All right, so the other day I was sifting through emails, trying not to freak out over the vast numbers I have rudely left unanswered, and then one came in that said something like, "I loveeeee you're new coverrrrrr." And I was like, "Uh, no you don't. You don't know how it looks. It's SECRET, this cover."
Except it wasn't, because Amazon put it up early. So that was lame. But I'm doing a reveal ANYWAY OK AND HERE IT IS:
Here are the two covers side by side. I don't know about other people, but I like seeing how books in a series compare.
Ahh, continuity. So, the second cover is darker and a bit wilder, and I like how the first book is all like *WOOSH*, like that, and the bird seems to be fleeing something, and on the second book the creature is earth-bound and creepily advancing toward the reader.
Anyway. All credit goes to Thierry LaFontaine who did the art, and to whomever did the hand-lettering, and to Paul who is the art director at Greenwillow. They make such nice books! O_O
Also, the release date appears to be September 24th, 2013. Now I need to go revise, so that it's not junk.
Also-also, hello new followers! :)