Wednesday, September 3, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Untaken by J.E. Anckorn

Today we're celebrating the cover reveal for J. E. Anckorn's Untaken. This book releases on October 16th, 2014, published by Curiosity Quills Press. Described as a young-adult, action-adventure, science fiction novel, Untaken explores what happens when aliens invade and you're only fourteen years old.

Check out the blurb:

It turns out that a real alien invasion is nothing like the Sci-fi shows 14-year-old Gracie loves. Not when it’s your own family who are swallowed whole by those big silver ships. Not if it could be you next.

In her search for her family, Gracie meets Brandon, a high school dropout who would never have been caught dead hanging out with a dork like Gracie before the world ended. Gracie isn’t too crazy about Brandon either, but he has one thing she doesn’t: A plan.

Brandon’s uncle has a cabin up in Maine, and If Gracie and Brandon can survive long enough to get there they can hide out until the Space Men pack up their ships and leave.
Until the army guys come to rescue them, says Brandon. Brandon is big into army guys.

Gracie has to admit that Brandon’s Awesome Plan probably would have worked out great if wasn't for Jake.

They found 5-year-old Jake, laying half-dead under the remains of someone’s ranch house. He’s a good kid, even if he won’t-or can’t- talk.

But Jake has a secret, and when Gracie finds out what it is, the fragile new life they’ve started to forge looks set to break apart.

When the people you’ve been counting on to put the world back together start hunting you down, alien invaders are the least of your worries.
Sounds like there are lots of twists and turns in this one. Slightly outside of my normal wheelhouse, I suspect this book will be rather refreshing for me. I'm looking forward to going on an adventure with Gracie, Brandon and Jake in October

And now the big moment, the cover, please:

I think this one looks like a storyboard image from a movie. There's so much movement (and destruction!) in the cover, I'm really drawn in. Also? That little kid? Right in the feels, man. That kid better have all kinds of a happy ending.

This gorgeous cover is brought to us by Amy Chitulescu.

The Author:

J. E. Anckorn has been an artist and writer ever since she began to surreptitiously doodle on school supplies instead of learning about practical things, like osmosis and mathematics.

After barely surviving a freak mathematical osmosis disaster, she set out to travel the world, living in New Zealand, Australia and Hong Kong before returning to her native Britain- just in time to marry an American and leave for the U.S.A. She still failed to learn anything about osmosis, but did manage to cultivate an accent that is unintelligible to almost everyone. (It happened through a mysterious net movement of information from the outside environment into her brain. If only there was a word for that!)

This led to her development of a new language, based almost entirely on polite yet uncomprehending nods. In between these adventures, she has worked as a toy designer, copywriter, and freelance illustrator. She lives in Boston, with a small grumpy dog, and a large, slightly less grumpy husband.

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Remember to add Untaken to your Goodreads TBR list!

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