I found quite a few awesome cover reveals last month but for some reason I didn’t post this even though it was already finished. The human brain works in mysterious ways. Whatever, it’s here now and I had the chance to add a few cover reveals.
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Publication date: September 10th 2019
Not only is this cover fucking amazing but also the synopsis. Take a look peeps. This book sounds amazing.
Gideon the Ninth is the most fun you’ll ever have with a skeleton.
The Emperor needs necromancers.
The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.
Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.
Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap off the page, as skillfully animated as necromantic skeletons. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy.
Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service.
Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will be become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die.
Of course, some things are better left dead.
The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne
Publication date: February 4th 2020
I love that they used both silver and gold for this cover. It looks lovely.
The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Publication date: September 24th 2019
Wow, wow, WOW! This cover! Or this book in general! A historical horror novel, perfect for V. E. Schwab fans? I think I may be about to faint.
Seventeen-year-old Aderyn (“Ryn”) only cares about two things: her family, and her family’s graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to the fae. The problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don’t always stay dead.
The risen corpses are known as “bone houses,” and legend says that they’re the result of a decades-old curse. When Ellis, an apprentice mapmaker with a mysterious past, arrives in town, the bone houses attack with new ferocity. What is it about Ellis that draws them near? And more importantly, how can they be stopped for good?
Together, Ellis and Ryn embark on a journey that will take them deep into the heart of the mountains, where they will have to face both the curse and the long-hidden truths about themselves. Equal parts classic horror novel and original fairy-tale, The Bone Houses will have you spellbound from the very first page.
The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht
Publication date: September 24th 2019
This looks and sounds so creepy. I’m not sure if I’ll be brave enough to read this haha.
The Monster of Elendhaven is a dark fantasy, a twisted tale of revenge set in an original world as oily and real as Jack the Ripper’s London. After a thing with no name washes up on the docks, empty, alone, and unable to die, he becomes obsessed with a frail young man who can twist minds with magic. Together, they launch a plan so dark and cruel that readers will find themselves cheering for blood, and for these avengers to consummate their horrible passion for each other. But the pair are being hunted by officials from the south, intent on saving the world from the horrors mages can unleash.
Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab
Publication date: September 3rd 2019
UK edition (left), US edition (right)
SCHWAB IS AT IT AGAIN! No one has covers that are as beautiful as V. E. Schwab’s. I loved the first part City of Ghosts and I can’t wait to read the sequel. My review for City of Ghosts here.
Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake . . . even more than usual.
She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) are in Paris, where Cass’s parents are filming their TV show about the world’s most haunted cities. Sure, it’s fun eating croissants and seeing the Eiffel Tower, but there’s true ghostly danger lurking beneath Paris, in the creepy underground Catacombs.
When Cass accidentally awakens a frighteningly strong spirit, she must rely on her still-growing skills as a ghosthunter — and turn to friends both old and new to help her unravel a mystery. But time is running out, and the spirit is only growing stronger.
And if Cass fails, the force she’s unleashed could haunt the city forever.
Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh
Publication date: June 18th 2019
Another Tor.com cover reveal? What a month.
There is a Wild Man who lives in the deep quiet of Greenhollow, and he listens to the wood. Tobias, tethered to the forest, does not dwell on his past life, but he lives a perfectly unremarkable existence with his cottage, his cat, and his dryads.
When Greenhollow Hall acquires a handsome, intensely curious new owner in Henry Silver, everything changes. Old secrets better left buried are dug up, and Tobias is forced to reckon with his troubled past—both the green magic of the woods, and the dark things that rest in its heart.
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh
Publication date: October 8th 2019
I am so hyped for this. Vampires are back, guys.
Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff
Publication date: September 5th 2019
Jay Kristoff revealed the UK cover of Darkdawn and it is glorious. I haven’t started this series yet but now I will.
Broken Throne (Red Queen, #4.5) by Victoria Aveyard
Publication date: May 7th 2019
I have not read a single book in the Red Queen series but I’m weak for its covers. I’m probably gonna break down some day and read them even though reviews are mixed. The covers are just that kind of gorgeous.
Shades of Magic #5: Night of Knives by V.E. Schwab
Publication date: April 10th 2019
V.E. Schwab can’t chill, can she? Look at these covers. I am definitely continuing to buy every single issue. Look at Maxim’s booty. Damn.
Which cover do you like the best? Let me know down below in the comments!