How do they do it? I suspect there's a lot of sacrificed sleep time, but if you ask me, it's all worth it. Two recent cover reveals belong to people I work with, so kudos to them!
First up is Alexandra Bracken, whose fantasy Young Adult novel Brightly Woven, was pubbed by Egmont in 2010 (highly recommended). Alex's latest project, The Darkest Minds, is part of a new paranormal series coming out in Summer 2012 (Disney Hyperion). I totally swiped the description below from her website.
In the six years since being plucked from her old life and placed in a government-run “rehabilitation camp,” the only color that has entered sixteen-year-old Ruby’s world is gray of the electric fence surrounding it. The mysterious “Kid-Killer” affliction has left most American children dead, but Ruby is not one of them—she’s one of the dangerous ones, the ones who lived.
Next up is Ellie Rollins, whose Middle Grade debut Zip is coming out later this year from Razorbill. Isn't it the most whimsical cover? It puts me in mind of Disney/Pixar's Up, for some reason.
Description pulled from Amazon:
A girl discovers adventure at every highway turn in this effervescent debut that's Savvy meets Little Miss Sunshine
After Lyssa's mother dies, her kind but clueless new stepfather moves with her to the suburbs of Seattle in the hopes of making a fresh start. But Lyssa feels lost and adrift in the rainy Northwest without her mom. And when she finds out that her old house in Texas is about to be bulldozed, something snaps inside her. Fiercely determined, Lyssa climbs onto her scooter and sets off cross-country to save her home.
Beautifully written and sparkling with magic, Zip is a modern-day successor to Alice in Wonderland. It's a joyful Odyssey-esque journey that's perfect for the readers of Savvy.