For Zara Moss life was an escape.
But breaking an ancient Aztec tradition and denying the Underworld god, Mictlan, the very life he is owed is forbidden . . . and punishment will be two-fold.
With no rules left to follow, and the Celestial gods unquestioning Mictlan’s ability to conjure history’s worst human massacre, Executioners find a way to deliver the key to his success—Zara—to Mictlan. The Castillo family has saved Zara once but this time she must save herself beyond the neon shore.
As she faces her undead future she discovers that her guard, Tototl, is doing something Mictlan wouldn’t approve of. And that she, too, has the choice to choose her own fate—should she be brave enough to follow.
Yet, in the midst of the bloody games of Tlatchi, a ghastly menagerie, and deadly layers of the Underworld, true friendship thrives with the most unlikely pair of friends.
Whew! I just got the email in at 9:30 with the cover! It came on so fast! I didn’t even know the sequel was being published until a few days ago. That having been said, I feel like this post is going to be terribly inadequate.
I actually still have my arc of The 52nd! It’s too dark in my apartment to take a photo this late at night. 😛 Blogger fail.
So anyway, here’s the GORGEOUS cover!
The release date is June 3rd, 2017. I can’t wait to R&R it! But for real, look at that cover! Also, I have a side gripe to rant about.
STORY TIME KIDDIES.
You see the really cool font? With the blocks sticking out? Doesn’t that pattern look so Aztec? I almost Boo-yah’ed when I saw that.
This semester I’m taking an art course (hoping to get my AA in art…) so it’s a graphic design class.
Our first project was to create a logo, and our second project was to create an identity system incorporating the logo. (basically, a letterhead, business card, and envelope.)
Well, my fake company I created for the class was an AZTEC CHOCOLATE company.
I used a design in the background that was a slightly different version of the god’s crown on my logo…
It basically looked like the side of the font on this beautiful cover! And you know what my teacher said?
“This pattern looks too greek.”
For reals guys, I almost died.
I mean, I got where she was coming from. Critique’s push artists to be better. And I did come up with something better on the next phase.
But since then I’ve seen like….five Aztec/Maya art pieces that all have that motif and it slays me every time.
Here’s my ‘too Greek’ design:
During the next phase, I came up with this one:
I think this one looks maybe a tad too….Nepalese… But hey, I got a better grade. That’s all that matters in college, amirite? Ok So ….the end.
That’s all I had for my last minute improv.
Don’t forget, the first book in the series (The 52nd) is on sale this weekend for .99 cents! The sale ends on Halloween.
You can purchase it on Amazon here