Hi guys! I know I’ve been very quiet this month but my laptop is on it’s last legs and it’s so frustrating trying to use it at the moment! I’ve just upgraded my phone though and sent my old one off for trade in so hopefully I’ll be able to buy a new one some time during the week!
Now we’re into October it’s time for a new prompt theme from Steph and October is all about those Autumn Feels so expect richly coloured covers and witchy tales but first books with leaves on the cover!
Books With Leaves On The Cover
Because I never like to make things easy on myself I’ve limited myself to unread books sitting on my shelves – The same shelves I got fed up of being over full and just emptied half of the books into boxes and have hidden in the spare room… Still I managed to find six books!
I, Cosmo by Carlie Sorosiak
Cosmo’s family is falling apart.
And it’s up to Cosmo to keep them together.
He knows exactly what to do.
There’s only one problem.
Cosmo is a Golden Retriever.
Incredibly funny, and filled with warmth and heart, this is Charlotte’s Web meets Little Miss Sunshine – the story of one dog’s attempt to save his family, become a star, and eat a lot of bacon.
Not only does this book feature leaves on the cover it features autumn leaves in all their gorgeous redness! This is definitely a book where the UK cover trumps the US one! I’ve been meaning to read this for a while and for some reason I’ve just not gotten around to it yet. Hopefully this autumn will be the time!
A Pinch Of Magic by Michelle Harrison
Three sisters trapped by an ancient curse.
Three magical objects with the power to change their fate.
Will they be enough to break the curse?
Or will they lead the sisters even deeper into danger? …
This cover is just stunningly beautiful and there’s definitely a leaf or two on there… Plus a very late autumn tree which is missing its leaves. This is another book that I’ve had on my shelf for many more months than I should have had without reading…
A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar.
From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and they seem more destined to be rivals than anything else. But when a Sherringford student dies under suspicious circumstances, ripped straight from the most terrifying of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Jamie can no longer afford to keep his distance. Jamie and Charlotte are being framed for murder, and only Charlotte can clear their names. But danger is mounting and nowhere is safe—and the only people they can trust are each other.
This cover is full of trees with ivy scattered all around too, yes the ivy leaves are blue so not your traditional autumn colours but they’re still there! I ordered this one online as I was so intrigued by this Sherlock story and I don’t think there’s a UK publisher yet… I’ve not got around to reading it yet but I must, it’s not exactly a retelling but I love the idea
State Of Sorrow by Melinda Salibury
Sorrow – for that is all she brings us.
A people laid low by grief and darkness.
A cut-throat race for power and victory.
A girl with everything and nothing to lose…
By day, Sorrow governs the Court of Tears, covering for her grief-maddened father, who has turned their once celebrated land into a living monument for the brother who died before she was born.
By night, she seeks solace in the arms of the boy she’s loved since childhood. But one ghost won’t stop haunting her, and when enemies old and new close ranks against her, Sorrow must decide how far she’s willing to go to win…
Be swept away by the dark and dangerous new world from Melinda Salisbury, bestselling author of The Sin Eater’s Daughter trilogy
Waterlilies count as leaves right…. This cover is just so atmospheric and beautiful! One of my closest blogger friends has always sung the praises of Melinda Salisbury and while I haven’t yet read The Sin Eater’s Daughter trilogy I have started this one and I’m loving it so far!
A Curse So Dark And Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
Fall in love, break the curse.
It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.
Nothing has ever been easy for Harper Lacy. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s instead somehow sucked into Rhen’s cursed world.
Break the curse, save the kingdom.
A prince? A monster? A curse? Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. But as she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.
This is such a dark, eerie cover filled with thorns but there are some leaves too! I know that some people have already got their hands on (and loved) the proof for the sequel, A Heart So Fierce And Broken, but I’m still to read the first! I’ve had my copy since the beautiful hard backed edition arrived in my Fairyloot box way back at the beginning of the year…
Going Off Script by Jen Wilde
A TV writer’s room intern must join forces with her crush to keep her boss from ruining a lesbian character in this diverse contemporary YA romance from the author of Queens of Geek.
Seventeen-year-old Bex is thrilled when she gets an internship on her favorite tv show, Silver Falls. Unfortunately, the internship isn’t quite what she expected… instead of sitting in a crowded writer’s room volleying ideas back and forth, Production Interns are stuck picking up the coffee.
Determined to prove her worth as a writer, Bex drafts her own script and shares it with the head writer―who promptly reworks it and passes it off as his own! Bex is understandably furious, yet…maybe this is just how the industry works? But when they rewrite her proudly lesbian character as straight, that’s the last straw! It’s time for Bex and her crush to fight back.
Jen Wilde’s newest novel is both a fun, diverse love story and a very relevant, modern take on the portrayal of LGBT characters in media.
Not content with just a leaf or two this cover has an entire backdrop of leaves! I read about this one on the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog and just had to buy it. Naturally it’s lain unread ever since it arrived…
They were my #SixforSunday! If you’ve taken part leave a link to your post below and I’ll be sure to check it out!