Today I'm thrilled to be part of the cover reveal for Afterlife Academy by Jaimie Admans. When I read the blurb for this I knew that I had to do something to get the word out about it. I'm bound to check this out in the coming months, because it sounds really great. But you're not here to listen to me babble. Let's get to the pretty, shall we?
(Summary provided by Xpresso Book Tours)
Even being dead isn’t enough to get you out of maths class.
Dying wasn't on sixteen-year-old Riley Richardson's to-do list. And now, not only is she dead, but she's stuck in a perpetual high school nightmare. Worse still, she's stuck there with the geekiest, most annoying boy in the history of the world, ever. In a school where the geeks are popular and just about everything is wrong, Riley has become an outcast. She begins a desperate quest to get back to her perfect life, but her once-perfect life starts to unravel into something not nearly as perfect as she thought it was.
And maybe death isn’t really that bad after all...
Welcome to Afterlife Academy, where horns are the norm, the microwave is more intelligent than the teachers, and the pumpkins have a taste for blood.
Sounds totally fabulous, right? Add it to your GoodReads!
My Thoughts On The Cover:
I love the colors--and lack of colors--here. I think that the way that this plays into the whole afterlife aspect of the premise is very clever. It gets all the better when I consider the fact that the lips--that part of us which allows us to draw breath (and therefore life) are pink: innocent and trusting, a doorway looking back on what may have been lost. And then, in contrast, we have the red of the rose and of the word after. A color of passion, blood, life or loss and (sometimes) love.
When you have these two things pop out against the rest of the cover, which is all grayscale, it just seems really clever to me. Of course this is just a cover analysis. How much it fits in with the actual book is something I'd need to read it to totally weigh in on. But with a premise this interesting, that seems really likely to happen. :)
About The Author:
Jaimie is a 27-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, drinking tea and watching horror movies. She hates spiders and cheese & onion crisps.
She has been writing for years, but has never before plucked up the courage to tell people. She writes mostly chick-lit and young adult. Kismetology is her first novel and there are plenty more on the way!
As always, thanks so much for having me along! :)
So, what do YOU think of the cover and blurb for Afterlife Academy? I'd love to know!