The Compulsive Reader: Cover Talk: Grace Cover Reveal!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cover Talk: Grace Cover Reveal!

If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you probably already know of my love for Elizabeth Scott's books. I really, really, really, really, really, really love her books. She's already proven herself to be a versatile and diverse author in my eyes, and the release of her Fall 2010 book, Grace, only emphasizes this.

It looks like where she previously hung out in the contemporary, romantic reads with a few forays into some more serious topics, with Grace, Scott is going off in a completely new direction...science fiction.

At first, I thought, "Elizabeth Scott and science fiction? No way!" I love the idea now. I am even more excited about Grace after the cover was revealed recently. Check it out:

Here's what we know about the book:

A fable of a terrifying near future.

Grace was raised to be an Angel, a herald of death by suicide bomb. But she refuses to die for the cause, and now Grace is on the run, daring to dream of freedom. In search of a border she may never reach, she travels among malevolent soldiers on a decrepit train crawling through the desert. Accompanied by the mysterious Kerr, Grace struggles to be invisible, but the fear of discovery looms large as she recalls the history and events that delivered her uncertain fate.

Sounds really fascinating, right? The suicide bomber part of the description makes the cover make a little more sense now. I will admit, when I first saw the cover, I wasn't too keen on it. Now it is growing on me, and I like it. I like the simplicity of the title's font as well. I can't wait.

What do you think (about the cover and ES's new book)?


Melissa Walker said...

Ooh, this sounds amazing!

La Coccinelle said...

That sounds interesting!

Laurie T said...

I've loved her books and this sounds marvelous!

Sarah said...

I hadn't previously read the description so I am really glad to see that tidbit on the post. I can't wait to see how ES handles sci-fi.

Tasha said...

First off I love the cover as it is so very intriguing! Secondly, the plot sounds absolutely fantastic and I cannot wait to read it.

linzReads said...

This sounds sooooo good! And I love the rawness of the cover. Its so different that most ya books. It pulls at my heart already!

Melanie said...

Ooh! I hadn't seen this yet. It sounds great!

Jessica Love said...

I love Elizabeth Scott, too. I loved that Living Dead Girl was such a departure for her, and I am so interested that she is trying something new with this one! She's awesome.

Shweta said...

I am in such awe of her. I buy her books no matter how much they charge for shipping because I know one can never go wrong with her books.

This one looks so different but I am sure she will weave her magic through it ..

Lenore Appelhans said...

Obviously I am mega excited!

As you know I am a huge dystopian fiction junkie, and I was quite impressed by the one ES book I read (I haven't read most of them, because I am just not into the teen romance genre).

Cecelia said...

Oooooooh. This sounds good. I usually sort of love/hate ES's books. It's because I love the realism and the honesty I see in the relationships she puts on the page, but sometimes I'm really frustrated by certain characters. But a jump into sci-fi? That sounds absolutely perfect. Can't wait to read this!