It’s the LAST DAY of The Year of Shadows Cover Reveal Week, which means . . .
. . . TODAY I REVEAL THE FINAL COVER!
(at this point in reveal week, UNICORN and I are so excited that we have merged into one verklempt, flailing, sparkly being [above], which is kind of terrifying but also awesome)
Day 2 of reveal week was at The Book Smugglers, which included interviews with Karl and with Simon & Schuster art director Lucy Ruth Cummins — as well as exclusive sneak peeks of the interior illustrations!
Y’ALL I AM SO EXCITED. Like . . . I LOVED the cover for Cavendish (created by illustrator Sarah Watts and the aforementioned Lucy Ruth Cummins). LOVED it. It was absolutely PERFECT for Cavendish. Similarly, this second cover is ABSOLUTELY 110% FLAILISHLY PERFECT for The Year of Shadows. When I first saw it, I started crying, and I’m not really one of those authors who cries at every stage of the journey. Like when I first saw Cavendish in stores, for example, I pretty much just felt numb and surreal and walked around for the rest of the night with dazed, glassy eyes. But I didn’t cry. If you saw me, you wouldn’t have guessed I had just seen my first book in stores; you might just have thought I was in the beginning stages of zombie-fication.
But this? This stunning cover? I cried.
(And don’t forget to comment on the cover reveal posts at Mundie Moms/Mundie Kids for a chance to win one of the seven cover reveal week prizes! You can also go back and comment on Day 1′s and Day 2′s posts, if you haven’t already, for more chances to win!)