WHAT’S LEFT OF ME Cover Reveal!

Hi guys, Kat here! 😀

I’m soo excited to share the cover of What’s Left of Me with you today!! I know everyone says they love their covers, but I can’t help it, I’ve got to say it, too—I LOVE my cover.

I’ve been sitting on it for months now, literally (okay, not literally literally). This was apparently the first cover concept the designer came up with, and they decided to just stop there because it couldn’t get any better 😉 My editor emailed it to me in the middle of a summer road trip I was taking with Susan and Savannah, and I ogled it on a smartphone for the next few hours until Susan pulled over into a Starbucks so I could access the internet and ogle it on my laptop screen. (reason #93432545 for writer friends. they understand cover joy)

I’ve been dying to share it with everyone ever since, and finally, I get to! Okay, I’ll shut up now so you can actually see the cover:

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t…

For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable—hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet…for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.

Isn’t it gorgeous?? There’s a UK summary, too, which you can check out on Goodreads 🙂 WHAT’S LEFT OF ME is also now available for pre-order on Amazon! Hooray 😀

I hope you guys love the cover as much as I do!

Finally, in order to celebrate beautiful covers, I’m giving away one of the following books to one lucky winner! These are all 2012 debut books (that have already been released recently) whose covers I personally find gorgeous. I tried to include a variety of genres 🙂 Whoever wins the giveaway can pick any one book out of the following, and I’ll send it to them!

The giveaway is open internationally and ends one week from today 😀

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219 Responses to WHAT’S LEFT OF ME Cover Reveal!

  1. Sally L Feb 17 2012 at 4:09 am #

    Oh my, it’s gorgeous :O

    For me, a well-designed book cover is balanced (not too much content only one side of the cover) and simple. And the font should be nice, too 🙂 What I love about the cover of “What’s Left of Me” is the great use of space, and how balanced the composition is: the book title is balanced out by the image, and everything is so uncluttered and clean 🙂

    • Kat Zhang Feb 17 2012 at 12:06 pm #

      Thank you, Sally! I love the great use of space on the cover, too! 🙂

  2. Christina Kit. Feb 17 2012 at 4:15 am #

    I love your cover!!

    What I look for in a cover is: gorgeous colors, an interesting focus, and then, when I’ve read the book, real symbolism or significance.

    Yours has all of that!

    • Kat Zhang Feb 17 2012 at 12:07 pm #

      😀 I’m glad the cover fits all the things you look for in a cover! Thank you!!

  3. Jocie Feb 17 2012 at 5:33 am #

    This cover is so awesome!

    The thing I generally look for in a book colour is something eye-catching. I also love it when the cover is actually related to some sort of theme or situation, etc. in the book and isn’t just a dress or something thrown onto it (think Shatter Me for instance. Brilliant book, but the dress doesn’t make any sense to me. Juliette doesn’t even wear a dress in the book)

    The book cover to What’s Left of Me is just so, so, so cool. I can’t stop staring. 🙂

    • Kat Zhang Feb 17 2012 at 12:08 pm #

      Thank you, Jocie! Personally, I can’t stop staring at it, either 😉

  4. E.Maree Feb 17 2012 at 6:08 am #

    That’s absolutely beautiful! 😀

  5. Marc Vun Kannon Feb 17 2012 at 6:28 am #

    That cover is a beauty! Simple, not confusing, eye-catching. Perfect.

    • Kat Zhang Feb 17 2012 at 12:09 pm #

      Thank you! I’m so glad you think so 🙂

  6. Julie Feb 17 2012 at 6:53 am #

    Kat, this cover is SO BEAUTIFUL, but I think the thing I like best about it is at the very top… your name. 🙂 CONGRATS! <3

    • Kat Zhang Feb 17 2012 at 12:09 pm #

      Hehehe, I do love that part, too 😉 <3 <3 Thank you, Julie!

  7. Amie Kaufman Feb 17 2012 at 7:00 am #

    Oh my… Kat, KAT. It is beautiful. I mean, every single part of it is beautiful, you must be over the moon! The font’s incredible for the title, and I LOVE the font for your name, and the idea behind the artwork just blows me away. HOW did you survive sitting on this and not telling the world? Just, wow.

    • Kat Zhang Feb 17 2012 at 12:10 pm #

      I am very much over the moon!! There was a lot of quiet squee-ing going on 😉 Thank you, Amie!

  8. Giada M. Feb 17 2012 at 7:39 am #

    Beautiful cover! Stunning! I love the colors and the great artwork.
    What do you like in a book cover? The first thing…colors! And I also like mysterious book covers, covers that screm *read me* just by looking at them. 🙂

    • Kat Zhang Feb 17 2012 at 12:11 pm #

      Thank you, Giada! Great colors can really pull a person to a cover, can’t they? 🙂

  9. Nicola Feb 17 2012 at 7:50 am #

    Lovely cover!

