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NIL by Lynne Matson Cover Reveal and Giveaway – Take Two!

Posted by on December 19, 2013

Remember when I revealed the cover for Lynne Matson’s NIL a few months ago? I’m thrilled to be revealing it… again! The awesome people at Macmillan have come forth with a new cover, and I must say, I love this even more than the first.

Here’s a little message from Macmillan about the new cover:

Back in July, the cover for Lynne Matson’s NIL (March 2014) was revealed here on Icey Books. Since then, we at MacKidsBooks had a new vision for the cover for this creepy good book. The result is this spooky blue cover! April Ward, the designer, had this to say: “With this new cover I wanted to shift the focus from the characters to the island itself. I kept the swirling tallymarks that represent the passing time and wormhole (and also ties in to the interior design.) The color palette is more sophisticated for the YA age group, and the bubbles are intended to suggest the darkness and danger that surround the island…lurking and threatening. We wanted the new cover to be beautiful enough to reflect the romance angle, but also menacing.” We hope you love the new cover as much as we do!

Thank you again Hafsah for hosting!

You are SO welcome ;) Never heard of NIL? Here’s what it’s about. Then, check out the awesome cover and be sure to enter to win an ARC plus swag!

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?


Compared to the old one:

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  1. Phew! Tried to comment earlier but it wouldnt let me! Love the new cover! Especially the color and how the title floats in the middle of the water line! :)

  2. OMG, OMG!! I LOVE the cover!! Its so different and refreshing!! I can’t WAIT to read this book! It’s definitely one of my MOST anticipated books of 2014!!!

    Thanks for the awesome Cover Reveal and for the chance to win!!! :D

  3. Thanks for all the NIL cover love y’all! I’m so glad y’all love the new design too–I can’t stop staring at it.:)

    And thank you Hafsah, for hosting my reveal not once, but TWICE! You’re amazing!

  4. The scratch marks of counting gives a creepy feel to it and they really stand out against the blue because I never noticed them on the first cover.

  5. Thank you so much for the giveaway! This book sounds great and I can’t wait to have the chance to read it. As far as the covers go, I like the new cover but I think the old cover is better. I really liked it.

  6. I think the new cover is way better than the previous one. I think it’d appeal to both boys and girls, which I really appreciate as a middle school language arts teacher.

  7. Thank you all for the comments! Karin, I’m SO glad you enjoyed NIL! And that you like the cover–since you’ve read it, I love that you feels it fits the story. I do too! And April–yes, less busy! Exactly! I feel the same. I feel like I can get lost in this cover…pun not intended–at least not at first!– but it’s so true!

    And Franny-thank you! I love your cover insight from the teacher perspective!

    Thank you to EVERYONE who took the time to comment! :) Good luck in the giveaway! :)

  8. I like both the old and the new one! But I like the font of the new one better. NIL looks really good though! I can’t wait to read it.

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