We're re-releasing some of your favorites from thriller queen Natalie D. Richards PLUS October is bringing a brand new heart-pounding thriller and the cover reveal is below!
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In honor of these new covers, we decided to ask our Art Director, Nicole Hower, a few questions about how they came to be!
How would you contrast the original books with the reissues and the design decisions made?
NH: The original designs worked well for the time that they were first released. It was a very popular design trend to create a scene with the main character, but as we moved forward each season, the space evolves and new teens follow different trends which changes the way that we make design decisions.
We did want to create a connection with the original covers though and we did this by using similar color palettes on the new designs so that there is a visual cue to tie them back together.
Could you tell us about the symbolism or meaning behind the objects that were chosen to be displayed?
NH: For Six Months Later, we utilize a flower covered in snow to represent our main character. She is vulnerable, lost, and at any moment could be broken.
In Gone Too Far, we use a camera as the focal point to represent Piper as she watches the dirty secrets of the popular kids unravel when a mysterious notebook is found. This imagery is also a nice tie back to the original package since our main character is holding a camera as well.
On My Secret to Tell, we feature a key floating to the bottom of a lake. The key alludes to the locking away of secrets and trying to keep them buried. There are a lot of scenes that take place by a lake as well.
Now, Natalie D. Richards' latest, Five Total Strangers (on-sale: October 6, 2020) | Advanced Cover Reveal
A hitched ride home in a snow storm turns sinister when one of the passengers is plotting for the ride to end in disaster.
When Mira flies home to spend Christmas with her mother in Pittsburgh, a record-breaking blizzard results in a canceled layover. Desperate to get home to her grief-ridden mother in the wake of a family death, Mira hitches a ride with a group of friendly college kids who were on her initial flight.
As the drive progresses and weather conditions become more treacherous, Mira realizes that the four other passengers she's stuck in the car with don't actually know one another.
Soon, they're not just dealing with heavy snowfall and ice-slick roads, but also the fact that somebody will stop at nothing to ensure their trips ends in a deadly disaster.
Could you walk us through the choices made for Five Total Strangers?
NH: We wanted to continue the look we have established for Natalie's covers by focusing on an object in an ominous scene. Here, a unique perspective shows the car that the five teens are riding in from above. They're in the middle of nowhere in a snowstorm and the small scale that we see the car at helps convey the level of isolation they're in. The overall result is a package that leaves the viewer with a feeling of unease, wanting to know what happened to the people in the car.
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