Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Cover Announcement: Birthmarked - Caragh O'Brien

Simon and Schuster shared this gorgeous cover art on Twitter earlier this afternoon so you may have all seen it by now but it's so beautiful I couldn't resist blogging about it. I must admit, I hadn't heard of the book before seeing the cover announcement but it sounds really great (summary below the cover)!

Birthmarked is coming out in May 2011, to be published by Simon & Schuster, I'm really excited about this one as I do love a bit of dystopia!

Summary (from Goodreads): After climate change, on the north shore of Unlake Superior, a dystopian world is divided between those who live inside the wall, and those, like sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone, who live outside. It’s Gaia’s job to “advance” a quota of infants from poverty into the walled Enclave, until the night one agonized mother objects, and Gaia’s parents are arrested.

Badly scarred since childhood, Gaia is a strong, resourceful loner who begins to question her society. As Gaia’s efforts to save her parents take her within the wall, she herself is arrested and imprisoned.

Fraught with difficult moral choices and rich with intricate layers of codes, BIRTHMARKED explores a colorful, cruel, eerily familiar world where one girl can make all the difference, and a real hero makes her own moral code

So what do you think of the cover? Will you be checking out Birthmarked?


  1. Is this the UK cover? It's so pretty! I can't believe it's not out yet. I'm already anxiously waiting for the sequel next year. It's definitely one you shouldn't miss. I loved it. :D

  2. I've read this book and I LOVE it! You should really read it! The book in the US has a completely different cover, both are pretty!

  3. I've read it as well. I'm guessing it was just released in the U.S. first? But I do like both covers as well. I really enjoyed the book!

  4. Sounds complex and interesting. I think I'll keep it on the Maybe Pile, waiting until reviews roll out.

  5. Ooh. I've had this on my wishlist for AGES, I'm so glad that it's being published here. I think the US cover is also pretty, but I think I prefer this one :) Thanks for sharing with us!


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