Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cover Reveal! Eternal: Zachary's Story by Cynthia Leitich Smith, illustrated by Ming Doyle

By Cynthia Leitich Smith
for Cynsations

Check out the cover for Eternal: Zachary's Story by Cynthia Leitich Smith, illustrated by Ming Doyle (Candlewick, Feb. 2012). From the promotional copy:
Reckless guardian angel Zachary has an unusual assignment. He’s meant to save the soul of Miranda, high-school theater wannabe turned glamorous royal vampire. 
Completely devoted to Miranda, Zachary takes his demotion to human form in stride, taking a job as the princess’s personal assistant. 

Of course, this means he has to balance his soul-saving efforts with planning the Master’s fast-approaching Deathday gala.

Vivid illustrations by Ming Doyle elevate this darkly funny love story to a new dramatic level with bold black-and-white panels.
Cynthia Leitich Smith’s New York Times bestseller is reimagined as a graphic novel seen through the eyes of Zachary, teenage guardian angel. 
Cynsational Notes
Read the prose novel first!

Eternal: Zachary's Story is told from Zachary's point of view and includes new scenes not seen in the preceding prose novel Eternal (Candlewick, 2009, 2010).

Read an excerpt of the prose novel from Candlewick.

Check out curriculum connections for the Tantalize series from the Texas Library Association and a reader's guide from Cynthia Leitich Smith's official author site.

Reminder! "Cat Calls" and "Haunted Love," two YA short stories (set in the Tantalize universe) by Cynthia Leitich Smith are available for free download from U.S. and U.K. e-retailers.