Thursday, 29 March 2012

UPDATES, UPDATES, UPDATES

Hello, hello, hello, Dear Readers! Today I have many small pieces - one might even say tesserae - of loveliness to share, making this post a veritable mosaic of joy.

First, Shadows on the Moon. The (rather stunningly) good review by Kirkus Reviews is now online for all to see - although they've got the release date wrong. That's still the 24th of April. Some other early reviews are also starting to appear on U.S. blogs, which is very gratifying. Links below:

Dark Faerie Tales - Four Raven Review

Amy's Book Den - Excellent Find

The Book Queen - Four Star Review

Finding Wonderland

Anna Reads

Several of these reviews bring up the topic of the different U.S. and U.K. covers, and the universal opinion seems to be that people prefer the U.K. one, which is a little surprising to me, as I find both equally beautiful and would have expected, therefore, an even split. I think the really brilliant thing about both covers is that, on top of being very attractive, they're both pieces of art which will come to hold a deeper meaning for you as you actually read the book and understand the themes and imagery the artists were playing with. That's just my two cents on the matter, in case anyone cares (which probably no one does).

The U.S. release of Shadows also attracted the attention of the lovely Ellen Oh, who invited me to take part in a series of diversity related posts she's hosting on her blog at the moment. My post will be up next week, and I'll blog the link on Tuesday, but if you don't want to wait you can check it out on Monday. Make sure you stop a while and appreciate the rest of the blog too. Ellen is a fantastic person and I'm very much looking forward to reading her debut novel when I can get my hands on it. 

Next up, FrostFire and Daughter of the Flames. There is now a link on Amazon that will allow you to pre-order the new, scarlet-coated version of Daughter of the Flames with the gorgeous girlie on the front, if anyone's interested in adding it to their collection (either because they don't already have one, or because they want their copy to match the FF cover. Or maybe just because it's so darn pretty). The FrostFire artwork is finally up on Amazon too.

By strange coincidence, yesterday my editor emailed me the very-final-tweaked-buffed-and-polished full-cover artwork for both books, which I thought I would share with you since (all together now) it's so darn pretty. #NoRaceFail covers FTW!

Note: the white swirls and spine lettering you see on the DotF cover will be rendered in reflective blue foil on the real cover. (All together now) ooooh, shiny!





Let's just stand back for a moment and bask in all that glory, shall we?

*Contented Sigh*

OK, OK, enough basking. Stop it now. Get on with your day.

Read you on Thursday, my lovelies!

19 comments:

RK Charron said...

Awesomeness!
:)

Zoë Marriott said...

Thank you! I certainly think so :)

Isabel said...

So much news! I wish I could own a copy of every edition. :) Do you know when FrostFire is going to be up for pre-order?

Oh yes, and I also saw Shadows on the Moon in a bookstore while I was in London this month!

Zoë Marriott said...

Isabel: *Grins* I'm glad to know there are still copies out there in the wild! Actually FF is available for pre-order on The Book Depo right now, although the last time I checked there was no cover image. So you have to look for it carefully. I hope you had a nice trip to London.

A.J. Mullarky said...

Purrrrrrrdy.

A Backwards Story said...

I love that BookDepo exists and I don't have to wait almost a year for this! <3

Sophie said...

Gorgeous covers. Simply gorgeous.

The_Book_Queen said...

Ah, thanks for posting a link to my review. :) I hope my review begins to do the book justice--once again, you've created a great story! :)

I cannot wait for FrostFire--and that final cover? OMG. I'm drooling so much right now, and I think the drool will increase tenfold when I see it in person (shiny swirls and all!). :)

Looks like I will have to order this one online somewhere, because I just have to have the UK cover there!!! With all your books, I've preferred the UK cover, though the US ones aren't anything to sneeze at either. :)

Enjoy!
TBQ
TBQ's Book Palace

Zoë Marriott said...

Alex: Heh - yeah, that was my reaction.

Bonnie: Everyone loves Book Depo! It's my favourite.

TBQ: I'm so glad that you liked the story, and very proud to be able to point people to your review. I'm definitely loving the UK covers myself, so I don't blame you for wanting them at all :)

Rebecca Lindsay said...

It must be pretty cool to see different editions of your books. The new ones look gorgeous :)

Zoë Marriott said...

Rebecca: I'd go so far as to say that it is The Coolest, in fact :)

Essjay said...

Wow, I love the Daughter of Flames cover - she's stunning!

Zoë Marriott said...

Sarah: And exactly how I pictured Zira, too! I'm so chuffed.

Jesse Owen said...

Lovely covers and ooh on reflective foil - pretty!

Zoë Marriott said...

Jesse: Yep. I've said it before and I'll say it again, swirlie bits and foil are like crack for authors.

Isabel said...

Zoe: I might pre-order it, or I might just wait until it comes out. Either way, I'm getting it when it's released!

Zoë Marriott said...

Isabel: Either way I hope you enjoy it! :)

Robin said...

Congratulations on the great review! Good luck with the award!

Zoë Marriott said...

Robin: Thanks!

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