We Won't Feel a Thing Cover

I have the hon­our to be one of the peo­ple reveal­ing the cov­er of new-and-upcom­ing “We Won’t Feel a Thing”, a YA con­tem­po­rary roman­tic fan­ta­sy, by J.C. Lil­lis. It will be in stores March 31, 2014.

J.C. Lillis says

Book blurb

Sev­en­teen-year-old best friends Rachel and Riley are in for­bid­den love. Their situation’s … com­pli­cat­ed. And their tim­ing couldn’t be worse—in just one month, he leaves for Cal­i­for­nia and she starts col­lege in New York. The absolute last thing they need is a reck­less secret-love con­fes­sion muck­ing up their per­fect plans. There’s only one log­i­cal option: sci­en­tif­ic inter­ven­tion. Des­per­ate for a quick fix, they sign up for WAVES, an exper­i­men­tal self-help pro­gram led by mys­te­ri­ous sci­en­tist David A. Kern­ing. He swears his For­bid­den Love Mod­ule can turn pas­sion back to safe pla­ton­ic friend­ship in “six easy steps.” But when you arm your­self with an untest­ed pro­gram, side effects are unpre­dictable. And some­times when you fight love—love fights back.

About the book cover

I had this cov­er idea in my head pret­ty ear­ly on—the waves are a recur­ring image, and there’s also a Sig­nif­i­cant Umbrel­la in the sto­ry. I worked close­ly with my awe­some cov­er design­er, Mindy Dunn, who took the basic idea and made it beau­teous. The book is whim­si­cal and roman­tic (and hope­ful­ly fun­ny), and I think the cov­er cap­tures the tone real­ly well. I hope you like it!

About the Author

J.C. Lil­lis lives in Bal­ti­more with her patient fam­i­ly and a rag­tag band of trop­i­cal fish, some of which will be dead by the time you read this. WE WON’T FEEL A THING is her sec­ond YA nov­el; she also wrote HOW TO REPAIR A MECHANICAL HEART, because she want­ed to read a book about two sci-fi fan­boys in love and there wasn’t one handy. She loves koi ponds, aban­doned amuse­ment parks, and peanut but­ter & banana sand­wich­es. She hates paper cuts, cab­bage, and writ­ing bios.