Walk this way to discover the unveiling of this interesting book cover - the next instalment of the particularly popular series by Daniela Sacerdoti 'The Sarah Midnight Trilogy'. It's certainly an eye catching cover, but what do you think? 

The book hits the shelves on the 21st February 2013 and is being published by Black & White Publishing. The synopsis is listed below in order to tempt you to order your copy in advance before they run out.

Sarah Midnight is no ordinary teenager. She is a demon hunter, caught up in one of the deadliest wars unknown to man. Orphaned at the age of sixteen, Sarah learned the family trade of hunting without her parents to guide her but under the watchful eye of her ‘cousin’, who was revealed to be Sean Hannay, no relative at all, but a dear friend of the real Harry Midnight.

Now, in the exciting sequel to Dreams, the fight continues. Sarah and Sean may have defeated the Scottish Valaya, but the rest of the war still rages on, and Sarah, Sean, Nicholas and their companions must unearth the identity and location of the Enemy – the leader of the demons – before the world plunges into the Time of Demons once more. Their quest leads them to Sarah’s family home, the Midnight mansion in Islay, and there they discover horrible truths about the demon ruler, his plans,
and Sarah’s own personal history.

Along the way, Sarah must battle not only the demons but her hurt toward Sean and her feelings for the enigmatic Nicholas, who has plans of his own.

Daniela Sacerdoti is the bestselling author of Watch Over Me. She was born and raised in Italy but has lived in Scotland for the past ten years. Daniela holds a degree in Classics from the University of Turin and has taught Italian, Latin and Greek – her great-uncle was the renowned Italian writer Carlo Levi. She lives in Glasgow.


Laura said…
Sorry, I have to say it really doesn't stand out to me. It looks too much like the many many other covers for YA I've seen. A number seem to be favouring dark covers with very white girls on the front, all pulling the kind of face that someone must have told them makes them look mysterious and/or sexy. Perhaps it is just me, but personally any cover featuring a girl looking into the middle distance/with her mouth open/hooded eyes/pouting/in front of a fan that lifts their heavy wavy locks away from them, or any combination of these poses, instantly sends me running for cover (hah!), as I tend to dismiss them all as books about angst and how much time this girl spends mooning around over someone/something.

However, one of the best books I read a while back was In the Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, whose UK cover originally had a particularly good example of this type of cover Let's see, girl pouting, check. Hooded eyes, check. Looking into middle distance, check. Fan, check check and check. And yet, the book itself is brilliant, and the female lead character is absolutely NOTHING like the character this cover suggests to me. So ultimately, I shouldn't judge a book by it's cover is what I'm trying to say, and I really do need to learn that lesson. However, this sort of cover really doesn't make that any easier to do. Sorry if I'm perhaps being overly harsh and please feel free to tell me I'm wrong and to get knotted, but I thought I should pipe up. The synopsis sounds rather interesting though!