Monday, September 17, 2012


Dude, there are few things I like more than covers. Mine, someone else's, doesn't matter. I like to zoom in on them, stroke them in real life, flip the pages and breathe in that new book smell.

Ahem. Anyway, today PJ Hoover is revealing the cover of her forthcoming novel, SOLSTICE! (And I've read this book, and YOU WANT TO READ IT TOO.)

And I'm not the only one who thinks so. The cover quote says:
“Solstice is one red-hot read—it intrigues, sizzles, and satisfies.” —Cynthia Leitich Smith, New York Times bestselling author

So there. Two witnesses!

So you wanna see it? Great, here it is!!

About SOLSTICE: Each day brings hotter temperatures and heat bubbles that threaten to destroy the earth. Amid this global heating crisis, Piper lives under the oppressive rule of her mother, who suffocates her even more than the weather does. Everything changes on her eighteenth birthday, when her mother is called away on a mysterious errand and Piper seizes her first opportunity for freedom.

Piper discovers a universe she never knew existed—a sphere of gods and monsters—and realizes that her world is not the only one in crisis. While gods battle for control of the Underworld, Piper’s life spirals out of control as she struggles to find the answer to the secret that has been kept from her since birth.

An imaginative melding of mythology and dystopia, Solstice is the first YA novel by talented newcomer P. J. Hoover.

Isn't it gorgeous?!

In case you don't know PJ yet, here's a bit about her.

P. J. Hoover first fell in love with Greek mythology in sixth grade thanks to the book Mythology by Edith Hamilton. After a fifteen year bout as an electrical engineer designing computer chips for a living, P. J. decided to take her own stab at mythology and started writing books for kids and teens. When not writing, P. J. spends time with her husband and two kids and enjoys practicing kung fu, solving Rubik's cubes, and watching Star Trek.



Jamie Manning said...

Wow, now THAT is a rocking cover!

AE Rought said...

Dude. WANT!!! *drool*

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Holy wow, that is one awesome cover!!! Yay, PJ! :-)

Southpaw said...

Oh yeah! That cover is gorgeous! The blurb is pretty darn good too.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Wicked cover! It's making me sweat!

Angela Brown said...

Having purchased the original cover and read it back when, I have to admit, the new cover does the story justice. Very nice cover indeed.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome new cover. I read the book when Tricia self published it. It's awesome.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

THAT is one stunning cover! Wow!!

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds and looks awesome! :)

Nicole said...

Love it! The colors, the movement and her stance are all fantastic.

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