One More Day
by Erika Beebe, Marissa Halvorson, Kimberly Kay, J. Keller Ford, L.S. Murphy, Danielle E. Shipley, Anna Simpson
Release Date: December 2, 2013
Target Reader: Young Adult
BLURB from J Taylor Publishing
What if today never ends?
What if everything about life—everything anyone hoped to be, to do, to experience—never happens?
Whether sitting in a chair, driving down the road, in surgery, jumping off a cliff or flying ... that's where you’d be ... forever.
In One More Day, Erika Beebe, Marissa Halvorson, Kimberly Kay, J. Keller Ford, Danielle E. Shipley and Anna Simpson join L.S. Murphy to give us their twists, surprising us with answers to two big questions, all from the perspective of characters under the age of eighteen.
How do we restart time?
How do we make everything go back to normal?
The answers, in whatever the world—human, alien, medieval, fantasy or fairytale—could,maybe, happen today.
What would you do if this happened ... to you?
I was attracted to this cover as soon as I received the e-mail with this cover reveal. The hope in the young woman's face as she gazes upwards and what looks like snow maybe falling on her gives the cover a magical, even mystical feel to it. I like the font of the title the quirkiness of the italic M, then the more squat version of the capital letter underneath the title for the main Authors name. I think an exisiting known author sort of hosting the Anthology is a great way of introducing us to newer Authors. I do like that the other Authors are also in the same style writing of L.s. Murphy's name but are at the bottom of the cover. As you will all no doubt know I love a good byline and this one has a really good one "What if it never happens" It straight away makes you ask more questions, you want to know what if what never happens? etc. The cover suggests that the book genre could be "chick lit, with maybe something magical thrown in" So would this cover make me want to pick it up from a book store shelf? Definitely!
Then you come to the blurb, which naturally tells you more about the short tales within this anthology. So the Authors were given two questions and asked to answer them within a short tale from a YA point of view. Does this make me more interested in the book? Well the blurb says that the book has a good mix of genres within it so my first thought of it being solely chick lit was not right. I would like to read the book though. I think an anthology is a great inexpensive way to try new Authors before committing to buying and reading a full length book. Which sells the book to me most, cover or blurb? honestly on blurb alone it would be a "may want to read" where as cover alone would be "want to read" so therefore cover and blurb together has to be want to read.