Saturday, 22 December 2012

ACID Cover Reveal & Signed ARC Giveaway!

So, this cover is probably the worst-kept secret on the internet as it's been up on Amazon and Goodreads for a while now, but for anyone who hasn't seen it… here it is! Isn't it gorgeous? I am so, so thrilled with it, and the cover model looks EXACTLY how I imagine Jenna to look. I wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of her, would you?

From the back cover:

ACID - the most brutal police force in history.
They rule with an iron fist.
They see everything. They know everything.
They locked me away for life.

My crime?
They say I murdered my parents.
I was fifteen years old.

My name is Jenna Strong.

Squee! A huge thank you to Larry Rostant and the design team at Random House Children's Publishing for coming up with such an amazing, badass cover! And even more gigantic thank yous and mince pies/gingerbread Santas to all the awesome book bloggers who are posting ACID's cover on their blogs today as well: Serendipity Reviews, So Many Books, So Little Time, Bookangel Booktopia, Pug's Story Corner, My Favourite Books, Books 4 Teens, Sister Spooky and Readaraptor!

So, do you want to win a SIGNED ARC of ACID? Of course you do! To enter, leave a comment below this post, along with some way of getting hold of you - Twitter handle, email or blog link. The competition will run until midnight GMT on Sunday 31st December 2012, and is open internationally. I'll announce the winner on Monday, 1st January 2013 to kick off the new year in style!

The giveaway is now closed - congratulations to @mcrogerson (comment number 70) who won the ARC!

Happy Christmas, everyone!

201 comments:

  1. That cover looks sensational! I would love to win a copy of this :)

    Twitter = @Lauracwrites
    Blog = http://strangerthanwriting.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Oh my gosh, that cover kicks butt! I love how fierce Jenna looks in the cover!

    Twitter: @amaterasureads
    E-mail: amaterasureads at gmail DOT com

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  3. Yes, I came across the cover of your book a couple of days ago and it is awesome! Love the color scheme of the cover and the girl on the cover looks positively kick-ass! =D

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  4. It looks and sounds amazing! @esssjay

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  5. Good lord, I could NOT be more excited! I'd love to be entered into the giveaway, thanks so much for running it :). @carlybennett

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  6. Oh my. That blurb at the back made my heart thud. I'm seriously interested in reading this! <3 And the cover is amazing! :)

    Twitter: @precious_shusky
    Email: precious_shusky at yahoo dot com

    Thank you so much!

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  7. ARGH! I have the cover envies SO HARD. Love it! The model looks totally and genuinely badass - like seriously, she will cut you up, don't mess with her. And the colours! That red really glows. Please enter me into the giveaway, Emma! Er... you know where to find me, @Zmarriott and all that.

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    1. Lol, Zoe! Thank you! So pleased you like it. :D

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  8. Beautiful cover! I'd love to win a copy :)

    Twitter: @LornaWilkinson9
    Blog: http://thirddraftlucky.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I've actually deleted that blog since writing the above comment, but my email address is lorna.wilkinson@live.com

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    2. No worries, Lorna. Thanks for letting me know!

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  9. That is one of the most kick-ass looking covers i have seen and combined with the blurb it gives me chills. This book is going to be awesome :)
    twitter - @Loopy_Lu_
    email - lauramaycarter(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I saw the cover a few days ago and I love it! Jenna looks like she can kick some major ass :)

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    amethystfaerieATmsnDOTcom

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  11. That is a gorgeous cover and blurb! Love it Emma, your excitement must be well past bursting point!

    @LastKrystallos

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! It definitely is!!

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  12. I saw this on SisterSpooky - looks ace and kickass! I can't believe I didn't know of this till today!

    @PewterWolf13

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  13. Wow, what an amazing cover! So many YA novels try to portray a strong leading female but fail miserably - from ACID's cover alone you can just tell Jenna's just waiting to show you what she can do!

    Thanks for running the giveaway! :) peridotglitter(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Allie. I'm really thrilled about the way Jenna's been portrayed too!

