SHALLOW GRAVES has a cover! The cover was revealed today on Epic Reads along with a few more covers of beautiful Winter 2016 books. 2016 is going to be a good year for books, people. I just know it.
I am so happy with this cover. It’s so beautiful. I love the birds and the sky and the pink and the green. I love that it’s subtly creepy but not overwhelmingly dark. I love how all the stunning colors sneakily contrast with the death-doom-misery title. I love how perfect the balance of light and darkness is.
Breezy remembers leaving the party, the warm, wet grass under her feet, her cheek still stinging from a slap to the face. But when she wakes up, scared and pulling dirt from her mouth, a year has passed and she can’t explain the necklace of bruises around her neck. She also can’t explain the man lying at her grave, dead from her touch.
Returning home seems impossible. Her parents and sisters have clearly grieved and struggled to move on, and Breezy can’t begin to answer their inevitable questions. Her heartbeat comes and goes, she doesn’t need to eat or drink, she can see the inky memories of murderers, and she can somehow pull on this dark guilt to kill them. Haunted by the happy memories from her life and disgusted by the half-dead creature she’s become, Breezy embarks on a reckless quest to find answers and a dangerous healing magic…but the cure is as dark and terrible as the disease.
Set in a gorgeous, terrifying world, Shallow Graves is a stunning novel about the heartbreaking trauma of a girl’s life cut short and her struggle to reconcile her humanity with the creature she’s become.
January 2016! Mark your calendars! You can add SHALLOW GRAVES to your Goodreads shelf here.