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Aren't these three just sort of striking and atmospheric?

First up, Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan is due out October 6th. As you can tell by the awesome cover, it's all kinds of steampunk and is the first in a new series. Yay!

Longtime favorite of mine Sharon Shinn has a new YA out also in October, the 15th to be exact. Gateway is about an adopted Chinese girl and is set in an alternate St. Louis modeled after 19th century China.

Ever since getting lost in The Historian, I've been wondering what Elizabeth Kostova would write next. The Swan Thieves is due out the same day as Leviathan and follows a solitary psychiatrist treating a tormented artist. I'll take it.

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  1. Those are gorgeous covers. Very striking.

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  2. So Pretty. It seems to me the covers are getting better. Or we ignore the ugly ones... i'm not sure.

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  3. Ooo! I want all of them! I've been waiting on Kostova's next one, and it looks like it's going to be another chunkster (which is good!) Fantastic covers on all three.

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  4. I love that Sharon Shinn cover! And very cool blurb.

    I've been meaning to try Scott Westerfeld's books for ages. Interesting how steampunk is starting to appear everywhere.

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  5. Ooh, I want all of them too. The descriptions sound fantastic, and what fabulous covers.

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  6. All of the covers are stunning! I haven't read anything by Scott Westerfield yet, need to check him out.

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  7. These covers are awesome. I'm excited about Kostova's novel too, so thanks for the FYI on that one. I'll have to go out and put it in my cart so I'll be ready!

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  8. You're right, awesome covers!
    I know Leviathan will be available at BEA, how about the others?

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  9. Anonymous7:00 AM

    The covers are great! Thanks for sharing them. I haven't read anything by Westerfeld, Shinn or Kostova though I own The Historian and two of Sharon Shinn's adult fantasy novels.

    Amy, Elizabeth Kostova is signing at BEA Friday afternoon.

    Angie, I bought a copy of Resenting the Hero over the weekend. I can't wait to read it.

    LauraJ

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  10. I want wait to read Kostova's latest. She is fabulous.

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  11. I did not know about Swan Thief and I really enjoyed The Historian. Thanks 4 the post; great blog.

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  12. Wow those are gorgeous! I added all of them on my TBR list. Thanks so much for posting =)

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  13. They really are a fine lot, aren't they? And they looked so well together...

    Liza, I think covers in general are definitely getting more bad-a**. I definitely covet more of them than I used to. ;)

    Li, steampunk definitely seems to be on the rise lately. After reading CLOCKWORK HEART, I'm really looking forward to more.

    Amy, THE SWAN THIEVES was supposed to be there with Kostova signing and then it just....didn't happen. Strange. I picked up LEVIATHAN, but no sign of Shinn. I would have loved to have met her.

    LauraJ, I usually tell people to start with ARCHANGEL or MYSTIC & RIDER by Shinn. Do you have either of those? Also, I am so extremely stoked you picked up RESENTING THE HERO. Definitely let me know what you think of it!

    Diana, so did I. And thank you so much!

    Mishel, you are most welcome. Stop by anytime!

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