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Monday, December 3, 2012

Cover Reveal: ANTIGODDESS by Kendare Blake


I think by now, you all know I love Kendare (Effen) Blake. Lots. This has been established.
So I'm all sorts of grabby hands about her upcoming book, ANTIGODDESS, which now has a cover, meaning it's one step closer to being in said grabby hands.

So, let's have a look-see, shall we:




Kendare had an...amusing story to tell about the making of this cover. She says:
The cover for ANTIGODDESS went through a few versions. That was to be expected. Anna Dressed in Blood went through a few also. What wasn't expected, was the similarity between the two. Let me explain. When Anna's cover was first shown to me, it was just the base image. Anna, standing with her bloody dress, in front of her house. There was none of the fencing around my name, or much fog surrounding her legs. Just her. With blood. Dripping from her dress, down her legs. The insides of her legs. You see where I'm going here. Lady problems. Oh, you didn't see where I was going there? Then I apologize for the sudden menstruation reference.

So, when it was obvious that ANTIGODDESS wouldn't feature any of the characters on the cover, I felt pretty confident that there wouldn't be any "lady problem" issues. And then the first version came through, with a bloody feather. More specifically, a pristine white feather with a fat drop of blood right in the center. And my editor said, "Pretty sure we're going to get rid of the giant feather maxipad, but other than that, what do you think?"

Honestly, it felt like a nice way to tie the two books together.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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Expected publication: September 10th 2013 by Tor Teen
Old Gods never die…

Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.

Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god.

These days, Cassandra doesn’t involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn’t even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning.

Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out.

Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.

The Goddess War is about to begin.

So, I like I said...

GRABBY HANDS.

And thus begins the long wait until September.

4 comments:

  1. *insert car screeching to a halt sound*
    Kendare?
    WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!
    I can't wait for more of her writing.

    As for the cover, I like it.

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  2. Major grabby hands! Love Kendare Blake and this one sounds fantastic! Is this still YA or has she ventured into adult books?

    But wait...September? *cries softly*

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  3. The grabby hands picture of the cat is CUTE!

    Love the cover of this as well as the story!

    I just adore Blake's writing! I can't wait to read this! :)

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