Truth: we love YA, you love YA, and the icing on our YA love cupcake is seeing the cover of the newest book in our favorite series for the first time. TODAY’S THE DAY! Check out the full story and awesome behind-the-scenes photos at http://usat.ly/2cTKrb6.

YA author Lauren Bird Horowitz teamed up with USA Today to exclusively reveal the cover of Renegade Red, the second book in The Light Trilogythis morning. But nothing is ever boring in YA land: USA Today unveiled THREE uniquely designed covers for Renegade Red! The book will be available in THREE special editions, in both hardcover and paperback, in March 2017. The books will be distributed at random to your favorite bookstores and online retailers, so you have a chance to collect them all— the POET EDITION, the WARRIOR EDITION, and the very exclusive TRAVELER EDITION.

Lauren stopped by to spill the details about her genius idea for three unique covers, the design process, and more:


What an adventure! I’m so thrilled to finally get to share these covers with the world. I loved my Shattered Blue cover, but Renegade Red demanded I do something truly special and innovative— something that would somehow channel the special blend of reckless adventure and lyrical magic of this newest Light Trilogy installment. I turned to my partner-in-creative-crime, my fellow artist Zoe Cope, who created the beautiful Light Trilogy jewelry collection. Zoe can create entire worlds with her amazing hands and unparalleled eye— she does with the visual what I can only attempt with my words, and her fierce, experimental energy always inspires me. Somehow, between us, a magical kind of creative innovation always combusts! Together, we produced these multiple covers for RENEGADE RED, each to channel a part of our heroine, Noa, who is a fierce female artist herself.

I provided the concepts, and Zoe masterminded everything from the sets to the casting to the shoot to the final compilation, and we snagged acclaimed fashion photographer Gil Cope to take the photos. We are so thrilled now to reveal these three covers exclusively with USA TODAY: The“POET” cover, where Noa embraces the world with all her fabulous, strange, poetry; the “WARRIOR” cover, where Noa fights to her Girl-Beast fullest; and the very special edition “TRAVELER” cover, where Noa’s soul—and the magical soul of the trilogy—Sasha, leaps us all into new and strange worlds. All of these covers will be available in Hardcover and Paperback, and will distributed by online sites and bookstores randomly, so anyone can collect all three!

Join Zoe and me today for a live Twitter chat from 10-11am PST where we answer any and all questions you may have! https://twitter.com/birdaileen

Sneak Peak into RENEGADE RED:


Reckless, desperate, and distraught, Noa Sullivan leaps into a collapsing Portal in the explosive finale of Shattered Blue— the jaw-dropping, award-winning first installment in The Light Trilogy— in wild hope of rescuing her little sister Sasha. Now Noa and the Fae brothers who love her—Callum and Judah Forsythe—must find a way to survive not only across worlds but between them, in places so treacherous and deceptive their own minds are twisted against them. As the three fight to survive their passage, they battle not only enemies but themselves, and their darkest, most difficult secrets.

Surviving, however, is only the beginning: Noa needs to find Sasha. That means becoming a warrior herself, one just as fierce as the magical brothers battling for her love. Across broken cities, underground labyrinths, rushing floods and endless skies; in the face of legions of armies, horrifying tyrants, and the most deceitful of friends, can Mortal Noa rescue her sister—and understand her own heart—in time to escape the most deadly of magic realms?

2017-09-07T04:51:39+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

One Comment

  1. TBalla September 22, 2016 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Wonderful post! Love these covers <3

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