So I’m in the middle of Gated by Amy Christine Parker right now and I pretty much don’t even want to put the book down to write up this post. Crazy how things become SO inconvenient while you are reading? Seriously why do I have to do things like eat or sleep when I’m reading a good book?? However, I’ll break away from it for a second to share with you something awesome!
As Lauren put it, and I think it is perfect, “I like to think of this world as ‘Dystop— JK! You’re just in a cult!’ This is a contemporary thriller that will stress you out in the best possible way.” You can check out the official synopsis here at Goodreads but you should definitely check Gated out if you haven’t already!
I’m excited to reveal the cover for Astray, the sequel to Gated, on the blog today! In addition, the paperback edition of Gated underwent a bit of a makeover and I gotta say it came out looking even more fabulous!
And now here’s the redesign for the paperback of Gated:
And Gated’s sequel, Astray, which comes out August 2014!
Pretty much all I have to say is:
And now I have the author, Amy Christine Parker, here on the blog to talk a little bit about the covers!
I am so excited to let the world see these covers! I hope you love them every bit as much as I do. It’s not every day that a girl gets to reveal not one amazing new cover, but two! I know that they are quite a departure from GATED’s original one—which by the way was awesomely creepy and made me squeal with joy when I saw it—but I think that when you see GATED’s paperback cover alongside ASTRAY’s cover you’ll understand why the decision was made to change it. The first cover, while stunning, doesn’t give a specific sense of time or genre the way that the new covers do. Moving forward, I think my brilliant Random House book cover team wanted to leave no doubt in any reader’s mind that GATED and ASTRAY are contemporary psychological thrillers. What followed was months of careful thought, discussion, and planning to get just the right feel and mood for each book. I was truly bowled over by how much work went into finding just the right images for both covers. In the end, my editor, Chelsea Eberly, had an epiphany about GATED’s cover concept and it wasn’t long after that that ASTRAY’s cover began to take shape. I am so thrilled with how well they both convey each novel, how sleek and contemporary the font designs feel, and how the girls’ bodies are visible inside the title letters. I also love how neither girl’s face is visible, giving the covers a general sense of unease that I hope people will continue to feel when they open the book and begin to read.
Thanks for stopping by, Amy! Also so fascinated to hear the process that goes into redesigning covers!
Okay, now I’m going to get back to reading, but I’d LOVE to hear what you think about the covers!! Also, have you read this one? Heard of it?