Waiting on Wednesday 2/9

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: The Carrier of the Mark
Author: Leigh Fallon
Publisher: HarperTeen
Published: Fall 2011
Genre: YA, Paranormal Romance
Pages: Unknown

A move to Ireland is about to introduce Megan to her destiny, her real destiny, can she embrace it and will she survive it?

A tragedy in Megan’s past set her on a predetermined course. A chain of events has been set in motion that brings Megan to Kinsale, a small town in the south of Ireland where her destiny awaits her. Her life starts to fall into place as she makes new friends and settles into her new school. However, the reclusive and distant Adam DeRĂ­s calls to her body and soul.

She finds herself increasingly drawn to Adam and his strange family. Adam knows a secret from her past and he and his family hold the key to her future. A future that binds her to Adam and his world, a world of power, mystery and ancient orders. A world that unbeknownst to her, she very much belongs in.
Ok, it's no secret that I'm a cover-slut, but seriously? Are covers getting better and better, or is just me? I don't need art on my walls anymore! I can just prop up all my books all nice and pretty! Cover lust aside, The Carrier of the Mark starts with a somewhat normal YA premise, but then cranks it up a notch with the introduction of "power, mystery and ancient orders." It's with that line (ok, and the romance part) and the cover that I'm one hundred percent completely sold. I must read this book. Seriously. Preferably soon? Thanks. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?

44 comments:

  1. I agree...covers do seem to be getting better and better. I feel like all the covers on books I read growing up were just so bad. Maybe it's because it was too expensive to do the nice quality photography they do now. I remember everything being illustrations.

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  2. Wow!! I'm in love with this cover. It's fantastic!! Never heard of this book before. The story sounds cool, too. Any book that takes place in Europe has my vote! Covers are getting hotter for sure.

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  3. Oh dear, this cover is just wonderful. They have been spoiling us with all of these gorgeous covers lately, I agree. I think this book sounds completely delicious. It's definitely going on my TBR :)

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  4. I had never heard of the book before. Thanks for featuring it! From the synopsis, the book sounds interesting!

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  5. Where has this book being hidding, haven't heard of it either. Love the premise and the cover is gorgeous. Great find Melissa :)

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  6. The cover looks amazing yes! :D I love the story as well. So adding it to my TBR pile.


    My WoW

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  7. Oh yeah this cover is very lust worthy, and the summary has me placing it on my wish list. Loving the setting a lot! Great pick!

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  8. This cover is so pretty and l do agree, covers are getting better!

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  9. Ahh, I am looking forward to this one, as well (although not for my Wow this week). I just started following the author after I read an article about her last week. It sounds like a good, involved read, and that cover?!?! Totally agree!

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  10. I hadn't heard of this one but it sounds really good and wow I'm really loving that cover. Great pick! I'll be adding it to my list. =)

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  11. So gorgeous! This is the first I've heard of this book... it sounds like just my kind of read.

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  12. Hello gorgeous cover!! I consider my books as art too :-) Seriously, haha. I hadn't heard of this one, but I am definitely addding it to my TBR list! Thanks Melissa!

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  13. Its totally true! Covers are getting more and more gorgeous! I have added this to my TBR pile (so thanks for bringing it to my attention)!
    ;)

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  14. I agree about the covers in the YA genre...not quite as sure about the adult books. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that publishers are targeting a generation that has grown up being bombarded by visual images, videos, Youtube feeds..so they feel they have to amp up the graphics on the books?

    Hope you enjoy this one Melissa.

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  15. It is an absolutely stunning cover! Is this the author they chose in from an online submission or something along those lines? I think it is. Definitely looking forward to this one, beautiful pick Melissa!

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  16. Agree! Cover is awesome! Plus the book sounds awesome as well.

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  17. Looking forward to this one too! I love the cover!

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  18. Woohoo! I'm loving this fab post and all the amazing comments! Thank you so much for liking and looking forward to The Carrier of the Mark! It will be out in he fall, I'm so excited, I can hardly wait.
    Thank you everyone and happy reading.
    Leigh

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  19. This cover is beautiful. I actually read this on inkpop last year and I really liked it. I can't wait to see what she changed:)
    -Danna

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  20. This sounds great! It's definitely getting added to my to-read list.

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  21. I am a total sucker for a cover with a girl in a pretty dress, and this one kicks it up with her suspended in air. Lovely choice :)

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  22. What a stunning cover!!! I cant wait to get my hands on this one, I did read a few chapters on Inkpop and I am so looking forward to reading the real thing :)

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  23. Me too. This cover is stunning!

    Here is what I'm wishing on this WLW

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  24. The cover is actually quite amazing... the premise I'm not entirely sold on, but if it does manage to be original? Then it's definitely something I would pick up.

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  25. I saw this one somewhere before, but now I am definitely adding it...The cover is full of awesomeness.

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  26. That cover is friggn awesome!! IT sounds kind of freaky though.....:0

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  27. Wow !! Thanks for this awesome find Melissa !! I love the cover, the blurb ... I want it !! =)

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  28. I agree. From one cover slut to another, this one is beautiful. I love that swirly blue stuff and how it connects to her dress. Very pretty. The plot sounds good too :P

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  29. Not only does the story sound super cool, but seriously, that cover is frame-able.

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  30. Cover lust satisfied. This looks incredible!

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  31. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/waiting-on-wednesday_09.html

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  32. The cover is uh-mazing without a doubt.
    I've read the first few chapters of the book (a while ago before it was going to be published) and it's amazing!

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  33. I'm with you. As soon as I saw this one... I drooled as well. I love the cover too. :)

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  34. I agree! The cover is really gorgeous, plus the plot sounds really interesting :)

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  35. LOL what can I say girly, the cover has me hooked :D

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  36. I love this cover and I agree that covers are getting better!

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  37. I haven't read about this one yet - but oh my gorgoues! The cover is stunning! And the plot sounds awesome.

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  38. Covers are definitely getting more breathtaking. And a book set in Ireland? I'm sold!

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  39. Why have I not heard about this book! I hate being out on the loop for new books! Thanks so much for putting this on my radar. I will put it on my tbr. Plus I love the cover

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  40. Where do you find these awesome books? The cover of this one is to die for. Ps. Saw your name in VOYA today, pretty exciting!!

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  41. This cover is beautiful. Adding this book to the list. :)

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  42. This is a fantastic cover. I hadn't heard about this one yet. Adding it to my list! Thanks for sharing.

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