Clearly, I’m drawn to books. So books about books? I’m hard-pressed to resist them.
How, then, could I possibly resist signing up to help reveal the cover for Alicia J. Novo’s Unwritten? A novel about a young girl who whispers to books, and eventually gets pulled into a world where characters come alive. I had to take part.
It all sounds so magical and mysterious, and I found myself hoping the cover would match. Luckily, I haven’t been left disappointed.
Before you take a look for yourselves, though, stop by Alicia’s website. She’s giving away a whole basket of prizes to celebrate the cover reveal, including a copy of Unwritten, a mug, bag, enamel pin, bookmark, and character postcard.
Isn’t that just gorgeous? It brings to mind magical worlds and untold stories. It’s definitely topping the list as one of my recent favourites.
Books whisper to Beatrix Alba. But they aren’t the reason she has never fit in. Bullied at home and school, she keeps a secret—a power of violence and darkness.
When the spell that keeps her hidden fails, she’s catapulted into the Zweeshen, a realm where all tales live, and her dream of meeting her favorite characters comes true. But wishes are tricky, and behind its wonder and whimsy, the Zweeshen is under attack. A character is burning bookworlds in pursuit of a weapon to rule both stories and storytellers. To succeed, he needs a riddle in Beatrix’s possession.
Now he’s hunting her down.
Joining forces with William, a cursed conjurer, Beatrix must face an enemy who knows her every weakness in a realm where witches play with time, Egyptian gods roam, and Regency heroines lead covert operations. And with her darkness as the only weapon, she may have to sacrifice everything to save a world that rejects her.
About Alicia J. Novo
Alicia has a weak spot for happy endings and transformative journeys. She spent her teenage years
in Argentina and Europe, speaks several languages and loves to travel.
An eclectic reader, she grew up on a diet ranging from Lucy M. Montgomery and Jane Austen to Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Raymond Chandler, Hermann Hesse, Jorge Luis Borges, and many classics. She’s never been cured of reading a bit of everything and is as likely to geek out about Mr. Darcy as Dr. Who.
She is a history and astronomy aficionado, who walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain, completed her Masters in the Netherlands and worked for Google in Ireland. She decided to become a writer at six but took a full, winding road here. Along the way, she learned if there’s one thing that cuts across cultures, one unifying thread that pulls everyone together, it’s a good story.
A big-city girl, she now lives in the Midwest, where she occasionally picks apples and pretends witches exist.