Some books come full circle like The Scarlett Letter and the upcoming retelling, Red by Annie Cardi.
In particular, though, this book is much more than you might believe. On the whole, the title of the book does paint a picture because I’m sure some Taylor Swift fans will think of her album but most people think of red as a slash or something to be improved upon.
If that wasn’t enough, this book follows a character who has to make a tough choice which is something most women can relate to. Of course, this cover reveal coincides with the overturning of Roe v. Wade which happened over a year ago now.
All in all, it’s been a stressful time to be a woman and this upcoming release by Annie Cardi proves that point even further.
Check out the cover for Red by Annie Cardi before its January release.
Before showing the full cover, I just wanted to say how excited I am to feature a book that not only pays homage to one of my favorite classics but is such a timely story. No doubt Red will end up being one of the most talked-about books in 2024. With that being said, let’s get into the cover.
I don’t know about you, but I appreciate this cover and I feel like it pays homage to The Scarlett Letter while also doing its own thing. Of course, that’s always the goal and something I know that my fellow readers are on the lookout for. If the cover doesn’t sell you, I also wanted to include the description and preorder links.
"Moving to Hawthorne was something Tess and her mom never anticipated, but after Tess’s mom loses her job, it’s their only option. Tess’s grandparents welcome them into their home, but with the condition that Tess and her mom attend church, something Mom isn’t too pleased about. But Tess enjoys the church community, finding a place in youth group and the church choir. Faith fills a void Tess didn’t know she had.After a very personal decision goes public, Tess faces daily harassment and rejection by her former friends, and singing in the church choir is no longer an option. When she meets some kids in the music room, her only place of solace in the school, who don’t judge her for what’s happened, she learns to find her voice again. Against the backdrop of the Spirit Light Festival, Tess will need to find the strength to speak out if she has any chance of ending a silent cycle of abuse in Hawthorne."
From the description alone, I feel like Red by Annie Cardi is going to be talked about a lot and get a lot of pre-release hype. With that being said, I was SO excited when the publisher asked if I wanted to reveal the cover. Thank you so much to Union Square & Co for allowing me to show the cover to everyone. Of course, I’d love to know what you think about the cover and the book in general.
Will you be preordering Red by Annie Cardi before January? Let us know in the comments.