Thursday, 15 March 2012
Cover Lust : The Glimpse by Claire Merle
In a near future, society is segregated according to whether people are genetically disposed to mental illness. 17-year-old Ana has been living the privileged life of a Pure due to an error in her DNA test. When the authorities find out, she faces banishment from her safe Community, a fate only thwarted by the fact that she has already been promised to Pure-boy Jasper Taurell.
Jasper is from a rich and influential family and despite Ana’s condition, wants to be with her. The authorities grant Ana a tentative reprieve. If she is joined to Jasper before her 18th birthday, she may stay in the Community until her illness manifests. But if Jasper changes his mind, she will be cast out among the Crazies. As Ana’s joining ceremony and her birthday loom closer, she dares to hope she will be saved from the horror of the City and live a ‘normal’ life. But then Jasper disappears.
Led to believe Jasper has been taken by a strange sect the authorities will not intefere with, Ana sneaks out of her well-guarded Community to find him herself. Her search takes her through the underbelly of society and into the pits of the human soul. And as she delves deeper into the mystery of Jasper's abduction she uncovers some devastating truths that destroy everything she has grown up to believe, but she also learns to love as she has never loved before.
Woo hoo..another dystopian harmonized with love. Looks like 2012 has many more surprises ahead. I loved the cover which is amazing, a love bounded with thorn wire, so painful and romantic at same time. Let see what does the author think about her own book...
The Glimpse is a dystopian thriller with action, intrigue and a strong dash of romance. But at the heart of the book lies a story of self trust - of learning to be true to yourself when everything you've been taught goes against it.
In the not so distant future, society has been divided into Pures and Crazies, according to the results of a DNA test.
When Ana finds out there was a mistake with her test, her whole world crumbles. Now, Pure-boy Jasper is her only hope of salvation.
But when Jasper disappears, Ana sets off on his trail, determined to solve the mystery of his abduction. In doing so she uncovers some devastating truths, but she also learns to love as she has never loved before . . .
Isn't it awesome?? So go on and share your thoughts about the cover and the book.