind of theme read once both are released. ;) haha

What do you think of these covers?

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