Author Ann Aguirre revealed this gorgeous new cover art for her upcoming Sirantha Jax novel titled Doubleblind due out in October 2009 on her blog today. I found it so beautiful and striking that I couldn't help but want it to grace my blog for a spell.
Doubleblind is the third novel in Ann Aguirre's captivating sci fi romance series featuring the heroine space "jumper" Sirantha Jax.
I love the way this cover portrays Jax. Her hair has grown in since Wanderlust and she's gained a bit more muscle.... she looks more beautiful than ever. But what truly draws me to this cover is Jax's facial expression. The cover artist must be reading these books, because she or he has perfectly captured the spirit of Jax in the art: She's fierce, determined, and headstrong, yet she exudes this air of melancholy that tugs at your heart. I'm so looking forward to reading Doubleblind. Especially after the heartbreaking ending of Wanderlust...
I also love the title tag line:
Humanity's last hope. Run for your lives.
If you've already read Grimspace and Wanderlust, you just know therein lies nothing but the truth!
Jax, Jax, Jax....
Anyone want to speculate on the meaning behind the title Doubleblind? I'm thinking that Jax is going to be blind to two major deceptions that will seriously jeopardize her mission and or the safety of her and her crew. Something like that, anyway. ;o)
To take a closer look at the cover art for Doubleblind, visit Ann Aguirre's blog.
And if you haven't yet read Grimspace and Wanderlust, I highly recommend you do.