Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for #MURDERTRENDING by Gretchen McNeil, releasing August 7, 2018 from Disney Freeform. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Gretchen:
When you write a comedy horror novel about serial killers and decapitations, you stress about how your cover will turn out.
I’m Gretchen McNeil. I’ve written a lot of books about serial killers. So I speak from experience.
Needless to say, the idea of a cover for #MurderTrending kept me up at night, brain spinning an endless miasma of anxiety: “How could they possibly capture the humor and horror of this novel in a single image? Do I actually want them to capture the humor and horror of this novel in a single image? Why do I think so highly of myself that I assume no one can capture the humor and horror of this novel in a single image?”
Then one day, I received an email from the fabulous Disney Freeform design team. And I danced the dance of a million joys. (Which looks a lot like the Cabbage Patch mixed with the Safety Dance…don’t try it without supervision.)
Because if it was possible to capture the humor and horror of #MurderTrending in a single image, THIS IS THAT IMAGE. And I could not love it more.~Gretchen
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Here it is!
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WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest 8/18 citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society’s most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0.
When eighteen-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the ground of a dimly lit warehouse, she realizes she’s about to be the next victim of the app. Knowing hardened criminals are getting a taste of their own medicine in this place is one thing, but Dee refuses to roll over and die for a heinous crime she didn’t commit. Can Dee and her newly formed posse, the Death Row Breakfast Club, prove she’s innocent before she ends up wrongfully murdered for the world to see? Or will The Postman’s cast of executioners kill them off one by one?
Gretchen McNeil is the author of several young adult horror/suspense novels for Balzer + Bray including POSSESS, 3:59, RELIC, GET EVEN, GET DIRTY, and the award-winning TEN. In 2016, Gretchen published her first YA comedy I'M NOT YOUR MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL, and her next novel will be the horror-comedy #MURDERTRENDING for Disney/Freeform. The TV film adaptation of TEN starring China Anne McClain (Descendants 2, Black Lightning) and Rome Flynn (The Bold and the Beautiful) premieres on Lifetime on September 16th.
Two winners, who will each win a signed ARC of #MurderTrending (due at the end of 2017) as well as a signed Gretchen McNeil novel of their choice, to be mailed ASAP.
In addition to the signed #MurderTrending ARC, you can choose one signed copy of the following:
I’M NOT YOUR MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL
Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.
During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:
What do you think about the cover and synopsis?