Please excuse me for a minute while I freak out. (*runs around house screaming like a loon* *stops, takes deep breath, counts to ten, returns to computer*) Have you ever completely given up hope on something? Something you were really really obsessed with? Something you talked animatedly about on a daily basis? No? Ok…so apparently you have stronger willpower than me. *high five* Because I have. In September of 2012 I read a book titled “Crow’s Row” by Julie Hockley. It was AMAZING!!! (You can read my review HERE.) After reading this book I became inexplicably obsessed with it. (That’s code for…I told EVERYONE to read it, and got horribly irate when they said, “yeah, sure…I’ll add it to my TBR.” Because I wanted them to read it RIGHT NOW!!! Duh.) The book ended horrifically. I’m talking the mother of all cliffhangers. (Which we all know are evil.) Anywho… like any good fangirl I decided to follow Julie on Twitter and Facebook. (To keep up with sequel updates.) After about 6 months I found her updates made me more angry than happy. “I have hit a snag, Scare Crow is delayed.” “Still not done…don’t have a release date for you.” “I don’t see this book being finished anytime in the foreseeable future.” (You see where I’m going with this?) So I stopped following her. (Or at the very least blocked her updates from filling up my feed.) I was heartbroken, and the more I read her updates, the sadder I got. So I developed a theory…eventually this book would come out…eventually I would read it. Out of sight, out of mind. Repair your wounded heart and move on! Yada yada. So I did. And though I never really forgot, I wasn’t bombarded once a week with bad news. Years passed. Yes.. YEARS!!!!! (Crow’s Row was published in 2011!) And nothing. Then one bright shiny day I got a message from a friend. Nothing complicated, just a picture from her FB feed. The picture? An update from Julie asking bloggers to sign up for the “Scare Crow” cover reveal. Needless to say…I jumped on it. Like a starving kid on a donut. After a 3 year wait hope had finally been restored. There was a book. A cover. A release date. And it was JUST AROUND the corner. Which FINALLY brings us to this post. The cover reveal for both the reimagining of Crow’s Row, but also the first look at it’s beautiful sequel Scare Crow. *wipes tears from eyes* Isn’t it just….ugh!?
So sit back for a second, take it all in. And when you are done…read the teaser at the bottom and then sign up for the giveaway.
Oh..you haven’t read Crow’s Row??? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???
A former germaphobe and clean-freak turned mother of two, Julie collects enough tears and snot in a month to recreate Slimer Monster from Ghostbusters. Other than playing devoted wife and mama, Julie is the funniest person in the room (according to the 3 year-old and 2 year-old in said room) and can build the most awesome Lego rocket ship you’ve ever set your eyes on (according to her). Oh, and she has a full time career and has also written a bestselling novel. Superhero, or just downright insane?