NIL by Lynne Matson Cover Reveal and Giveaway

I’m thrilled to be revealing the cover for Lynne Matson’s NIL – a debut YA thriller with a scifi twist. It sounds incredible, and the cover looks just as thrilling. First, here’s a little bit about the book. Be sure to drop your thoughts on the cover and enter to win one of two early copies from the lovely people at Macmillan!

On the mysterious island of Nil, the rules are set. You have exactly 365 days to escape—or you die.

Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is. The last thing she remembers is blacking out, and when she wakes up, she’s naked in an empty rock field.

Lost and alone, Charley finds no sign of other people until she meets Thad, the gorgeous leader of a clan of teenage refugees. Soon Charley learns that leaving the island is harder than she thought . . . and so is falling in love. With Thad’s time running out, Charley realizes that she has to find a way to beat the clock, and quickly.

Lynne Matson

Lynne is a former attorney who thinks writing books for teens is much more fun. :) Her debut novel, NIL, a YA thriller with a SF twist, will be published by Macmillan/Henry Holt on March 4, 2014.

When she’s not writing or reading, you’ll find her hanging out with her husband and their 4 boys, usually at the beach. Cookies are her kryptonite, especially thin mints.

And now for the cover! What do you think?

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Thanks to Macmillan, I have two copies of NIL to giveaway to two lucky US winners. Just fill out the Rafflecopter below! Good luck!

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90 Comments

  1. Reply

    Jessie Harrell

    July 24, 2013

    I love Lynne and I've had the good fortune to read NIL as one of Lynne's CPs. People, you're going to love this book.

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      Lynne Matson

      July 24, 2013

      Jessie, you are making me BLUSH. You're an awesome CP and NIL is better because of you!!:) ((hugs))

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    MarcyKate

    July 24, 2013

    This cover is both gorgeous and BAD ASS. Just like the book itself sounds! LOVE IT! :)

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      Lynne Matson

      July 24, 2013

      Yay! Thanks Marcy Kate!

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    Caitlin Rantala

    July 24, 2013

    This is crazy good! I LOVE the tally marks!

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      Lynne Matson

      July 24, 2013

      Yay! Caitlin, the tallymarks are one of my FAVORITE parts.:)

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    kimliggett

    July 24, 2013

    LOVE the cover. Can't wait to read it.

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      Lynne Matson

      July 24, 2013

      So glad Kim! Thanks for the comment!

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    Krista Van Dolzer

    July 24, 2013

    LOVE the cover, Lynne, especially the color palette. It's got a cool Survivor vibe going on, and surprisingly enough, that's not a theme we've seen often in YA.

    Can't wait to read it!

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      Lynne Matson

      July 24, 2013

      Oh, Krista, so glad! I love it all too–the colors, the attitude, the Survivor (and LOST!) vibe, the tallymarks, everything.:) And I'm glad the premise feels fresh! :) So excited! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! :)

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    Marie Hemphill

    July 24, 2013

    This cover is awesome! I love how it so perfectly illustrates what's going on in the book-especially the tons of tally marks showing the passage of time. I can't wait to read this! I really love survivor-style books.

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      Lynne Matson

      July 25, 2013

      Thanks Marie! I LOVE the tallymarks too. One of my favorite parts! :)

  7. Reply

    Tonya Kuper

    July 24, 2013

    You guys WANT this book. I can't emphasize enough how amazing this story is! It will give you ALL the feels, and then some. The cover ROCKS!

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      Lynne Matson

      July 25, 2013

      ALL THE HUGS, Tonya! Thanks for helping make NIL so sparkly!!!:) xo

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    Anni-chan

    July 24, 2013

    Great cover: Just LOVE it. I so can't wait until March to read it. I need it … like now.

    • Reply

      Lynne Matson

      July 25, 2013

      Yay! So glad you love it! I'm a *little* bit in love with it myself.:) Thx for the comment!

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    Rachel

    July 24, 2013

    This looks AWESOME! I LOVE the concept! There's something about things like this that really interest me, so I really, really want to read it! Can't wait!

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      Lynne Matson

      July 25, 2013

      Yay! Thanks Rachel!!!!!! :) So excited!

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    Becca

    July 24, 2013

    I LOVE THIS COVER SO MUCH!! It reminds me of Survivor! Seriously, I hadn't heard of this before, and Macmillan is one of my favorite publishers. Ahhh! I'm kind of dying for this book now. I'm going to go bug a publicist for it… bye :)

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      Lynne Matson

      July 25, 2013

      Becca, I love the Survivor vibe too! And Macmillan is AWESOME–I feel very blessed. They've been amazing, and were one of my faves too, even before they became my publisher! I hope you enjoy NIL!

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    Maria P

    July 24, 2013

    This cover is awesome. I can't wait to read the book!

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      Lynne Matson

      July 25, 2013

      Yay! Thanks for the cover love, Maria!

