Jul 21, 2010

Cover Loving

Posted by Rebs @ Book-Rants at Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Just an FYI you can now follow me on Twitter if you want, or if you're bored because I'm pretty much on the computer all day! Click here to find me. Now onto the new covers I found. I particularly love the first two.

Tutored by Allison Whittenberg
Release Dec 2010

Wendy Anderson and Hakiam Powell are at opposite ends of the spectrum—the social spectrum, the financial spectrum, the opportunity spectrum, you name it. Wendy lives in an all-white suburb of Philadelphia, where she’s always felt like the only chip in the cookie. Her dad, who fought his way out of the ghetto, doesn’t want her mingling with “those people.” In fact, all Wendy’s life, her father has told her how terrible “those people” are. He even objects to Wendy’s plan to attend a historically black college. But Wendy feels that her race is more than just the color of her skin, and she takes a job tutoring at an inner-city community center to get a more diverse perspective on life.

Hakiam has never lived in one place for more than a couple of years. When he aged out of foster care in Ohio, he hopped a bus to Philly to start over, but now he’s broke, stuck taking care of his cousin’s premature baby for no pay, and finding it harder than ever to stay out of trouble. When he meets Wendy at the tutoring center, he thinks she’s an uppity snob—she can’t possibly understand his life. But as he gets to know her better, he sees a softer side. And eventually—much to the chagrin of Wendy’s father and Hakiam’s cousin—they begin a rocky, but ultimately enlightening, romance.

This edgy story about a star-crossed couple features strong African American characters and sparkles with smart, quirky dialogue and fresh observations on social pressures and black-on-black prejudice

Throat by R A Nelson
Release: Jan 2011

A modern-day vampire story set on a NASA base and filled with space-and-science intrigue. Seventeen-year-old Emma feels cursed by her epilepsy—until the lost night. She's shocked to wake up in the hospital one morning, weak from blood loss. When her memories begin to return, she pieces together that it was a man—a monster—who attacked her: a vampire named Wirtz. And it was her very condition that saved her: a grand mal seizure interrupted Wirtz and left Emma with all the amazing powers of a vampire—heightened senses, rapid speed—but no need to drink blood. Is Emma now a half-vampire girl? One thing soon becomes clear: the vampire Wirtz is fierce and merciless, feared even by his own kind, and won't leave a job undone

The Book of Spells by Kate Brian
Release: Dec 2010

A Private prequel that tells the true origins of Billings House!


Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com on July 21, 2010 at 7:05 AM said...

Oooooooooooooooooooooo I like the last one :) It's striking :) Makes me think of Lucy in the Chronicles of Narnia when she first went through the wardrobe

Julie on July 22, 2010 at 11:02 AM said...

These are cool covers! I especially like the last one! :)

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