First of all, have a happy New Year! I hope it's fun and safe for all of you.
Here's the cover I'm judging today:
The cover feels...lazy. Like the cover artist just decided to throw on the title, author name, and a few other things along with some eyes. I'd also call it odd. But, there are certain aspects of the cover that I do like; the title font color and the eye color matching, the tag line...that's it. Definitely not my kind of cover.
Now that we've judged it, here's what it's about:
Ashlyn Woods just transferred to one of the most beautiful campuses on the west coast, where she can't wait to start her life over as a normal college student. But her plans take an unexpected turn when she discovers that she is a Soterian: a person who develops amazing powers when the balance of good and evil shifts too far in evil's favor. Soon she and the other Soterians are studying martial arts and learning to use their powers to prevent California from being plunged into chaos. But they quickly discover that they're up against a much more dangerous enemy than they anticipated. And when Ashlyn meets Kai, a devastatingly gorgeous guitar player, she realizes she must sacrifice more than she ever imagined.
I'm looking forward to reading Rising Shadow...I just wish it had a different cover.