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  14. Oh it's fab, Em. You must be so pleased. The blurb is great too. You must be pleased as punch! Big congratulations! x

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  15. I neeeeeed this in my life Emma! Looks amazing!! I follow you on Twitter with my account @girlinthelens x

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  16. It's a seriously stunning cover - thanks for asking me to be part of the reveal! And I'd love to get my hands on a copy! @sophie_waters

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    1. Thank you, Sophie - and thanks so much for helping out! :)

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  17. Wow. I LOVE it!! Can't wait to read so I hope I win the ARC :) @wordsxo

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  18. So gorgeous, Emma. Please pop me into the hat! (@bethkemp) x

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  19. I hadn't seen it! Very cool, love the colours!

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  20. This is easily one of the most gorgeous 2013 covers I've seen so far. So badass! I can't wait to check it out in the new year! @Cuddlebuggery

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  21. I hate to say, but --- Lara Croft called & she wants her tanktop and gun holsters back.

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    1. Bahahaha! Best. Comment. Ever. I think Jenna would kick Lara's ass!

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  22. Wow!!! The cover is amazing. You must be dancing inside. :D (Will be blogging about this.)

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    1. Thank you, Amanda - can't wait to see your post!

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  23. That is an amazing cover! Superb! It really makes me want to read it!

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  24. lovely cover! congratulations!
    @themackenzilee
    mackenzilee(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. WOW Emma! Looks even more amazing than I thought it would! I LOVE it! Very well done!!! :)
    Love Donna (@Donna_Trinder - but you knew that lol!!)
    xxx

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  26. Heartiest congrats, Emma; That cover is superb! You deserve some joy around about now and I'm so happy for you. Well of COURSE I want a copy ... signed would be lovely.

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    1. PS - you know where to find me on Twitter and FB don't you?

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    2. Thank you, Cameron, and I do! :)

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  27. oooooh is it for the US too??? looks SO good!!!

    @lindsaycwrites

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    1. Thank you, Lindsay! It's not coming out in the US until 2014, and I'm not sure if they'll use this cover or do another… can't wait to find out!

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  28. Ace, Emma! Luv luv luv! And of course, redhead warrioresses rock...

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  29. Thank you, Kit! They certainly do. *Fist bump*

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  30. Brilliant cover Emma. Well worth waiting for and of course the book will be too!!

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  31. She looks awesome. Love the red hair, and how ready she looks to kick ass :D

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  32. Gorgeous cover! I love his work :) ACID is down in my 13 for 2013 on my blog, too :)

    Love

    Joey

    www.hierath.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, Joey! And thank you so much for featuring ACID on your blog. I'm in some amazing company over there! :) x

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  33. Gorgeous cover, and it sounds like my kind of story! @suehyams

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  34. Have I mentioned how much I am in love with your cover? You seriously had the cover gods smiling down on you!

    @peggyeddleman

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  35. Again, great cover! And merry Christmas :) @awfullotofbooks

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    1. Thank you, Anya! Merry Christmas to you too. :)

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  36. The cover looks amazing! And jenna looks like she can kick some butt haha
    @sevenandfour
    Supremedonutz [at] aol [dot] com

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  37. This looks great, I'd love to read it twitter @liveotherwise

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  38. Congrats! She/it looks fantastic! :D
    Really dark & grim - nice! Oh and what's that sound?! It's Meyer quaking in her boots! P:
    Ways to contact - @dciphoenix & hmm... I think I know you from the libray too?! :3 Merry Christmas. :)xxx

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    1. Lol, thanks, Rosie! :D And yeah, you *do* look familiar… ;) Merry Christmas to you too! xx

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  39. This looks awesome!! Can't wait to read!
    email: midgetpirateninja@gmail.com
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  40. This sounds so cool! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Shalena @ Writer Quirk
    @writerquirk

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  41. Oh, looking (and sounding) gooood! (I had already noticed it on Goodreads, but still, seeing it here made it a little more official :)) Thank you for the giveaway, I'd love to win a copy!

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  42. This looks pretty damn awesome. I'd love to win a copy!
    My twitter handle is @StephanieEDiaz, or email is stephanieheart7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Awesome cover! Looking good :)
    aircdrewood(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I LOVE the red and block design - it adds to the badass vibe! Acid sounds intriguing! Congrats on a great cover!

