Cover Reveal – HALF LIVES and DARK PARTIES by Sara Grant

HALF LIVES by Sara Grant (Little Brown, July 9th 2013) is described as high-stakes and thought-provoking. And today, I’m revealing the mutely intense cover for both HALF LIVES and the matching paperback cover of DARK PARTIES (which I loved)!

I learned that surviving isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. If you survive, you’ve got to live with the guilt, and that’s more difficult than looking someone in the eye and pulling the trigger. Trust me. I’ve done both. Killing takes a twitch of the finger. Absolution takes several lifetimes.

Seventeen-year-old Icie’s parents have given her $10,000 in cash, a map of a top-secret bunker, and instructions to get there by any means necessary. They have news of an imminent viral attack and know that the bunker is Icie’s only hope for survival. Along with three other teens, she lives locked away for months, not knowing what’s happening in the outside world or who has survived. And are they safe in the bunker after all?

Generations in the future, a mysterious cult worships the very mountain where Icie’s secret bunker was built. They never leave the mountain, they’re ruled by a teenager…and they have surprising ties to Icie.

This high-stakes, original, and thought-provoking adventure from Sara Grant follows two unlikely heroes, hundreds of years apart, as they fight to survive.

Sara Grant

Sara Grant was born and raised in Washington, Indiana, a small town in the Midwestern United States. She graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, with degrees in journalism and psychology, and later she earned a master’s degree in creative and life writing Goldsmiths College, University of London.

And now for the cover! What do you think?

The paperback version of DARK PARTIES matches perfectly with HALF LIVES. Here’s the synopsis and cover! Don’t forget to read my review.

Sixteen-year-old Neva has been trapped since birth. She was born and raised under the Protectosphere, in an isolated nation ruled by fear, lies, and xenophobia. A shield “protects” them from the outside world, but also locks the citizens inside. But there’s nothing left on the outside, ever since the world collapsed from violent warfare. Or so the government says…

Neva and her best friend Sanna believe the government is lying and stage a “dark party” to recruit members for their underground rebellion. But as Neva begins to uncover the truth, she realizes she must question everything she’s ever known, including the people she loves the most.

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    November 6, 2012

    The covers have great mood, but I'm not sure I really like them. I have a bit of a pet peeve about large faces on the cover of books that won't let me be completely unbiased about these. Weirdness on my part!

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    November 6, 2012

    I like the covers!

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    Jenni @ Alluring Reads

    November 7, 2012

    Ooh I love how the covers go together and one is light and the other is more dark. On a side note, for some reason whenever I read the title of the first one I see Dark Panties O.o I need to read the first one so I can prepare for the second. Thanks for sharing!

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    November 7, 2012

    These are pretty neat, though of course I own the original hardcover. Wish publishers would make up their minds at the beginning of the series!

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    November 7, 2012

    Much better then the hardcover of Dark Parties! I enjoyed the book but hated the cover.