Friday, January 4, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

FROM THE ASHES, Cover Reveal

It's more than a pleasure, it is a privilege to share in the cover reveal for a YA novel BY a YA writer...as in she's a talented and brilliant young adult. Without further ado, here's FROM THE ASHES by Jessica McKendry:
I'm not sure how it all went wrong.

The concept was simple.

The Trials were made to test us. They were made to challenge our strengths; our bravery.

We were supposed to come out better.

Winning the Trials would make us Superior citizens.

It would bring us honor and demonstrate our loyalty to the Imperial Alliance. I knew exactly what I wanted.

Until I met him.

There was something about him. Something dark. If only I had known the danger it would put us in.

I thought I knew the risks.

But I never imagined the price we'd pay.

***An insightful look at the good and bad that exist within us, McKendry's debut is a high-octane adventure that pushes the imagination to the limit as it lays bare the nature of self-reliance, self-confidence, and teamwork. Playing with the concepts of dark and light and how they affect our lives in multiple forms, her novel is a complex coming of age story that encapsulates the heroine's journey from student to leader. A dark tale of love and revenge, From the Ashes is a powerful reminder to think for yourself instead of blindly following what you've been taught to believe.***

I'm very excited to see Jessica take this step. Look for it in February 2013 :-) Woot!! Isn't the cover beautiful?!?!?!?!

26 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Excited for Jessica!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome cover. Congrats to Jessica! And Happy New Year!

Jess said...

Thank you so much for helping out!

Julie Dao said...

How exciting is that?!!? Jessica is a sweetheart and very talented, and I know we're going to see great things from her. Beautiful cover!

Angela Brown said...

Very Excited!!

Angela Brown said...

Hey Natalie! Happy New Year to you as well :-)

Angela Brown said...

My pleasure, Jessica :-)

Angela Brown said...

I totally agree, Julie :-)

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I love the cover, and the story sounds brilliant! I'm looking very forward to reading this. :)

Thank you for sharing!

Best,

Alexandra~

Bonnie Rae said...

Very awesome cover and the blurb is very intriguing!!

Anonymous said...

Ooooh, I like it!!!!

kmckendry said...

Wow thanks for joining in on Jess's cover reveal and for all the kind words!

Gwen Gardner said...

Awesome cover - Jess is so impressive!

M Pax said...

Congrats to Jessica! I'm excited for her! Have a great weekend, Angela!

Angela Brown said...

I look forward to grabbing my copy!

Angela Brown said...

Agreed, Bonnie :-)

Angela Brown said...

It's certainly an attention-getter.

Angela Brown said...

I'm thrilled to be a part of it :-)

Angela Brown said...

Right! I'm thoroughly impressed.

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Mary. You have a great weekend as well!

Candilynn Fite said...

What an exciting moment for her!! And the cover is stunning. :)

Peggy Eddleman said...

Ooo! I love how colorful it is! And those stars-- ohmygosh, those stars are fabulous!

cleemckenzie said...

Congratulations to Jessica! Here's to a great launch for her book.

Lynda R Young said...

congrats to Jess! It's a great cover!

Misha Gericke said...

I love this cover. :-D

Heather said...

What a lovely cover, and the book sounds SO good! Congrats to Jessica!

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