Last week, Emma Pass revealed the cover for DARK DAYS, which you can see here. Many thanks to Emma, and to everyone who tweeted and liked and shared, for the amazing response! DD is definitely feeling the cover love. I’m sharing it here today for those who haven’t seen it yet. Here’s the book description:
The future world has been divided into sectors–each the same as the other. Surrounded by thick steel fences, there is no way in and no way out. Yet a cyborg army penetrates each sector, picking off its citizens one by one, until no one is left. Behind the sectors’ thick walls, the citizens wait to die. Few will be chosen to survive what’s coming; the rest will be left behind to suffer. A new world has been created, and its rulers are incredibly selective on who will become a citizen. They want only those with important roles in society to help create a more perfect future.
Sixteen-year-old Sia lives in one of the sectors as part of a family that is far too ordinary to be picked to live. According to the digital clock that towers high above her sector, she has only fifteen days to live. Sia has seen the reports and knows a horrific death is in store for her, but she is determined to make the most of her final days. Sia refuses to mourn her short life, instead promising herself that she’ll stay strong, despite being suffocated by her depressed mother and her frightened best friend. Just when Sia feels more alone than ever, she meets Mace, a mysterious boy. There is something that draws Sia to him, despite his dangerousness, and together, they join a group of rebels and embark on an epic journey to destroy the new world and its machines, and to put an end to the slaughter of innocent people.
And here’s the cover:
The moody sky, the fire and destruction in the sector, and the wild lands (called The Rough) surrounding it is all so perfect for me. The red digital lettering, like the numbers on the clock in the story, really stand out and I love that they’re a bit battered when you look closely. The reflection of the lettering feels like they’re shining on the surface of the metal wall. And my name ties in with the metal, too. The reading line ‘THE CLOCK IS TICKING’ refers to the clock tower that ticks down the days until the cyborg army penetrates the sector walls. The chapters also count down per day. Sooo, those are just a few of the things I like most about the cover!