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    Eliza Tilton

    July 24, 2013

    It looks amazing! So happy for you xoxo

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      Lynne Matson

      July 25, 2013

      Thanks Eliza! *SMOOSH* :)

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    Alicia Batista

    July 24, 2013

    Oh, it looks so amazing! I have been DYING to read this book, and I really, really, really, hope I win on of these copies! Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

    My Rafflecopter and Comment name is different.

    Rafflecopter Name: Vannah Batista
    Comment Name: Alicia Batista

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      Lynne Matson

      July 25, 2013

      Thanks Alicia! Good luck in the drawing & thanks for the kind words and NIL cover love!:)

  14. Reply

    Kelly

    July 24, 2013

    Looks ominous! THanks for sharing it with us. Would never have seen it!

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      Lynne Matson

      July 25, 2013

      Ominous–LOVE it! YES! So glad you found it, Kelly!

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    traci16

    July 24, 2013

    I find the cover intriguing…that along with what i have heard about tbe book make me want to read it!!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

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      Lynne Matson

      July 25, 2013

      YAY!!! So glad you like it Traci!:) xo

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    Tina B

    July 24, 2013

    Very intriguing cover. :)
    My son and I both like the sound of it! Thank you for the opportunity to read it.

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      Lynne Matson

      July 25, 2013

      Awesome! FYI- my teenage son read it in one day! And he also digs the cover.:)

      Thanks for the comment!:)

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    Tina B

    July 24, 2013

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    Tina B

    July 24, 2013

    Very intriguing cover. :)
    My son and I both like the sound of it! Thank you for the opportunity to read it.

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    Danielle @ Ladybug Literature

    July 24, 2013

    I am loving the cover. The colors are fabulous. It is what immediately drew me to the book. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Reply

      Lynne Matson

      July 25, 2013

      Danielle, I <3 the colors too!:) And Macmillan was so generous to donate two early copies, weren't they?:) Good luck, and thanks for the comment!:)

  20. Reply

    Lola Sharp

    July 24, 2013

    LOVE THIS COVER, LOVE LYNNE!!!! So excited for you Lynne!!! <3

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      Lynne Matson

      July 25, 2013

      *SMOOSH* Thanks so much, Lola! :) I'm glad you love it too! *throws around NIL confetti* :)

  21. Reply

    Krystianna

    July 24, 2013

    I think this cover looks super cool. I'm so glad that I now know about this book, because I definitely want to read it! :)

    • Reply

      Lynne Matson

      July 26, 2013

      Yay! Thanks for the comment, Krystianna! xo

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    duks castro

    July 24, 2013

    The cover reminds me of like “Survivor: Teenage Edition” and the concept's great. Can't wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway

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      Lynne Matson

      July 26, 2013

      Ooooo…so glad you're intrigued!:) Good luck in the giveaway!:)

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    erin

    July 24, 2013

    looks and sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

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      Lynne Matson

      July 26, 2013

      Thanks for the cover love, Erin!:) xo

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    Vivien

    July 24, 2013

    I really do like the cover. I also got hooked by the premise.

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      Lynne Matson

      July 26, 2013

      Woot! Rhanks so much Vivien!:) xo

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      Lynne Matson

      July 26, 2013

      *Thanks :) (iPhone type-fail. I sound like I'm channeling Scooby-Doo…lol )

      Thanks for the love, Vivien!:)

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    Pixie

    July 24, 2013

    Love the cover and this sounds like an adventurous read.

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      Lynne Matson

      July 26, 2013

      Cool! So glad you like it too!:) xo And it IS an adventure….*lips sealed on the characters' fates* ;)

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    Kristin A.

    July 24, 2013

    I'm really digging this cover especially the marks used to keep track of time. If you were stuck on an island stripped of all modern day conveniences that's the exact way you'd have to keep track of days. I think this book sounds fabulous and I personally can't wait to read this.

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      Lynne Matson

      July 26, 2013

      EXACTLY!!! That's what I thought too, Kristen. I absolutely LOVE the tally marks…and how they swirl like a clock, or a wormhole.:)

      Thanks for the cover love and comment!:) xo

  27. Reply

    Jay C. Spencer

    July 24, 2013

    Love the cover, Lynne. So excited for you!

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      Lynne Matson

      July 26, 2013

      Thanks Spence! So glad you love it too! (I thought you might.:D)

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    Violet Renee

    July 24, 2013

    I love this cover! The tally marks look amazing. I've never heard of a book like this, and I can't wait for it to out.

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      Lynne Matson

      July 26, 2013

      Yay! Thanks Violet! So glad you've discovered NIL and love the cover! And i agree–the tallymarks are so crazy cool. I LOVE them!

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    Katiria Rodriguez

    July 24, 2013

    Love the cover the book looks and sounds great and very intresting have to deffently have to check it out thanks for the awesome givaway!

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      Lynne Matson

      July 26, 2013

      Thanks, Katiria, for all your kind words! Glad you're intrigued! :) xo

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    Darith L.

