FOLLOW ME THROUGH DARKNESS by Danielle Ellison Cover Reveal

You’re here! I’m stop five in the FOLLOW ME THROUGH DARKNESS cover reveal. And you finally get to see the full cover!

I’m excited. Not just the normal excitement I have when revealing covers. Danielle Ellison’s FOLLOW ME THROUGH DARKNESS was the first cover I designed, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. It’s a beautiful book written by a person with a great heart. I designed the cover nearly a year ago, and I’m honored to be able to reveal the cover in its entirety right here! Read on for the synopsis first.

The truth won’t always set you free.

Less than a year ago, Neely Ambrose’s biggest worry was having the freedom to follow a path that wasn’t chosen for her.

Less than a year ago, she believed she could trust the Elders who said they had everyone’s best interest at heart and who said they were keeping them safe from the outside.

Sixty days ago, she discovered what they had planned for everyone she loved—and that all of it centered around her.

Now she’s on the run through a dangerous wasteland full of killing machines, secret organizations, and people who want to sell her back to the Elders for their own safety. The whole world outside the Compound is living proof that everything in Neely’s life was a lie manufactured by the Elders, which may even include the boy she loves.

All Neely wants is the truth, but each new piece of it drives her further from what she thought she knew. With only forty days until everyone she loves falls under the Elders’ mind control, Neely must decipher who to trust, what questions to ask, and how to get one step ahead of the Elders, who will do anything to keep their secrets buried.

Danielle Ellison is from a small town in West Virginia. She spent her childhood pretending to fly, talking to imaginary friends, and telling stories. She hasn’t changed much since then. You can still find her pretending to work, talking to imaginary characters, and writing stories.

When she’s not writing, Danielle is probably drinking coffee, fighting her nomadic urges, watching too much TV, or dreaming of the day when she can be British.

And now for the cover! What do you think?


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Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

February 19, 2014



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    Brett (BookSquirt)

    February 18, 2014

    It’s absolutely gorgeous! :)

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    Blythe Harris

    February 18, 2014

    Love this cover! The moon split in half is awesome and I absolutely love the glare of the words reflecting off the sea. Amazing job!

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    February 18, 2014

    It’s gorgeous!!!

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    Jen-Jenuine Cupcakes

    February 18, 2014


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    February 18, 2014

    You designed this? I love it! I love how the moon is broken and has the two faces. Stunning!

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    February 18, 2014

    The cover is gorgeous! I’m looking forward to reading this. I loved Salt.

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    madelyn rosenberg

    February 19, 2014

    LOVE this cover!!!

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    February 21, 2014

    I love this cover! The coloring and letters are really nice. The cover (and the fact that it’s written by Danielle Ellison) instantly intrigues me. I’m looking forward to reading this one!

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    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

    February 23, 2014

    I had to come see this cover since you noted that you designed it. It’s fabulous! I love how you split the moon and the reflection of DARKNESS in the water.