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Friday 12 March 2010

**Drop Jaw Here; A Must Not Miss**

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So Ive found like 5 Jaw Dropping things this week and now I'm putting it all here.

First off comes the book cover of The Haunted, second book after The Hollow, by Jessica Verlay.

Hardcover: 304 pages
Publish Date- August 31, 2010

Unfortunately this is the only line I could find that was related in any way to the book:

"Love and mystery mix in this spine-tingling, hauntingly gorgeous trilogy, which L.J. Smith calls "Spectacular!"

Well, we know the first two things are going to be in the book already (love & mystery) but I guess it's good that L. J. Smith, author of The Vampire Diaries and other series, likes it.

Other books in the series:

(Click picture for extra info)


Paperback- 288 pages
Publish Date- July 29, 2010

"Dru Anderson might finally be safe. She’s at the largest Schola on the continent, and beginning to learn what it means to be svetocha–half vampire, half human, and all deadly. If she survives her training, she will be able to take her place in the Order, holding back the vampires and protecting the oblivious normal people.

But a web of lies and betrayals is still closing around her, just when she thinks she can relax a little. Her mentor Christophe is missing, her almost-boyfriend is acting weird, and the bodyguards she’s been assigned seem to know much more than they should. And then there’s the vampire attacks, the strange nightly visits, and the looks everyone keeps giving her. As if she should know something.

Or as if she’s in danger.

Someone high up in the Order is a traitor. They want Dru dead–but first, they want to know what she remembers of the night her mother died. Dru doesn’t want to remember, but it looks like she might have to–especially since once Christophe returns, he’ll be on trial for his life. The only person who can save him is Dru.

The problem is, once she remembers everything, she may not want to…"

I didn't read the summary. But I will after I finish Betrayals, which right now I can say I like it tons better than the first book (Strange Angels). I don't think I like the cover though. Doesn't it look promy to you? The girl and the guy both look good, but I feel like kids are waiting in line in the background to get their pictures taken, and all the while, while they are drunk (I believe the kid on the corner just threw up, can't keep his booze)

Other books in the series:

(Click on Strange Angels for my review.
Click on Betrayals for extra info)


Hardcover: 464 pages
Publish Date: September 28, 2010

As with The Haunted I couldn't find much on Torment. BUT! Do not despair! I did find an interview, which was hosted at Wondrous Reads, in which the author gives a little inside peek.

"Can you tell us anything about Torment, the second book in the series?

I’m having so much fun writing Torment that it’s hard for me not to spill everything right now so I can say, “Aren’t you excited? Won’t this be great?” But my publisher would probably have my head. So in lieu of that, I’ll reveal just three things:

1. As Luce learns more about her past, she comes into a host of powers she never knew she had—and they might involve the shadows.
2. After the second book comes out, a prequel (which will span thousands of years!) will follow before the final book in the series.
3. Even though, of course, Daniel is Luce’s one-and-only, a very interesting new male character is introduced in Torment that offers him some stiff competition."

Again, no idea what it means cause I haven't read the book, but I so want to. The cover of Fallen had me enchanted since the first time I saw it. And this one might be even better! I love the pose, the dress, the Gothic look of it all. Black... White... Exquisite... Elegant yet Hardcore. Yeah, my kind of cover definitely.

Other books in the series:

(Click picture for more info)


Hardcover: 240 pages
Publish Date- June 29, 2010

I have to make an announcement. For those who don't know this yet, this is NOT the fifth Blue Bloods book. I repeat, IT AIN'T. You must think of this book as a companion guide. Keys To The Repository is, and I quote, a Blue Bloods short story collection, which includes character profiles, a dictionary of terms, and lots of fun stuff, like maps.

"Lavish parties. Passionate meetings in the night. Bone-chilling murders. Midterms. The day-to-day life of Schuyler Van Alen and her Blue Bloods friends (and enemies) is never boring. But there's oh-so-much more to know about these beautiful and powerful teens. Below the streets of Manhattan, within the walls of the Repository, exists a wealth of revealing information about the vampire elite that dates back before the Mayflower. In a series of short stories, journal entries, and never-before-seen letters, New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz gives her hungry fans the keys to the Repository and an even more in-depth look into the secret world of the Blue Bloods.
Won't you come inside?"

