I’ve been teasing you guys with bits and pieces of info about A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU, but until last week we didn’t have a final cover. But now we have one! Do you want to see it? You do. You really, really do.
BEHOLD THE GLORY
Isn’t it amazing? This design surpassed my wildest dreams. Very soon, Epic Reads will post an interview with both me and designer, explaining a little bit about how this cover came into being. When that day comes, I’ll link the post here. But for now, let us just look at it. LOOK AT IT.
And the synopsis, for those of you who might not have seen it before:
Cloud Atlas meets Orphan Black in this epic, dimension-bending trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray about a girl who must chase her father’s killer through multiple dimensions. A Thousand Pieces of You explores an amazingly intricate multiverse where fate is unavoidable, the truth elusive, and love the greatest mystery of all.
Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parents’ handsome, enigmatic assistant, Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.
Marguerite refuses to let the man who destroyed her family go free. So she races after Paul through different universes, always leaping into another version of herself. But she also meets alternate versions of the people she knows—including Paul, whose life entangles with hers in increasingly familiar ways. Before long she begins to question Paul’s guilt—as well as her own heart. And soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is far more sinister than she expected.
I’m going to have lots more reveals — about swag, my super-sekrit Firebird trilogy board on Pinterest (soon to be made public, with hints and spoilers lurking in the images) and much, much more. But for now, a contest!
Tell me what YOU think about the cover image — what it means, what you like, even what you don’t (if applicable). You can tell me lots of ways: Post a comment on the ATPOY entry at GoodReads, tweet about it (tagging me, of course), posting the image on Pinterest with your thoughts (it’s on my “inspiring images” board for now) or just commenting on my pin of the image, or just say hello in the comments right here. I’d love to hear from you! (I’ll be sure to check every single venue to get all the entries, but if you’re at all worried about me seeing them, feel free to post links in comments to this post. If you muse on more than one venue, you are entered more than one time.)
Do this before Monday, June 2, and you will be entered to win a prize pack of five (count ’em, FIVE) YA books. The grand prize winner will win REBEL BELLE by Rachel Hawkins; PERFECT LIES by Kiersten White; THE WINNER’S CURSE by Marie Rutkowski; an autographed copy of BORN WICKED by Jessica Spot5swood; and an autographed copy of LEGEND by Marie Lu! Since the Epic Reads interviews will probably be posted before June 1, I’m not giving the prize to the guesser who comes closest; the winner will be chosen at random.
One caveat: I normally make all contests open to anyone around the world. However, postage rates are KILLING ME. So I can’t offer the five-book prize package to anyone outside the US. So sorry — but I’m not closing the contest to you! If you’re outside the US and I pick you as the winner, you will instead win a $30 gift certificate to the online bookstore of your choice. The prize pack will then be offered for another contest, another day. I want everybody to have a chance for some kind of goodies.
And remember: A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU comes out Nov. 4 in the USA, and a few international releases are already set with others soon to come.
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts…