Sunday, March 07, 2010

Cover Art for ENCHANTED IVY!!!

Look, look, look!!!

Cover art for ENCHANTED IVY!!!


I am very, very excited to share with you the cover for my next novel, ENCHANTED IVY, coming from Simon & Schuster / Mar
garet K. McElderry Books on October 12, 2010.

ENCHANTED IVY is a story about getting into college. You know, taking the campus tour, talking to the gargoyles, flirting with the were-tigers, riding the dragons... While visiting the campus of Princeton University, 16-year-old Lily discovers a secret gate to a magical realm and must race against time to save herself, her world, and any hope she has of college admission.

I am absolutely in love with this cover. Yep, head over heels with a jpeg. I can't stop staring at it. The art was created by the extremely talented Sam Weber. (You can see more of his work here.)

Thank you, thank you, thank you to my editor and everyone at Simon & Schuster for giving my book this lovely cover. Snoopy dance of joy!!!

Sooooo..... Do ya like it?

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At 12:18 AM, Blogger Anne Leigh said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh!!! I can't wait!!! Thank GOD you're coming out with another book. Lord, I was begining to feel like there was nothing to look forward too, but I can't wait to sink my teeth into another one of your novels. *points* I just want to say my sleepless nights are your fualt with you and your novels :-P

At 1:20 AM, Blogger Rick said...

Your #1 Ninja certainly approves. BTW I actually saw a couple Into the Wild bookmarks in a book store last week...

At 8:18 AM, Blogger Kirthi said...

wowowowowowowowow! I'm so excited, another book already? It sounds wonderful! The cover art is really beautiful :D

At 8:53 AM, Blogger Leah Cypess said...

Your new book is set in Princeton? My husband will be so excited! This is the entire reason we watch House. (Me, I am just excited about "new book".)

At 9:08 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Oooh, excellent. I can definitely "sell" this cover at my library. *pops title onto pre-order list for fall*. 'Course, I might have to sneak it off the cataloger's cart and read it first...

At 9:26 AM, Blogger Amy said...

A perfect cover to compliment the AMAZING work within the pages of the book! I just know I'm going to love ENCHANTED IVY just as much or even more than I did ICE!!

Congrats on the beautiful cover!

At 9:49 AM, Blogger TerryLynnJohnson said...

WOW! LOVE IT! Very, very intrigueing cover and premise. No wonder you can't stop staring at it. Can't wait till it comes out!

At 9:59 AM, Blogger christine M said...

I love it!
I remember when my daughter was younger - maybe 6 or 7 - we drove past Princeton University and she said, with awe in her voice "This place is enchanted!" Apparently I didn't know how right she was! Can't wait for the book.

At 10:27 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Wow that is unique! Love it :)

At 10:33 AM, Blogger Melissa Walker said...

OOOH! Amazing cover and premise! Win Win Win! Yay, Sarah!

At 10:36 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

It's wonderful, Sarah! Congratulations on another book!

At 11:03 AM, Anonymous Haku said...

yeeeeeeeee I Love it! >w< is beautiful!! congratulation! best wishes!!!

At 11:28 AM, Blogger Lynsey Newton said...

OOOOh very nice and an interesting story to boot! Looking forward to reading and reviewing! When does it come out?

At 11:58 AM, Anonymous Katie said...

It's just gorgeous! I love it so very much -- cannot wait until October!

At 1:13 PM, Blogger ~THE OPTIMISTIC PESSIMIST ~ said...

Seriously... Beautimus Cover.. I have cover love!~ I have made Enchanted Ivy my Waiting on Wed.

At 1:23 PM, Blogger tanita✿davis said...

The storyline sounds AMAZING. And the cover -- wow.

I wanna flirt with were-tigers!!!

Congratulations, it's beautiful

At 2:44 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

hooray! i've pre-ordered 7 copies already. thinking about placing another order as well. after all, isn't it a moral imperative to buy one for all the fellow p'ton alums i'm still in touch with? (or even an excuse to get BACK in touch with those i haven't heard from in a while?) guess what everyone's getting for the winter holidays...?

At 3:49 PM, Blogger Q said...

Ooh, pretty.

At 10:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Sarah,

Did you think that you would be a famous writer when you where little???

-Jordan Stone

At 12:07 AM, Blogger Sarah Beth Durst said...

SavyLeartist: Yay for books causing sleeplessness! :)

Rick: Cool! Thanks, #1 Ninja.

Kirthi: That’s exactly how I felt when I first saw the cover art. Glad you like it too!

Leah: I’d forgotten House was set there. One of the best parts of writing this book was revisiting Princeton. I walked every inch of campus and took several hundred photos. Very fun. Great excuse to reminisce.

Jennifer: Great to hear! Thanks!

