'From the Ashes' Cover Reveal!

From the Ashes is the debut novel of Jessica K. McKendry, a sixteen year old writer and an amazing blogger! Click here to visit her blog. From the Ashes is scheduled for release in February 2013 on Amazon and this blogfest is for the Cover Release!   

Anddd.... here's the beautiful cover!

Doesn't it look so good? I've said it a million times already, that I'm such a going-by-cover book reader, that I hear covers like these announcing "Read me, read me"! 

As for the blurb on the book's back cover, here it is!

I'm not sure how it all went wrong.

The concept was simple.

The Trials were made to test us. They were made to challenge our strengths; our bravery.

We were supposed to come out better.

Winning the Trials would make us Superior citizens.

It would bring us honor and demonstrate our loyalty to the Imperial Alliance. I knew exactly what I wanted.

Until I met him.

There was something about him. Something dark. If only I had known the danger it would put us in. 

I thought I knew the risks.

But I never imagined the price we'd pay.


An insightful look at the good and bad that exist within us, McKendry's debut is a high-octane adventure that pushes the imagination to the limit as it lays bare the nature of self-reliance, self-confidence, and teamwork. Playing with the concepts of dark and light and how they affect our lives in multiple forms, her novel is a complex coming of age story that encapsulates the heroine's journey from student to leader. A dark tale of love and revenge, From the Ashes is a powerful reminder to think for yourself instead of blindly following what you've been taught to believe.


Well, I'm quite excited for this book. One, the author is a teenager and a quite talented one at that! And two, the book seems like a must-read! Check out Jessica K. McKendry's blog for more details and updates! 

All the very best for your book Jessica! :)


  1. Big congrats to Jessica! The blurb sounds really intriguing and it is a beautiful cover. All the best to her for the release!

  2. Thanks so much, Ashna! You're awesome :)

  3. The cover looks great! Would love to read something fresh and new. Waiting! :D

  4. Thanks for joining in on Jess's cover release and all your kind words. :)

    1. @ Jess, Kmckendry: You're most welcome! :)
      @ Rachit: Yes, me too!


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