Today we have a cover reveal for The Picture of Dulce Garcia by Alana Albertson hosted by YA Bound Book Tours! It's a retelling of The Picture of Dorian Gray which I think sounds incredible. It releases this fall so keep an eye out and add it to Goodreads! Check out the synopsis:
“Dulce Garcia, star of The Coven, would rather spend her days sketching dresses. Instead, she works to support her family and dreams of one day becoming a fashion designer. After Teen Vogue declares Dulce, “The Hottest Teen in America,” she is stunned by how amazing she looks in their photo.
At sixteen, Dulce feels the pressure to stay youthful in Hollywood. When Dulce’s prop Book of Shadows gets destroyed, she substitutes her favorite Victorian Anthology, opened to Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, and says her spell during the shoot over the anthology.
Afterwards, in her trailer, she discovers that she has transformed into her Teen Vogue picture, and her real body is completely airbrushed. Can she break the curse or will she remain locked forever in a picture?”
This cover is kind of creepy, which I think works for this kind of story, but... I don't know. I think I'm just not a huge fan of these sort of covers. I think I wish it told a little more about the story instead of just showing the girl's face, but I do like that she's all decked out in makeup. It is very pretty though. I especially love the skull wallpaper in the background!
What do you think of the cover?
Alana Albertson is the former President of both Romance Writers of Americas’s Young Adult and Chick Lit chapters and the founder of Academe Advantage, a college admissions & test preparation company. Alana Albertson holds a Masters of Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University. A recovering professional ballroom dancer, Alana currently writes contemporary romance and young adult fiction. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, two young sons, and four dogs. When she’s not spending her time needlepointing, dancing, or saving dogs from high kill shelters through Pugs N Roses, the rescue she founded, she can be found watching episodes of House Hunters, Homeland, or Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.
For more about The Picture of Dulce Garcia check out Goodreads!