    Alyssa

    lilleetleet(at)verizon(dot)net

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  45. Wow - BEAUTIFUL cover!! And I LOVE the back cover copy - caught my interest right away. ACID sounds awesome!

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    1. Almost forgot to add my email! bridgid@bridgidgallagher.com. :)

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  46. @malrostan can't wait to read Acid!

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  47. That looks awesome! So excited to read it!

    Twitter: @PinhoRoni

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  48. Stunning cover! I would pick it up in a heartbeat--I'd love to read it.
    Twitter: @adriannems

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    1. Thanks, AdriAnne! Really pleased you like it.

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  49. This cover is awesome and makes me think of a young Jennifer Garner a/k/a Alias.

    Congratulations.

    Mary Alise
    @maliseherrera

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  50. Gorgeous cover!!

    @deadtossedwaves

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  51. Oh wow. It is so stunning! I so love it! It looks so kickass, and its a refreshing change from all those covers with girls in dresses. I can't wait for this book to be on my shelf!

    jenelleriane at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks, Jen - I think it's a nice change from the dresses covers too!

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  52. Dying to win an ARC of Acid! I love the cover and everything about it just screams "amazing." And I absolutely am in love with "the hound." :) Thanks so much for the opportunity!

    @tammy_sparks

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  53. Whaaaaaaaaaat? How have I never heard of ACID before? It looks incredible!

    shelver506 at gmail dot com

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  54. I don't normally curse on the internet, Emma but BADmotherfuckinASS of a cover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Um. You know my Twitter, e-mail and ....lol here's my home address!

    Kidding.

    ;)

    Congrats again. What a stunning cover and I am so excited to read Jenna's story!

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  55. Oh my gosh, I just LOVE the cover! I cannot wait to read Acid :)

    @thebookcellarx

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  56. I love the cover, Jenna looks so badass and fierce!(:

    @BooksOverBoys

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  57. Awesome, badass cover and Acid sounds great!

    @readingwishes

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  58. I love this cover! It's so powerful! I can't wait to read it! Count me in please!

    @_annabelleh_

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    1. Thank you, Annabelle - really glad you like it, and your name's in the hat!

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  59. That cover is awesome

    @caitbellleigh

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  60. Awesome cover. Just the slight description alone has me intrigued o.0

    twitter - @squibbie719
    email - edytaricobene(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  61. This is seriously one of the best covers I've seen all year! ACID sounds awesome. I can't wait to read it!

    @Rachel498

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  62. Wow, this is the first time I'm seeing this cover and holy moly, it's gorgeous!!! Even with the cover alone, I really REALLY want to read this and then the blurb. Okay, this is going as my WoW pick. :) I do hope I win! tomakunisnumberone AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Thank you, Dianne! And thank you for making it your WoW pick! :)

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  63. The cover is amazing! Definitely would standout on a self! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Holidays :)

    twinsgirl33 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thank you, Ashley! Happy holidays to you too. :)

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  64. Awesome cover! Count me in :)

    @fozmeadows

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    1. Thanks, Foz! Consider yourself counted. :)

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  66. Lisbeth Salander-like character! Count me in!

    FYI: The cover looks wicked awesome - lil' envious of Larry Rostant's talent ;)

    mshar106(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. I love the cover !!! It's BADASS style <3 !
    I'd love to read it ! I'm in for the giveaway :D

    Twitter : @HimeNoOTK

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  68. Wow, I'm in cover shock!

    onceuponadreambooks(at)hotmail.com

    Once Upon A Dream Book Blog

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  69. Wow, the cover looks fantastic! Thank you so much for offering up a copy :)
    mangomonkee77(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  70. WOAH @_@ It is a KICK ASS Cover! The red and the black go so well with this image of the girl passing through the rain. I also LOVE that it looks like the world around her is breaking and shattering ^_^ I LOVED this cover but the story sounds SO AMAZING too! I also featured it on my blog this week as my Waiting on Wednesday & had time to make a countdown widget for it!

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS! =D
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    1. Thank you, Lisseth! And thank you for including me in your WoW post! Happy holidays to you too! :)

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  71. Is it too late to say what a fab cover this is? (I've been away, taking a grandson to the panto. A good enough reason? Oh no it't not? Oh yes it is?)

