Wednesday, May 23, 2012

DUALED Cover Reveal!

One of the best parts about being part of this wonderful group of tremendously talented authors is that we get to celebrate with them when amazing milestones are achieved. And the first public milestone (after the deal is made) is usually the book cover. So we Thirteeners are incredibly happy and proud to share our very own Elsie Chapman's cover for her fantastic book DUALED.

Ok, not only is this one heck of a cool looking cover, but did you check out that tagline?

You or your Alt? Only one will survive.

That tagline is just about as cool as the book! And the book, the book!!! What can I say about the book other than it is freaking awesome!!! It deserves all these exclamation points I'm throwing around like confetti here! Don't believe me? Read this:

Would you live through the ultimate test of survival?

The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.

Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West's confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she's no longer certain that she's the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.

Elsie Chapman's suspenseful debut weaves unexpected romance into a novel full of fast-paced action and thought-provoking philosophy. When the story ends, discussions will begin about this future society where every adult is a murderer and every child knows there is another out there who just might be better.
DUALED will be out on February 26, 2013 from Random House. Mark it on your calendars!

Congratulations, Elsie! Your cover is absolutely fabulous, just like you!

Photo credit: Michael Meskin


  1. You guys are the best, you know that??? Thanks so very much!!! Seriously, it's been a surreal couple of days, and having you all along for the ride is something else. Much love!! THANK YOU.

  2. Wahooo! It's been so much fun celebrating with you, Elsie! It's one heck of a cover :)

  3. I love this cover! I showed it to my husband and he thought it looked totally badass.

  4. Yay! I love it! One of my favorite covers in a long time. :)

  5. The idea of the book is so....mind blowing!

  6. I can't wait until I'm looking at this book on my shelf. Awesome, Elsie.

  7. I. Want. This. Book. Now.

    That is all. :D

  8. YAAAAAAAYYYY!!!!! We're going to actually have a cover on the left side of our blog now! And it's an AWESOME cover at that. :) Your book sounds amazing, Elsie! I can't wait to read it!

  9. YOU GUYS...sooooo bloody awesome!!! Thanks, everyone!!! It's a strange mix of excitement and weepiness. SUCH A RIDE!! (I've used WAY too many exclamation points over the last two days!)

  10. Oo, I love the cover :) I cannot wait for Dualed! :)