"The final cover of The Forsaken far exceeded my expectations! I always wanted something that reflected the sci-fi/thriller aspects of the novel, and captured the ominous feel of the book (in which the heroine is sent to a mysterious prison island). But I didn't have anything specific in mind. I just wanted something that would look really gorgeous and unique on the shelves."
Thanks, Lisa! I love it when reading a book actually reveals more about the cover, and vice versa, as you go along. It's that kind of synergy that I think all books should have with their covers. (Also, I adore the spine, which is a hugely important part of a book on a shelf.)
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.com. Follow her on Twitter @melissacwalker.
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