There are a few things I particularly love about the cover of The Dark World. I love how it’s dark and mysterious and moody—and yet, the design actually tells you what the book’s about. (Side note: I aspire to someday have Paige’s bangs. Her bang game is on point.) Authors rarely have a say in the design of their book covers. And let’s face it, people do judge books by their covers—otherwise, that wouldn’t be a saying.
So when my awesome editor Annie Stone (follow her on Twitter here) sent me an email with the cover, I was nervous.
The Dark World will come out May 27 in hardcover. It’s my first hardcover book! (Again, Beyoncé gif goes here. But really, is there ever a time where a Beyoncé gif isn’t appropriate?)
Paige Kelly is used to weird–in fact, she probably corners the market on weird, considering that her best friend, Dottie, has been dead since the 1950s. But when a fire demon attacks Paige in detention, she has to admit that things have gotten out of her league. Luckily, the cute new boy in school, Logan Bradley, is a practiced demon slayer-and he isn’t fazed by Paige’s propensity to chat with the dead. Suddenly, Paige is smack in the middle of a centuries-old battle between warlocks and demons, learning to fight with a magic sword so that she can defend herself. And if she makes one wrong move, she’ll be pulled into the Dark World, an alternate version of our world that’s overrun by demons-and she might never make it home.