December 8, 2011

Newly Covered (Dec. 8): The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa, Fair Coin by E.C. Myers & Her Highness, the Traitor by Susan Higginbotham

Newly Covered is a feature here at Breaking Bookshelves that highlights a newly released cover (or temporary cover) for an upcoming book I cannot wait to read!

Today we have The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa, Fair Coin by E.C. Myers and Her Highness, the Traitor by Susan Higginbotham.

By Julie Kagawa


Summary from GR:
You will kill. The only question is when. 

In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their "pets." In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course, their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive. 

Unregistered humans cling to fringes, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero...and turned vampire. 

Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She's passing for human...for now. But the hunger is growing and will not be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love.

My Thoughts:
I'm so excited for this book. I absolutely LOVE the world building in Julie's Iron Fey series, so I can't wait to see what she does with Vampires. The model on the cover kind of reminds me of Billy from Tokio Hotel for some reason, LOL.


By E.C. Myer


Summary from PYR:
Ephraim is horrified when he comes home from school one day to find his mother unconscious at the kitchen table, clutching a bottle of pills. Even more disturbing than her suicide attempt is the reason for it: the dead boy she identified at the hospital that afternoon—a boy who looks exactly like him.

While examining his dead double’s belongings, Ephraim discovers a strange coin that makes his wishes come true each time he flips it. Before long, he’s wished his alcoholic mother into a model parent, and the girl he’s liked since second grade suddenly notices him.

But Ephraim soon realizes that the coin comes with consequences—several wishes go disastrously wrong, his best friend Nathan becomes obsessed with the coin, and the world begins to change in unexpected ways.

As Ephraim learns the coin’s secrets and how to control its power, he must find a way to keep it from Nathan and return to the world he remembers.

My Thoughts:
ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. The illustration is just...there's no words. It's amazing. It sounds and looks freakin' awesome too! Can't wait for it! I think it's really cool how the guy has features of the girl (or the other way around). I wonder what's going on, hm?


By Susan Higginbotham


Summary from GR:
As Henry VIII draws his last breath, two very different women, Jane Dudley, Viscountess Lisle, and Frances Grey, Marchioness of Dorset, face the prospect of a boy king, Edward VI.

For Jane Dudley, basking in the affection of her large family, the coming of a new king means another step upward for her ambitious, able husband, John. For Frances Grey, increasingly alienated from her husband and her brilliant but arrogant daughter Lady Jane, it means that she—and the Lady Jane—are one step closer to the throne of England.

Then the young king falls deathly ill. Determined to keep England under Protestant rule, he concocts an audacious scheme that subverts his own father’s will. Suddenly, Jane Dudley and Frances Grey are reluctantly bound together in a common cause—one that will test their loyalties, their strength, and their faith, and that will change their lives beyond measure.

My Thoughts:
I love orange and purple together :D It's very elegant isn't it?


What do you all think of the cover? Interesting? Mysterious? Magical?
Leave a comment down below!


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