Monday, May 18, 2009

THE LIFE OF GLASS cover!

I've been talking about my next YA book, THE LIFE OF GLASS, for a while here on my blog. But finally I have a gorgeous cover to share!!!


And here's the jacket description of the book:

Before he died, Melissa’s father told her about stars. He told her that the brightest stars weren’t always the most beautiful—that if people took the time to look at the smaller stars, if they looked with a telescope at the true essence of the star, they would find real beauty. But even though Melissa knows that beauty isn’t only skin deep, the people around her don’t seem to feel that way. There’s her gorgeous sister Ashley who will barely acknowledge Melissa at school, there's her best friend Ryan, who may be falling in love with the sophisticated Courtney, and there’s Melissa’s mother who’s dating someone new, someone who Melissa knows will never be able to replace her father.

To make sure she doesn’t lose her father completely, Melissa spends her time trying to piece together the last of his secrets and completing a journal her father began—one about love and relationships and the remarkable ways people find one another. But when tragedy strikes, Melissa has to start living and loving in the present, as she realizes that being beautiful on the outside doesn't mean you can't be beautiful on the inside.

This is a lyrical tale of love, loss and self-discovery from the author of THE SEPTEMBER SISTERS.

Now it's feeling like a real book, and I can't wait for it to come out. Is it winter 2010 yet?!

11 comments:

Lenore said...

Another gorgeous cover! Lucky you :)

The Compulsive Reader said...

Ooh, Jilian, I love that cover and I love the synopsis! I'm so excited to read this! Congrats!

Shalonda said...

Beautiful cover! I love the soft colors and the shattered glass.

Ravenous Reader said...

Gorgeous cover and a wonderful synopsis. I cannot wait to read it

Jillian Cantor said...

Thank you so much! I think HarperCollins did an amazing job with the cover, and I'm excited for it to be out to hear what you all think!!

Kelsey said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! I love it1 I would buy it in a heartbeat!

Lesley Livingston said...

The Goddess of Fabulous Cover Art - she is obviously mightily pleased with you.

Gorgeous!!

And fantastic description, Jillian. Can't wait.

Jillian Cantor said...

Thanks, Kelsey! That's so great to hear!!

Lesley, I have to agree. I do feel very blessed in the cover art department :-)

YA Book Realm said...

oh JUST saw this and the cover is so beautiful as well as the description of the book. Can't wait to read it.

BookChic said...

OMG AWESOME COVER!!!!

I love it. Can't wait to read it!

Leah:) said...

i absolutely ADORE this cover, Jillian!