I love a good horror novel now and then, don’t you? Especially this time of year. With Hallowe’en coming, the mood is just about perfect.
The Reaping, by Shirley Anne Edwards, is set to be released Oct. 23–just in time for that spooky Hallowe’en season. And I’m quite happy to be sharing the novel’s cover with you today.
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There are a lot of things I love about this cover, but there’s one in particular that I want to bring to your attention: that texture. I don’t quite know how to explain why I find it so appealing, but I do. I think it’s that it makes me think of something old and scratchy, maybe starting to fade. It feels creepy, somehow.
But then, so does the book’s description. Before I give it to you, though, I’m just going to go ahead and encourage you to add this book to your to-read list. I’ve already done so, and I can’t wait until I get my hands on it. I hope you feel the same way.
About the book
The quaint village where Adela Jane lives is surrounded by fear. At night, a centuries old green mist covers the land and controls the animals within the forest. Lately, Adela feels someone or something is following her every move. Unbeknownst to her, the mist waits for the perfect moment to make her his. Adela feels trapped by her small town life and burdened by her love she keeps hidden for her best friend’s older brother, Nathan Alexander. But all that changes on her eighteenth birthday when Nathan admits his love and desire to marry her. Adela’s joy is cut short when the mist kidnaps her and takes her to his secret underground lair. Her nightmare has only just begun when the mist makes Adela his bride.
What of the Jabberwocky fell in love with Alice from Lewis Caroll’s Through the Looking Glass? That’s the question tackled in The Reaping. A Young Adult with an atmospheric Gothic feel, and elements from such classic novels, as Gaston Leroux’s Phantom of the Opera and John Fowles’ The Collector.
About Shirley Anne Edwards
Shirley Anne Edwards is a Northeast girl who first found her love for books when she read Nancy Drew’s The Secret of the Old Clock Tower at thirteen. Shirley found her love for writing at a very young age, and since then has let her imagination run wild by creating quirky characters and vast worlds in her head.
Shirley lives in New Jersey and works in the entertainment industry in New York City.
In the immortal words of Mark Twain: “Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss SLOWLY. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret ANYTHING That makes you smile.”