Hi friends! Today I’m so excited to welcome author Kelly deVos back to the blog as we share the cover for her upcoming book, Day One, which is the second book in the Day Zero Duology! Kelly is no stranger to Pop! Goes The Reader, having stopped by before both to share a share a post during the 2017 ‘Tis The Season series as well as a fun and insightful post about her Five Favourite “Fat Girl” Project Runway moments to celebrate the releases of her debut novel, Fat Girl On A Plane!
The cover of Day One is absolutely striking and I feel so lucky to have been asked to help share it with all of you! Coming to a book store and library near you December 1st 2020 by Inkyard Press, Day One follows the continuing story of Jinx and MacKenna from Day Zero, a book which Kirkus Reviews described as “fast-paced, topical, and engaging”. Please read on to see the powerful cover of Day One, as well as a special note from the author and an opportunity for one lucky reader to win a finished copy of Day One!
About Kelly deVos
Kelly deVos is from Gilbert, Arizona, where she lives with her high school sweetheart husband, amazing teen daughter and superhero dog, Cocoa. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Arizona State University. When not reading or writing, Kelly can typically be found with a mocha in hand, bingeing the latest TV shows and adding to her ever-growing sticker collection.
Kelly’s work has been featured in the New York Times as well as on Vulture, Salon, Bustle and SheKnows. Her debut novel, Fat Girl On A Plane, was named one of the “50 Best Summer Reads of All Time” by Reader’s Digest magazine. Her second book, Day Zero, is now available from Inkyard Press/HarperCollins and its sequel Day One will be released in December 2020.
Day One is the second book in the Day Zero Duology and the conclusion of the series. The book picks up right where the first one left off with teen coder, Jinx Marshall, and her stepsister, student journalist, MacKenna, left to pick up the pieces of their lives and rescue their little brother, Charles. I really had a blast writing the book. I was able to incorporate a few more futuristic elements — like an ultra-advanced submarine and secret base at the bottom of the ocean — that were fun to write and will hopefully be fun for readers as well.
Last year, the amazing design team at Inkyard, including Kathleen Oudit and Elita Sidiropoulou, sent me a series of four different cover options. I immediately fell in love with this one! I love the cool color palette and the fact that it features a lighthouse (an important setting in the book). I’m hoping that everyone else will love it as much as I do and join me for the conclusion of Jinx and MacKenna’s story.
Cover design by Elita Sidiropoulou, Art direction by Kathleen Oudit
RULE ONE: THOSE WHO PANIC DON’T SURVIVE
IT’S AS TRUE NOW AS IT WAS THE DAY OUR WORLD EXPLODED INTO CHAOS
Three months ago, all I wanted was to stay up late playing video games and pretending the world was fine. With my parents’ role in a massive political conspiracy exposed, I ended up on the run, desperate to rescue my little brother, Charles, from the clutches of The Opposition. I used to hate my father’s obsession with disaster prepping. But as I fight my way across a war-torn country and into a secret military research facility with only my stepsister to count on, I realize that following Dr. Doomsday’s Guide for Ultimate Survival might be our only hope of surviving to see Charles again.
Once, I had it all. The right backstory. The right qualifications. But my life as a student journalist was destroyed forever in the explosions that triggered the country’s meltdown. Now I’m determined to help Jinx get our little brother, Charles, back. But we also have to find our own reasons to survive. Somehow, I’ve become the first reporter of the new civil war. In a world where your story is your ultimate weapon, I have to become the toughest freedom fighter of all.
As an extra, exciting bonus, Kelly has been kind enough to offer one lucky reader the opportunity to win a finished copy of Day One! This contest is open internationally – If the winner lives in the United States Kelly will provide a signed copy and if the winner is located outside of the United States Kelly will provide a copy from the Book Depository! Please fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.