Spotted! Cover of Possess by Gretchen McNeil9:00 AM
Gretchen McNeil revealed the cover of her debut YA horror/paranormal novel Possess on her blog shortly after midnight today!
Release Date: August 23, 2011
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Summary (from Goodreads):
Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her overprotective mom, by the hunky son of the police officer who got her father killed, and by the eerie voices which she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Turns out the voices are demons--the Biblical kind, not the Buffy kind--and Bridget possesses the rare ability to banish them.
San Francisco's senior exorcist and his newly assigned partner from the Vatican enlist Bridget's help with increasingly bizarre and dangerous cases of demonic possession. But when one of Bridget's oldest friends turns up dead in a ritualistic sacrifice that mirrors her father's murder, Bridget realizes she can't trust anyone. An interview with her father's murderer reveals a link between Bridget and the Emim: a race of part-demons intent on raising their forefathers to the earth in human form. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the Emim's plan before someone else close to her winds up dead, or worse--the human vessel for a Demon King.
Isn't this cover just absolutely beautiful? If you saw it on a shelf, there's just no way it wouldn't catching your eye! I love the dark tones and the sort of ethereal blue that make up the girl. As for the plot description... wow, it seems so original and completely different from many paranormal novels! Exorcists and demons... sounds kind of scary! I'll definitely be keeping an eye on Possess!