Wednesday, June 20, 2012

TAKEN Cover Reveal!!

This is such a huge week here at the Thirteeners! And here we go again! We are so happy to present Erin Bowman's cover of her debut novel TAKEN.


Is this not simply AWESOMENESS?!!! How can you not love this cover? The colors, the font, the tree, the positioning of the figures, and that mirrored floor! This is such an intense cover! Imagine picking it up at the bookstore and then flipping to the inside jacket and reading this:

There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends . . . and he’s gone.

They call it the Heist.

Gray Weathersby’s eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he’s prepared to meet his fate—until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he’s been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot—a structure that no one can cross and survive. Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken—or risk everything on the hope of the other side?
I seriously think the ground just shook with all the people stamping their feet in frustration that this book is not out yet! Ok, maybe that was just me in my own house.

So the cover came out exclusively yesterday over at Pub(lishing) Crawl and you can go add to the hoopla over there also. The book is not out until April 16, 2013, but in the meantime, go ahead and add it to your Goodreads page here cause you know you want to read this book!

Congratulations, Erin! We are so ecstatic over your cover and can't wait to get TAKEN into our own hot little hands!!

17 comments:

  1. LoveloveloveLOVE this cover. It's seriously one of the prettiest ones I've seen in a long time. I'm obsessed. Congrats Erin, on the superb cover!

    ~Riv Re
    Riv Reads

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    1. Thank you so very much, Riv!! Glad you love it :)

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  2. Love this cover, Erin! One of the things that really draws my eye is the girl walking away, super independent and strong, and then Gray looks almost vulnerable in comparison. I have no idea who the girl is or if this is reflected in the book. Obviously, from the synopses, as a male in Claysoot, he would be more at risk, so it makes sense. Anyway, it's totally intriguing. :) Love!

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    1. Thanks Jenn!! Yes, you'll meet the girl in the book, but I'm right with you re: their poses. Gray looks so hesitant, like he thinks he's being watched or something. Love that you love it. (And that it's making you ask questions! That's the sign of a good cover, right?) :)

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    2. Absolutely! :) It's the sign of a fantastic cover!

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  3. SO MUCH LOVE for your cover, Erin! I think the colours are breathtaking, and I can't freaking wait to read it! Congratulations, lady!

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    1. Thank you, Elsie!!! I don't think I'll ever get tired of staring at the orange to blue gradient. <3 Can't wait for you to read!

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  4. AHHHHH! It's so, so wonderful. Dramatic and beautiful and different and awesome. I also love, love, love how the K is being "taken." It's a wonderful little touch. Such a fantastic cover! :D Congratulations.

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    1. The K being "taken" is one of my favorite elements, too! Thanks for all the kind words, Lexie :)

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  5. I kind of love this one. Not that the other aren't great. But this one. It's nice :)

    Alyssa <3

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, Alyssa! It's been a crazy week for us Thirteeners--so many gorgeous covers! :)

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  6. *drools* This cover is gorgeous!! I love how it's so different from what's out there now. And those creepy branches...omg. Love, love, love it! :D

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    1. Thanks, Amanda!! I love how different it feels too. (Those branches grace the interior page design as well! I adore them!)

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  7. I like this cover a lot. Sounds like an interesting premise, too.

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