Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cover Reveal

The day has arrived! I have finally been given the green light to share the cover of my latest novel, THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE.

Here it is:

And here's the description from the book jacket:

There's death all around us.
We just don't pay attention.
Until we do.

The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn't look at her like she might break down at any moment.

Now she's just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that's all she'll ever be.

As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there's a secret she hasn't told anyone-a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.

Lex's brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn't have to be real to keep you from moving on.

From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a gorgeous and heart-wrenching story of love, loss, and letting go.

So there you have it! A cover! A description! A release date: February 10, 2015! It's all coming together!

I feel that I hit the jackpot with this cover. It's gorgeous, first of all --the colors, the image!--but beyond that, I feel it truly reflects what happens in the book. And that is a rare thing. Covers, you see, are meant to be advertisements--their sole purpose to to get some poor unsuspecting reader to pick up the book and then buy it. So often what's on the cover is more a reflection of marketing than what's at the heart of the book. That's okay--it's meant to be like that. I mean, I loved my covers for UNEARTHLY, but at no time did my main character Clara ever stand around outside in a formal gown. But the covers did their job--they got people to buy my books.

But this cover does both so beautifully. It is pretty and enticing and just begs to be picked up. And it FEELS like the story. I can feel Lex in that room, looking at that note.

Happy sigh.

So what do you think?


Angel Kinda Girl said...

Sounds amazing! The Unearthly series as amazing and I wish there was more! Can't wait for this to be released, when will it be?

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

I love the cover and the synopsis is even better. I can't wait to read it!! :)

Catarina said...

I'm so excited to read it! I would read anything you write but the story really intrigues me and I just can't wait to have this book in my hands. I'm just so happy! You made my day with this news :)
btw you're my favorite author, in case it wasn't obvious by my fangirling!
Love from Portugal <3

Unknown said...

Beautiful and perfect! I'm really looking forward to reading this contemp - I thought the Unearthly series was the most "contemp" of all the paranormals that I've read and I really enjoyed it. You wrote about loss so beautifully, I hope to feel the same way about this book as I did about Hallowed. =)

Christina said...

I love the cover, and the description sounds amazing. So happy to get a new book from you soon!

Unknown said...

That beautiful cover. It's so simple and sweet, which I feel holds something one should read inside. Congratulate you. It is not easy to get what you want exactly, but you get, and it shows on the cover, as in the description. That's incredible. I can only congratulate you, and hope that this interesting book comes out ,so we can enjoy too of it.


Alex Bennett from Electrifying Reviews said...

I can't wait to read it!

Laura Odom said...

Love it! I can't wait to read it. :)


I'm so excited for this book! The story blurb and cover are absolutely perfect! I can't wait until I can read it! :D

Wanderlustbooks said...

I've been a fan since Unearthly, and this looks like it will be just as amazing! I've very excited to read something new :)

Romy-Jade Anderson said...

This book sounds incredible, shame it isn't out until next year! Gives me time to re-read; unearthly, hallowed and boundless for the millionth time.

I heard that the three books may be produced into a television series or even a film? is this true?

Thank you!

Amanda @Stuck In YA Books said...

Love the cover Cynthia!!!! Cannot wait to read it <3