As I’m starting to use twitter more often, I’ve been following more authors. I want to see what the authors whose books I’ve read are working on, and I want to discover new books to read by lesser-known authors. So as I was searching, I ended up finding some great authors and their books. The cover art on one author’s book really stood out to me. The book is The Only Boy by Jordan Locke. On the author’s website, I found out that the cover was created by the author. Here is the cover and some information about the book:

The Only Boy – Jordan Locke
Genre – Young Adult/Dystopian

Mary is stuck in Section One, living with three hundred women in a crumbling hospital. She wonders what life was like two centuries ago, before the Cleansing wiped out all the men. But the rules—the Matriarch’s senseless rules—prevent her from exploring the vacant city to find out.

Taylor’s got a dangerous secret: he’s a boy. His compound’s been destroyed, and he’s been relocated to Section One. Living under the Matriarch means giving up possessions, eating canned food and avoiding all physical contact. Baggy clothes hide his flat chest and skinny legs, but if anyone discovers what lies beneath, he’ll be exiled. Maybe even executed.

Mary’s never seen a boy—the Matriarch cut the pictures of men from the textbooks—and she doesn’t suspect Taylor’s secret. If she knew, she might understand the need to stop the girls from teasing him. If she knew, she might realize why she breaks the rules, just to be near him. Then again, she might be frightened to death of him.

Taylor should go. The Matriarch is watching his every move. But running means leaving Mary—and braving the land beyond the compound’s boundaries.

*Description taken from Goodreads.

Not only is the cover appealing, but the story sounds really intriguing. If you want more information about how the cover was created, check out the post here. Plus, there is more detail about how the idea for the story was constructed. I’m always interested in finding out where ideas come from and the effort put into making a book. I appreciate all the work that was put into making the cover because I wish I could create my own cover. At least I know who to contact to make my cover art if I ever write my book. Anyway, just thought I would share something I found interesting.

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