Melissa Walker

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 Melissa Walker

Thanks for weighing in on last week’s covers. I love the final cover for Stephanie Kuehnert‘s I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone so much that I can’t even imagine the other ones in its place. Last week’s contest for a signed cover flat is… I’d Rather Laugh With the Sinners! Send me your address and you’ll get the flat right from Stephanie herself.


This week, the fabulous Sara Hantz is sharing the Cover Story for her book, The Second Virginity of Suzy Green (also in my To-Read pile, which is massive and filled with titles I want to get to so badly, like this one!).

Sara, take it away!

“I remembering thinking that a cover for one of the other Flux books would be perfect for The Second Virginity of Suzy Green, as the book is based on a big lie and this cover had the back view of a girl with her hand behind her back and her fingers crossed. I’d also had a fun conversation with another writer who jokingly suggested the cover should have two cherries on it. I then got to thinking I’d love a plain white cover with two cherries on the front.

“My editor asked if I had any suggestions and I mentioned the two things above. When I first saw the cover, I LOVED it! I didn’t make any change suggestions. My only slight reservation was that they had intended to photograph the cover with the model holding real cherries. To me, it looks like they were photoshopped.”

Thanks, Sara! What do you guys think? Photoshopped? In any case, I love classic red-and-white stripes with faded jeans that Suzy’s wearing, and I think the cherries add something really special to the cover. Those plus her position definitely make me think she’s hiding something…

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  1. I love your cover, Sara. :) I agree with Melissa, the cherries and the fact they’re behind the model’s back speak volumes. :)

  2. I love this cover, too. The color scheme is especially eye catching!

  3. Cat says:

    I love this cover too AND the book is currently sitting on my dresser waiting patiently for its turn to be read (it’s next after the book I am reading now..).
    I find the colours in this cover very eye catching and I can’t resist anything with cherries on it either. ;)

  4. Em says:

    hehe, I really like this cover too and thought the cherries looked Photoshopped in! I thought it was just cause I had an ARC but now I’m glad to know I wasn’t alone in thinking that. Sounds like they should get a more computer savvy designer – teens today definitely notice these things. The plus though is that you can’t really tell if you’re looking at the picture online.

  5. Laura says:

    I hadn’t noticed the cherries until now and not only do I have the book, I’ve read it.
    Those that have it in your TBR, you’re going to love it. Those not having it in their TBR – should! That is all… :)

  6. Alea says:

    I looked at this in a store a few months back and from my quick glance it didn’t look like a photoshop job. I’ll have to look again sometime!

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