I’m really excited to be sharing with you today the cover of the fantastically talented Christopher Edge’s new novel. ‘The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day’ will be published on the 5th April 2018 by Nosy Crow books.
So without further ado here it is…….
I love this stunning cover, the fabulous artwork has been created by Matt Saunders who was also responsible for the covers of ‘The Many Worlds of Albie Bright’ and ‘The Jamie Drake Equation’, although this is my absolute favourite of the three. I’m a huge fan of Matt’s work he has a really distinctive style that I’m immediately drawn to, it manages to convey so much in a single image. It is definitely one of those covers that demands to be picked up and read and I was intrigued to discover more about what lies inside. And luckily for me those lovely people at Nosy Crow have sent me a very early proof copy and I devoured it in one sitting. I had planned just to read a few chapters and the next thing I knew I had read the whole story as I became completely lost in Maisie’s world. Yet again Christopher has created an incredibly, smart extraordinary story, an unforgettable heart-breaking story that you’re bound to love. So what is ‘The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day’ all about then, well let me tell you.
The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day
How do you know that you really exist?
It’s Maisie’s tenth birthday and she can’t wait to open her presents. She’s hoping for the stuff she needs to build her own nuclear reactor. But when she wakes up in an empty house with no sign of her mum, dad or elder sister, Lily, and then opens the front door to see a dense, terrifying blackness staring back at her, Maisie quickly realises that this isn’t going to be any ordinary day…
Trapped in an ever-shifting reality, Maisie knows that she will have to use the laws of the universe and the love of her family to survive. But as the house begins to erase itself around her, even that might not be enough…
Christopher Edge grew up in Manchester where he spent most of his childhood in the local library, dreaming up stories. He now lives in Gloucestershire where he spends most of his time in the local library dreaming up more stories. Before becoming a writer, he worked as an English teacher, editor and publisher – any job that let him keep a book close to hand. He also works as a freelance publisher and education consultant and has written several publications about encouraging children to read.
Matt Saunders is an experienced freelance illustrator based in London. Often rooted in the realms of fantasy and magic his work is versatile and continually evolving. For Matt it’s not just about creating visually unique images it’s also about solving visual problems. His illustrious client list includes HBO (Game of Thrones), M&S and J K Rowling’s Pottermore.
Thank you to Clare and Nosy Crow Books for inviting me to host the cover reveal.