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Covers, Blurbs & Boobs

Originally published at Sarah Rees Brennan. You can comment here or there.

So the time has finally come to reveal to you guys the new covers for the Lynburn Legacy series! I hope you liiiike them. ;)

Unspoken

And the cover of Untold…

Unspoken

Here is also a little more about Untold…

‘Free from bonds, but not each other

It’s time to choose sides… On the surface, Sorry-in-the-Vale is a sleepy English town. But Kami Glass knows the truth. Sorry-in-the-Vale is full of magic. In the old days, the Lynburn family ruled with fear, terrifying the people into submission in order to kill for blood and power. Now the Lynburns are back, and Rob Lynburn is gathering sorcerers so that the town can return to the old ways.

But Rob and his followers aren’t the only sorcerers in town. A decision must be made: pay the blood sacrifice, or fight. For Kami, this means more than just choosing between good and evil. With her link to Jared Lynburn severed, she’s now free to love anyone she chooses. But who should that be?’

Untold comes out September 24th.

The Booksmugglers very kindly hosted the reveal and are currently doing a giveaway of Unspoken> http://thebooksmugglers.com/2013/04/two-smugglerific-covers-giveaway-unspoken-and-untold-by-sarah-rees-brennan.html

And now, A Note On Kami’s Boobs on Unspoken. For posterity. ;)

The boobs are my fault.

We knew we wanted a silhouette cover, to go with the old Unspoken cover and Gothicness theeeeematically. Silhouette pictures are hard to find, and posed professional pictures of people who are not super skinny are hard to find, because Society.

This girl is thinner than Kami in my head—but she does look like she’s got some badonkadonk going on, and I liked that. It would have felt very wrong to have the silhouette of Kami slimmed down.

LOVELY EDITOR: I was thinking we might, er, bring the boobs down a notch. (Just because they are prominent!)

SARAH: I BEG THAT YOU DO NO SUCH THING.

SARAH: *sends textual evidence of Kami being a well-fleshed young lady.*

EDITOR, PROJECT MANAGER, COVER DESIGNER: Others send us messages about the themes and colors… and Sarah has just sent us a giant email all about boobs.

I had lunch with my Random House peeps in March, and we were discussin’ the covers, and this happened…

SARAH: I was wondering if you could change the color for the Untold font.

LOVELY PROJECT MANAGER: Let’s put that on it. *gestures to front of Sarah’s dress*

SARAH: My… boobs?

SARAH: … I mean you can if you want…

PROJECT MANAGER: Um, no. The turquoise polka dots on your dress.

SARAH: Oh that makes more sense.

PROJECT MANAGER: It’s always boobs with you, Rees Brennan.

Welp, my petals, let me know what you think. ;) And now that you’ve seen the covers of Untold, soon it will be time to set up the competition for the Advance Readers’ Copies…

Comments

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(Anonymous)
Apr. 24th, 2013 01:40 pm (UTC)
:D So much excitement for the new covers.

...and even more for the ARC competition argh.
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sarahtales
Apr. 24th, 2013 02:24 pm (UTC)
It is sad, but them's the breaks with publishing and bookselling. ;) Glad you like the Untold cover!
kamalloy
Apr. 24th, 2013 04:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the original Unspoken cover was so lovely and unique that I'm disappointed that style won't be continuing, but these are quite pretty.
adaptation
Apr. 24th, 2013 02:21 pm (UTC)
I NEED IT

I NEED IT IN MY LIFE
blythe025
Apr. 24th, 2013 04:31 pm (UTC)
Hah! Awesome. :)

Edited to Add: and I love both the covers. :D

Edited at 2013-04-24 04:31 pm (UTC)
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sarahtales
Apr. 25th, 2013 02:55 pm (UTC)
*beams* Well, I feel you can't go wrong with boobs.
kessie
Apr. 25th, 2013 06:20 pm (UTC)
While I like the original, I also like these! The pink and turquoise hints are lovely. I also like the idea of progression: she's at the gate in Unspoken, and appears to be walking up the lane in Untold.

(Also, boobs. *thumps up* ;)
sarahtales
Apr. 25th, 2013 06:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you, and nice catch. ;)

(Also, hey, girl, we should hang.)
kessie
Apr. 25th, 2013 07:22 pm (UTC)
I try. ;)

(And, yes, we should! It's been ages!)
raisedbymoogles
Apr. 26th, 2013 12:42 am (UTC)
As a well-endowed lady, thank you for going to bat for the boobs.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 27th, 2013 02:12 pm (UTC)
Love the boobs! And love the covers :) Sooooo excited for Untold!!!!!
sunlit_music
Jul. 1st, 2013 05:14 am (UTC)
What lovely covers! Thank you for standing up for all the curvier ladies out there.:) I'm so glad that Kami looks strong and is walking comfortably in the cover for Untold. So many sci fi and fantasy book covers have heroines standing/ sitting in anatomically impossible and sexually objectifying poses. It's so refreshing to see something different.

Edited at 2013-07-01 05:15 am (UTC)
greenfaeriedust
Aug. 14th, 2013 11:58 am (UTC)
Haha, this actually made me laugh out loud. I think the new covers are lovely. (Though nothing beats the paper-cut out style of Unspoken, still one of the most beautiful books on my shelves)

Though now I have the urge to buy the same book twice to have a matching set. *twitches*

And for what it's worth, I didn't notice the boobs until you brought them up. : )
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