Jessica Brody runs Free-Book Friday, of which I am (naturally) a fan! Her debut YA novel, The Karma Club, came out this week, and I invited her over for a little cover talk as a stop on her Girlfriends Cyber Circuit tour. Here's Jessica:
"When I first saw the cover: Oh my God, I fell in love with it...instantly! They actually showed me two different ones and my editor told me beforehand that this one was her favorite of the two and I couldn't have agreed more! I am pretty bad at envisioning covers so I really didn't know what to expect. I just wanted something fun and colorful because I think that represents the book and that's exactly what I got! It's my favorite cover thus far!
"The only suggestion I made was that they separate the "R" and "M" in Karma because when blended together, I was worried it would look too much like The Karina Club. They agreed and it was quickly changed. "This was actually a stock photo from Getty Images! My editor later told me that they did do a photoshoot with a model but she didn't think it came out right so they set off to look for a stock photo instead. I never actually saw the original cover, although I am very curious!"
So am I! I have seen this photo because it's a favorite avatar of book maven Little Willow! I adore the image, and I also like the idea of karma messing back with someone. What do you guys think?
Oh, and here's the trailer for the book, so you'll know more about it!