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Watery Pretties


I feel a bit like I'm drowning looking at these three watery covers. But I'm kind of drawn to them as well. I love the font on New Girl and the other two are creepy and grand in their own way. I've never read anything by any of these authors. All three due are out in the first half of next year, and I'm interested to find out more.


When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellison
Eerie cover, no? And the contents sound fairly grim as well, but in a most intriguing way. Arranged marriages, fake deaths, vampires, magic from the ocean, and washing dishes in the slums. As Abed would say, "Cool. Cool, cool, cool, cool."
Due out February 28th.

New Girl by Paige Harbison
This one caught my eye because it's a contemporary retelling of Rebecca. I know! The mind boggles at the possibilities. Set at the prestigious Manderley Academy (lol) where the "new girl" is trying to fit in in a world where the name Becca Normandy is on everybody's lips. Awesome.
Due out January 31st.

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Emma is on vacation in Florida when a dangerous encounter with a shark results in the opening up of an entirely unknown world. An ocean kingdom and a prince in need of saving are suddenly at the forefront of Emma's mind. That and her hitherto unknown ability to communicate with fish. Count me in.
Due out May 22nd.

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  1. I just downloaded New Girl from NetGalley and I'm really excited about it too!

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  2. A retelling of Rebecca! I hope it's eerie and wonderful.

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  3. A retelling of Rebecca? Count me in! In fact, that would fit perfectly for the one challenge I signed up for next year.

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  4. I like these covers! They are so pretty. I've seen these covers a few times, but haven't really pay much attention to the stories. They all sound good. Great picks! Thank you for sharing!

    Sam
    Books For All Seasons

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  5. I read Rebecca on our family vacation to North Carolina and I could not put it down.....except to do some boogie boarding with my cool cousins, but oh wouldn't it be awesome if New Girl was even half as good. I'll cross my fingers. Happy Thanksgiving. We miss you all!

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  6. REBECCA IS ONE OF MY FAVE BOOKS EVER!! That book is so mine when it comes out! Day two of you making me getting really excited about something lol

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  7. Those ARE pretty.

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  8. Allison, yeah, when I heard the premise, I was in. *fingerscrossed*

    JoLee, exactly. Me, too.

    Jenny, really? Awesome.

    Samual, my pleasure. It's funny the trends you see appearing.

    Liz, you read it that summer? That's so cool. That was such a great trip. I have fond memories of it and wish we could do something similar again. Hope your Thanksgiving is a good one. I always miss you.

    Jamie, hehe. I'm 2 for 2.

    Janice, they really are. Love the glowing tones on OF POSEIDON.

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  9. The watery covers really are beautiful aren't they? I always envy artists who are able to create such beauty and make it as unique as possible given the glut in the market.

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  10. I like the sound of Of Poseidon. Kinda like a female YA Percy Jackson, maybe?

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  11. Beautiful covers.
    I have 'New Girl' and I probably I should read it ;)) I hope it is as good as the cover.

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