When HarperTeen picked up Thorn back in 2017 (has it seriously been that long?!?!), I had a lot to be excited about. But there was one thing I knew I’d be sorry to say goodbye to… the gorgeous indie cover designed by Jenny Zemanek of Seedlings Design Studio.
Then something amazing happened… HarperTeen decided they loved the cover as well, and reached out to Jenny about licensing her images. And, because Jenny is made of awesome, she agreed, and Harper rebooted the iconic image of the cloaked girl over the arches for Thorn‘s new release.
Take a look at this…
A princess with two futures. A destiny all her own.
Between her cruel family and the contempt she faces at court, Princess Alyrra has always longed to escape the confines of her royal life. But when she’s betrothed to the powerful prince Kestrin, Alyrra embarks on a journey to his land with little hope for a better future.
When a mysterious and terrifying sorceress robs Alyrra of both her identity and her role as princess, Alyrra seizes the opportunity to start a new life for herself as a goose girl.
But Alyrra soon finds that Kestrin is not what she expected. The more Alyrra learns of this new kingdom, the pain and suffering its people endure, as well as the danger facing Kestrin from the sorceress herself, the more she knows she can’t remain the goose girl forever.
With the fate of the kingdom at stake, Alyrra is caught between two worlds and ultimately must decide who she is, and what she stands for.
And to add to the awesome, the pre-order is now live for both the hardcover and the e-book!
And to wrap it all up: a giveaway!
As always, good things shouldn’t come alone! So here’s a fun giveaway for you:
- A snowy owl enamel pin – readers who know Thorn already will know who this is about!
- A gorgeous quill pen set because one should always write home
- A “Fairy Dust” candle to light your nights
- And a goose feather watercolor painting made by me on a page scavenged from the indie version of Thorn… after all, this is a retelling of the Grimms’ The Goose Girl
- PLUS a US$25 Gift Card to a book retailer of your choice.
This part of the giveaway is US Only… but a second prize of an additional US$25 Gift Card is open only to a non-US winner. So wherever you are, be sure to enter!
All right, I admit, I’ve never really seen a blue goose. But I wanted my goose feather painting to match the new cover, so there you go! 😉
What do you think of the new cover? Does THORN sound like a book you or someone you know might enjoy?
Thanks so much for stopping by and celebrating with me!