It’s live!! Cover Reveal: A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd + Giveaway (US Only)




Hi everyone! It’s been a while, but we’re back with a new cover reveal!

Today we’re super excited to reveal the cover for A COLD LEGACY by Megan Shepherd releasing January 27, 2015 from Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins. Before we get to the cover, here’s a note from Megan:


Hello YABC! I am thrilled to share the cover of A COLD LEGACY, the final book in the Madman’s Daughter series, with you all. It’s hard to believe we’re already at the conclusion. To all the loyal YABC readers who have embraced this series, thank you. There is no better feeling in the world than knowing my books are finding their way in readers’ hands. I hope you love this cover as much as I do. It has a real feeling of finality to it, which I love, because this is the book where all of Juliet’s struggles come to a head, and she has to face her ultimate darkness. Writing this book was scary, and joyful, and satisfying, and this tense, romantic, beautiful cover reflects that.
~ Megan Shepherd (The Madman’s Daughter series, Balzer+Bray)



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by Megan Shepherd
Release date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins

About the Book

After killing the men who tried to steal her father’s research, Juliet—along with Montgomery, Lucy, Balthazar, and a deathly ill Edward—has escaped to a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of mysteries and unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune-tellers who seem to know Juliet’s secrets. Though it appears to be a safe haven, Juliet fears new dangers may be present within the manor’s own walls.
Then she uncovers the truth about the manor’s long history of scientific experimentation—and her own intended role in it—forcing her to determine where the line falls between right and wrong, life and death, magic and science, and promises and secrets. And she must decide if she’ll follow her father’s dark footsteps or her mother’s tragic ones, or whether she’ll make her own.
With inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this breathless conclusion to the Madman’s Daughter trilogy is about the things we’ll sacrifice to save those we love—even our own humanity.


b2ap3_thumbnail_headshot.jpgAbout the Author

Megan Shepherd grew up in her family’s independent bookstore in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The travel bug took her from London to Timbuktu and many places in between, though she ended up back in North Carolina with her husband, two cats, and a scruffy dog. She is also the author of The Madman’s Daughter and Her Dark Curiosity. Visit her online at




Giveaway Details

  • One winner will win signed copies of THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER, HER DARK CURIOSITY, and an ARC of A COLD LEGACY (when available) as well as book-themed tea and bookmarks.
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?



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68 thoughts on “It’s live!! Cover Reveal: A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd + Giveaway (US Only)”

  1. Vivien says:

    The cover is bloody gorgeous!!! I need IT 😀

  2. Andrew Patterson says:

    Love the cover! This has been a series I’ve been wanting to read for some time. Heard a lot of amazing things about it.

  3. Andrew Patterson says:

    Love the cover! This has been a series I’ve been wanting to read for some time. Heard a lot of amazing things about it.

  4. Simply stunning!!! Love, love, love! Congrats Megan!

  5. SJ Bouquet says:

    I absolutely love this cover! I also appreciate that it matches the other covers xD and I cannot wait to read the book. It sounds so chilling!

    (oh and also about my entry: I marked that I am a fan on facebook, but that was an accident. Please don’t disqualify me.)

  6. Alyssa Susanna says:

    LOVEEEEEEE!! I mostly enjoyed the first and second books, and I’m excited to see how it all ends. Thank you!!

  7. Barb Zaremski says:

    LOVE!! Great job Megan!!

  8. Esther says:

    the cover is gorgeous!! I love it. particularly the red of the title and dress

  9. Wayne says:

    Ive read the first 2 books & loved them, this cover is amazing & i cant wait to read it 😀

  10. MatthewH says:

    Looking forward to reading it

  11. Sarah Zane Kellar says:

    I love the cover. I really really really want her dress.

  12. Jenn says:

    Sounds awesome. Can’t wait to read!

  13. Thanks for revealing the cover. It is GORGEOUS! I love it!!!

  14. Brynne says:

    Absolutely love the cover and can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  15. love this series…I tried to enter but didn’t get a chance to put in my address 🙁 not sure if that disqualifies me or not

  16. Kelly L. says:

    I love the cover!
    The summary sounds really mysterious and I can’t wait to see how it’ll all end!

