It’s live!! Cover Reveal: Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman + Giveaway (International)



Hi, YABCers!

Today we’re super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for TRAITOR ANGELS by Anne Blankman, releasing May 3, 2016 from Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins. Before we get to the cover, here’s a note from Anne:

Hello YABC! I am thrilled to share with you the cover of TRAITOR ANGELS, a standalone romantic historical adventure. About ten years ago, I was daydreaming during English class when I noticed something strange about the poem we were studying. John Milton’s famous epic, Paradise Lost, is supposed to be about Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden—but it features one character who shouldn’t be there: Galileo, one of the most well-known scientists in history. How weird, I thought. I wonder if Milton included Galileo as some sort of secret message to his readers. From this initial question, TRAITOR ANGELS evolved into an adventure that includes a scavenger hunt stretching across Restoration Era England, clues concealed in literary masterpieces, a fierce girl skilled in weaponry, a mysterious Italian scientist, and a horrific conspiracy that, if it got out, could shake the foundations of civilization. 
When I saw the cover for the first time, I gasped aloud. The team at HarperCollins created an image that perfectly captures the romantic, mysterious feel of this story. Michelle Taormina designed the cover, and special effects artist Sean Freeman composed the letters and textured background. It’s everything I wanted for the book that has consumed the last decade of my life, and I hope you love it as much as I do! 
~ Anne Blankman (TRAITOR ANGELS, Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins)




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by Anne Blankman
Release date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062278876
About the Book
Six years have passed since England’s King Charles II returned from exile to reclaim the throne, ushering in a new era of stability for his subjects. 
Except for Elizabeth Milton. The daughter of notorious poet John Milton, Elizabeth has never known her place in this shifting world—except by her father’s side. By day she helps transcribe his latest masterpiece, the epic poem Paradise Lost, and by night she learns languages and sword fighting. Although she does not dare object, she suspects that he’s training her for a mission whose purpose she cannot fathom. 
Until one night the reason becomes clear: the king’s man arrive at her family’s country home to arrest her father. Determined to save him, Elizabeth follows his one cryptic clue and journeys to Oxford, accompanied by her father’s mysterious young houseguest, Antonio Vivani, a darkly handsome Italian scientist who surprises her at every turn. Funny, brilliant, and passionate, Antonio seems just as determined to protect her father as she is—but can she trust him with her heart? 
When the two discover that Milton has planted an explosive secret in the half-finished Paradise Lost—a secret the king and his aristocratic supporters are desperate to conceal—Elizabeth is faced with a devastating choice: cling to the shelter of her old life or risk cracking the code, unleashing a secret that could save her father…and tear apart the very fabric of society.


About the Author

Anne Blankman has lived in New York, Maine, and England, and currently resides in Virginia with her family. Her debut novel, Prisoner of Night and Fog, was named a “Flying Start” by Publishers Weekly and a Sydney Taylor Notable Book by the Association of Jewish Libraries. She loves hearing from readers, and you can visit her online at


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Giveaway Details

One winner will receive a signed ARC of TRAITOR ANGELS (when available) and a TRAITOR ANGELS charm necklace (pictured below).


Note from the author about the necklace: The charm necklace was designed specifically to accompany this book. Each charm represents a clue—and only by putting them together can Elizabeth, the main character, figure out the secret behind the “traitor angels”!

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.

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59 thoughts on “It’s live!! Cover Reveal: Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman + Giveaway (International)”

  1. Mike says:

    This cover looks AMAZING!!! Adding this to my list immediately! 🙂

  2. kayla keefer says:

    Love the synopsis I really like the fact that it is a standalone and I love historical romances plus the cover is so pretty and simple I love the font that they used

  3. Suzanne Morrone says:

    I love the cover, and was trying to figure out how it was done. I guess digitally. But being an old fashioned artist I was imagining how to do it.
    And, l love the synopsis of the book. It sounds like a must-read!

  4. Anita says:

    I love the cover, so eye-catching. The synopsis is intriguing and, of course, makes me want to know more.

  5. Rissi says:

    Beautiful cover! I love the elegant simplicity. Congrats to Anne! 🙂

    – Rissi

  6. danielle hammelef says:

    I think it looks like a masterpiece of art. Beautiful!

  7. Daisy says:

    The cover is very intriguing… I want to read it now!!!

  8. Jason says:

    Great cover!

  9. Susan says:

    I love to read historical fiction based on the royals of Britain.

  10. Bex says:

    Stunning font lettering on the cover and it keeps it mysterious. I’m intrigued.

  11. Samantha says:

    The cover is stunning! The synopsis is fabulously intriguing, and I can’t wait to read it!

  12. Pam Verniel says:

    Fancy and messy ink writing.

  13. Oh my goodness gracious. The design team at B+B really cranks out some amazing covers. Someone give them a raise! Stat!