I will so buy it. And any person who owns the entire series should definitely do it also. On a more cheery note...

I do have the name of the fifth Blue Bloods Title. GASP! Holly molly Taschima! I know, I know, I was excited too. It's called Misguided Angel and it's publish date is October 5, 2010. A little summary?

"After inheriting the dark Van Alen Legacy, Schuyler fled to Florence--with her forbidden love, Jack. Now the two of them must embark on the mission Schuyler was destined to complete: to find and protect the seven gates that guard earth from Lucifer, lord of the Silverbloods.
As the Blue Blood enclave weakens yet further, fate leads Schuyler closer to a terrifying crossroads--and a choice that will determine the destiny of all vampires."

If you have read the last book, The Van Alen Legacy, then you know this stuff. But, it's still exciting! On a bad note it's Hardcover and only 256 pages. I know, so small =( But maybe it will change (cross your fingers).

I have even more information on the works of Melissa De La Cruz though! She is writing a spin off on The Blue Bloods Series (who isn't writing a spin off these days?). She is working on Wolf Pact, the first book in the Blue Bloods spin off starring Bliss Llewellyn (WOLF PACT? Wolfs? Interesting...); as a side note she is also working on a new adult fantasy series called THE WITCHES OF EAST END.

Other Books In The Series:

(Click on Masquerade for my review.
Click on any other picture for extra info.)

I hope I didn't blow your guys minds with this overload of information... Or do I?

Hahaha Have a good one,


  1. great finds! i love the torment cover! can't wait for it! i haven't read the strange angels yet...are they any good?

  2. Great post! I posted the Jealousy cover art on my blog! :) Thanks for the heads up!

  3. I just love all of the great and wonderful new cover. I think Torment may be my new all time favorite cover. Great post twin. :D


  4. Blue Bloods 5 is "Misguided Angel" and will come out on October 5th and Blue Bloods 6 is "Bloody Valentine" which will come out on January 2011.I've read it at fantasticfiction.com, don't know if it's true.
    I am also ashamed to admit that I have yet to read Fallen by Lauren Kate :S

  5. awesome find! I look forward on the release of the Keys to the Repository the most :)

  6. That a lot of awesome covers. Though I have to say that I am not loving the new Blue Blood one. It just looks off from the rest of them.

  7. Geez. I thought the Fallen cover was exquisite, but the Torment cover is magnificent! Wow!

  8. I like the Torment cover the best. It's just as beautiful as the Fallen cover.

  9. I thought that all of the new covers were beautiful! This is just a great post. I'm going to feature Torment in my Sunday Sequels post tomorrow :)

  10. Cool finds! But isn't that only 4 jaw dropping things:p

  11. Haunted and torment would be my favorites. And the new Blue Bloods is good too!

  12. The Torment cover is definitely my favorite, I can't wait to read it! I LOVED Fallen =D

  13. I'm so excited for Jealousy. I need to read Betrayed though soon.

  14. @AtenRA Hmmm Interesting...

    @Kate I like it because it's not part of the series, it's a companion, so it doesn't have to have the little city or any of that stuff, it need to look mysterious while maintaining some sort of connection to the other books, which I, Im my not so humble opinion, believe it pull off with flying colors.

    @Dani You would think right? But no, it's 5 if you include Blue Bloods book 5 'Misguided Angels' that for me is a Jaw Dropping piece of information.

  15. I have not read ANY of these series... except for Fallen. Which I liked, but I wasn't crazy about the cover. Torment's cover though? BEAUTIFUL!!! I lurve it. I feel the same way about The Haunted cover too. xD

  16. *drools* ok. i must get around to reading the first in the series of these ones so i can read these too! it annoys me that I have Strange Angels and Fallen and my library has The Hollow and I haven't read any of them :( I must read them sooonnn!!!! because I'm loving these covers. Torment is beautiful, Jealously is awesome

  17. I cannot wait for Tourment! The cover is amazing. It's so pretty!

  18. Oh, God, I can not wait for The Haunted. And I'm loving the cover. Fabulous!

  19. Oh wow! Everytime you post a book on your blog I stare in awe at the covers. Whoever designs them...genius. They make me want to read the books without even knowing what they are about.

