Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cover Reveal: The Twelve by Justin Cronin

US Cover Reveal 

The Twelve is book two in the epic trilogy The Passage.
It is scheduled to be published on October 16, 2012. 


Here is the synopsis: 

At the end of THE PASSAGE, the great viral plague had left a small group of survivors clinging to life amidst a world transformed into a nightmare. In the second volume of this epic trilogy, this same group of survivors, led by the mysterious, charismatic Amy, go on the attack, leading an insurrection against the virals: the first offensives of the Second Viral War. To do this, they must infiltrate a dozen hives, each presided over by one of the original Twelve. Their secret weapon: Alicia, transformed at the end of book one into a half human, half viral - but whose side, in the end, is she really on?(synopsis from Amazon)

Now here is the UK cover reveal:


Now I personally prefer the UK cover..it depicts
 the emotions I feel when thinking about returning to this story. The designer of this cover must attend a graphic design college because they captured these emotions and the story very well!

If you haven't yet read The Passage, it is currently available in all formats. Here is my review, one of the first I published on my blog:The Passage Review

Below are the cover and synopsis of The Passage the first book in the trilogy:

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.
As civilization swiftly crumbles into a primal landscape of predators and prey, two people flee in search of sanctuary. FBI agent Brad Wolgast is a good man haunted by what he’s done in the line of duty. Six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte is a refugee from the doomed scientific project that has triggered apocalypse. He is determined to protect her from the horror set loose by her captors. But for Amy, escaping the bloody fallout is only the beginning of a much longer odyssey—spanning miles and decades—towards the time and place where she must finish what should never have begun.(synopsis from Goodreads)


Now here is the UK cover of the Passage:


Again I think the UK cover wins. 
What do you think?

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12 Comments:

At March 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM , Blogger Pam said...

I'm with you on both UK covers. They seem to capture the nature of the book better than the US covers. I can't wait for The Twelve to become available.

 
At March 13, 2012 at 7:23 PM , Blogger Christy D said...

I can NOT wait. When I think about The Passage, if feels like there were so many stories in it. Just thinking about the very beginning when Amy was born, and that whole journey. Man, that book was good. I might go back and read at least the last 1/4 or so, just to refresh my memory. But... I like the US covers better.

 
At March 13, 2012 at 7:26 PM , Blogger Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Oh a second book. :) Hmm, I haven't read the first one. But cool to see a second. :)

 
At March 13, 2012 at 8:33 PM , Blogger Laurie London said...

OMG I loved The Passage! I think I like the UK covers better as well...and I love the tag lines. Not sure what's up with the landscape scenes in the North American versions. The dead forest is a little creepier than a wheat field.

October is too far away. Can't wait for the movie either.

 
At March 14, 2012 at 6:02 AM , Blogger Maja said...

Here's a strange thing: I've owned The Passage for a while now, but for whatever reason, I've always felt reluctant to pick it up. Maybe now that book 2 is coming out, I should get around to it.
I don't know why I sometimes feel intimidated by such books. :)
The UK covers are so much more beautiful to me too. :)
Maja @ The Nocturnal Library

 
At March 14, 2012 at 9:21 AM , Anonymous Maggie a.k.a ReadingDiva said...

OH THIS IS great news! - I loved The Passage, it was probably my favorite book of 2010. Justin Cronin is a fantastic author. Thanks for sharing this Kimberly you made my day!!!

I like the UK covers more too. I think the designers of the UK cover actually read the story before presenting their work to the publisher :). Great work!

Thanks again

 
At March 14, 2012 at 9:24 AM , Blogger Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

I love the US cover for The Passage...I can just see Brad and Amy in the woods... Regarding The Twelve...I'm not sure...I definitely feel the dark appeal of the UK cover but there is something about the expansiveness of the US cover that I like just a bit more. I think it matches the expansive feel of the book itself, the loneliness of a world decimated, yet with still a glimmer of hope.

Can't wait for The Twelve. The Passage was my fav read of 2011 and one of my all time favorites. I can find no fault with Cronin and only pray book two lives up to my expectations.

♥Melissa

 
At March 14, 2012 at 9:26 AM , Blogger Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

PS. I think the tag lines are cheesy *shrugs*

 
At March 14, 2012 at 9:38 AM , Anonymous Vivian said...

Thanks for the reveal, and yes I agree that the UK covers seem to capture the essence of the story much better. I'm also anxiously awaiting the second installment.

 
At March 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM , Blogger roro said...

love the uk covers/they match

 
At March 14, 2012 at 6:09 PM , Blogger Rebecca (Kindle Fever) said...

The twelve is seriously gorgeous. o: I love it. The Passage too (at least US) but the second one seems to hook me more for some reason!

 
At March 15, 2012 at 1:34 AM , Blogger Raine said...

Hmm, I wonder why books have to have different covers for different territories. :D It reminds me of albums where certain tracks are not included in one place and will be available let's say in Europe release. Anyway, back to the covers, hmm, I like the US cover for "The Twelve" it's blazing color attracted me and bold lettering too while for the "The Passage" I like the UK cover since the girl seemed to be the center of it all of why the world came to be.

 

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