I love the WHAT’S LEFT OF ME cover. I love the relative simplicity of it, the colors of it, the crazy-awesome optical illusion-y aspect of it. So I waited for the ONCE WE WERE cover with crossed fingers and high hopes, and the lovely people at HarperTeen delivered. They totally and completely delivered.
So, without further ado…
Here it is!
Do you love it as much as I do?? I don’t think that’s entirely possible, actually Continuing the trend of my getting notice of my covers while Not At the Computer, I got the email with this cover while grocery shopping and might have frightened the guy stacking the bananas when I said OMG IT’S SO PRETTY apropos of nothing.
Here’s WHAT’S LEFT OF ME and ONCE WE WERE side by side
WHAT’S LEFT OF ME had a face and the silhouette of another one, perfectly portraying the dynamic between Addie and Eva. (funnily enough, I’ve had a lot of people ask me if I think Eva is the face looking outward, or the profile. I suppose either makes sense, right?)
ONCE WE WERE works on SO many levels, some of which won’t make total sense until you read the book. We’ve still got the face, of course. And now we’ve got TWO silhouettes, which are opposed to each other, and they fit together to frame the face in a way that seems, to me, like a fragment of something….or possibly like someone is trying to rip their way out of the cover.
I’m probably over-thinking things
Awesome cover. Love it to bits.
In celebration of another Hybrid Chronicles cover, I’m giving away
an ARC of ONCE WE WERE
a hardcover of WHAT’S LEFT OF ME
Whoever wins the rafflecopter can pick what they want
I can’t wait to share this book with you guys, but in the mean time, I’m glad to be able to parade the cover around! What do you think?
Kat Zhang loves traveling to places both real and fictional–the former allows for better souvenirs, but the latter allows for dragons, so it’s a tough pick. Her novel WHAT’S LEFT OF ME is about a girl struggling to survive in an alternate universe where people are born with two souls, and one is doomed to disappear. It is the first book in a trilogy and was published by HarperCollins in September of 2012. Book 2, ONCE WE WERE, releases September 17, 2013. You can learn all about Kat at her site, or listen to her ramblings on twitter.