  20. I'm psyched about Torment and I love the cover sooo pretty! And I just asked for the Blue Bloods series for my birthday hope I get them after reading your reviews!

  21. I'm so excited about all of these books! The covers are just amazing! Can't wait for The Haunted. I really enjoyed reading The Hallow. And the cover for Torment is just amazing! I just love it. I'm currently reading Fallen, I'm barely on pg 42. Also I love the Blue Bloods series, so I'm really excited for this companion guide, definitely will buy it hehe. Awesome post! =)

  22. Torment cover is amazing!!!
    And I'm so buying the book of the Blue Blood(Keys to the Repository) and the fifth in October ... That series is good.
    I bought last week Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow I hope is good as it look like.

  23. I am absolutely in love with cover of The Haunted and Torment. Wonder if you've seen the cover of paperback version of The Hollow? I think it looks so much better than the girl w/ blue background.

  24. I agree. I don't like the cover for Jealousy. It just doesn't fit with the other two covers in the series.

  25. I love all of these covers! I can't wait to read Jealously and I'm definitely going to get Keys to the Repository. I still have to read The Hollow and Fallen, but the covers look amazing!

  26. I love these covers especially the cover for the new Blue Bloods series book!

  27. I LOVE the cover for Fallen and Torment. They are just so beautiful and eye catching, but the words are amazing as well. I need the next book for the Van Alen Legacy. GRRR

  28. beautiful covers! I love fallen series and melissa de la cruz series too!!! wow!

  29. WOW! Great post! Thanks for all the great info!! :)

  30. I love the Torment cover! It's beautiful, just like the Fallen cover. I cannot wait for Keys to the Repository. I just started reading the Blue Bloods series a week ago, and now I'm hooked! I love it! I can't wait for Jealousy as well. I like the color of the cover, and the design.
    I haven't read the Hollow yet, but it's already on my TBR list! I think that the Hollow cover was... okay, but I like the Haunted one better!

  31. They are all very nice but the haunted and keys to the repository seem to be a departure from the series look they aren't match-y enough- okay I might be picky.

    Torment is better than fallen which I didn't think was possible.


  32. Thanks for the link to my interview! :) I love all these covers!

  33. Oh my... *swoons* I'm salivating behind the screen here at all the gorgeous covers. How is it possible the artists keep getting better and better in bookland?? I am most looking forward to Torment coming out!!

  34. Torment!!! *wipes drool off of keyboard* That's officially going in my favorite covers folder.

  35. Haunted looks and sounds delicious!

  36. Oh I love the cover for The Haunted *_* even though it doesn't go very well the The Hollow... the girl on it looks so unreal and distorted :/

    The Torment cover is great too. I think I like it even better than Fallen.

    The new Melissa De La Cruz book doesn't look aynthing like her other covers but I love it anyway. The eye looks kind of mean and really creepy.

  37. I was seriously grabbing my head and going "OMG, too many things running around in my head like a chicken with its head cut off!"

    That seriously WAS an overload of information. I don't even know where to begin. I think my head seriously exploded!

    Okay *deep breath* I think I'll begin with 'The Haunted'.

    O..M...G...!!! I haven't read The Hollow yet, but I've been dyinggggg. And Jessica sent me a packet with some Hollow stuff in it a while ago and I've just been absolutely dying to read it.
    But I don't have a copy. T_T I think The Haunted cover looks just as beautiful as the Hollow.

    Glad there is more to the story. :)

    And then on to Jealousy!
    Ahhhh, can't wait for it. Though I haven't read Betrayals yet. *Hits head on wall*.

    And then to Torment. Yet another sequel to a book I've been dying to read. Please kill me now and send me to a place where you can just say a book's name out loud and have it appear in your hands. Pleaseeee.

  38. Great covers! I can't wait for Torment! :D


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