Wednesday, June 13, 2012

MIND GAMES COVER!

So, remember how I have that trilogy, the last book of which will be out on July 24th? And how those covers are super beautiful and I love them and when I thought about having another, unrelated book covered I couldn't even begin to imagine what I wanted?

Yeah. I remember that, too.

Then I saw this, and my world exploded:

No words. I have no words.

Guys, I can't even. I love that the girl is overlaid with all of these images--unsettling images--that put together a picture of her. I love that half of her face is in shadow. I love that she is looking straight at the reader in an almost challenging way. I love that it's a beautiful cover, but also slightly off, slightly disturbing once you look closer. I love the colors. I love the font.

I LOVE IT ALL.

I love that this cover feels like exactly--EXACTLY--how this book should look. I've had it since January, and every time I open it I get goosebumps and can't look away.

I AM THE LUCKIEST AUTHOR IN THE WORLD.

Huge, huge, mad crazy props to Alison Donalty and Michelle Taormina, the design geniuses at HarperTeen behind both ENDLESSLY (and the entire Paranormalcy series, in Alison's case) and MIND GAMES. As an author you really don't have any say in what the books you've written and edited and crafted end up looking like on the shelves. Sometimes that's scary. But never when you have Alison and Michelle on your team!

What's that? You want to see the full jacket? OF COURSE YOU DO BECAUSE BLEEP IT IS AMAZING:

(Click to embiggen. And you definitely want to embiggen.)
(Also you will notice I have a shiny, violent new bio. My sisters are okay with it.)
(Or at least are too scared to say otherwise.)

Seriously, I don't know what else to say. (Besides, yes, I can finally buy green sharpies!!) And the three mini-covers of my other books make me all fluttery-happy. I'm so beyond giddy and thrilled with this cover, and I cannot wait for you to be able to read the book on February 19th!

Heh. Let's pretend like that's much closer than it is. If only I had another book coming out before then...

OH WAIT.

69 comments:

Sarah Hudson said...

EEEEEEEEE!!! THIS IS SO. COOL.

And, yes, I have been frantically refreshing your blog for the last ten minutes, so that I could see it AS SOON as it was revealed.

It was worth it. Your cover is fabulous. I want this book NOW.

Daisy Whitney said...

Spectacular.

Elana Johnson said...

Congrats! It's fabulous.

zanne said...

Love the cover!

Anthony said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeee (deep breath) eeeeeeeeeeeeeee (deep breath) eeeeeeeeeee!

Wow, that is one awesome cover!

I've been looking forward to reading this ever since you started dropping hints about it.

Can't wait!

Eeeeeeeeeeee...

bailey m kelsey said...

There are no words from me either! It's absolutely breathtaking and mind-capturing. I just want to stare at it... well, endlessly. (Can people say 'endlessly' around you now without it seeming like a reference?)

I didn't know this was a sister story until I just read that blurb, and I love sister stories so my excitement just rocketed through the roof. I can't wait!

YA Bibliophile said...

So great! I cannot wait to see what this cover has in store for us!

Valette M. said...

GAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!! It's beautiful! Genius!

Steph @ The Caffeinated Reader said...

LOVE it!! So fantastic!!! 2013 is going to be an amazing year of YA lit :)

Mocha ღ Latte(Cupcake and a Latte) said...

WOW!
DOUBLE WOW!
This looks amazing!
-★Wendy★
A Cupcake and a Latte: Young Adult Reviews!

Ru said...

That's so great, congrats!

Kathryn Cooper said...

It looks amazing!

Kris (Imaginary Reads) said...

I LOVE the Mind Games cover!! With all the overlaid images, it's like the cover itself is playing mind games with us. Plus, I love the pretty (colors, images, design... you name it!).

Lexie said...

That is seriously one of the most fantastic covers I've ever seen.

Katie said...

The cover is absolutely gorgeous! Probably one of the best covers I have ever seen! I can't wait to read it!

Mundie Moms said...

