So happy. SO! HAPPY!
Remember how TORN sold to Germany a few months ago? Actually, a lot of months ago, but I couldn't announce it right away?
One of the nice things about foreign sales is that you have already written the book, so that it doesn't take up much brain space in the day-to-day course of things. When you get news, it's always a surprise. And in my case, it's a good surprise, because yesterday, I got to see the German cover for TORN.
You might want to have a seat, so that when you swoon, you don't hit your head.
Ready? Really, really ready?
SWOON, I say. SWOON, followed by THUD, followed by a "GOOD LORD I LOVE GERMANY."
Isn't it bee-you-ti-full? I love how the image is ever-so-faintly water-spotted like an old photo, like a memory. I love all the white space that balances out the darkness at the bottom. I love how the dress fades into shadows. I love that the boy's hair is a little messy and he's all sullen-looking. (I'm assuming it's Luc, since his hair is longer than Colin's. They're both sullen in their own special ways.) It feels dark and mysterious and sexy and...*swoon* *thud*
I LOVE IT. I want to print it out and carry it around with me like a newborn baby, and coo at it and snuggle it and keep it next to my bed.
According to Babelfish, the title translates to THE CHOSEN: AWAY INTO DARKNESS. And that makes me happy, too, because I am a sentimental girl. When this book won the Golden Heart in 2010, it was called UNCHOSEN. We needed to change it for a variety of reasons, and I wasn't devastated...but to see a reminder of that old title, the one Meg Cabot called out that night....it feels indescribably lovely. Kind of like the cover itself.