Jessica Day George

Friday, March 28, 2014

Thursdays on a Friday...

How much do we love the David Hohn covers for my books?  

SO MUCH?  

The correct answer is SO MUCH!  

I have looked forward to seeing the final covers for every one of my books like it's Christmas, and you know how much I love Christmas!  I mean, look at these gorgeous new DRAGON SLIPPERS covers!


Webmaster Mikey says that SPEAR is his favorite, but I have to admit that I cried a little when I saw SLIPPERS.  It's Shardas and Creel in his cave!  So beautiful!  

These are available now, wherever fine books are sold, as paperbacks!  Buy one (or all three) today!

Wait . . . you think I should give away a set?  Well, all right!  Leave a comment to enter to win a set of the DRAGON SLIPPERS trilogy with fancy new covers!

And now on to THURSDAYS!  I think it's safe to say that the cover of THURSDAYS did not disappoint.  I love it wholeheartedly, and so will you!  

So without further ado, I present the cover of THURSDAYS WITH THE CROWN, which will hit the shelves October 7th, 2014!


Do you love it?  I JUST LOVE IT SO MUCH!

I love it so much that I am about to give away an advanced reader copy!  THAT'S RIGHT, KIDS!  Comment and you could win an advance copy of THURSDAYS WITH THE CROWN!!!!  Do it now!  I will close the contest on Saturday night at 10 pm!

82 comments:

Jaclynweist said...

I love all the covers! They're awesome! And my daughter is so excited for your new book. Congrats!

Sara said...

Oh my, I LOVE them all! They turned out perfect. I'm so excited for Thursdays with the Crown!! Can't wait to read it!!

ElfTree said...

October seems so far away!

Leigh Seeley said...

I remember finding Dragon Slippers on the shelf and thinking it looked interesting... I read it and LOVED IT!!! I have read all the books and am super excited for Thursdays!

Judy Jasperson said...

We can't wait until October! My daughter loves Celie and all her adventures!

Sarah Brentyn said...

Love all the covers. Hadn't seen these (I have Brandon Dorman's cover illustrations.) Looking forward to this! And not for my kids. ;-)

Candice Valdez said...

My daughter will be so excited that a new book is coming out in October! The cover looks great!

MelindaRula said...

Love all the covers love all your books! I can't wait for the book to come out in October! Would love to read it sooner! Awesome Awesome Awesome!

Christine B. said...

OH my goodness, WAIT until I tell Zoe! She is going to SWOON. Congratulations, Ms. George; it is an honor to watch you share your work!

Emma Schramm said...

I love your books. I really like the new cover for Dragon Spear! I would LOVE to win this book set.
Much love,
Emma

Lars said...

Gorgeous cover art! So thrilled for Thursdays. ARC please. :)

Emma Schramm said...

I can't wait to read the Thursdays!
I'd love to add these to my collection. :)
Keep up the good writing.

Heather said...

The covers are gorgeous! My whole family loves your books and I'm crossing my fingers that we win!

Robin said...

Two giveaways, awesome! I'm with you Jessica, Dragon Slippers is my favorite. Can't wait to read Thursdays with the Crown.

Meriaten said...

I love all those covers for their colorful clarity and eye-catchiness... ;) and I really love the words between the covers...

Queen Scarlett said...

Are you freaking kidding me? WE NEED the ARC. For reals. That is all.

Also, we love you.

Sarah said...

I am so excited for the new Celie book! Love the covers!

Myrna Foster said...

Love the stained glass windows and the way she's reaching up to touch Shardas and the BLUE of those slippers!

All of the covers are lovely, and I can't wait to read Thursdays with the Crown!

Debz said...

I've always loved all your covers, and these new ones are absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to see how Celie's story ends!

Angie said...

I have read and loved every single one of your books! I can't wait for Thursdays!!!!!!

Sean McGuire said...

As you're already aware, my mom and I are SO EXCITED for the release! I love that Dragon Slippers pays homage to the character design of the first edition but totally reinvents it so beautifully. I can see why you feared up! I'll be recommending the reissued covers to a lot of people at my Barnes & Noble. :)

And Thursdays with the Crown! Aaahhh it's so beautiful! That crown is gorgeous.

- Sean McGuire
(SeanMcGuire92)

Bonnie @ A Backwards Story said...

These are gorgeous. I love the new covers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Emma Heuchert said...

Oh, these covers are absolutely beautiful! and ARCs! I love the colors

Krista said...

This artist's work suits yours so well! Congratulations on beautiful beautiful covers!

Unknown said...

The covers are gorgeous. I can't wait for Thursday.

