I'm bouncing in my seat excited to share with you guys the cover for Mary Lindsey's Fragile Spirits, the upcoming companion novel to Shattered Souls! So first.........
Oh. Man. Is this not a GORGEOUS cover?! It's my favorite of hers so far. I love the color scheme, and the way Vivenne's (yes, despite being a male POV, that's the major girl character on the cover... and I totally love this girl. But since Paul is pretty infatuated, too, it works) hair pops out. I also have to say, it's a pretty darn accurate representation of Viv as well, right down to the boots. That, and I love how well it's going to fit next to the Shattered Souls cover, but, man, I think I love this one more. Mary always wins the cover lottery.
So what's this book about, besides a seriously awesome, sweet, charming in a quiet way boy who will totally have you melting and swooning? This:
Paul has always known he was a Protector, fated to serve a Speaker who could hear the voices of spirits lingering after death and help those souls find peace.
Vivienne ignores the voices of the dead.
Paul has always followed the Protector’s rule book, preparing diligently for the day when he’d be matched with his Speaker and fulfill his destiny.
Vivienne never does what she’s told.
So when Paul is matched with Vivienne, they both find the pairing less than satisfactory. But a kidnapping, a malevolent spirit and power stronger than both of them may just prove that they are two halves of the same whole.
In a stunning story about the beauty of fate and the power of secrets, Mary Lindsey returns to the world of Shattered Souls with a breathtaking thrill-ride of a novel.
So, this is a companion, and you don't have to read Shattered Souls first, but I really recommend it, considering this definitely has spoilers for that one. And, yes, Lenzi and Alden make appearances in this one, a few times! And Paul... *melty sigh*
This one is currently set to drop January 23, 2014, and you can add it to your Goodreads here. And if you can't wait till then for more from Mary, you're in luck. Ashes on the Waves, a freaking amazing book based on Poe's Annabel Lee is coming out next week! Trust me when I say you need this book in your life.