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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Cover Reveal: Sanctum by Sarah Fine

I am so excited to be revealing Sarah Fine's cover for her upcoming release, SANCTUM! This is one of those books you'll want to add to your TBR lists. Check out this awesome cover!

What do you think about the cover? I love it! It has the eeriness about it, but it also convey's fearlessness, chaos, hope, courage, and destiny. I'm looking forward to reading this one when it's out!

About the book:
Published by: Amazon Children's Publishing
To Be Released on: October 16th, 2012

A week ago, seventeen-year-old Lela Santos's best friend, Nadia, killed herself. Today, thanks to a farewell ritual gone awry, Lela is standing in paradise, looking upon a vast gated city in the distance – hell. No one willingly walks through the Suicide Gates, into a place smothered in darkness and infested with depraved creatures. But Lela isn't just anyone – she's determined to save her best friend's soul, even if it means sacrificing her eternal afterlife. 

As Lela struggles to find Nadia, she's captured by the Guards, enormous, not-quite-human creatures that patrol the dark city's endless streets. Their all-too-human leader, Malachi, is unlike them in every way except one: his deadly efficiency. When he meets Lela, Malachi forms his own plan: get her out of the city, even if it means she must leave Nadia behind. Malachi knows something Lela doesn't – the dark city isn't the worst place Lela could end up, and he will stop at nothing to keep her from that fate - quoted from Goodreads

Pre-Order from: Amazon
Add Sanctum to your Goodreads lists

I recently had the chance to ask Sarah a few questions about her book. Here's what Sarah shared with me about SANCTUM:

Congratulations on your cover reveal! I'm incredibly anxious to read Sanctum based on your book's synopsis. In 5 words or less, how would you describe your book, Sanctum?
Thank you so much!
Let’s see: Dark. Scary. Hot knife-throwing guy.
 What is one thing you've come to admire about each your characters, Lela and Malachi?
Lela is the definition of resilient. Vulnerable yet unbreakable. She grew up in the system and was hurt terribly by people she should have been able to trust. But she’s still able to love, even though she doesn’t believe she’s good at it, and she’s willing to sacrifice everything when it matters.
Malachi … he’s a gentle soul forged by the fires of circumstance. He’s a killer, but he mourns every life he takes, and it’s never gotten easier for him. He’s surrounded by hopelessness, but he still has hope.
What did you enjoy creating more, creating the romance or the paranormal element of your story? Why?
What an awesome question! The dark city behind the Suicide Gates is like one of the characters in the book, and it was deliciously awful to come up with all the strange stuff that happens there.  If I’m honest, though, the relationship between Lela and Malachi was what made my fingers fly across the keyboard. I love these two characters so much.
 I loved reading that love and redemption are a big part of Sanctum. Do you feel those themes go hand in hand? Why was it important to add both to Lela and Malachi's story?
Most of this story takes place in a kind of hellish purgatory, but there’s a way out—people don’t have to be trapped there forever. Without that idea of redemption, there would be no story, no hope. As for Lela and Malachi, they’ve both been through a lot, and that’s an understatement. The idea that these two people, after all they’ve done and suffered, could find something fragile and beautiful in such an ugly place … that was very powerful to me.
Are you able to give us a little teaser (one line) from your book?
“I paced my cell, having fantasies about Malachi—specifically, how I would like to kill him.”
Thank you Sarah for stopping by Mundie Moms today and allowing MM's to reveal your cover.
Follow Sarah on: her Website | Blog | Twitter | Goodreads 


Sarah will be at BEA this year! She'll be there will be a map of the dark city (as drawn by Malachi in the book) included in the final book, and that, although it's not in the ARCs, Sarah will be giving away copies of the map to the first thirty people who come to the Amazon Children’s Publishing booth at BEA (Booth #2663) to get a signed ARC of Sanctum. Sarah will be signing ARC’s at the booth from 11:00-12:00 on Wednesday, June 6th.


  1. This sounds amazing, Sarah! The cover is awesome! It conveys the eeriness and dread of hell with the vulnerability and determination of your main character. You must be so pleased! I'm adding this to my TBR list. Good luck with everything leading up to your novel's release!

  2. This cover is TO DIE FOR. I love it, Sarah! So beautiful. Can't imagine how excited you are to see it come to life! *gushes with excitement* :D

  3. There is a cover! It exists! The city looks lovely and spooky, and it's thrilling to see Lela. I really like the mix of buildings they've got, and of course, the desolate sky.

  4. I agree, the cover is fantastic!

    Panicked for a moment when I thought it was being released in 295 days before I realized that was another countdown timer. Then I relaxed when I saw I only had to wait until October.

  5. Beautiful cover! Can't wait to read this.

  6. I love it! I'm glad that there's a Lela model on the top, and the fire around the title is awesome. I love the teaser line too- that was one of my favorites :3 Can't wait for October! :)

  7. Erie and enticing cover Sarah. Loved the interview. Your storyline of redemption sounds interesting. I like dark novels; as long as there is hope.


  8. Thanks, everyone! So glad you like this cover!

    1. THANK YOU Sarah for revealing your cover here on MMs!

  9. me loves this!! >.< <33333

  10. Love, love, love. That sums it up!!!

  11. *LOVE* !!! Thanks, Katie! And how cool Sarah will be at BEA! She's a rockstar. All the best w/SANCTUM! Pacing the cell... very exciting! :o) <3

    1. You're welcome! Thank you for stopping by! :)

  12. YAY Sarah!!!!!!! So excited for her! And wow, I love the cover. I can't wait to read it. :D

  13. Whoa, what a gorgeous cover, and the book sounds awesome!

  14. Thank you for all the comments and I'm thrilled you guys all love the cover! I'm with many of you, I can't wait to see it in person.