    July 24, 2013

    Wow, sounds like a mix of The Maze Runner/Lord of the Flies! Must read it! :D

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      Lynne Matson

      July 26, 2013

      Exactly! It's like some crazy The Maze Runner/Lord of the Flies/LOST/Survivor mash-up, YA style.:)

      I hope you enjoy it!

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    susan beamon

    July 25, 2013

    like the cover. interesting story concept. would like to read it.

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      Lynne Matson

      July 26, 2013

      Thanks Susan! :) xoxo

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    TerryLynnJohnson

    July 25, 2013

    oh, wow! this sounds awesome! congrats on such a fabulous cover, Lynne! Can't wait to read it.

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      Lynne Matson

      July 26, 2013

      Yay!!!! Thanks TerryLynn! So glad you like the cover & premise! :) #allthehugs

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    Carl Scott

    July 25, 2013

    I like the cover a lot, the hashmarks are cool and I bet after reading the book I'll recognize the silhouettes as the individual characters they are. Thanks.

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      Lynne Matson

      July 26, 2013

      I'm so glad you like the cover, Carl! :) The marks are one of my favorite parts! *runs off to stare at cover again*:)

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    rpratt

    July 25, 2013

    Looks great! I wand to read it!

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      Lynne Matson

      July 26, 2013

      Yay! So glad! :)

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    Jaye Robin Brown

    July 25, 2013

    I'm here, but late to comment. Go Lynne Go!!!! It is AMAZING.

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      Lynne Matson

      July 26, 2013

      Thanks a million JRo! I can't wait to see your cover too and cheer on NO PLACE TO FALL.:)

      Thanks for the cover love!

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    kiperoo

    July 25, 2013

    Ooooh, just saw this! WOW! Can't wait to read!

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      Lynne Matson

      July 26, 2013

      Thanks Kip! *SMOOSH* So glad you like it! See you at 5am…(maybe–if I get up…) :)

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    Jenna D.

    July 25, 2013

    I have to say, my favorite part about the cover is the daily marks. How eye catchingly perfect. Is it crazy that I am tempted to count them?

    (Also, I hope they will be UV spot coated/super shiny on the finished book!)

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      Lynne Matson

      July 26, 2013

      Jenna, I *may* have counted them.:) And I LOVE them! So glad you like the cover! And I have a sneaky suspicion you are going to ADORE the finished book…:)

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    Katy Upperman

    July 25, 2013

    Ooh! That cover is FANTASTIC! I'd definitely pick up that book in a store — love it! And NIL's summary is so intriguing. Can't wait to read this one! Congrats, Lynne!

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      Lynne Matson

      July 26, 2013

      Oh, yay Katy! So glad you love it, my Bookanista friend! :) Thanks for the kind words! xoxo

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    Kayla Card

    July 26, 2013

    I love survival/dystopian type stories! And the cover is awesome! Can't wait for this one! :D

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      Lynne Matson

      July 26, 2013

      Yay! Thanks Kayla!! So glad you love the cover AND the premise! xo

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    Tammy

    July 28, 2013

    I don't know much about this book but when I first saw it I thought I must read it. Great cover and tagline.

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      Lynne Matson

      July 28, 2013

      Thanks so much Tammy! Yay! :) I hope you enjoy it!

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    Tressa S

    July 28, 2013

    This is the first I've heard/seen of NIL. Sounds really interesting. I like the cover too – how the marks go around like a tarket. Thanks for the giveaway as well. :)

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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      Lynne Matson

      July 28, 2013

      Oh, Tressa, so glad you're intrigued! I LOVE the tally marks too. And thank you so much for the comment and cover love! :) xo

  42. Reply

    Valerie

    August 4, 2013

    Oooo! I’m so excited! That cover is GORGEOUS! I love it!

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      Lynne Matson

      August 6, 2013

      Thanks Valerie! So glad you love it too! :) *sends ALL THE HUGS*

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    Tawney Bland

    August 5, 2013

    This sounds awesome! I just love the cover too.

    • Reply

      Lynne Matson

      August 6, 2013

      Yay! Thanks so much Tawney! :) I can’t wait to hear what you think!

  44. Reply

    Ariel

    August 5, 2013

    I love the cover, it looks awesome! The book itself look really good as well, I love sci fi!

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      Lynne Matson

      August 6, 2013

      Woot! So happy you’re intrigued, Ariel! And thank you for the cover love! :)

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    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

    August 6, 2013

    Lynne sent me a Twinkie and books, so OBVIOUSLY this is a woman whose book I must read! Congrats on Nil, and I can’t wait to read it!

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      Lynne Matson

      August 7, 2013

      LOL. Stephanie, I have to ask: did you actually EAT the Twinkie…and was it totally gross?! :) (And now they’re back…in a smaller form, apparently. :D) Anyway, I hope you enjoyed PIVOT POINT (one of my faves!) and I hope you love NIL too! Thanks for the comment, Stephanie, and the NIL book love!

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