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  72. Hi, Emma! Abi Burlingham shared your book cover photo and blurb on FB, and I have to say that the photo is gorgeous. I can tell right off the bat that Jenna is a feisty, fierce heroine, my favourite! The blurb is intriguing and makes me want to read her story.

    Wishing you even greater writing success in 2013. Cheers!

    My blog: http://nadineatomlinson.wordpress.com
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    1. Thank you so much, Nadine! I hope you'll enjoy Jenna's story. Happy holidays! :)

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  73. What an awesome giveaway. I can't wait to read ACID.

    twitter: @love2dazzle
    blog: www.dazzledbybooks.blogspot.com
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  74. Happy Christmas Emma! Amazing cover - so looking forward to reading ACID. I have it on pre-order already :)

    twitter: @mcrogerson

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    1. Happy Christmas, Mel! Thank you! :) x

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  75. Am I still eligible? I'll love to read this! The cover is great.

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    1. Hi Tiffany, you certainly are! Glad you like the cover.

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  76. Oh my gosh, the cover of this book looks absolutely FIERCE!!! I would definitely LOVE to win a copy of this!!! :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    susanhaugland@att.net

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  77. Hi Emma
    I'm SO happy for you! The book looks absolutely awesome! And I'm sure it's even better on the inside! Well done and congratulations

    Love love love
    Caryl

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  78. Congrats on getting such a beautiful cover!! It is definitely enticing, and I can't wait to read Acid. =)

    Thank you for the lovely giveaway!

    Email: mynotsorealife[AT]gmail[DOT]com

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  79. I just found this on goodreads and fell in love with the cover. It's really badass. Then You had to write such a mysterious blurb and make me freaking curious!! lol would love love love to win!!


    Greetings from Hungary and happy holiday!!

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  80. I would love to win!

    graceongkx[at]gmail[dot]com

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  81. Yay,fantastic cover, Emma.
    @rh23rh23

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  82. would love to win

    @dwildwil

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  83. I just found this one out today (god, so late, I know!), and I totally fell in love with it.

    -Nyx @ Unraveling Words

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  84. Now that is a properly bad ass cover! I always wanted awesome red hair like that when I was young...

    bertass-reviews-anything.blogspot.co.uk (the review will be up as soon as I finish my current book and get started on yours, I promise!)

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  85. Sometimes, when I'm all alone, I pretend this cover of Jenna is actually my bad-ass alter ego...We are both redheads after all, it isn't that much of a stretch. ;-)

    Congrats, Emma! I love it! :)

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  86. I would definitely love to win this.
    Since I am a blogger, I love providing publicity!
    GREAT cover@
    Here is my blog:
    http://insomnia-of-books.blogspot.com/
    And my email:
    soma.rostam@yahoo.com

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  87. I'd love to win!! The cover's awesome :D

    Twitter: @xSliinee
    e-mail: xsliinee@gmail.com

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  88. Love the cover and the story sounds awesome! Jenna looks like she's got her revenge face on.

    Twitter: @zackids

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    1. Thank you, Zac! She certainly has.

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  89. Oh me me me!!! I spotted the cover & release date on Amazon a few days ago - exciting stuff!!!

    @lm_the_sarge

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  90. That cover is so beautiful! I'm excited to read this book!

    Axxias@hotmail.com

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  91. Awesome Cover! i have waited for this for a while/

    I'm excited to read this book!

    twittr @rocapri

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  92. Was I dreaming? Could've sworn there were Twiglets on the cover somewhere! Lovely cover though (without the Twiglets)... :) Can't wait for the release... Yaaaay!

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  93. Bahaha! Maybe she's got a few stashed in that leg holster… Thank you, Suze! :)

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  94. I LOVE this cover, but I hate BLOGGER! What did it do with my comment? Or maybe it was all just a dream...

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    1. Blogger is evil. Fact. Glad you made it at last (and that you like the cover)! :D

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  95. Love it Emma. I can't wait to read it.

    @SpencerToday

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  96. The book seems amazing! I look forward to reading it!

    djbartelt at gmail dot com

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  97. It looks absolutely amazing! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Twitter: @kuro_rin01

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  98. Love the look of your cover and your blurb sounds really interesting. Definitely want to read this.

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