    Anne, I’m beyond excited for TRAITOR ANGELS. You blew me away with Gretchen and David, and now I can’t wait to go back even further in history with Elizabeth!

  14. Lauren J says:

    I am DYING to read this book. Love the John Milton angel and I’m all about mysteries. I love that the necklace features clues for the book. HOW COOL. And such a lovely and creepy cover with the wet ink.

  15. Vivien says:

    The cover is amazing!!! I just adore Anne and cannot wait wait wait to read another book from her 😀

  16. Vanessa Barger says:

    This is a beautiful cover, and it sounds like a fantastic story! Can’t wait to read it!!!!

  17. Trista Roddick says:

    It’s perfect! I can’t wait for this book. Prisoner of Night and Fog was one of my favourite duologies.

  18. Emma says:

    SUPER excited about this book and the cover reveal!

  19. Juan says:

    This book sounds SO interesting!!! And the cover is beautiful. Can’t wait to read it!

  20. Amie Gaudet says:

    The cover is absolutely stunningly gorgeous and the synopsis is intriguing

  21. Carina Olsen says:

    Yay 😀 Gorgeous cover! I think it looks amazing. A bit simple, yet gorgeous 🙂 Sounds like a great book too.

  22. Raphaela P. says:

    the synopsis is interesting and the cover is really elegant 🙂

  23. Kara S says:

    I cannot resist the historical setting, and I think it’s awesome the book ties to Milton and not a more well-known master like Shakespeare. Cheers, Kara S

  24. Susan T. says:

    The cover is very pretty but it’s the summary that has me super excited! I’m a huge historical fiction fan and throw in some Milton and I’m in heaven!

  25. Pili says:

    Wow!! This is one of those covers that might seem simple at first look but once you see it closely… WOW! I can only imagine how gorgeous this will look if it will be textured too?!

    And this book totally sounds like a ME kinda book!! Paradise Lost! Cracking codes!! NEEEEED!!

  26. Megan says:

    The cover is outstanding and the synopsis sound really interesting. I would love to read this book.

  27. Shannon Mizikoski says:

    The cover is simplistic yet very pretty, I love it, especially for a historical fiction! The synopsis sounds incredible- unlike anything I have ever read before, that’s for sure!

  28. BookFanatic says:

    This cover is so amazingly beautiful! I love it! It would have the perfect home on my shelf. The synopsis is also amazing, I love stories that are mysterious that involve kings and of course poets. The necklace of course is amazing also how it shows the clues that are used in the book.

  29. Kristy says:

    The synopsis sounds so unique! Great cover

  30. bn100 says:

    interesting cover

  31. Morgan says:

    The only reason I clicked on this giveaway was for the cover – it’s [i]that[/i] tempting. I love that the plot is totally unique from anything I’ve ever read before. I’m totally looking forward to this.

  32. Tasleema Begum says:

    The cover is gorgeous! Simple and beautiful. Sounds so intriguing!

  33. Sharon Kaminski says:

    I think the cover and synopsis is the best. I want to buy the book.

  34. Jen Stasi says:

    I’m so excited for this and the cover is amazing. I love Ann’s other books

  35. Alyssa Susanna says:

    AH! This cover is so great! Simple yet gorgeous – I’d love to have this one my shelves next year! Well done with the typography, Harper. I can’t wait to read a new Blankman novel! Thank you!

  36. Kalani says:

    I love it and can’t wait to read it! I love Prisoner of Night and Fog! 😀

  37. Lauren Koerner says:

    I think both are beautiful 🙂

  38. Kathryn says:

    Amazing cover and the book sounds even better

  39. The cover art, especially the font, looks gorgeous. I cannot wait to read this!

  40. Adelaine Harding says:

    The Cover is compelling and mysterious. I absolulty love it!
    The synopsis is good and straight to the point and leaves you wanting to know more.

  41. Stacy says:

    For being so simple, I adore this cover! I love the ink (blood?). I like that it is a stand alone historicla novel. Definitely adding it to the to-read pile.

  42. Zainab says:

    I really like the cover and synopsis because it is quite mysterious.

  43. Zainab says:

    I really like the mystery of it all

  44. Emily Miller says:

    The cover is great and I love how the plot sounds!

  45. Linda Romer says:

    Traitor Angels sounds great and I love the cover ♡ Thank you

  46. katz says:

    Prisoner of Night and Fog was fabulous; I’m really excited about this too.

  47. Laura Lesko says:

    LOVE the COVER and the synopsis is FABULOUS!!1 I’m IN!!!

  48. Lillian says:

    The cover is simple but gorgeous and the synopsis sounds incredible. I usually am not too interested by historical fiction, but this book sounds unique, fast-paced, and really interesting. The author’s story of how she came up with the idea is really cool too.

  49. Veronica Kroll says:

    Traitor Angels sounds amazing! And I love the cover! 😀

  50. Chenise J. says:

    I’m absolutely in love with the title treatment!

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