Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god. Yesterday ended for me so chill and relaxed, until I saw this post on Instagram from Sarah J. Maas:
And I was suddenly wide awake. I couldn’t wait. I’ve been so eagerly anticipating the release of this book and the release of the cover, for me, is like a balm to ease the pain of the wait. So when I came home from work today and opened my Instagram I saw it. And it is beautiful.
And I especially like the comments she posted with the picture:
“therealsjmaasSo, so, so thrilled to finally reveal the US and UK/ANZ covers for Tower of Dawn!!! 🎉😄🎉😄🎉 A little backstory: in our many brainstorming sessions about this cover, we knew we wanted to capture and continue the look of the ToG covers, while also giving it a sense of being a different installment in the series (aka a book that doesn’t feature Aelin & co.). The result was this cover, which I am absolutely obsessed with, and is chock full of little secrets/hints (some of which I’ll talk about in my upcoming newsletter)! I basically consider Tower of Dawn to be Volume II of ToG5 (so not a direct sequel to EOS, but a parallel novel that takes place during the events of that book), and I am so ridiculously excited for you guys to read it this September!! 💖💖💖 #towerofdawn #chaolwestfall #nesrynfaliq#yrenetowers #throneofglass#empireofstorms #eeeeeeee”
I actually totally agree with her. The cover is beautiful, but so different from the other books. A bit like The Assassin’s Blade before. It still has the look and feel of a Throne of Glass cover, with the colours and the text, but it has his own peculiarities and there are apparently little nods and secrets hidden in the cover.
I can’t wait to read her newsletter to try to find the hints. And especially to read the book and then find it all back. I’m excited. I really am, but it will be strange I think to read a Throne of Glass novel without Aelin and the rest. And just to feast the eyes, the picture in big.
What do you think of it? Let me know in the comments below.