Monday, October 22, 2012

TRANSPARENT Cover Reveal!



That's all you really want to see, right? No scrolling here—I give you what you want when you want it! It's pretty cool, no? I gotta admit I was afraid of what my cover would look like for a long time. I mean, when your MC is invisible...let's just say there are a lot more ways to make that cheesy rather than cool.

I love the direction HarperTeen took with TRANSPARENT. It has a "girly Jason Bourne" vibe to me. The cover somehow manages to be kind of dark while also being blindingly neon. How, I don't know. They are geniuses. And orange! How did they know I LOVE orange? Also, the tagline is awesome. Don't even get me started on the title font, because I'm pretty much obsessed with it (And it's the font used for the chapter heads, too! Wee.).

So I'm happy. I hope you guys are happy, too. Shall I give you some back cover copy and a blurb? I figure I may as well get all the stuff out in one post. The copy:

Plenty of teenagers feel invisible. Fiona McClean actually is.

An invisible girl is a priceless weapon. Fiona's own father has been forcing her to do his dirty work for years—everything from spying on people to stealing cars to breaking into bank vaults.

After sixteen years, Fiona's had enough. She and her mother flee to a small town, and for the first time in her life, Fiona feels like a normal life is within reach. But Fiona's father isn't giving up that easily. 

Of course, he should know better than anyone: never underestimate an invisible girl.

And the blurb:
“Debut author Natalie Whipple deftly explores painfully real teen experience through delightfully unreal stories. Transparent is a smart, funny, tense gem of a book, and Fiona claims a spot as one of my favorite heroines.” Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of the Paranormalcy trilogy

This concludes my All The Good News In October posts. I think. We'll be back to regular, non-exciting blogging next month:)

77 comments:

  1. Very, very cool! It looks like a movie poster.

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  2. Yay! Congrats on the great cover! Very exciting. :)

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  4. Oh man, it's so scary knowing a publisher will do whatever they want with the cover, tagline, and font choices--but when it finally reaches you and it's what you wanted, must be very rewarding! Congrats. Looks great.

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  5. LOVE!!!! And yes, it totally channels a Bourne vibe. So cool, Natalie! Congrats! I can't wait to read it...:)

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  6. Love your cover Natalie! I can't wait to read your book!

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  7. I LOVE it. That would definitely draw my eye if I were browsing the shelf. Can't wait to read it!!! :)

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  8. This is such a cool cover. I really like it. :D

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  9. Congratulations, Natalie. Great cover, great blurb!

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  10. Love it! Congratulations. I can't wait.

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  11. SQUEEE! You already know I adore this cover! I'm going to go share it on my blog now. :)

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  12. YAY! More than anything I wanted your cover to be one -you- loved, and this is totally awesome! Can't wait to see it in person. :)

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  13. Congratulations! Gorgeous cover and fantastic description. I can't wait to read this!

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  14. Love it! So excited for you. Congratulations, Natalie!

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  15. Seriously very cool. I love this - congrats!

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  16. So cool! Can't wait to get my hands on it.

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  17. YAY!! You know how much I love, love, love this cover!! I'm so excited you get to share!

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  18. Ooh, I love it so much! The feel of the cover promises action and adventure, but it also looks meaningful and layered with the expression on Fiona's face. From reading your back cover copy, the front cover is the perfect fit! Congrats!!!

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  19. This cover is SO gorgeous! Love it! Can't wait to see it on shelves! :)

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  20. Love the cover! So excited and happy for you!

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  21. Wow, that's pretty! I didn't expect the hot, bright colors -- quite a change and it will really stand out on the shelf.

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  22. Wow. Girly Jason Bourne is right, and I love it. Yayy!

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  23. THAT IS AWESOME!!! Can't wait to read the whole thing! Congrats on a great cover!!

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  24. You already know my feelings, but: YAY I LOVE THIS COVER AND THIS BOOK SO MUCH!

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  25. Congrats Natalie! Look forward to reading it!

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  26. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! that cover would totally make me pick it up to find out more. And that's what you want right? I can't wait to read it. Congratulations!!!!

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  27. Congrats, lady! It's been fun to follow your journey. Thank you for the honest glimpses along the way.

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  28. OMG. I love it. Congratulations. So happy for you!

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  29. LOVE This-seriously. All the colors are surprising, yet perfect. I can't wait to read Fiona and have that beautiful cover on my shelf.

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  30. Congratulations! I definitely get the girly Jason Bourne vibe. :)

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  31. AHHH!!! I'm in LOVE with your cover!

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  32. I think I love this more than the first time I saw it. Beautiful!

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  33. Wow, this is tight! Love it. Congrats:)

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  34. So awesome, Natalie. I love it. Can't wait to see it on a shelve and get my copy.

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  35. Love it, Natalie! Can't wait to have it on my shelf.

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  36. Wow, it's not what I expected but I love it!

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  37. Looks awesome! Like Jade, I can't wait to have it on my shelf! Congratulations!

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  38. slkjeoi hboinlkadnslkv aoihhoiejf ksndogijeoij!!! I've been so excited to see this and wow. Surpassed expectations. Stunning. Love it and can't freaking wait to read it!

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  39. SUCH AN AWESOME COVER!!! Congratulations Natalie ~ it looks amazing!

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  40. I absolutely love this cover!! Congratulations!

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  41. That's so awesome Natalie! I am actually so psyched to read this book, can't wait till it comes out. :) The cover's really unique, it'll definitely be an eye-catcher at bookstores!

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  42. Yay! Congrats! I look forward to reading this book!

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  43. Oh my goodness! It's so gorgeous! And I love the premise! I want to own it and put it on my book shelf and read it and EVERYTHING :D

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  44. Congratulations! Your book sounds awesome. I got here from Kiersten's blog :)

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  45. Not my type of cover (I dislike photos on covers), but it's pretty neat. Still as excited as ever to read your book :)

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  46. I'll admit that it wasn't what I was expecting, but I like it! Congrats!

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  47. That is seriously beautiful! Can't wait to read the book. :D

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  48. AH, I love it! It's just gorgeous!

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  49. LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE!!!!

    Also, ORANGE.

    *muppet flail*

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  50. Congrats on the cover!! Looks great!

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  51. Natalie - you know how much I love this cover!! I love it so much!!!!

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  52. I love that it's so bright AND ORANGE! Can't wait to read it! :o)

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  53. Congrats!!! the cover is so gorgeous.

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  54. LOVE IT. So happy you got an awesome cover you love!

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  55. YAY! I <3 it, Natalie!!! The cover's absolutely gorgeous. I -- and you, obviously -- have been waiting for this for quite some time. I can't wait to read it!

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  56. Love the blurb! What I love most about the cover is that it isn't following trends; it's its own thing, and it's representing the book in a cool way. :)

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  57. So excited for you Natalie! We are doing the pre-order. Someday I want it signed by the author!!!

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