Julie said...

Very nice covers! It would make me want to pick up the book and give it a try. Oh course I have already read them and love them.

~T~ said...

These covers are perfect matches for the great stories inside!

Andrea said...

They're beautiful! Dragon Slippers is my favorite cover, but I love them all! :)

pjmccrack said...

We love your books so much. I read the beginning of Tuesdays at the Castle to my fourth graders right before summer break last year and about half the class came back having read it. If nine year old boys admit reading a book about a princess, you know it is good. They will be so excited to hear about the third.

Jen (Haroldsen) Higgins said...

Neat Covers! I gave my daughter "Dragon Slippers" for her birthday last year, and then "Tuesdays at the Castle" was the first library book of Mine that she swiped and read first :-)
PS - Em got to meet Shannon Hale last week and asked her if she knew You... I think you two are "tied" as her favorite authors...

c'est moi said...

These people all seem very nice and all, but who do you love the most? Huh? Huh? Huh?

Jolyn O. said...

Jessica these covers do indeed look fabulous! We love the Dragon Slippers series and we can't wait for Thursday's to come out! We have to make a queue in our house every time you release a new book. :) Thanks for sharing the exciting news!

Rebecca (RivkaBelle) said...

Oh my gosh, ALL of those covers are amazing!!!
And yay! I'm super excited about THURSDAYS ... I love these books :o)
So much happy goodness on a Friday!!!

Karen H said...

I love all the covers. My students love your Tuesdays in the Castle so much that they begged me to read the second one to them. I can't wait until the third one comes out!

Maya said...

I loved the Dragon slippers series and I just finished Wednesdays in the Tower. Eeeekkk! I can't wait for Thursdays with the Crown!

Jen Em said...

My book club girls loved Wednesday's in the Tower and we can't wait to read Thursday with the Crown.
October is jus to far away.

Meggan said...

I'm so excited for Thursdays! And I live all the covers

Michelle said...

I loved the first two books! I'm counting the days until the next installment!

Amy said...

Darling! My daughter and I both love your books.

Camille George said...

I can't wait to read your new book! I LOVED the other 2 books you wrote! Thanks for signing my book!
Maddie George

Heidi Nielsen said...

Oooh, pretty! The Dragon Slippers trilogy is probably my favorite, although I couldn't tell you which of the books in the series I like best. Or maybe it's the Castle Glower books I like best. I can't decide, they're both so good!! And the covers all look amazing.

Vanessa and Rebecca said...

I love the Dragon Slippers trilogy. These were the books I found when my daughter was struggling to find a book to read that was advanced enough for her reading level but without anything too advanced for her maturity/age level. We have anxiously awaited Thursdays. Hooray and Congrats!!!

Priya said...

Love the new covers! I just finished reading Wednesdays in the Tower and cant wait for Thursdays!

Luna Drache said...

Already pre-ordered it! We're so excited!

Greek Goddess said...

Love, Love, LOVE the covers! And the stories inside them, of course! We can't wait for Thursdays!!! May the force be with me in this contest! :)

HoosierCougar said...

So glad you are continuing this series! The covers look great!

Carmen said...

Awesome covers! Amazing!

Leaftrill said...

I absolutely love the Dragon Slippers trilogy. I remember when I first picked up Dragon Slippers. I just needed something to read while I waited for some Bryan Davis books to come in and I had picked up Dragon Slippers and was reading the first page to check out Jessica's writing style. I ended up staying up till two o'clock in the morning to finish it and it ( along with Dragon Flight and Dragon Spear) are on the top of my list of favorite books.

Anywho, I'm currently wiping my face with a napkin. I am literally drooling over those new covers.

cordelia said...

I love the covers! They all look beautiful and you can tell Hohn focused on representing the stories accurately.

Eva said...

Love the covers. And the books, of course. Can't wait for the next one.

lmmllr said...

The covers are fantastic! My students ( and I) love Tuesdays and Wednesdays and can't wait for Thursdays! We don't have copies of your dragon series but I know exactly which students to loan them to first. We will need to get copies regardless of how your giveaway tuns out. :)

Kami said...

I noticed new covers at B&N the other night! I was going to say something, but didn't. I'm not a huge fan of cover changes, but I like your new covers! I'm glad you love your covers. It is sad when authors hate their covers. Darn marketing!

Natasha said...

I love the books and covers! My students especially love the books. They are a great addition to the classroom library.

Natasha said...

I love the books and covers! My students especially love the books. They are a great addition to the classroom library.

Carolyn Cutshall said...

