Cover Reveal: Stray by Rachael Craw

July 1, 2015 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Blog Tours, Books

I’m super excited to reveal the beautiful cover of Stray today, which is the sequel to the mindblowing Spark!

Spark is such a beautiful cover, it really caught my attention and something completely different to the other YA covers I’ve seen today.

I’ve been hanging out for this cover reveal and I’m pleased to say it’s completely beautiful!


 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.

Release date: 1 September 2015.

It’s a little creepy with the decapitated head but look how gorgeous it is next to the original!


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.

Check out my Review of Spark here.





rachael-craw-croppedAbout 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

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Jeann is an Aussie YA blogger and mum who loves to read and recommend books! You can usually find me fangirling about books on my various social media channels including Twitter @happyindulgence, Instagram and Youtube.

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39 responses to “Cover Reveal: Stray by Rachael Craw

  1. Rachel Lightwood

    I haven't read the first book yet, but I agree that the covers are gorgeous! I love the purple colouring of Spark. Adding this to my "need to read sometime int he future" list.
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    • Yeah, the first book reminded me of vampire academy with the protectors but there's a cool sci-fi feel to it. No problems Benish!

  2. These are some gorgeous covers despite the decapitated head! I have yet to read the first book though!

  3. I love this cover! LOVE IT! Both super gritty but oh so lovely. I loved Spark and can't wait for Stray. I can't tell you how many times I try to con Rach on Twitter to reveal the storyline, give me snippets or just stroke my hair and tell me it's all going to be alright.

    *flips a table and runs off crying*
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    • So do I Kelly! I love the first one a tad more because of the creepy factor but oh man, so beautiful <3 *pats Kelly*

  4. danielleisbusyreading

    So, I have never heard of these books, but WOW those covers are gorgeous. I guess they are only being published in Australia? I'll need to make sure the second book doesn't have a love triangle, and if not I might have to buy these from TBD! Thanks for pointing them my way!

    • Yup, I think they're only in Australia for now but hopefully, the world soon! Will definitely be reviewing the 2nd book when it comes out 🙂

  5. keionda

    I'll admit Jeann, the covers are a tad bit on the creepy aide BUT the fact that I've seen other bloggers gushing about this book, it really makes me want to pick up the first one and give it a whirl. I'll just go add it to Goodreads now. Teehee thanks for sharing this girl!

    • Hehe yeah, I didn't expect the creepy bit to come through? Anyway, they're definitely different! The first was excellent 🙂 No probs Keionda!

  6. nirvanaamjad

    Oooh, this cover is gorgeous! Loving every bit of it! <3 i'm so excited for this book now gah.

  7. booksbonesbuffy

    Cover reveals are THE BEST. I'm not familiar with this series but those are both gorgeous covers. Creepy yes, but I like creepy! Thanks for sharing:-)

    • Hehhe it's always exciting to see them go up! Thanks Tammy! I love these covers because they're a bit different, you know?

  8. Rachael Craw

    LOL, Jeann @decapitated head! HA!!! It's the synthetic gene taking her over! By book 3 she'll be a tree! Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration but … themes … and what not. THANK YOU soooo much for being part of this reveal sweet Jeann. I truly appreciate you making room on your blog and your on going support! Xxx