Seventeen Magazine Summer Club author Amalie Howard spent her childhood with her nose stuck in a
book, from Grimm’s Fairy Tales to Anne Rice, and everything in between. She is the author of Bloodspell and a published poet. She received a bachelor’s degree from Colby College in International Studies and a certificate in French Literature from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France. When she’s not writing or devouring other people’s novels, she reviews books for TheLoopNY. She lives in New York with her husband and three children.
I wanted a provocative cover that would stand out in a sea of other books, no pun intended, and I think that’s what I got. I wanted my cover to really speak to potential readers. The colors are brilliant, the imagery is mesmerizing, and it tells a story. You can see something in this girl’s eyes—feel something. It’s almost as if she’s calling out to you to rescue her, and you kind of want to. You want to know more about her and what she has to say. So by the time you read the back of the book, you already know you’re going to be her friend for a little while. That’s compelling.