    I generally like bright catchy colours and a good font is a must.

  10. Meredith Feb 17 2012 at 8:00 am #

    Kat, that’s a gorgeous cover! I can’t stop looking at it.

    What I look for in a cover can’t really be pinned down. I’m drawn to things that are different, things that stand out from the pack, things that I stare at for way longer than I should. I’d say your designer hit the mark on it. 😉

    • Kat Zhang Feb 17 2012 at 2:46 pm #

      Thank you so much, Meredith! I am ready to regale my designer with chocolates and flowers ;D

  11. Sooz Feb 17 2012 at 8:07 am #

    Woohoo!! So, so, *so* beautiful. Easily my favorite cover of 2012. 😉

  12. Carl Feb 17 2012 at 8:34 am #

    I kind of go for the unusual, so many covers in any genre look the same. I like to see an actual work of art in the cover. A piece that I can imagine buying and hanging on my wall, because looking at it gives me pleasure.

    • Kat Zhang Feb 17 2012 at 12:13 pm #

      There are some covers out there I would definitely buy and hang on a wall 🙂 Thanks for dropping by the release!

  13. Sydney Feb 17 2012 at 8:35 am #

    Oh my gosh, that cover is so stunning! I’m so happy for you! :hug:

    Oh, and I’d love to enter the giveaway contest! 😀

    • Kat Zhang Feb 17 2012 at 12:14 pm #

      Thanks, Sydney! And of course you can 🙂 Did you fill out the rafflecopter form?

  14. Sara Riouch Feb 17 2012 at 8:41 am #

    What a lovely cover! I love the color and the print and the crop of her face! It’s just gorgeous. Congratulations!

  15. Jana Feb 17 2012 at 8:52 am #

    I love the cover! Covers are quite important to me because it determines if I actually want to read a book. I love simple and symbolic covers!
    Congrats on an amazing cover, love it!

    • Kat Zhang Feb 17 2012 at 2:47 pm #

      Thank you, Jana! I feel very lucky to have it 🙂

  16. Yahong Feb 17 2012 at 8:52 am #

    OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD I THINK I’M GOING TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK RIGHT NOW. It’s so gorgeous! I adore those kinds of sans serif fonts, and the contrast with the slightly messier author name font is fabulous, and THE COLOURS. Wow. And the amazing profile made out of the image! Carries the whole hybrid feel fabulously. Eeeeh, Kat, I’m so happy for you. <3 😀

  17. Petra Feb 17 2012 at 8:58 am #

    I love it! It’s gorgeous. The colours, the symbolism, even the typeface and how it was arranged. Congratulations!

  18. Leonicka Valcius Feb 17 2012 at 9:28 am #

    The cover is gorgeous! Very simple but beautiful 🙂 I can’t imagine how excited you were to see it for the first time.

  19. April X Feb 17 2012 at 9:34 am #

    I love it! 😀 It’s such a gorgeous cover and it sounds very relevant to the book! I’m also kind of obsessed with the cover model’s eye lol

    • Kat Zhang Feb 17 2012 at 2:49 pm #

      It is a very pretty eye 😉 Thank you, April!

  20. Agnieszka Nashi Feb 17 2012 at 9:40 am #

    I like it when there’s some concept behind the cover, that corresponds well with what the book is about. I can tell the cover of WHAT’S LEFT OF ME is easily one of these. 🙂

    Other than that, I like covers that are simply pretty – pretty dresses, pretty sky, pretty anything. I’m shallow like that, ha ha. 😉

    • Kat Zhang Feb 17 2012 at 2:50 pm #

      I’m all for a pretty cover as well, so if that’s shallow, we’ll just make a club 😉 Hehe

  21. Erin Bowman Feb 17 2012 at 9:52 am #

    SOOOO GORGEOUS, Kat! I love it. I think it matches the tone of the book so wonderfully. And I love those silver-metallic hues! The silhouette masking the girl. AHH! <333

    • Kat Zhang Feb 17 2012 at 2:50 pm #

      I’m so glad you think it matches the book, Erin! <3 Thank you!

  22. -k the Lady Critic Feb 17 2012 at 10:01 am #

    I love covers like this that make you just sit and stare at it for hours. It took me a few minutes to see the other face in this one! However, I’m also just a huge cover-whore for something pretty and shiny. Unique is also a great bonus.

    • Kat Zhang Feb 17 2012 at 2:53 pm #

      The first time I saw it, it took me a little while, too! 🙂