Wednesday, 1 July 2015 / 4 Comments

Cover Reveal: Stray by Rachael Craw

It's a year ago today that the fabulous Spark, written by Rachael Craw and published by Walker books, hit our shelves. 

I'm incredibly pleased to be part of the cover reveal, not just because Spark is a fabulous book (link to my review is below), but because Rachael is a thoroughly lovely person. 

But first, in case you haven't read it yet (and why haven't you?) here is some info on Spark, the first in the series.


Evie doesn’t have a choice. One day she’s an ordinary seventeen year old, grieving for her mother. The next, she’s a Shield, the result of a decades-old experiment gone wrong, bound by DNA to defend her best friend from an unknown killer. The threat could come at home, at school, anywhere. All Evie knows is that it will be a fight to the death. And then there’s Jamie. Irresistible. Off-limits.

And here is the blurb for Stray:

It’s hard to remember hating anything as much as I hate Affinity; a bone-deep loathing for the faceless unknown and the concrete walls of my own DNA.
Evie is a Shield: designed to kill in order to protect, and the Affinity Project have finally come for her. But Evie isn’t ready for the sinister organisation to take control of her life, her body, her mind. She isn’t ready to follow their rules about who may live and who must die – not when it condemns the innocent. She has one option: risk losing everything and everyone – including Jamie – and run.

So without further ado, here it is in all it's gloriousness:

About the author:

Rachael Craw studied Classical Studies and Drama at the University of Canterbury, but became an English teacher after graduation. Working with teenagers has given her a natural bent towards Young Adult fiction and a desire to present a feisty female protagonist in her writing. Her debut novel, Spark, is the first in a series released with Walker Books Australia from 2014. Rachael was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand, and currently lives in Nelson with her husband and three daughters. Visit her online at

Stray is due to be released on September 1st by Walker Books.
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  1. EEP!!! Thank you soooooo much Nicole! This is a gorgeous post! Thank you for giving time on your blog to #STRAY I truly appreciate it so much and THANK YOU for your lovely support. Xxx <3

    1. You're very welcome :) Can't wait to read it. But no pressure or anything.

  2. Such a glorious cover! I got around to Spark just in time for it's birthday, which was just great (accidental) timing on my part... Can't wait for Stray!

    1. The great thing about coming to books late is less of a wait for the sequel :)


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