I love doing cover reveals, but today’s is extra special because it’s my best friend’s cover reveal!!! A day we have been patiently (or not so patiently in my case) waiting for is finally here!
First of all, some background. I’ve known Amy McNulty, author of NOBODY’S GODDESS, since I was in high school. We met as pen pals, bonding over a shared love for all things anime. After spending years exchanging incredibly long, handwritten letters, we finally met in 2008 in my beloved Manhattan. Since then, we’ve seen each other once a year, doing everything from seeing a butterfly exhibit at the Museum of Natural History (True Story: A butterfly landed on my shoulder and Amy managed to snap a picture of it), to visiting the Central Park Zoo (twice! We love the red pandas!), to braving the crowds at NY Comic Con, to eating yummy Japanese food at Mitsuwa, to spending a rainy afternoon at a cafe eating cake and just talking. We exchange emails constantly, still write letters (not as fast as when we were kids, though! But they are still handwritten!), and support one another as we do this book thing.
So, are you ready to see the gorgeous cover of NOBODY’S GODDESS? This one took my breath away, and I just know you’ll love it as much as I do!
Ahhh, isn’t it beautiful?! I love it! It’s so mysterious and perfectly captures the mood of NOBODY’S GODDESS. And that dress! I’m a bit of a purple freak, so of course I love that dress!
So, what’s this book about? Here’s the blurb:
In a village of masked men, each loves only one woman and must follow the commands of his “goddess” without question. A woman may reject the only man who will love her if she pleases, but she will be alone forever. And a man must stay masked until his goddess returns his love—and if she can’t or won’t, he remains masked forever.
Where the rest of her village celebrates this mystery that binds men and women together, seventeen year old Noll is just done with it. She’s lost all her childhood friends as they’ve paired off, but the worst blow was when her closest companion, Jurij, finds his goddess in Noll’s own sister. Desperate to find a way to break this ancient spell, Noll instead discovers why no man has ever loved her: she is in fact the goddess of the mysterious lord of the village, a Byronic man who refuses to let Noll have her right as a woman to spurn him and who has the power to fight the curse. Thus begins a dangerous game between the two: the choice of woman versus the magic of man. And the stakes are no less than freedom and happiness, life and death—and neither Noll nor the veiled man is willing to lose.
I read NOBODY’S GODDESS back when it was a first draft, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Noll, the alluring lord, and the other characters are fantastic, and I found myself on the edge of my seat, racing through the pages because I just had to know what happened next. I’ve also read the second book, and the third should be in my inbox soon. You can check out my review here, and make sure to add NOBODY’S GODDESS to your Goodreads list!
NOBODY’S GODDESS arrives April 21st! Mark your calendars!