Hello, hello everyone, exciting news today! I am extremely honoured and happy (to the point of hyperventilating) to have been picked by Hodder & Stoughton to help unveil the cover for Laini Taylor’s new upcoming book, Strange the Dreamer! Laini is most well known for her YA, Daughter of Smoke & Bone series. I personally haven’t read any of her books before, but they have always been on my MUST GET TO AT SOME POINT wishlist, because I have heard nothing but good things and her work seems like the sort of thing I normally LOVE. Strange the Dreamer is set to be released in September 2016. The UK cover can be seen pictured on the left, while the US one is on the right. And honestly, I can’t decide which one I like better, I’m kinda drooling. Have I piqued your interest yet? Here’s the blurb:
Overall Impression: Completely underwhelmed, this book failed to capture my imagination.
Pierce knows what it’s like to die.
Last year she flatlined following an accident.
During that time Pierce saw a dark world and met a mysterious, irresistible boy.
Now that boy, John Hayden, has turned up at school. Every time she sees him Pierce finds herself in terrible danger. Yet she’s still drawn to him.
John wants to take her back to the place she fears the most: the Underworld.
The question is, why?
This story begins when the main character Pierce, moves to Isla Huesos with her mother and they throw a party in her honour. Pierce’s mum works with animals and her father is part of a well known company that is often responsible for oil spills. The reason for their move was Pierce’s near death experience. One day when leaving the house Pierce see’s a bird struggling, she attempts to save it but instead bangs her head and falls into their pool where she stays, until she is discovered by her mother. While dead she finds herself in a mysterious place, she is asked for her name and then assigned to one of the two lines to wait for a boat that will take her to her final destination. Continue reading