Thursday, May 24, 2012

Judge a Book By It's Cover

Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
Expected publication: September 18th 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books
The Shima Imperium is verging on the brink of environmental collapse; decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshippers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, land choked with toxic pollution, wildlife ravaged by mass extinctions.

The hunters of the imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a thunder tiger—a legendary beast, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows thunder tigers have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shōgun is death.

Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a hidden gift that would see her executed by the Lotus Guild. Accompanying her father on the Shōgun’s hunt, she finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima’s last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled thunder tiger for company. Even though she can hear his thoughts, even though she saved his life, all she knows for certain is he’d rather see her dead than help her.

But together, the pair will form an indomitable friendship, and rise to challenge the might of an empire.
The Flame of Olympus (Pegasus, #1)
The Flame of Olympus by Kate O'Hearn
Published May 22nd 2012 by Aladdin
When Pegasus crashes onto a Manhattan roof during a terrible storm, Emily’s life changes forever. Suddenly allied with a winged horse she’d always thought was mythical, Emily is thrust into the center of a fierce battle between the Roman gods and a terrifying race of multiarmed stone warriors called the Nirads. Emily must team up with a thief named Paelen, the goddess Diana, and a boy named Joel in order to return Pegasus to Olympus and rescue the gods from a certain death.

Along the way, Emily and her companions will fight monsters, run from a government agency that is prepared to dissect Pegasus, and even fly above the Manhattan skyline—all as part of a quest to save Olympus before time runs out.

Look at those covers, it's so awesome. So, what can you say about the cover? :)


  1. Oh my god... I love the cover of The Flame of Olympus! I'm a new follower of your blog :D

    What can I say? I totally judge books by their covers. And these two are too beautiful to resist ;)

    Thanks for dropping by my WoW post! Would love to see you at my blog again :)

    1. Hello, Sel! I agree with you on The Flame of Olympus. Thanks for following and dropping by. :)

  2. Love Stormdancer cover! Very original. Not many YA books out there do animation.