It seems like yesterday that I got the call that MARY had sold at auction to Disney Hyperion. Back then, I was boohooing that two years was forever and WHY DID I HAVE TO WAIT SO LONG TO SEE MY BOOK ON SHELVES? Now that it’s fast approaching, I’m wondering where the time went. I’m getting covers and galleys and all sorts of craziness thrown my way. Despite the long lead time, I feel unprepared. Then something amazing happens and I chill out, remembering that it’s all going to be okay.
Seeing my cover art for the first time was one of the things that made me chill. They done got it right. Real right. So without further ado, here is the jacket copy:
There is a right way and a wrong way to summon her.
Jess had done the research. Success requires precision: a dark room, a mirror, a candle, salt, and four teenage girls. Each of them–Jess, Shauna, Kitty, and Anna–must link hands, follow the rules . . . and never let go.
A thrilling fear spins around the room the first time Jess calls her name: “Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary. BLOODY MARY.” A ripple of terror follows when a shadowy silhouette emerges through the fog, a specter trapped behind the mirror.
Once is not enough, though–at least not for Jess. Mary is called again. And again. But when their summoning circle is broken, Bloody Mary slips through the glass with a taste for revenge on her lips. As the girls struggle to escape Mary’s wrath, loyalties are questioned, friendships are torn apart, and lives are forever altered.
A haunting trail of clues leads Shauna on a desperate search to uncover the legacy of Mary Worth. What she finds will change everything, but will it be enough to stop Mary–and Jess–before it’s too late?
Despite having a nightmare that I was saddled with a pink cover with people kissing (and make no mistake, that’s appropriate for OTHER books, just not this one) Hyperion nailed it. Not only do I get art on the dust jacket, I get EXTRA art on the book itself. So it’s like two covers for the price of one.
Are you ready to see them? Eh? EH?
Give it a scroll
Aren’t you glad we’re here?! The dust jacket art:
The book art:
I hope you are all as blown away as I was! Having seen the interiors of the book, I can honestly say this book will be beautiful inside and out and I can’t wait to see my babies in print. Thank you all for looking and happy reading!