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07 September 2012

Uncovered (30): The Blessed + ARC Giveaway (US)

This week's book on Uncovered is one that I've had my eye on for a while now. It is The Blessed by Tonya Hurley, which I think has a gorgeous cover. Man, I love everything about it. I love the girl's face and hair; she looks ethereal but also somewhat surreal. Love the font and the way the lighting comes at her from behind, creating a halo effect which is appropriate. She's pretty but also sorta creepy. This has a very Mark Ryden/Tim Burton feel to it, which I am a fan of. The Blessed will be released on September 25th 2012 by Simon & Schuster.

The cover artist is Natalie Shau, who does incredible photography and artwork. You should definitely check out her website if you get a chance. She has some really amazing stuff up.

I have something special today on Uncovered - a giveaway! This is our first every giveaway for an Uncovered post. I have a copy of The Blessed ARC that I am giving away. I love this cover and want to share it with you. You know the drill, read the rules and fill out the Rafflecopter. This is open to U.S. mailing addresses only. Sorry, but I can't afford international postage right now. But don't worry, we'll be having some international giveaway soon.  You don't have to be a follower to win but if you like what you see, please come back. Thanks!

  1. No purchase necessary. 
  2. Open in the U.S. only
  3. One set of entries per household please. 
  4. If you are under 13, please get a parent or guardian's permission to enter, as you will be sharing personal info such as an email address. 
  5. Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter widget after the end of the day on Sept 2, 2012
  6. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to to the email, otherwise we will pick a new winner. 
  7. If you have any questions, feel free to email us. You can review our full contest policy here

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Wonderful choice! It's ethereal but definitely unsettling. Actually pique's my interest in learning what the book is about. Great post! :)

    Lee @shewolfreads

    1. thanks, lee! definitely a little unsettling but hard to look away from.

  2. I've had my eye on this book for a while. The girl reminds me of Amanda Seyfried. Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. she totally does, katrina. she also reminds me of a creepier dakota fanning.

  4. I really like this cover too! She looks pretty creepy but still pretty. I love the colors used too - it seems to make it look all the more ethereal. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. The cover creeps me out a little but I like it! Thanks!

  6. I really like the cover because it's different but scary.

  7. I think they did great with marketing this. Look at this pic from The Story Siren https://twitter.com/thestorysiren/status/245283265693487104 (of course she got a super-special package in the mail, haha!)

  8. I like how the name of the book is made.


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