by Tiffany Truitt
Release date: April 2012
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
What if you were mankind’s last chance at survival?I am so, so excited to be a part of this cover reveal, and I couldn't ask for a better cover to be revealing. I think it is utterly gorgeous. I especially love the cracked and dry ground the girl is lying on, and I think it shows a good sense of what we're in for in the novel. I am now very excited to read this, and I hope you all are too.
Sixteen-year-old Tess lives in a compound in what was once the Western United States, now decimated after a devastating fourth World War. But long before that, life as we knew it had been irrevocably changed, as women mysteriously lost the ability to bring forth life. Faced with the extinction of the human race, the government began the Council of Creators, meant to search out alternative methods of creating life. The resulting artificial human beings, or Chosen Ones, were extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly.
Life is bleak, but uncomplicated for Tess as she follows the rigid rules of her dystopian society, until the day she begins work at Templeton, the training facility for newly created Chosen Ones. There, she meets James, a Chosen One whose odd love of music and reading rivals only her own. The attraction between the two is immediate in its intensity—and overwhelming in its danger.
But there is more to the goings-on at Templeton than Tess ever knew, and as the veil is lifted from her eyes, she uncovers a dark underground movement bent not on taking down the Chosen Ones, but the Council itself. Will Tess be able to stand up to those who would oppress her, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life?
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the cover! Let me know if you agree that the book looks and sounds awesome, or if you disagree, tell me why. :)