Friday, June 24, 2011

Cover Art Revealed: Dreaming Awake (Falling Under #2) by Gwen Hayes

Gwen Hayes recently revealed the cover art for the sequel in her Falling Under series, Dreaming Awake. Check it out:

Coming January 3, 2012!

She fell for him in a nighttime world. But the time for dreaming is past—and the here-and-now can be just as fragile their love…

When Theia Alderson first encountered a mysterious, handsome boy in her dreams, she never imagined how finding Haden Black—and falling in love—could change her life. To save Haden, Theia sacrificed everything. And the dangerous bargain she made could have lasting repercussions.

Now Theia has returned to Serendipity Falls, and she finds herself struggling with the same deadly hungers that have tortured Haden. When students at their high school fall prey to a mysterious illness, Theia can’t help but wonder if Haden’s control is slipping—and how much longer she’ll have a grip on her own.

And still the nightmare realm of Under won’t let them go. Someone from Haden’s past is determined to destroy Theia from the inside out, starting with those closest to her, forcing Theia to choose between family and friends and a love that may have been doomed from the start…

I think this cover is really beautiful. The rose petals she's laying on, her elaborately curled hair and that gorgeous, gorgeous dress all evoke the romance of the story, while the black rose in her hand, and the contrast of the black on her dress with the red of the rose petals gives it a kind of Gothic feel. It's also a nice inversion of the first book's cover -- which had black roses and a red dress. I'm not crazy about the title though -- it just doesn't quite have that ring to it, you know?

What do you think? Does this make you want to read the series? Have you read Falling Under? I need to! I've heard it's really good.

Here's the Falling Under cover for comparison:

In other news...

Rachel Hawkins just announced that the third book in the Hex Hall series has a title! And it is...*drumroll please*...


I think it works well with the other two-syllable titles in the series. I reallllllly loved the title of Demonglass though, because it had special meaning if you'd read Hex Hall. I hope this one ends up having special meaning upon reading it, because otherwise it's a bit of an overdone title in the paranormal YA world, don't you think? Nonetheless, I love this series SO MUCH. My Demonglass review will be up soon, I swear. I canNOT wait for Spell Bound because, seriously? CLIFFHANGER! GAH!


Bookish Brunette said...

The Bookish Brunette

Mary said...

OMG, that cliffhanger at the end of Demonglass...totally agree with you.
Falling it because of the cover. New cover is also gorgeous, but I'm not sure if I'll read it. Maybe if it's sitting on the new shelf at the library.
Mary, A Book A Day

Miss Page-Turner said...

I don't like the Dreaming Awake cover that much, the white dress doesn't work for me.

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