Let’s get this out of the way:
I would do those things if I could. Sadly, I can’t because I’m out of shape and lack drive. NONETHELESS, ladies and germs, I get to share with you the amazing artwork Disney Hyperion did for my baby. The cover copy:
There is a right way and a wrong way to summon her.
Jess had done the research. Success requires precision: a dark room, a mirror, a candle, salt, and four teenage girls. Each of them–Jess, Shauna, Kitty, and Anna–must link hands, follow the rules . . . and never let go.
A thrilling fear spins around the room the first time Jess calls her name: “Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary. BLOODY MARY.” A ripple of terror follows when a shadowy silhouette emerges through the fog, a specter trapped behind the mirror.
Once is not enough, though–at least not for Jess. Mary is called again. And again. But when their summoning circle is broken, Bloody Mary slips through the glass with a taste for revenge on her lips. As the girls struggle to escape Mary’s wrath, loyalties are questioned, friendships are torn apart, and lives are forever altered.
A haunting trail of clues leads Shauna on a desperate search to uncover the legacy of Mary Worth. What she finds will change everything, but will it be enough to stop Mary–and Jess–before it’s too late?
So are you ready to be freaked out and giddy with me? If so, scroll down.
No really, are you ready?
Cause if so you should keep going.
A little more. DON’T GIVE UP ON ME NOW.
Here is the gorgeous cover! BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE (she said.) MARY will have a different image on the book itself, beneath the dust jacket. Which is:
I am so very pleased with the efforts of the Hyperion art team. I hope you are, too. And having seen the interiors for the book, the detail work on MARY is really something–from the water stains on the letter pages, the reflections of the page numbers, even the flourishes behind the chapter numbers. I cannot wait to get my grubby little hands on the finished product. I truly believe this will be a beautiful book. As it stands I’m bouncing off the walls waiting for my galleys, which are due in early April.
That being said, thank you so much for looking! Onward, to September!