Huh? you say. But it already has a fantastic cover.
I know. Tell me about it. I love, love, love the original cover to bits. But covers change all the time–at least in YA it does. The good folks at Harper reconsidered the cover and decided that they wanted an approach that more strongly evoked the epic fantasy-adventure feel of the story.
And I have to say, the final cover blew me away just as much.
The same artist, so definitely all the same epic feel. The image this time illustrates rather than contradicts the title. Both ways work great: one magnifies the message, the other raises intriguing questions. I’m just fortunate to have received not one, but two magnificently evocative covers.
And here, as promised, the snippet from the book that encapsulates the tipping point of the romantic arc.
But his expression, after an initial shock, turned grim. He pushed the sheet aside and struggled to get up. “Why did you not tell me sooner?”
She gripped his arm to steady him. “I thought you were drawing your last breath.”
He swayed, but his scowl was fierce. “Understand this: you will never again care whether I live or die, not when your own safety is in danger. My purpose is to guide and protect you for as long as I can, but in the end, only one of us matters, and it is not me.”
A bright pain burned in her heart. She might yet save herself from falling in love with him, but she would never again be able to truly despise him.
If that is not a Sherry Thomas romance, I don’t know what is. :-)
What do you think about the new cover?