First copies of Above World

I opened the door to go get the mail and a small package from Candlewick fell on my foot. I assured Chris that it couldn’t possibly be hardcovers of Above World. Not yet. Not when it was still over a month and a half until my pub date.

But I was wrong.

METALLIC BLUE FOIL! (This must always be written and spoken in ALL CAPS.)

The spine is glorious. It has METALLIC BLUE FOIL, too!

Blurbs from Sarah Prineas and Greg van Eekhout on the back!

Even the hardcover has the seahorse!

A happy and somewhat tear-stricken author.


C.C. Finlay 6 years ago .

So awesome, Jenn! Rae and I can’t wait to get copies for ourselves and our nieces.

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Thanks, Charlie, and thanks (a million times!!) for inviting me to Blue Heaven. May never have finished this book without it.

Completely Wowzered 6 years ago .

Jenn, it looks completely fabulous. The spine is particularly good–so distinctive and noticeable! I just completely love it. Yay!!!!

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    I have already put the book on my bookshelf, sandwiched between your books and Steph’s. I think that has made me happier than anything!

amaris glass 6 years ago .

Woohoo!! So exciting! Can’t wait to hold one in the flesh (pulp?)!!

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    In the pulpy flesh? The fleshy pulp? No, there’s no way to make that right. :-P

Adam Rakunas 6 years ago .

Wow. That looks gorgeous. Huzzah!

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Huzzah indeed!! (And yes, I’m still holding one of your breadpans hostage…)

Shelley 6 years ago .

Ya know, the cover’s nice and all, but the pages in between really outshine it. METALLIC BLUE FOIL and all.

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Aw, you always know the best thing to say. :-D

Greg van Eekhout 6 years ago .

Holy wow!!! Your publisher has put together an artifact worthy of your tale.

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    I am pretty much in love with my publisher at this point. I would walk off a cliff if they told me to… but only if they promised me pretty books at the bottom.

DebC 6 years ago .

YAY!!!! It looks SO great, Jenn!! Congratulations!

Hey, maybe this means my copy will come early :)

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    I love being your bellwether!

Bradley P. Beaulieu 6 years ago .

Congrats, Jenn! So excited for you!!!

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Thanks, Brad! Eeeee!!!

Christine Ashworth 6 years ago .

Oh, wow. I’m getting somewhat teary myself! I am SO proud of you, SO happy for you, and SO excited that the book will be available for sale SOON!!! I’ve got a niece who would LOVE it! And her birthday is in February too…what perfect timing! Hugs honey! Doing the Snoopy dance for you!

    Jenn Reese 6 years ago .

    Thanks SO MUCH, Christine!! Wow, a lot has changed for both of us since we started talking in the cafeteria a million years ago, eh?

Jamie 6 years ago .


Deva Fagan 6 years ago .

Yaaaaay! I can’t wait to see it in person on shelves (and in my hands!) Congratulations!

Mirka Breen 6 years ago .

Not just a nice holiday surprise, but THE BEST kind.
How lovely you look with your ‘baby.’ Congrats, Jenn.

Bill 6 years ago .

The cover looks amazing!!!!!! I cannot wait for the day so I can go get a copy! I’m so thrilled for you and proud of you! Big big hugs!

Erik R 6 years ago .

Awesome news! It’s now something you can hold in your hands! Can’t wait for heft one myself.

Tiffany Schmidt 6 years ago .

Hooray!!!! I love it! And I love that when I take the dust jacket off (a necessity when reading around my imps) that I’ll get to see the shiny fancy seahorse on the spine too!

Happy happy, Jen!

Vera Nazarian 6 years ago .

Oh, Jenn, that cover is AMAZING!!! And that’s a gorgeous, truly glorious shade of blue with the METAL BLUE FOIL!!!! Cannot wait to get my very own copy!!! Enjoy your wonderful book birthday a month early!!!! :-)))

Jay Kristoff 6 years ago .

That is awesome! I squeeeee for you!

Erin K. 6 years ago .

That’s awesome! YAY!

Marissa 6 years ago .

Woo-hoo! So beautiful! Can’t wait to see it on the shelves!

Chris East 6 years ago .

I just want to say: I knew it was hardcovers instantly. :)

They are glorious! Here is an official blog-comment congratulations to accompany in-person hugs!

Kelly Hashway 6 years ago .

Wow! It looks beautiful! Congratulations!!!

Eugene 6 years ago .

I love all the pretty pictures of the awesome cover, but I love the one of you holding it most. Thank you for sharing this incredible moment–and an incredible story–with us. You’ve worked hard and I’m so happy for you! My bookshelf needs more METALLIC BLUE FOIL on it and I can’t wait to shove some books over to make room for this :)

Neile 6 years ago .

What can I say, other than WOOT!! and CONGRATULATIONS!!

It’s gorgeous and I’m thrilled for you and looking forward to reading this.


inluvwithwords 6 years ago .


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