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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Cover love

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming releases that we're looking forward to.


The pretty covers just keep popping up. I’m not one to fall for covers but these have really caught my eye and are either part of series I already read or by authors I love.

All of the following books are 2014 releases but that just gives more me time to clear my shelves out. HA! Yeah right!!!! Blogger delusions.


Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Ann Bishop
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Expected release date: March 2014 – Penguin Publishing
Pre-order: Murder of Crows: A Novel of the Others 
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Murder of Crows is the sequel to the excellent adult urban fantasy series, Written in Red, a series that shows the genre still has plenty to offer when it comes to originality and quality.
The release date is still a long ways away but look how pretty that cover is!


The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) by J.R. Ward
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Expected release date: March 25th, 2014
Pre-order: The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood 

The newest installment in J.R. Ward’s #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Wrath and the Brotherhood are locked in an epic battle over his throne and the very future of the vampire race.

To be honest I’m kind of over the whole BDB series but then I saw this cover. I really like it and it seems so ominous. Now I’m curious again since this book returns to Wrath's story. Damn you J.R.!


This Side of Salvation by Jeri Smith-Ready
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Expected release date: April 1st, 2014
This Side of Salvation 

Everyone mourns differently. When his older brother was killed, David got angry. As in, fist-meets-someone-else’s-face furious. But his parents? They got religious. David’s still figuring out his relationship with a higher power, but there’s one thing he does know for sure: The closer he gets to new-girl Bailey, the better, brighter, happier, more he feels.

Then his parents start cutting all their worldly ties in to prepare for the Rush, the divine moment when the faithful will be whisked off to Heaven…and they want David to do the same. David’s torn. There’s a big difference between living in the moment and giving up his best friend, varsity baseball, and Bailey—especially Bailey—in hope of salvation.

But when he comes home late from prom, and late for the Rush, to find that his parents have vanished, David is in more trouble than he ever could have imagined.

I was so lucky to have been able to read an early version of this book. It’s a beautiful, poignant, uplifting story that makes you think about love, life and loss in a whole new way. You will fall in love with the protagonist, David. And that cover! Eep – it fits the story SO perfectly.

Have any of you already started looking into the 2014 releases? Are there any books that you’re waiting for next year? A good blogger must plan (waaay) ahead.


  1. The King cover totally reminds me of True Blood. Just replace the guy on the cover with A. Skarsgard and were set, lol. I really like the cover for Murder Of Crows as well. Very nice picks!

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    1. I know! It reminded me of TB season 1 when Eric was sitting in his chair at Fangtasia lol

    2. I totally agree! It does remind me a lot of True Blod!

  2. I STILL haven't read JR Ward's books, but I've got the first one of the series waiting for me to pick up. I've heard it's awesome, but I didn't know I'm 12 behind now! Guess I better get started ASAP! Great pick :)

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  3. Oh, Murder of Crows! I was contemplating getting the audio for Written in Blood because I keep seeing such great reviews for it.

  4. YEs I am excited for the Murder of that cover

  5. Yes! I'm just getting into BDB (I'm up to book 4), but I'm
    hoping to be caught up by the time The King releases. I know I will love This Side of Salvation, as I love every thing JSR writes. So lucky that you got to read it already. Thanks for sharing!

    1. If you skip the lesser parts you'll be done by the end of the week lol

      You are going to love TSoS. It's very different from anything she's written before but just as good of course!


  7. Murder of Crows sounds so good. Love that cover!

    Oh and #12 for the BDB? I'm so behind!

  8. This Side Of Salvation sounds really good! I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

  9. This side of salvation looks GOOD! Interested to see what she does with a contemp novel!

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