Wednesday, June 27, 2012

{Cover Reveals} Sever, The Iron Prophecy, and The Gates of Paradise

by Lauren DeStefano

Expected Publication: February 12th 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Series: The Chemical Garden, #3
Pre-Order: Barnes and Noble | Amazon

What if you knew exactly when you would die? In the not-too-distant future, genetic engineering has turned every newborn into a ticking time bomb — males only live to age 25 and females only live to age 20.

In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out. When 16-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by "the Gatherers" to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Rhine has only one purpose after she has been married to her new husband, Linden: to escape and find her twin brother.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant to whom she is dangerously attracted, Rhine is desperate to learn the truth and protect those closest to her. But, as her sister wife Cecily keeps insisting, her role may be much bigger than that.

In the first two books of the Chemical Garden trilogy, Wither and Fever, Rhine struggles to escape the mansion and then to navigate the brutal world outside. Now in Sever, the third and final book, Rhine uncovers some shattering truths about the past that her parents never had the chance to tell her and the alarming implications regarding her own genes. She may be the one who can save the human race.

My Thoughts: I really like this cover, but it seems like she doesn't blend in well with the background. Like, she's just placed there, and everything looks like it's floating in midair. Other than that, it goes really awesome with the first two book covers in this series. :)

Expected Publication: August 28th, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Format: Paperback, 304 pages
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Meghan Chase is finally getting used to being the Iron Queen, ruler of the Iron Fey. Her life may be strange, but with former Winter prince Ash by her side at last, she wouldn’t have it any other way.

But when they travel to the Summer and Winter courts’ gathering for Elysium, the oracle from Meghan’s past returns with a dire prophecy: “What you carry will either unite the courts, or it will destroy them.” Now Meghan faces a devastating choice that may determine the future of all fey—and her and Ash’s unborn child…

A novella from the bestselling Iron Fey series

My Thoughts: Just so you guys know, I gave the links to The Iron Legends instead of the actual novella itself, because this is included in the paperback will all of the novellas coming out in August. And this comes out in September. It's better. c: Anyway, I love the cover for this, as any of the Iron Fey covers. They're so beautiful, and this one is especially creepy to me since I hate snakes. xD 

Expected Publication: January 15th, 2013
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Format: Hardcover, N/A pages
Pre-Order: Amazon

Watch out for the explosive finale in the Blue Bloods series. The seventh and final novel in the epic saga.

All your questions answered. . . All the mysteries explained. . . Friends reunited. . . Hearts broken. . . Will Bliss return with the Hellhounds? Will Schuyler save the Blue Bloods? Who will live? Who will die?

My Thoughts: I don't really have much to say about this one. I've only read the first...four(i think) in the series. I like it, but I'm not a big fan. So this, I guess, it a nice addition to the series. c:

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