Sunday, March 11, 2018

More 2018 Cover Reveals

There have been a couple more cover reveals in the past few weeks (or covers that I’ve just recently discovered), so I thought I’d share the pretties with you and let you know what I think.

(The Villains #2)
Publication Date: September 25, 2018
Hardcover, 400 pages, Tor Books
Genres: Adult, Sci-Fi

Eli Ever and Victor Vale were only medical students when their mutual discovery that near-death experiences can, under the right conditions, manifest extraordinary abilities.

They were best friends, and rivals, and then enemies. They were dead, then alive, and then---Eli killed Victor, once and for all.

Or so he thought---but Sydney Clarke felt otherwise, and used her own superpower to tip the scales. Now, a trio hides in the shadows, while another takes advantages of post-death life to take over the city of Merit.

If there can be life after death—will there be calm after vengeance, or will chaos rule?

My Thoughts

I haven’t read any Schwab books, but I will. One day. This cover is very red. And, if you know me, you know that red isn’t my favorite color. It’s actually one of my least favorite colors. I’m just not a fan like 75% of the time. I think I might buy the UK covers for this one, depending on their new design. Not 100% sure if they’re redesigning their covers.


(Rosemarked #2)
Publication Date: November 6, 2018
Hardcover, 304 pages, Disney-Hyperion
Genres: YA, Fantasy

The mission was a failure. Even though Zivah and Dineas discovered a secret that could bring down the empire, their information is useless without proof. Now, with their cover blown and their quest abandoned, their only remaining hope is to get home before Ampara brings the full might of its armies against their peoples.

As Shidadi and Dara alike prepare for war, Zivah and Dineas grapple with the toll of their time in the capital. After fighting alongside the Amparans against his own kin, can Dineas convince the Shidadi—and himself—where his loyalties lie? After betraying her healer’s vows in Sehmar City, can Zivah find a way to redeem herself—especially when the Dara ask her to do the unthinkable? And after reluctantly falling in love, what will the two do with their lingering feelings, now that the Dineas from Sehmar City is gone forever? Time is running out for all of them, but especially Zivah whose plague symptoms surface once again. Now, she must decide how she’ll define the life she has left.

Together, healer and warrior must find the courage to save their people, expose the truth, and face the devastating consequences headed their way.

My Thoughts

I can’t remember if I shared this one on the blog or not, but, just in case, I thought I’d talk about it. Once again, I haven’t read the first book, nor do I own it, but I plan to own the whole series once it comes out. I don’t love this cover as much as the first book (brown is not a flattering book cover color. (*cough* Avenged by Amy Tintera *cough*)

Restless Lightning
(Breaker of Empires #2)
Publication Date: October 23, 2018
Hardcover, 432 pages, Tor Books
Genres: Adults, Sci-Fi

Richard Baker continues the adventures of Sikander North in Restless Lightning, the second book in his new military science fiction series Breaker of Empires.

Lieutenant Sikander North has avoided an outright court martial and finds himself assigned to a remote outpost in the crumbling, alien Tzoru Empire—where the navy sends trouble-makers to be forgotten. When Sikander finds himself in the middle of an alien uprising, he, once again, must do the impossible: smuggle an alien ambassador off-world, break a siege, and fight the irrational prejudice of his superior officers. The odds are against his success, and his choices could mean disgrace—or redemption.

My Thoughts

I have my eye on the first book in this series. The yellow cover is absolutely stunning. This one is good too. I like the green.

I downloaded the first book a while back, so I’m excited to binge read them both. Also, once I have them in physical form, they’ll look great on my shelves. ;)


Ruin of Stars
(Mask of Shadows #2)
Publication Date: August 1, 2018
Hardcover, 416 pages, Delacorte
Genres: YA, Historical/Fantasy

As Opal, Sal finally has the power, prestige, and most importantly the ability to hunt the lords who killed their family. But Sal has to figure out who the culprits are before putting them down. Which means trying to ignore the fact that Elise is being kept a virtual prisoner, and that the queen may have ulterior motives.

And the tales coming out of north are baffling. Talk of dark spirits, missing children, and magic abound. As Sal heads north toward their ruined homeland and the lords who destroyed everything, they learn secrets and truths that can't be ignored.

My Thoughts

The theme of this week’s cover reveal theme seems to be sequels I haven’t read yet. Yep. That means I haven’t read Mask of Shadows. I don’t own it either.

I actually forgot about Mask of Shadows and the sequel until I saw this book’s cover on NetGalley. It’s such an awesome cover that I decided to invest in the series at some point. It won’t be super soon, but some day, I will read these books. Some day…


Those are some recently revealed/my recently discovered 2018 covers. What do you think? Do you like them?


  1. I haven't read any of the first books in these series. I do want to read Schwab someday soon. I love red but am not a huge fan of that cover either.

  2. Great list! I keep seeing Vengeful everywhere, but I haven't had the chance to read the first one yet even!


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