If you missed it last week, the cover and title of Book 3 was revealed over at Entertainment Weekly’s website. You can read the full article here.
I LOVE the cover. It is beautiful, and it’s perfect for what happens in the final installment of the story. I also love the title–REACHED–which was my choice from the beginning, but we wanted to make certain that it was the right one before we committed. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but each of the titles (MATCHED, CROSSED, REACHED) have seven letters. And they all end in -ED, obviously. They feel like they fit together very well. The title of REACHED references the Emily Dickinson poem used in CROSSED. And that’s all I’m going to say about that…for now.
A couple of other tidbits–
* People have asked if we planned to do the three books the colors of the three tablets. YES. That was the designer’s brilliant idea from the very beginning, with the first cover of MATCHED. We’ve always known this cover would be red. The green tablet was important in MATCHED, the blue tablet was the focus in CROSSED, and the red tablet will be center stage in REACHED.
*You’ve also likely noticed that the second letter of each title is slightly skewed (the A in MATCHED is missing the line across the middle, the R in CROSSED is backwards). In this title, the E is missing one of its lines–but the three lines in the middle are there, and they are all equal. This has symbolic meaning for the three main characters/voices in the story–Cassia, Ky, and now Xander.
*People have been asking about the November 13 release date showing up on Amazon. While I know that we plan to release in November sometime, my publisher has not told me the date yet. So as far as I know, that’s not official. But if I do get confirmation on a release date, I will be sure to keep you posted.
Thank you all for your kind words of support about the book and the cover!