Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Refraction by Naomi Hughes. This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club and there will be a giveaway.
by Naomi Hughes
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Release Date: November 5th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
After an attack on earth, all reflective surfaces become weapons to release monsters, causing a planet-wide ban on mirrors. Despite the danger, the demand rises, and 17-year-old Marty Callahan becomes a distributor in an illegal mirror trade―until he’s caught by the mayor’s son, whose slate is far from clean. Both of them are exiled for their crimes to one of the many abandoned cities overrun by fog. But they soon realize their thoughts influence their surroundings and their deepest fears begin to manifest.
With fast pacing and riveting characters, this is a book that you’ll finish in one sitting.
Hey! I’m Naomi Hughes, writer of quirky young adult fiction (usually involving physics and/or unicorns). I live in the Midwest US, a region I love even though it tries to murder me with tornadoes every spring. When not writing, my hobbies include reading (of course), traveling, and geeking out over Marvel superheroes and certain time-traveling Doctors. My debut YA sci-fi standalone novel, Afterimage, is available now from Page Street Publishing. My next novel, Refraction (also a standalone YA sci-fi), comes out in Nov 2019. I also offer freelance critique services at naomiedits.com.
Behind the Cover:
My cover is gorgeous. I know all authors say that, but seriously—the second I laid eyes on mine, I knew it was perfect. (It was designed by Rosie Stewart, kick-butt Designer of Awesome, who also did the cover for my debut Afterimage, by the way!)
If you’re wondering what’s up with that boy and his shattered reflection, here’s the lowdown on the story behind the cover.
So probably the first thing you’ll notice on my cover is a boy’s face. Meet Marty, my gloriously Slytherin antihero protagonist. This is exactly the way I pictured him when I was writing the story—brooding, determined, and a little bit tortured—and I especially love how the hoodie shadows his eyes and adds to the darker tone of the cover (which so perfectly signals the darker tone of the story).
The next thing you’ll probably spot is the shattered glass. Mirrors play a huge part in my book—creeptastic shadowy murder-monsters use them as portals. I love the symbolism of Marty looking into a shattered mirror. (By the way, I believe Page Street will be using metallic paper for the cover, so that shattered mirror is going to look extra cool and super realistic if you buy the hardcover!)
Lastly, check out the subtle traces of fog in the background. I think they add such a neat tone of mystery to the cover. Fog also plays a big part in my book; it provides hiding spots for the Beings, and most of the world is swathed in it.
That’s the story behind the cover of Refraction. I hope you love it as much as I do, and I can’t wait to share the book with you when it releases too!
PRIZE: Win (1) copy of REFRACTION by Naomi Hughes (US Only)
STARTS: November 5th 2019
ENDS: November 19th 2019
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