  17. AMAZING! Can’t wait to read it! It’s my favorite cover in the whole series! 🙂

  18. Amanda says:

    The cover is absolutely lovely & I can not wait for this book to be released eeeek!!! 🙂

  19. Kayla Adams says:

    It sounds really cool! I haven’t actually read the rest of the series but I would really like to! The covers are very pretty and this one is no different but it looks a little stretched on my screen? Might be my phone though.

  20. Richard Blaine says:

    Love the covers for this series, but is this the final cover art or a mock-up? Some fairly major photoshop issues here, particularly the top of the model’s head and the contrast/color correction between the foreground, background, and sky.

  21. Amber Curtis says:

    I love the cover and can’t wait to read the book!!

  22. Samantha Wallace says:

    I love the cover and the synopsis even though I haven’t read the series yet I would love to have the chance to read the whole series. Thanks for the giveaway!! 🙂

  23. Teresa Salvatore says:

    Gah! It’s gorgeous! As expected! But why? Oh why? Is it a US only contest? :p

    Good luck everyone! Megan Shepherd is so amazingly talented! This series is an all-time fave! Enjoy!

  24. Brittany T says:

    I think it is amazing just like the others cant wait to have to complete set!!

  25. Amanda says:

    I’m afraid to read the synopsis bc A Madman’s Daughter is still on my to read list! But I really want to get to it soon as I’ve heard such good things! This new cover is gorgeous.

  26. This cover is absolutely beautiful! One of the best I’ve seen lately! I really want to read this series but haven’t had the chance yet.

  27. Kaitlin Snider says:

    I love both the cover and the synopsis! I’m really excited that this one is inspired Frankenstein. 🙂

  28. Christy says:

    The cover is gorgeous and the synopsis sounds interesting.

  29. Hannah says:

    Its so beautiful! I can’t wait to read it!

  30. Rain Jeys says:

    This series has my favorite covers. I didn’t think they could top the cover of Her Dark Curiosity, but they did!

  31. YvonneJ says:

    Love the cover…it really goes well with the others. I’ve been wanting to read this series since I saw the first book but I’ve been waiting until I could read all of them back to back.

  32. Paola says:

    This cover (like the other two) is gorgeous! I can’t wait to read it. 🙂

  33. Paola Benavides says:

    This is stunning! It makes me so excited to read it! 😀

  34. L says:

    Looks different; agree with previous comment cover doesn’t look final

  35. sarit says:

    Great cover

  36. Aiah Radwan says:


  37. Abby says:

    I have read the first book and loved it! Excited to read more! 😉

  38. Molly says:

    It sounds so great, and I love that this giveaway is for the whole trilogy because I’ve been meaning to start it but still haven’t gotten around to reading the first book. But the plot synopsis sounds great and all three covers are beautiful!!

  39. Rebecca says:

    Beautiful! Cant wait to read!

  40. Mo Gillespie says:

    I love the cover and I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!

  41. Nicole C. says:

    This is a very exciting series and has kept me company on many rainy nights–can’t wait to see how it ends!


  42. Brigid Kapuvari says:

    Literally, I need that girl’s gorgeous dress and this book, now!

  43. Michelle says:

    I love the typography and the girl’s dress on the cover! I really want to read this series from the synopsis now

  44. Anairis Interiano says:

    I love the cover!! I can’t wait to read this series:)

  45. Courtney says:

    The cover is gorgeous! Just like the other two!!! I can’t WAIT to get my hands on this book!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  46. Agustina Gonzalez says:

    I love the cover! Seems like an awesome series 🙂 i been waniting to read, hopefully I will win it so i can read the series

  47. Madeleine Michaud says:

    I’m loving the colors!

  48. Devan says:

    I love this series. I was so excited at the end of Her Dark Curiosity to see Megan headed in the Frankenstein direction. The covers are gorgeous.

  49. Jenelle Riane says:

    Ohh, I can’t wait for this book’s release! And just wow, that cover is stunning. I can’t wait to read how it ends!

  50. Kaylie says:

    I love how all the covers match but I’m scared to read the synopsis cause of spoilers

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