In Bookish News: THE STARS NEVER RISE by Rachel Vincent


In case you haven’t heard, the cover for Rachel Vincent’s THE STARS NEVER RISE was unexpectedly revealed a bit earlier than planned. But now that it’s out in the world, I just couldn’t resist the chance to help spread the word and to share my thoughts about just how amazing I think it is.

THE STARS NEVER RISE is the first book in a new series by the author that will be releasing on June 9, 2015 from Delacorte and I cannot WAIT for its release next year. Even if I hadn’t been a fan of the author previously and hadn’t read the description, I would have purchased this book solely based upon its cover. It’s stunning.

The colors in the fonts and image are both vivid and vibrant. They really pop against the darker background. I love the deep purple in the background that lightens to a blue-grey as it approaches the butterfly. I love the mix of colors used in the image and the fonts, the palette blends together beautifully.

I love how the title, and the colors in the title, blend into the butterfly’s wings, connecting them. I also love the scale of the title font, not only for its presence on the page but for how “The” is deemphasized keeping the focus on the key words in the title and the “V” is enlarged, giving it visual interest and adding some extra weight and balance to that middle line.

And I love the tagline. It immediately grabs. It makes me want to meet these characters all over again.

Anyway… that’s what I think.

What do you think?

And if you’d like to know a little bit more about the cover and its earlier-than-planned reveal, check out the post on Rachel Vincent’s BLOG.

The Cover



Coming June 9, 2015 from Delacorte


Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she’s too busy trying to actually survive. Her town’s population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she’ll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie’s sin has put her in serious trouble.

To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can’t survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.


About Rachel Vincent
Credit: Kim Haynes Photography

Credit: Kim Haynes Photography

Rachel Vincent is the author of the Shifters series and the Unbound series, from Mira Books, as well as the young adult Soul Screamers series from Harlequin Teen. Upcoming projects include Menagerie, the first in a new series for adults (Mira Books, Sept 30, 2014) and a brand new young adult series coming from Delacorte Press (Random House) in the spring of 2015.

In addition to being a writer and a reader, Rachel is a wife, mother, sister, daughter, cousin, cat lover, horror fan, former high school English teacher, former band nerd, amateur baker, and current lover of all things The Walking Dead (comics, TV show, action figures, and video games). She wears jeans, drinks flavored coffee, and would be completely nocturnal, if her kids didn’t have to get to school in the morning.

Questions for Rachel? You can leave a comment in her blog, or ask her something on Formspring.


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