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The Compulsive Reader: Cover Talk: A.S. King's Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

Monday, January 13, 2014

Cover Talk: A.S. King's Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

It's always cause for lots of excitement when a new A.S. King book is announced, and I've been curious and excited about her 2014 release, Glory O'Brien's History of the Future. And today she posted the cover in her blog! Check it out:



I really like the black and white with the colorful font--it reminds me a lot of the hardcover edition of Everybody Sees the Ants. And, as King points out on her blog, the model's hair is very cool.

About the book:
Graduating from high school is a time of limitless possibilities—but not for Glory, who has no plan for what's next. Her mother committed suicide when Glory was only four years old, and she’s never stopped wondering if she will eventually go the same way...until a transformative night when she begins to experience an astonishing new power to see a person’s infinite past and future. From ancient ancestors to many generations forward, Glory is bombarded with visions—and what she sees ahead of her is terrifying.

A tyrannical new leader raises an army. Women’s rights disappear. A violent second civil war breaks out. And young girls vanish daily, sold off or interned in camps. Glory makes it her mission to record everything she sees, hoping her notes will somehow make a difference. She may not see a future for herself, but she’ll do everything in her power to make sure this one doesn’t come to pass.

In this masterpiece about freedom, feminism, and destiny, Printz Honor author A.S. King tells the epic story of a girl coping with devastating loss at long last—a girl who has no idea that the future needs her, and that the present needs her even more.
The book will be out in October! What do you think of the cover?

1 comment:

Mari Reads said...

I have never read this author. Good?