by REBECCA, February 13, 2014
Fellow readers, I am so excited to do a cover revel for J.C. Lillis’ forthcoming YA contemporary romantic fantasy, We Won’t Feel a Thing!
Seventeen-year-old best friends Rachel and Riley are in forbidden love.
Their situation’s . . . complicated. And their timing couldn’t be worse—in just one month, he leaves for California and she starts college in New York. The absolute last thing they need is a reckless secret-love confession mucking up their perfect plans.
There’s only one logical option: scientific intervention.
Desperate for a quick fix, they sign up for WAVES, an experimental self-help program led by mysterious scientist David A. Kerning. He swears his Forbidden Love Module can turn passion back to safe platonic friendship in ‘six easy steps.’
But when you arm yourself with an untested program, side effects are unpredictable.
And sometimes when you fight love—love fights back.
I really like this cover; it’s simple and clean, and it has a kind of cut-paper aesthetic that I dig. Here’s what J.C. Lillis has to say about it.
“I had this cover idea in my head pretty early on—the waves are a recurring image, and there’s also a Significant Umbrella in the story. I worked closely with my awesome cover designer, Mindy Dunn, who took the basic idea and made it beauteous. The book is whimsical and romantic (and hopefully funny), and I think the cover captures the tone really well. I hope you like it!”
Many of you will remember how much I adored Lillis’ first book, How to Repair a Mechanical Heart, and its cover. I love thinking about the cover to We Won’t Feel a Thing as a companion piece to that one, which is bold and graphic and comic, just like the book itself. My full review of How to Repair a Mechanical Heart is HERE, and my interview with the lovely J.C. Lillis is HERE.
expected publication: March 31st, which will give everyone who hasn’t read How to Repair a Mechanical Heart a chance to have their minds blown with tender, hilarious, geeky, romantic awesomeness before it comes out!