It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Rift by Chris Howard + Giveaway (US/Canada)
Hello, YABCers! We have another great cover reveal this week!
Today we're super excited to reveal the cover for THE RIFT (ROOTLESS #2) by Chris Howard releasing on Arbor Day, April 25, 2014. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Chris:
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Here it is!
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- Three winners will receive a signed copy of ROOTLESS (ROOTLESS #1) or THE RIFT (ROOTLESS #2), winner's choice, plus some ROOTLESS bookmarks.
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?
I thought that the cover was very nice and I liked the cool tones that it uses. The synopsis could use a little more meat, though.
While the cover is vibrant, I feel when paired up to other books in this genre, it lacks the quality of professional design. I would tone down the transparent fog in the foreground as it makes the 2 profiles appear squashed in this zone of total darkness, something obviously not viable due to the overall brightness of the background and foreground. If using profiles instead of actual people, the lighting needs to be consistent with the foreground also being pitch black. I would also differentiate the font colors and style from that of the cover, making it POP. These are both easy fixes that would infuse a higher quality of visual awareness as well as professionalism provided by big name publishers and cover designers.
The synopsis provides readers with an interesting peak into the premise of the book. Having not read the prior book, I am not sure whom he was escaping from as it doesn't imply he was a prisoner, but just a tree builder. How does one end up amongst a mutinous crew? Does he know them? Is Alpha a pirate with this crew? And what have they sacrificed? I think providing readers with a bit deeper synopsis would really hook readers into this who otherwise might not pick it up on first glance!
the cover is gorgeous, not what i was expecting when i read the synopsis a few months ago. Glad it doesn't feature a random female model.
It's not what I expected. When I first heard about The Rift in the first book it was described to be a hot wasteland with molten lava everywhere so I figured the cover would have the same color scheme as Rootless. The synopsis was such a tease and I can't wait to read it! You're awesome Chris!!!