I am so so proud to share with you guys the exclusive Cover Reveal for the sequel to NIL – NIL UNLOCKED by Lynne Matson. The first book NIL is such a fantastic story, so unique with so crazily awesome characters that I was thrilled to hear that Lynne decided to write a sequel!
and here it is ….
and some more drums….
Nil Unlocked by Lynne Matson
Love this cover!!!
Available May 12, 2015 (Published by Henry Holt Books for Younger Readers, an Imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)
On the island of Nil, the rules are set. You have exactly 365 days to escape—or you die. Rives is now the undisputed Leader of Nil City, but keeping the City united is tougher than ever.
Raiders have grown bolder, supplies are dwindling, and non-human inhabitants have taken a turn toward the deadly. New arrivals cause rifts within the City, putting the Search system at risk, and calling everything Rives knows into question. Desperate for answers, he teams up with the only other person searching for them: Skye, a new arrival with a mysterious past of her own. Soon the duo find themselves locked in a desperate race to save all the residents of Nil—and possibly destroy the island forever. But at what cost? And who will pay the price?
And here I have a few words from Lynne about why she decided NIL needed a sequel!
The Story Behind NIL UNLOCKED by Lynne Matson
When I finished drafting NIL, I knew Charley and Thad’s story was done. It felt complete; it felt right. But I couldn’t let Nil go. In hindsight, the characters still stuck on the island wouldn’t let me go.
The image of Rives, alone, staring at the empty lava field in the wake of Thad’s last noon hung with me the entire week after I finished writing NIL. I couldn’t stop wondering: what was Rives thinking? How was he coping without Thad? Why was Rives so obsessed with the Wall, and if he started digging for Nil secrets, what would he find? I also wondered what happened to the grizzly bear, if Jason ever made it back, whether Charley’s story had made headlines, and if so, who might take special note of her strange reappearance.
I had to figure it out. And so, a week after I finished NIL, I went back into that crazy island world and began drafting Rives’s story, picking up where Thad and Charley’s tale left off. The rest of NIL UNLOCKED grew from there! It was a total blast to write.
I hope you have as much fun reading NIL UNLOCKED as I did writing it!
About Lynne Matson
Lynne Matson grew up in Georgia in a house full of books and a backyard full of gnarly pines. She attended the University of Florida, where she met and married her husband, the cutest boy she’s ever seen. Now, Lynne is mother to four amazing boys. A former attorney, she is thrilled to be making a new career in YA fiction.lynnematson.blogspot.com
Find Nil @ the Bookworms
- Review of Nil (it was so fantastic!!!)
- Love Letter: Dear Charley, Your Thad (such a heartbreaking letter!)
- Winner #1: Hardcover of Nil plus a galley of Nil Unlocked
- Winner #2: Galley of Nil Unlocked.
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I am so thrilled for this sequel! While the ending of NIL was perfectly fine, I wished already for more. It was hard to let the island go completely and there were still some answers I wished for. Now guys, what do you think? Love the cover? Did you love NIL? Excited for NIL UNLOCKED?