A Simple Love of Reading: *blush* Thank you! So happy you like it!

Terry Lynn Johnson: Thank you! I can’t wait either! :)

Christine: Your daughter was right -- it is enchanted. I fell in love with Princeton when I first stepped onto the campus and saw the trees. It’s filled with these old magnificent oaks and elms and sycamores...

Cari: Thanks! I love it too. The artist is fantastic.

Melissa: Thank you so much!

Dave: Thanks!!

Haku: *happy dance* Thanks!

Lynsey: It comes out on October 12, 2010. I’m sooo excited.

Katie: Thanks! I can’t wait until October too!

The Optimistic Pessimist: Yay! Thanks for the Waiting on Wed!

Tanita: Flirting with were-tigers is an excellent way to spend an afternoon.

Cathie: Awesome! Happy holidays!

Q: Thanks!!

Jordan: I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was ten years old. Really, it’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to be.

At 1:09 AM, Blogger Beverley BevenFlorez said...

The cover is very evocative. Love it! :)

At 9:17 PM, Blogger Bookworm said...

Sarah it is BEAUTIFUL. This book sounds freaking AMAZING. I am dying, I want to read it soooooo badly! Congratscongratscongrats!!! (: Could October be here any sooner?

At 12:15 AM, Blogger Erin said...

wow, how different and lovely! i like how the girl looks like a painting, sort of, yet not.

At 1:14 PM, Blogger GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I love it! And I'm so excited you have another book coming out! This looks amazing-I can't wait!:)

At 1:40 PM, Blogger Karen Mahoney said...

I absolutely LOVE that cover. Wow.


Um... Wow.


At 2:19 PM, Blogger Sarah Beth Durst said...

Beverley: Thank you! I love it too. :)

Bookworm: *blush* Thanks! I can’t wait for October either.

Erin: So happy you like it! I don’t know how the artist created it. I know there was a sketch first, but I don’t know if the girl was based off a model or not.

GreenBeanTeenQueen: Thanks! I’m so excited too. (Okay, I’m beyond excited!)

Karen: Yay! So happy you like it! Thanks!

At 8:32 AM, Blogger Alix said...

That cover is absolutely fabulous, and the story sounds like it deserves such a beautiful cover! Looking forward to it.

At 8:05 PM, Blogger Phebe H.L. said...

OMG!!!!! I CAN NOTTTT WAIT!!!!! *calms down* anyways, I have read everything you've written, and I DEFINITELY want to 2 read this!!!

At 12:42 PM, Blogger PaulaAlicia said...

my smile of the day - I"m an education major with a concentration in literature and literacy - I'm in a YA literature class and in visiting the ALAN website for a research project i saw ICE reviewed there. It made me smile cuz the class focuses so much on the beginnings of YA lit (you know, S.E. Hinton, Robert Coremir etc) and I love current YA lit - it's my favorite and I get really excited when ever I'm doing something in the class and come across something about you or Tamora or other authors i like

At 12:26 AM, Blogger D Swizzle said...

Oh. My. God. THAT IS TOO AWESOME FOR WORDS. I want to read it, like, immediatly. Ha!

Can't wait!

At 2:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, that cover is so gorgeous. I can't wait to read the actual book!

At 5:14 PM, Anonymous annadee said...

i remember about 2 years ago- or was it a year and a half? that you mentioned this along with ICE and i was thrilled. then it never got mentioned again, and i was sad, because i though it might be not happening. now there are 16 books i want to read this year- i guess i need to be doing more babysitting :)

i wanted to say that your fairy tale posts have inspired me to re-tell folk tales( from Italo calvino's book) to my bus stop friends- i have 8 followers and i tell them all to read your blog. ( by the way, i'd like to hear/ read your re-tellings of some of them- i know you did sleeping beuaty and her children from the collection, but if you ever have time, there are some pretty strange stories in there!


At 1:16 AM, Blogger Sarah Beth Durst said...

Alexa: Thanks so much! Hope you enjoy it!

Phebe: I can’t wait either! Very excited for October.

PaulaAlicia: I love YA lit too (obviously), and Tamora Pierce is my favorite author. I’m embarrassed to admit that I haven’t read all that many of the "classics." Or maybe it’s just that I haven’t read all that many books without dragons or talking cats… :)

Dannie: Thanks! That’s pretty much the same reaction I had when I saw the cover. The artist (Sam Weber) did a fantastic job.

Sandy: Thank you! Hope you enjoy it!

Annadee: Ooh, I should definitely reread Italo Calvino’s collection. There are some nicely bizarre tales in there. Thanks for the suggestion!

At 11:37 AM, Anonymous Danielle said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!I am so excited and I really like the cover! Now I have two books to wait as paitently as possible for to come out this fall.

At 8:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW!!! How cool that your coming out with another book!!!!

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