WOW! That is a bleeping AWESOME cover! I can't wait to read this. WOW, WOW, WOW! HT has done such an amazing job with each of your book's covers.

Katie Anderson said...

Whoa. It's truly beautiful. Like I'd love to wear it on a shirt kind of gorgeous. CONGRATS!!!

Jessirae said...

HOLY BLEEP is sooo right! I freaking love it. Love it. Love it. OMG. It really catches the eye and draws you in. Very mesmerizing. Yeah, I so need this book! I hope you have a launch signing for it here in SD when it comes out because you I know I love you and your books and your writing so hard! :) <3

basma aal said...

oh my god. so beautiful. i love the cover. oh wow. wiw

Mary said...

That. Is. Awesome! I love that it's so different from most of the YA covers and yet sounds like it fits the story beautifully. The overlay of the girl's face with the creepy images...very cool. And I giggled at your new bio--I've had thoughts like that about my brother, too. Ah, siblings!

Anita Saxena said...

One. This cover is hot.
I can't wait to read what is inside.

Erin Bowman said...

It's gorgeous, Kiersten!! Huge congrats. (Those folks at Harper really know what they're doing, huh?)

Tara said...

BEST. COVER. EVER.

Shannon Messenger said...

No matter how many times I see it, I ALWAYS have the same reaction: AHHHH THAT IS SO FREAKING COOL! :)

Hannah said...

IT"S AMAZING! Beautiful! Gorgeous! You are so right! I want this book even moron now! TIS EPIC!

Kate said...

It's amazing! It's incredible! I love it! :)
I love the new bio mentioning your sisters, that's funny. :)
It's getting marked into my count down calendar right now, I can't wait for February 19th!!! Good thing July 24th isn't to far away! :)
Congrats and applause to the design team!!! :)

Stephanie Perkins said...

I still can't get over how PERFECT this cover is for their story. Congratulations!!! YAY FIA AND ANNIE!!!

Jenna D. said...

Beautiful cover. Impactful. It would definitely make ME grab the book off the shelf. :)

Liberty Speidel said...

Awesomeness! :) I can definitely relate to the sisters thing, too. I have one, and those same thoughts have passed through my head. :)

Congratulations on the next book!

bhwrn1 said...

GORGEOUS!

Megan Duff said...

HOLY.FREAKING.CRAP.

That is without a doubt one of the most beautiful covers I have ever seen.

In a strange way it reminds me of the new Shatter Me cover. Have you seen it? At first you are just like "oh, so pretty!" but you look closer and you are like "wow, that is so strange and disarming and AWESOME!"

Congrats Kiersten! You deserve it :D

Jessie Clark said...

Gorgeous! And already available for pre-order. Can't wait for February!

ashley said...

LETS FIRE FIVE FOR ITS AWESOMENESS KIERSTEN! *fire five!*

no really, i love it.

Cortney Pearson said...

Looks fantastic!!

April (BooksandWine) said...

That's a cover I would totally glance at for an extended amount of time in the store. How gorgeous!

Congrats :-)

readerfreak22 said...

That cover is absolutely the best cover I have ever seen!!!! I cannot wait to read this book! When does it come out...

Tim Barzyk said...

Hey, great story = great inspiration = great cover.
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Very nice.
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Tim
ScienceForFiction.com

fishgirl182 said...

very cool looking cover. i can't wait to read it.

Rose ღ said...

Oh. My. Gosh.
I love that! <33

Michelle Wolfson said...

THis cover is SO AMAZING!! I don't know if I've ever seen a cover that so perfectly reflects the book inside. At least not for a book that was so hard to imagine what they'd do. It's just INCREDIBLE!!

Veronica Rossi said...

Totally stunning and I can't WAIT to read it!

elliespen said...

Love the cover. Added bonus: it comes out a few days before my birthday so now my husband will know what to get for me! Yays all around!

Suzie F. said...

This will make a lovely additon to my bookshelf. Can't wait!

Ashley said...

