Cover Stories: Ten by Gretchen McNeil

Gretchen McNeil's new thriller, Ten, got a blurb from Christopher Pike, the author who scared me silly all through middle school!! He says, "TEN is a real page turner! Gretchen McNeil knows how to plot a thriller: Her setup is flawless and the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat." – Christopher Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the THIRST series and REMEMBER ME Woohoo! If I weren't such a scaredy cat I'd start it tonight.  But Gretchen is here to share a very short and sweet Cover Story, because her cover team nailed it:

"The image in my mind as I wrote looked almost exactly like what I got! And they never even asked for my input! Mind readers…

"When I first saw the cover, I gasped. It was perfect. It changed very little. There was a different treatment for the title (which I also loved). Basically, it had 'TEN' then a countdown of crossed out numbers from 9 to 1.

"Other than that, totally the same!"

Thanks, Gretchen! I love the font treatment so I'm glad it ended up this way. Also: The tagline is brilliant! And I must admit that when I saw this cover from far away I thought it was a battleship, not an island. Is that weird? In any case, it's a dark and creepy cover with blood-red highlights -- awesome.

What do you guys think?