As you run your fingers over the front cover of both books, you can *feel* the title and author name pop out from the rest of the cover. I love, love, love when you can *feel* the different parts of a cover application.
Pull the cover jackets away and you will find leaves blind embossed on the front cover of each novel. Many books lack little details like that.
But the *best* part?
Shiver, which takes place in the winter, is dominated by cold, metallic blue ink on the cover. Open its pages, and you’ll find the story printed in dark blue ink. How cool is that?
Linger, which happens once spring has started to peek out in Mercy Falls, is dominated by different shades of metallic green ink on the cover. And inside? Yup — green ink!
I cannot think of any other books I’ve read that were printed in an ink other than black.
It is such a unique touch that really pulls together the design package of the books in this trilogy.
I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the cover of Forever.
Maggie Stiefvater interviewed the cover designer to find out the details on how he came up with the design. It’s actually *really* cool and you should go check it out.
Tomorrow, I’ll be interviewing Maggie on her thoughts about the covers as part of her Linger release blog tour. So be sure to come back and check that out!
And now, to the giveaway!
**Contest Now Closed**
There will be *two* winners.
Winner #1 will receive *signed* copies of Shiver and Linger by Maggie Stiefvater.
This prize was purchased by me for the purpose of this contest.
Winner # 2 will receive a copy of Linger by Maggie Stiefvater.
This prize was donated by Scholastic Press for the purpose of this contest.
Only one entry per person.
The contest is open to U.S. and Canada residents only.
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Contest ends Saturday, July 24 at 11:59 CST.
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- while you’re here! You could win a book of your choice from a *dozen* of the best YA books this year! (
- is one of them! **cough**cough**)
“This is the story of a boy who used to be a wolf and a girl who was becoming one. Just a few months ago, it was Sam who was the mythical creature. But now it is spring. With the heat, the remaining wolves will soon be falling out of their wolf pelts and back into their human bodies. Sam stays Sam, and Cole stays Cole, and it’s only me who’s not firmly in my own skin.” – Grace
Barnes and Noble: The Woodlands
1201 Lake Woodlands Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77381
Wednesday, July 28 at 7 p.m.
Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
Thursday, July 29 at 7 p.m.
Book People Bookstore
603 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78703
Aaannnddd! July 29 is my birthday! Happy birthday to me with a signed copy of Linger!
So… what are *you* waiting on this Wednesday?