This cover is absolutely AMAZING! I first saw it today and thought, "What is this book?" "Who is this author??" That's what led me to your blog :D I am SO looking forward to reading this book!! Too bad February is eons away!

Ruby97 said...

Wow! Love the cover :D Yes, if only you had ANOTHER book coming out... OH WAIT.

Krista said...

This cover is soooo beautiful! Cannot wait! Seriously, my mind is blown :)

(Helen) Kiaya said...

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AWESOME.

(Helen) Kiaya said...

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AWESOME.

Caitlin E Darrell said...

STUNNING! Now I am seriously counting the days until February. Congratulations on the awesomeness, Kiersten! :D

Makayla Anderson said...

It was copyrighed in the future?! (Zoom in on the lower left corner of the whole jacket.) And you've had this since January and you're just sharing it now?! It looks amazing!

Christy @ Love of Books said...

That shadowy figure behind the K in your name creeps me the heck out. And I love that!

Donna said...

Stunning! I can't wait to read it.

Madalina's Books said...

It's gorgeoys. I'm brethless. Congrats :).
I love it and I love your Paranormalcy series so I'm sure I'll love Mind Games too. Can't wait to read it and I hope it will pe published in Romania too, just like Paranormaalcy.

Samantha Jean said...

Wow! So pretty! If I had never heard of you before and saw this book on a book shelf in any store, I'd pick it up. BUT, since I have heard of you, read your blog posts, and LOVE your writing, I'd have picked it up even if it wasn't so pretty.

Kristi said...

Congratulations!!!

This cover is PERFECT. I love everything about it. And the blurb? Ah-may-zing! Adding it to my Goodreads list RIGHT NOW.

So excited for you (and me because I can't wait to read it.) :P

Kelly said...

I love the cover, it's so pretty and is just amazing. I can't wait to read it now. :) Can't wait for Endlessly either. :)

storyqueen said...

It is gorgeous. It's the kind of cover that I'd be compelled to pick up from the shelf.

Just.Wow.

Shelley

Cherie Reich said...

Oh, wow! Simply wow! Such a great cover!

Jade said...

So now I have dilemma. I was going to buy the ebook of MG (assuming there is one) because it will arrive quicker than a real book, BUT now I want a shiny hardcover for my shelf. The only solution I can see is buying both.

Well played, HarperTeen. Well played.

Kathryn Purdie said...

Looks incredible and so different from the Paranormalcy series (what the book is about too). I'm so excited to read this!

Kathryn Purdie said...

Wow, looks incredible, and it seems to be such a departure from your Paranormalcy trilogy (though I love those books). I can't wait to read Mind Games!

Musing Novelist said...

Lovely! The idea of overlay images is really creative. :)

J.R. Johansson said...

Ooh, Kiersten! I love it! It's dark and challenging and lovely! Can't wait to read it! :-)

Rissa Young said...

OMFG! OMFG!!

You have the best covers. I SWEAR! I honestly didn't think anything could beat the Supernaturally series.

but sure proved me wrong. i spent ages trying to figure out those blurry pictures they superimposed were.

I have been totally looking forward to this book btw. And the rest of your books coming out. The idea behind them are so exciting.

love it!

Heather Ostler said...

So awesome!

Teen Bookcase of Wayzata said...

SO Pretty!!! I am so excited for more of your books! :)

Morrigan Aoife said...

The cover is stunning, but my favorite part was the "sinister blurb"

".....none of whom she has killed for, but all of whom she has considered killing at one point or another."

Such a fun and whitty way to portray the sisterly bond, but then your always whitty, aren't you ? :)

Esperanza Writes Too said...

YEEEEEEEP! I can't wait 'till February the 23th (well, I have to wait first for my dear July).
The cover is gorgeus, and it makes me want to read the book right now.
Great job, Kiersten!

Kisses and hugs!!

Esperanza.

Mike said...

I love the colors too. It's beautiful but as you look you get this creepy feeling. Gives you such a great balance of different emotions.