Monday, 4 September 2017

Cover Spotlight Monday: The Extinction Trials by Susan Wilson

"DINOSAURS! ON A SPACESHIP!"

Oh, wait... wrong thing. Sorry...

I managed to get an ARC of this book whilst at YALC and it sounds incredible. The cover was revealed only days ago and so I thought today would be the perfect time to have a look at it.



Betrayal. Sacrifice. Survival.
Welcome to the Extinction Trials.

In Stormchaser and Lincoln's ruined world, the only way to survive is to risk everything. To face a contest more dangerous than anyone can imagine. And they will do anything to win.

But in a land full of monsters - human and reptilian - they can't afford to trust anyone. Perhaps not even each other...




The Extinction Trials honestly sounds like my perfect book, and just look at that gorgeous cover! I absolutely adore it!

First and foremost I love the exotic leaf design that takes up most of the cover and how the hue has been made to be blue with the black background. It alludes to the dinosaurs that are sure (I'm pretty sure anyway...) to roam the book, but also the danger of being around such creatures; the secrets that darkness may hold between the trees.

The half face edging into the foreground, illuminated only partially, is really creepy and lends a dark, sinister feel to the cover. I also feel it alludes to a sense that the dinosaurs aren't the real enemy here, and that our characters are more likely to be a danger to each other. Yet the pink/purple iris has more of a supernatural feel, though I'm not sure what that could link to.

Lastly the tagline really gives me shivers, and definitely alludes - as above - to the potential rivalry and danger that the characters may face at the hands of each other, and how far they might need to go to survive.

Overall the cover just makes me want to read the book even more. I can't wait to tuck in!

What are your thoughts on the cover of The Extinction Trials? As always feel free to leave a comment below or @ me on Twitter.

Thanks for reading!

Holly @The_Arts_Shelf


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