Suzanne Young is here to share a new Cover Story (read a previous one, for A Need So Beautiful), and she found that going from a model shoot to a stock photo got her just what she imagined!

"After the A Need So Beautiful cover (right), I knew A Want So Wicked would have to be somewhat similar. But instead of gold, I wanted it to be stark and creepy. Something more haunting. So I sort of kept that in mind while writing.
"My publisher didn't ask for input, but I sent them a few images anyway. We did discuss the cover of the first book quite a bit before it was shot, so I think the idea was already in motion for the second. I was surprised by the finished cover because I hadnt know there was one until I saw a note in my revision about the cover model. And I responded with, 'Wait, what?? DO I HAVE A COVER?' Turns out I did.

"The first cover in the series was shot with a model. This cover, which I like even more, was from a stock photo that they enhanced with the purples and blues.
"When I saw the cover, I was stunned by how much I loved it. I think the A Want So Wicked cover is beautiful. It captured the right sort of mood and the colors are gorgeous. I immediately (and secretly) sent it out to everyone I knowI love the smoke thats winding around the titlearound herbecause it symbolizes the Shadows which are the beings I expand on in this bookIve had horrible covers before, so when you get a good oneyou rejoice."
Thanks, Suzanne! I love the warm/cool contrast of these two covers and titles--beautiful and wicked indeed

What do you guys think of this cover?


Melissa Walker is the author of six Young Adult novels, the latest of which is Unbreak My Heart (pictured). Her author blog, where Cover Stories originated, is melissacwalker.comFollow her on Twitter @melissacwalker.



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