Are we all READY for the big reveal?
VENGEANCE WILL BE HERSAllison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster?
With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer.
MONSTERAllie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions—her creator, Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal. The trail is leading straight to the one place they must protect at any cost—the last vampire-free zone on Earth, Eden. And Sarren has one final, brutal shock in store for Allie.
In a ruined world where no life is sacred and former allies can turn on you in one heartbeat, Allie will face her darkest days. And if she succeeds, triumph is short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.
This is the first book's first cover ever. But then they changed it to this...
... which was not as good, but people were complaining (as usual) that the girl in the first cover was not of Japanese heritage so they (publishers) were promoting white washing (or something like that). Basically they had to change the cover and instead of getting a pretty Japanese girl to do her thing they decided to keep it safe and go for the abstract image (which was a huge let down, but I still have the first cover so whatever).
#2 book. This one while still looking like a place holder for an ACTUAL cover it is still nice looking and so I said "whatever" because I was buying the series for the story and not for the covers (I have been known to do this once or twice).
The newest cover, this one, is VERY pretty. I like the birds and how they almost look like sakura leaves (are they trying to do a double helix in the middle? DNA? Or just a weird 8?). I like this cover, though I think it is way too pretty and girly to represent the goryness of the story. Don't believe me? Then read this teaser:
And then, as we followed the path around the pasture and up to the huge barn at the top of the rise, we found the townspeople.There is WAY more where that came from, so if you wish to read the rest please visit Julie Kagawa's blog, tell her I sent you (you don't have to really).
A massive, barren tree stood beside the barn, twisted branches clawing at the sky. They creaked and swayed beneath the weight of dozens of bodies, hanging upside down from ropes tied to the limbs. Men, women, even a few kids, swinging in the breeze, dangling arms stiff and white. Their throats had been cut, and the base of the tree was stained black, the blood spilled and wasted in the snow. But the smell nearly knocked me over regardless, and I clenched my fists, the Hunger raking my insides with fiery talons.
I also posted another teaser from chapter one of The Forever Song a couple of weeks ago that you might be interested in reading.
Final Cover Verdict:
|It is a pretty cover, true, but I don't think it represents the dark essence of the book at all.|