We have a cover for City of Heavenly Fire!!!!

Despite my best intentions, I haven’t been able to adhere to my two-posts-per-week goal. What can I say. I’ve been a busy girl. No matter how busy I’ve been, though, when I heard that the City of Heavenly Fire cover would be released this week, I stopped what I was doing and took notice. (If you are not a regular follower of this blog, you may not know that CoHF is the sixth book in Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series. I love everything this woman writes.) The cover was released–in freakin’ Times Square–yesterday, and I’m pleased to present it to you here today!


Gorgeous! According to Cassie Clare’s Tumblr and Twitter pages, the figures on the cover are Clary (obviously) and Sebastian. I’m eager to see what the significance of Clary holding a sword will be and why Sebastian has black wings (something demon-y, I assume).

I am so excited about this book, and I am confident that it will live up to my lofty expectations (unlike the movie adaptation of City of Bones). I hope to see a couple of favorite characters from the Infernal Devices (prequel trilogy) and the Dark Artifices (upcoming sequel trilogy). And, as always, I need my Magnus Bane fix! (If you haven’t been keeping up with the Bane Chronicles short stories, you really must!)

After impatiently waiting for the City of Heavenly Fire cover, I must now prepare myself to wait some more. The book won’t hit shelves until May 27th. We should get a book trailer before that, though. The anticipation is killing me!

*Fun little side note: My very first blog post here on Knight Reader was about how awesome Cassie Clare is. (I posted it after reading City of Bones and City of Ashes.) It seems fitting then, that this post–my 500th–should be about the epic conclusion to the amazing Mortal Instruments series! We’ve come a long way together!*

Outpost cover revealed!

A few weeks ago, I read and reviewed the dystopian novel Enclave by Ann Aguirre, and I absolutely loved it.  It was dark, gritty, and, if it’s not too tacky to quote myself, it made “the world of The Hunger Games look like a romp through one of Mary Poppins’ magical paintings.”  The main character, Deuce, was a wonderful example of a strong female character, and I’m eager to read the next book in this series, Outpost.  The cover of Outpost was just released, and I’m so happy to share it with you right here!

I love how similar it is to Enclave‘s cover. (I really hate it when series cover designs change. It makes my bookshelves look weird.) I’m also intrigued by the blurb about Outpost on the author’s webpage (where you can also read the first two chapters for free), http://www.annaguirre.com/books/ya-novels/outpost/.  I look forward to seeing how Deuce asserts herself in her new digs and what she’ll have to do to fight the Freaks that are getting smarter and more cunning.  I’ll also admit that I’m a little anxious about her relationship with Fade and how Stalker is going to muck things up.

Outpost is set for a September 4th release.  I know there’s a book trailer in the works, but I don’t know the details yet on when that will be available.  If it’s anything like the trailer for Enclave, it’s sure to be creeptastic.

If you haven’t read Enclave yet, be sure to check it out as soon as possible.  This is a great read for those Hunger Games fans who are looking for another great dystopian series to mezmerize them!

Beautiful Redemption cover revealed!!!!

I know I’ve been going a little cover crazy recently, but I can’t help it! So many of my favorite series/authors are releasing the covers of their next books, and I simply must share the joyous news! The latest cover reveal (thanks to EW Shelf Life) is from the Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The fourth and final novel in this saga, Beautiful Redemption, will be in stores on October 23rd.  I will buy the book as soon as humanly possible, and I’ll add this beautiful cover to those already on display.

Does the green lettering give readers a clue about Lena's fate? I wonder...

Beautiful Redemption joins Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, and Beautiful Chaos in telling the tumultuous story of Ethan Wate and Lena Duchannes. The series, set in Low Country South Carolina, is a supernatural, Southern Gothic masterpiece that definitely keeps readers on their toes.

A movie adaptation of Beautiful Creatures, the first in the series, is already in the works, with filming set to begin in New Orleans in April. Emma Thompson, one of my favorite actresses, has been cast in the movie! According to IMDB.com, the movie should be out sometime in 2013.

If you’d like more information on the Beautiful Creatures series or authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, visit http://beautifulcreaturesnovels.com/.

Rift cover revealed!

If you’re a fan of Andrea Cremer’s Nightshade trilogy, you probably already know that a prequel, Rift, is on its way.  I’m happy to announce that we now have a cover for what is sure to be an amazing book.  (Thanks to the folks at MTV’s Hollywood Crush for the announcement!)

According to MTV’s cover release, the story will focus on how the war between the Searchers and the Keepers began (the Witches’ War), and the heroine of the tale is a fierce girl named Ember. There will be nods to events in the Nightshade trilogy (Nightshade, Wolfsbane, and Bloodrose), so true fans will have fun connecting events (and even characters?) in Rift to the stories we already know and love.

I urge you to check out the full article at http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2012/03/01/rift-cover-andrea-cremer/, as well as their exclusive peek at the first chapter (http://hollywoodcrush.mtv.com/2012/01/03/andrea-cremer-rift-first-chapter-nightshade-prequel/).  Rift is set for an August 7th release.

Title and cover reveal for third book in Matched trilogy!

Forget the intro.  Let’s get to the good stuff!

I think this is my favorite cover of Ally Condie’s Matched trilogy, and I’m so looking forward to seeing how this conclusion(?) plays out for Cassia, Ky, and Xander.

According to Goodreads, Reached will be released on November 13th this year, so you’ve got plenty of time to read the first two books–Matched and Crossed.

For more information, including a Q & A with Ally Condie, check out the official title/cover announcement at Entertainment Weekly’s ShelfLife (http://shelf-life.ew.com/2012/03/02/matched-trilogy-by-ally-condie-see-the-cover-and-title-for-the-third-and-final-book-plus-condie-answers-burning-questions-exclusive/).  You can also visit Condie’s website at http://www.allysoncondie.com/ or follow her on Twitter @allycondie.

The Kill Order cover revealed!

If you’re a fan of James Dashner’s Maze Runner series, you probably know that a prequel is on the way.  The Kill Order, which tells the story of how sun flares scorched the earth and society fell to disease, will be released on August 14th.  Check out the official cover below:

I think it’s awesome, and I can’t wait to read about the events that led to the creation of WICKED and the dreaded maze. If you haven’t read the Maze Runner series already–The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, and The Death Cure–I definitely encourage you to do so. It’s a great series and is perfect for those Hunger Games fans who are looking for a dystopian story from a guy’s perspective.  For more information, visit James Dashner’s website at http://www.jamesdashner.com/.