Monday, January 03, 2011

DisCover #5

I loveLoveLOVE book covers as much as I love the books guys might know that I decided to make a new feature (called DisCover..geddit?!) where I'll be highlighting 3-4 books covers every week! Then, you can ooh and aah as much as you like in the comments box! 

There's an 'iron' theme going on today..I don't know how it happened, honest!

The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney

When she was seven, a horrific fey attack killed Donna Underwood’s father and drove her mother mad. Her own nearly fatal injuries were fixed by alchemy—the iron tattoos branding her hands and arms. Now seventeen, Donna feels like a freak, doomed by the magical heritage that destroyed her parents and any chance she had for a normal life. Only her relationship with her best friend, Navin, is keeping her sane.

But when vicious wood elves abduct Navin, Donna is forced to accept her role in the centuries-old war between human alchemists and these darkest outcasts of Faerie. Assisted by Xan, a gorgeous guy with faery blood running through his veins and secrets of his own, Donna races to save Navin—even if it means betraying everything her parents fought to the death to protect.

Can I just say how unbelievably lucky I am to have this already?! You'll know when you have it people. *melts in the gorgeousness* The cover for the Iron Witch is one of my favourites of all time, I think. It's so unusual and bloody GORGEOUS!! It's really interesting to see the original image, and what the designer Lisa Novak has transformed it into, looky here.

The pattern on Donna's arm is stunningly done and is significant to the story, the title is really 'out there', and being a fan-girl of Vampire Academy, how awesome is that quote y'all?!

The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge

In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft's epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical—born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day.

Aoife Grayson's family is unique, in the worst way—every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different.

The premise of this sounds incredibly exciting! It seems to have everything I'd look for in a book and so does the cover..

The girl on the cover (Aoife?) looks like somebody pushed her in the sea to try and kill her in a ferocious storm (or something) and she's just climbed out and is glaring in the direction the person who pushed her went and is plotting how to get revenge and the birds are looking down on her thinking 'what is this girl on'.

What can I say? I'm feeling very dramatic and random today.

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

I've heard that The Iron Witch is a lot like this book which means I DEFINITELY have to read it!
All the covers in 'The Iron Fey' series are absolutely beautiful, I'm sure you'll agree. I think this is the best of all three though. The blue is lovely and I love the swirling things going on on the title font.

What do you think?



  1. Ooh this post is awesome - I like the iron theme :). That's really interesting about how The Iron Witch cover was put together. It is SO gorgeous in real life :D x

  2. I can't wait to read The Iron Witch! Kaz is awesome.

  3. I loved The Iron Witch. Great post!


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