Covers At Random

I can’t seem to stick to specifically posting covers on Saturdays so I’m just going to throw a Covers At Random post together whenever the mood strikes me. Here are two covers that caught my eye recently.

WAHOO!!! There’s finally a cover and blurb for In a Handful of Dust, the companion novel to Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis. I read Not a Drop to Drink recently so I'm excited to have more information on this one.

In a Handful of Dust
By Mindy McGinnis

Companion to Not a Drop to Drink
Release Date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins

Summary and cover from They are also running a giveaway so go check it out.

The only thing bigger than the world is fear.

Lucy’s life by the pond has always been full. She has water and friends, laughter and the love of her adoptive mother, Lynn, who has made sure that Lucy’s childhood was very different from her won. Yet it seems Lucy’s future is settled already – a house, a man, children, and a water source – and anything beyond their life by the pond is beyond reach.

When disease burns through their community, the once life-saving water of the pond might be the source of what’s killing them now. Rumors of desalinization plants in California have lingered in Lynn’s  mind, and the prospect of a “normal” life for Lucy sets the two of them on an epic journey west to face new dangers: hunger, mountains, deserts, betrayal, and the perils of a world so vast that Lucy fears she could be lost forever, only to disappear in a handful of dust.

In this companion to Not a Drop to Drink, Mindy McGinnis thrillingly combines the heart-swelling hope of a journey, the challenges of establishing your own place in the world, and the gripping physical danger of nature in a futuristic frontier.

Not a Drop to Drink on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble
In a Handful of Dust on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble
Mindy McGinnis’ website


The Dark World
by Cara Lynn Shultz

Series: Dark World #1
Release Date: May 27, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Summary and cover from

Paige Kelly is used to weird—in fact, she probably corners the market on weird, considering that her best friend, Dottie, has been dead since the 1950’s. But when a fire demon attacks Paige in detention, she has to admit that things have gotten out of her league. Luckily, the cute new boy in  school, Logan Bradley, is a practiced demon slayer-and he isn’t fazed by Paige’s propensity to chat with the dead. Suddenly, Paige is smack in the middle of a centuries-old battle between warlocks and demons, learning to fight with a magic sword so that she can defend herself. And if she makes one wrong move, she’ll be pulled into the Dark World, an alternate version of our world that’s overrun by demons-and she might never make it home.

The Dark World on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble
Cara Lynn Shultz’s website


  1. I didn't realize there was a companion novel for NaDtD. I haven't read the first one because I've been trying to stay away from series.

    The Dark World cover is gorgeous.

  2. I know what you mean about series. It seems like most books coming out are part of a series. They really stack up after a while.


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