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May 28, 2013



Dear Shannon, I love your books(and I do mean ALL of them) and I am really excited about this one. :D
The only problem is that we'll have to wait almost a year for it :(
The cover looks lovely :)

Airship Librarian

Oh. My. Goodness. A new book from the lovely, and most amazing Shannon Hale. I can't wait to read it! It's sure to be interesting.



Amelia Loken

Loved the bit on Mundie Moms. This looks really exciting and fun. Crossing my fingers for an ARC. But if not, I'll whip out my credit card. Won't let a new Shannon Hale book to get away unread. :)


An awesome cover, and so different from any of your other books. Which I guess is a visual of what kind of story it will be. I'm really excited to read it and see what other genres you are good at. :)

Lori Folkman

How exciting! But I have to admit, I like the Doug cover better. ;)


I'm so excited to read this! I'm amazed you stuck with it for so long.

Todd Mitchell

Way to go Shannon! I'm looking forward to this. Beautiful cover. And damn --what a quote from Dashner. Did you hold him at gunpoint to get this?


Very intriguing! :D I can't wait to read it!


Is this the one about a princess in black?


FABULOUS. Wow. I'm so excited about a new book from you. So, yay!


I'm guessing that this is the super secret book with all the dangerous whoopie? (yeah, I was at the YA Icons event in SLC... :P)

Linda W

I love the cover!!!


A little while ago, you mentioned Maureen Johnson's call for an end to gender-specific book covers. (Was it on your Twitter account? I can't remember!) Anyway, I read up on what she had said, and had a lot of fun looking at books that had been "coverflipped," that is, fan-designed covers imagining what books would have looked like it they were written by an author of the opposite gender. As your site so often does, you opened my eyes, and I've started paying a lot of attention to how stories are presented and sold through their covers.
This whole thing came back to me as soon as I saw the cover for Dangerous. Wow! It is eye-catching and intriguing and... absolutely not gender-specific. I assume it has a female protagonist, but nothing on the cover suggests stereotypically feminine. Not that that's a bad thing if it were, but I can imagine that male readers who are reluctant to read a "girly" book will be less reluctant to pick up a book like this.
Anyway, I'm terrifically excited to read it! Way to go!

Marcus Aurelius

Super excited for this, still need to get you my fan art.


I'm excited -- I'm always up for a new Shannon Hale book! I like the purple and black cover. It's mysterious and intriguing :)


1) Super excited! I'm sure it will be great. :)
2) A couple of years ago, you blogged about your 'fridge curse'. I feel like there was never any resolution to the story. Could you give a three-year update? ;)


I don't know about everyone else, but multiple book reveals from Shannon Hale is sending me to heaven. I am so excited to read them!


You're killing me! First Pricess Academy and now this! I'm so excited! I love this cover. It kind of reminds me of the Pendragon series book covers, which is awesome.


Oh. My. Gosh. this looks so fabulously unlike anything you have ever written.
It's awesome that you don't stick to a "Shannon brand" you write what you want to write and kick butt at it. I can't wait!

Callie the Creative Celt

Shannon, when I saw that title and cover on Goodreads I thought, oh is that for real? I'm happy to know that it is. I can't wait to read it! I'm sure it will be a marvelous book Shannon! I already marked on Goodreads that I plan to read it.

Sheena-kay Graham

I've only heard of Goose Girl but this cover looks amazing. Congrats and I entered the arc giveaway right after seeing this post.

Akiko from Japan

This cover looks so nice.
It makes me feel it must be very exciting story.

Sorry to say, we will no be able to see your book which in Japanese.


Omgosh I CAN'T wait to read this! Thank you so much for being such an inspiration and for continuing to write books that allow us dreamers to escape this crazy world we're living in and allow us to get lost in our own fantasy worlds for a while. :)


Holy. Freaking. Cow. This book looks AMAZING! The cover absolutely blew me away. Bah! Must I wait another year? No. I am going to get a copy of an ARC if it kills me.

Emily (you know, that girl from Lemuria Books)

I wantz itz!!!!!! So excited for you!


Amazingly fun cover. I hope it doesn't change, but I know you don't always get a say in that. :)


This looks fantabulous! I'm so excited to read it and dive into another one of your lovely novels!


AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! I'm totally freaking out!! I was wondering when that Daisy book was gonna come out! Sweeeeeeeet!


Ooohh, it looks pretty different from your other, more "princessy" books. GAH, we have to wait a YEAR to read it?

Ashley R.

Oh my gosh! I want it so bad. It looks so lovely and awesome, which I am sure it will be. :)


Oh my gosh I cannot wait! The cover is beautiful and looks all spyish and complicated lock mechanismy (if you know what I mean...if you dont, well, it was meant as a compliment) Aaaaaaa! I love it!


I can't wait to read this, Shannon!!!

Alexis W.

Very sleek and cool! Looks nice:)


Tsk, tsk, Mrs. Hale. You know my heart cannot take any more surprises! Ahhhh! I'm so excited!


But what is it about? You didn't say, and neither did Mundie Moms. Eeek I'm excited!


Looks beautiful! I can't wait to read it!!!

Ange/Libby Blog

It's great! If it's anything near as good as Goose Girl it will be brilliant!

Amy F

Love the cover- it looks very mysterious. The story excerpt seems like it is really different than previous works. Looking forward to it soooo much.


Wow! This is so exciting! I can't wait to read it.


Oh my goodness, I'm so excited! I wish I read this post earlier so I could have entered for an ARC. I love everything you write and I'm super excited to read this! I can't wait! Thanks very much for sharing this with us!

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