Friday, January 4, 2013

From the Ashes Cover Reveal!

Alright.

I'm nervous.

But here goes.




I'm not sure how it all went wrong.

The concept was simple.

The Trials were made to test us. They were made to challenge our strengths; our bravery.

We were supposed to come out better.

Winning the Trials would make us Superior citizens.

It would bring us honor and demonstrate our loyalty to the Imperial Alliance.

I knew exactly what I wanted.

Until I met him.

There was something about him. Something dark. If only I had known the danger it would put us in.

I thought I knew the risks.

But I never imagined the price we'd pay.

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An insightful look at the good and bad that exist within us, McKendry's debut is a high-octane adventure that pushes the imagination to the limit as it lays bare the nature of self-reliance, self-confidence, and teamwork. Playing with the concepts of dark and light and how they affect our lives in multiple forms, her novel is a complex coming of age story that encapsulates the heroine's journey from student to leader. A dark tale of love and revenge, From the Ashes is a powerful reminder to think for yourself instead of blindly following what you've been taught to believe.

***

So…

What do you think?

I honestly find it hard to believe that when I first started writing this blog, I was only halfway through writing the first draft of From the Ashes. And to think that now, I have the cover, which has completely brought the story to life!

I can't believe I've gotten this far!

Then again, I couldn't have made it without all of your great help and support. Truly, you guys are all just so awesome!

Thanks so much for everything :)

--Jess


29 comments:

Ashna Banga said...

Congratulations! The cover is beautiful and I'm sure the book would be great, too! Hard work pays :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

No need to be nervous - it looks cool!

Lynda R Young said...

Congrats, Jess, it's wonderful!

Sally said...

Wow, what a fantastic cover. Good luck with it.

Pk Hrezo said...

Yours is the best cover I've seen in a while, so be proud! You are going to do fab!! ((hugs))

kmckendry said...

Yay! I'm soo excited for you!!! :)

Miranda Hardy said...

It looks awesome Jessica! Amazing! I'm so happy for you.

E. Arroyo said...

Congrats!!

Nicole Zoltack said...

I love the cover. I think it's perfect!

Slamdunk said...

Visiting from Miranda's place--congrats on your accomplishment Jessica. I hope your launch goes well.

Elisabeth Kauffman said...

Congrats on this, Jess! All your hard work is coming to life! Very proud to say we're blogging buddies. You're an inspiration.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Congrats Jess!

Very COOL COVER!!!!!

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

Wow- love the cover. The book sounds amazing. Best!

Allison said...

Well the synopsis sounds fantastic and the cover is great. Congrats!

Allison (Geek Banter)

Alexandra Lanc said...

Hello! I'm new here at the blog. I saw your cover reveal/synopsis at Angela Brown's blog, and I loved it, so I wanted to stop by and congratulate you!

The book sounds awesome, and I can't wait to read it! I'll definitely be looking for it when it comes out. It's amazing and wonderful that you're a YA writer writing YA. Keep penning!

Best Wishes,

Alexandra~

Cherie Reich said...

Ooo, I absolutely love the cover!!

Gwen Gardner said...

Congratulations, Jessica! It sounds awesome. Where's the blog tour sign-up? I'm in :)

Donna Hosie said...

It's amazing, Jess. Congratulations.

Laura said...

WOW! Seriously - WOW!!! the cover is beautiful and I'm so looking forward to getting hold of this!

Congratulations and so chuffed for you.
BTW anything I can do to help in the launch, let me know-
l dot bambrey at gmail dot com

Laura x

Leigh Covington said...

Hey Jessica! Just had to stop by and tell you that the cover is AMAZING! Really love it! Great to find you and your blog. Can't wait for your book to be released.

Anstice Potts said...

The cover is stunning and the synopsis sounds amazing too. Congratulations!

Angela Brown said...

You truly deserve it. So very happy for you!

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on your cover! :) It really is amazing.

Rena said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful cover! It looks so fantastic. Good luck, and I can't wait.

Kelley Lynn said...

I really like this cover Jess! It sorta reminds me of the original covers for Across the Universe and a Million Suns by Beth Revis. (LOVED those books). This premise sounds amazing. So excited for you!

Bonnee Crawford said...

The biggest congratulations to you Jessica! You must be stoked. What an achievement and the cover looks really great!

JJ said...

I am visiting from Mirand's blog, and I am now your newest follower. Congrats on the book!

sjp said...

Wow I would definitely check out this book after seeing the cover, wicked blurb :)

Rachel Morgan said...

That is a GORGEOUS cover! Did you do it?!

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