Charming Covers is a feature here at Book Fanatics where I highlight covers that have recently been revealed/ that I've recently found.
Having had no choice but to use her power has a necromancer to save Russia from dark forces, Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, now wants to forget that she ever used her special powers. She's about to set off to pursue her lifelong dream of attending medical school when she discovers that Russia's arch nemesis--who she thought she'd destroyed--is still alive. So on imperial orders, Katerina remains at her old finishing school. She'll be safe there, because the empress has cast a potent spell to protect it against the vampires and revenants who are bent on toppling the tsar and using Katerina for their own gains. But to Katerina's horror, the spell unleashes a vengeful ghost within the school, a ghost more dangerous than any creature trying to get in.
I have yet to read The Gathering Storm, but I'm excited to! Hopefully it's good enough to read the sequel. I know there are some mixed reviews, so I'll just have to see for myself.
As for this cover, I like it. I don't like it as much as the first one, however. Something about this girl kind of bothers me. But, I do like the contrast in the background. And the font. I have to point out the awesome font.