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Saturday, January 3

Top 5 Best Book Covers: January 2015 (Meme)

Top 5 Best Book Covers

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  • Grab the Top 5 Best Book Covers button!
  • Post your 5 favorite books covers that are being released in the current month!
  • You can use a blurb or book synopsis in your post.
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  • Visit other blogs and comment on their 5 picks
 
#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson series has been hailed as “one of the best” (Library Journal). Now Mercy must deal with an unwanted guest—one that brings a danger unlike anything she’s ever known.When her mate’s ex-wife storms back into their lives, Mercy knows something isn’t right. Christy has the furthest thing from good intentions—she wants Adam back, and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get him, including turning the pack against Mercy.

Mercy isn’t about to step down without a fight, but there’s a more dangerous threat circling. As the bodies start piling up, she must put her personal troubles aside to face a creature with the power to tear her whole world apart.

Billy Thoughts - I'm a sucker for supernatural novels, but I have yet to read a novel by Patricia Briggs, though I have read a few of her short stories in anthologies. I don't know what the Mercy Thompson series is about, but the cover looks like a deadly female hitchhiker.


Whit and Wisty The end is nigh! 

 Prepare for the highly anticipated finale of the Odd Thomas series—starring “one of the most remarkable and appealing characters in current fiction” (The Virginian-Pilot)—from #1 New York Times bestselling Dean Koontz, “one of the master storytellers of this or any age” (The Tampa Tribune).



 




Billy's Thoughts - Though I do have a couple of Odd Thomas books in my collection, I have never read any book in the series yet and I have never seen the movie that came out last year. That being said, the cover to the final book looks intriguing.


A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives. 

Gripping, enthralling—a top-notch thriller and a compulsive read.”—S. J. Watson, New York Times–bestselling author of Before I Go to Sleep 

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

Billy's Thoughts -
While the cover to this novel looks simple, it does looks interesting. Plus, I always love a good Hitchcock plot.


Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they're destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she's found the thing she's been made for.

Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries' seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.

At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointy as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.

Until one day, he does...

As the world turns upside down and a hero is needed to save them all, Hazel tries to remember her years spent pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

Billy's Thoughts - I liked the Spiderwick Chronicles, so anything written by Holly Black gets my full attention.



Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker; unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can. A creepy mummy monster is on the loose in Stermont!





Billy's Thoughts -Yes, I have never read this series either, but there is something about this cover that I like. Kinda reminds my Rapunzel.




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    1. No, these are for your favorite Top 5 Best Book Covers being released this month.

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  2. Love the Mercy Thompson cover. I haven't read these yet, but all the covers are gorgeous. The Darkest Part of the Forest almost made my list, too.

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