Well, there’s good news and bad news on the Pace front.
The good news is that I got a fantastic Kirkus review. It’s not a starred review, but that’s not surprising (almost all Kirkus stars seem to go to Children/YA books with very specific themes). Anyway, here are the two quotables:
"The strength of this page-turning extinction event lies in the exposure of its characters’ darker selves."
"A pitch-black global thriller that is nevertheless supremely intimate."
I included a link to the full review below, BUT I strongly encourage you NOT to visit it. This isn’t because I misleadingly pulled good quotes from a bad review or anything. I’m very pleased with the review, but for some reason the reviewer saw fit to include some spoilers. They aren’t major ones, but they’re still annoying and could detract from a reader’s enjoyment of the novel. So feel free to visit the review, but bear this in mind before making that choice.
Now for the bad news. The cover illustrator fell through, and I’m in the process of finding a new one. It’s relatively late in the game, and I’ll likely have to push back the publication date to May. It’s frustrating because not having a cover makes listings difficult. For example, I now have a great Kirkus review but their listing of my book has no cover. Hopefully, I’ll have something soon, though.
(WARNING SPOILER ALERT) Full Kirkus Review (WARNING: SPOILER ALERT)