Exclusive cover reveal: The Dark Place by Britney S. Lewis

The Dark Place by Britney S. Lewis. Image courtesy Disney Hyperion
The Dark Place by Britney S. Lewis. Image courtesy Disney Hyperion /

Covers are a massive part of being a reader and a writer. That’s why getting to do the cover reveal for The Dark Place by Britney S. Lewis is so special.

While readers like to say that we don’t judge books by their covers, we all do. That’s why when we see a beautiful cover, we either can’t stop looking at it or can’t stop sharing it. While there have been plenty of cover trends within the bookish world, I’m sure all of us know how awesome illustrated covers can be.

This is especially important if you’re looking to feature a character who might have a different complexion, want a special effect on the cover, or just want something totally unique. If you’ve looked at the cover for Britney S. Lewis’ debut, The Undead Truth of Us, you’ll know exactly what I mean.

For me though, looking at the concept of her upcoming release, The Dark Place, and eventually, the cover, I knew I want to reveal it to all of my fellow readers.

Check out the stunning cover for The Dark Place by Britney S. Lewis.

The Dark Place by Britney S. Lewis. Image courtesy Disney Hyperion
The Dark Place by Britney S. Lewis. Image courtesy Disney Hyperion /

There is just something so hauntingly beautiful about this cover to me. Maybe it’s because of the darker tones where it almost seems like she’s popping out from the darkness or it might be that her eyes aren’t visible along with her mouth being “sewn shut.”

Either way, I am obsessed with this cover and I feel like it’s the perfect companion cover to her debut book. If you love the cover, you’ll be happy to know that you can find the artist on Instagram. Their handle is elena.masci_illustrations if you want to check out more gorgeous artwork.

If that wasn’t enough to convince you, the publisher did share the blurb for The Dark Place so be sure to take a peek below.

"You can only hide from your nightmares for so long. Seventeen-year-old Hylee Williams didn’t ask to disappear. She didn’t ask to move from Kansas City, Kansas out to the suburbs in Missouri. But she did disappear, and not only that, but when she vanished from our world, she materialized in a dark, twisted version of the night that changed her life forever: the night her older brother went missing. Just as Hylee realizes this moment could be the key to unraveling the truth about her brother, she’s yanked away from the dark place back to our world.Craving a sense of normalcy, she goes to a party with her best friend—where she meets Eilam Roads. Tall, handsome, and undeniably, inexplicably familiar, Hylee can’t help the pull she feels towards him. It’s a classic teen girl-meets-boy situation, until it happens again. She disappears, right in front of him. Together, Hylee and Eilam investigate the truth about time, space, and reality, with Hylee increasingly convinced her time travel holds the key to saving her brother. But the more they learn, the more Hylee begins to see darkness lurking in her world—and in herself. Britney S. Lewis’s sophomore novel combines the quotable relatability, swoony romance, and emotional resonance of John Green with the surrealist horror imagery and razor-sharp wit of Jordan Peele. At once haunting and enchanting and entirely unforgettable."

Honestly, if you haven’t picked up Britney S. Lewis’ debut yet, now is the time before The Dark Place is released. If the blurb intrigued you, you can make sure to preorder it as a way to support the author and show how excited you are for the book. Considering that the two comparisons for The Dark Place are John Green and Jordan Peele, I’m more than a little intrigued to pick this one up.

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The Dark Place by Britney S. Lewis is set for release on June 27, 2023. 

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