Gorgeous Covers ( Heart Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne & The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry)

Yesterday I spotted two BEAUTIFUL covers  and wanted to share them with you. 

Heart Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne 

They say I'm evil. The police. The newspapers. The girls from school who shake their heads on the six o’clock news and say they always knew there was something not quite right about me. And everyone believes it. Including you. But you don't know. You don't know who I used to be. 

Who I could have been. 

Awaiting trial at Archway Young Offenders Institution, Emily Koll is going to tell her side of the story for the first time. 

Heart-Shaped Bruise is a compulsive and moving novel about infamy, identity and how far a person might go to seek revenge. From Goodreads)

published May 2012 by Headline

I read an advance of this a few weeks ago and my review will be ready nearer release date but in the mean time if you like a tense psychological thriller then you'll enjoy this one!   I LOVE that cover and it gives a good feel of the book.


The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry 

This dark and thrilling adventure, with an unforgettable heroine, will captivate fans of steampunk, fantasy, and romance.
On her 18th birthday, Lena Mattacascar decides to search for her father, who disappeared into the northern wilderness of Scree when Lena was young. Scree is inhabited by Peculiars, people whose unusual characteristics make them unacceptable to modern society. Lena wonders if her father is the source of her own extraordinary characteristics and if she, too, is Peculiar. On the train she meets a young librarian, Jimson Quiggley, who is traveling to a town on the edge of Scree to work in the home and library of the inventor Mr. Beasley. The train is stopped by men being chased by the handsome young marshal Thomas Saltre. When Saltre learns who Lena's father is, he convinces her to spy on Mr. Beasley and the strange folk who disappear into his home, Zephyr House. A daring escape in an aerocopter leads Lena into the wilds of Scree to confront her deepest fears. (Goodreads.com)
Published by Abrams & Chronicle Books May 2012

This one sounds pretty awesome...and that cover..WOW! You can find more information on this book, and the chance to win a pre-publication copy by liking A&CKids Facebook page Here 

What do you think of these covers? 


  1. Not too sure about the first cover - but the title is so memorable.

    Love the second cover - definitely makes me want to pick it up now! :D

    1. The cover actually really fits it. And I know...look at that 2nd one *Drool*

  2. Cool covers, I love the Peculiars cover, its really interesting. I love the wings and the gear... for some reason, it all goes well together and it just suits the name perfectly.


    1. It does doesn't it! I'm looking forward to that one. bet it looks fantastic in real.

  3. Love the Heart Shaped Bruise cover. It reminds me very much of of a Sophie Hannah or Nicci French cover.

  4. The Heart-Shaped Bruise cover looks really adult crime fiction-y...I love it!! The Peculiars cover is SO beautiful like...I wanna stick it on my wall or something.

    The Cait Files

  5. The cover for Heart-Shaped Bruise looks fab, really looking forward to reading the book! The Peculiars sounds quite interesting, will have to look out for that one ;)

  6. I don't know why but I really don't like that Heart Shaped Bruise cover.... There's just something that's putting me off about it! But The Peculiars?! That one looks AMAZING!!!!


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