I started with the Princess at the Midnight Ball and went immediately on to read all your books back to back. I love the charm, wit, imagination, and hopefulness of your writing and storytelling; thank you!

anoushish said...

Ahhhh! An ARC! Or the Dragon set . . . I love them both! And I love the flying cover...so fun.

Christie=) said...

My daughter and I can't wait to read this one! Huzzah!

Ariadne said...

The covers are lovely, but the cover for Dragon Slippers is by far my favorite!

Sarah said...

I just started reading your books. I love them all!

Sarah said...

I just started reading your books. I love them all!

Beth said...

I love the covers, and I can't wait for the new book! It is already marked as to-read on my goodreads.com account!

Jordan Bolinger said...

I can not wait for this book!!! I love the new covers, they are AWESOME!!!!!!

emmathereselane said...

Those new covers are beautiful! I love the Dragon Slippers trilogy. They are definitely one of my favorites.
I'm super excited for Thursdays with the Crown as well :)

Allerednic said...

I love the Thursdays with the Crown cover!!! It's super exciting! :)

Melissa said...

I left a comment on Goodreads, but I wasn't sure if it was supposed to go on your blog instead. Just in case, I said that even if I hated your books (which couldn't be further from the truth) I would buy them for the cover art.

Carolyn said...

Perfect timing for Thursdays in my world! Tuesdays is on the Virginia Readers Choice list and our students will be begging for all three as school gets rolling!

Tara Bozarth said...

My whole family loves Dragon Slipoers and the Castle and The Twekve Dancing Princesses series! I get them first, then my daughter, then my son, then my other daughter! You're right, the new cover for Dragon Slippers is exquisite! And we are so excited about the new book! What I love best about the illustrations is that the artist obviously READ YOUR BOOKS, and loves them too. So often, that is not true for an illustrator. Congratulations!

Brenan M. Weidmer said...

That's so fun! I can't wait for Thursdays With the Crown! =D Love the new Dragon Slippers covers too!

Fabulous Reads said...

I have yet to read a book of yours that I didn't love. They are adventurous, full of the character finding inner strength, and impressive imagination. I just picked up Wednesday at the Tower from my library and can't wait to read it. Thanks for all of your hard work and fabulous stories.
- Karen Pellett
FabulousReads.com

Debbie Barr said...

Oh yay, I can't wait for Thursdays! Your books are hugely popular at my bookstore, and we have several readers anxiously awaiting for Thursdays to come out!

Mare-sy-pan said...

Can't wait until October! Love all of your books!

Brittany Festin said...

Love these! Especially Slippers and Spear. And of course, very excited for Thursdays.

Jaina said...

Agh! Am I too late to enter? I was on a youth retreat, and didnt see this until thirty seconds ago. The new DRAGON covers are gorgeous. I think I agree with you, I love the new SLIPPERS cover. And THURSDAYS! Eep!!

Jodi Nguyen said...

Is it too late? I just saw this. I cant wait for Thursdays!

Anneliese Johnston said...

I like winning books. Can has them please?!?!?!

Emeriana said...

Now I need to buy secondary copies for the new covers. I love them, it's like the first day of summer break where your free to read knowing you'll be without school in the way for three months. Is it too late to enter in the contest? I have had shaky internet for a month and we just got it fixed.

Heather said...

Hi Jessica! I'm Heather and I just wanted to know if you could answer a question about your blog! My email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)

~Sherry (Bear) and Stephen (Wolf) said...

I love the covers, they fit the books!

~Sherry (Bear) and Stephen (Wolf) said...

I love the covers, they fit the books!

Stacy C said...

I'm so excited to read Thursdays!!!!!!! I can't wait until October 7th. I've read everyone of your books and I still love reading them over and over again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nancy B said...

I can't believe I didn't see this before!!!!!!!!
It will take forever until it comes out!!!!!! Crazy!!!!!
Awesome that you finished it!!!!!!!!!

Novella

daniseinga said...

I just this minute finished Wednesdays in the Tower and I yelled at / to my husband, "I have to get upstairs and find out if that woman (sorry Jessica) has written the next book yet!!!!!!!"
And you have! and I love the cover. I am a great reader of Young Adult fiction, and dearly loved your other books. Wish October 7th didn't seem so far away, and that I hadn't already gotten a ticket to fly to see the grandkids that day, but well....I can feel the twist in my head that says the castle is changing something, so perhaps I will find my copy in the mailbox on my return! "Silver in the Blood" looks exciting! (I'll bet it explains why the bullets must be of that material) Anyhoo, thanks for entertaining an old lady and "bookoos" of kids with your tales!