One Cover to Rule Them All, One Cover to Bind Them.

We’re going to rock this B.

its a design thing


As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.

The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may…

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  1. 10. The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse. Published in July by Simon & Schuster. Wood gives this her award “for most striking and daring Y.A. cover of the year … something no has ever done before. It’s one of those covers that makes your bookshelf cooler just by having it on there.” The cover is the product of an in-camera technique that produces a double exposure, per an interview with Stasse at That Cover Girl. “The credit for this cover goes completely to the fabulous designer Lizzy Bromley (as well as the photographer Dan Mountford and my editor Courtney Bongiolatti at Simon & Schuster). This is what they came up with on their own,” says Stasse. (Book design by Hilary Zarycky)

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