Well, I am honestly delighted with this cover. Kaytalin, the cover artist from MuseItUp Publishing who normally does the tween book covers, emailed me two options. Her design of the cover is envisioned partly from the synopsis of the book, and partly from the Cover Art Form we have to fill in with as much detail as possible. It's great that we have the chance to see the two options and to approve, or not, before publication.
This was my immediate preference of the two and I can't believe how well it portrays the storyline - it actually looks like the Scottish hill path of my imagination, and the eagle off to the side is perfect! Even the girl doesn't look too old and I much prefer that we only see her back view. I also love the bright colours as the story takes place in the summer of the title. It doesn't hint at the danger, or the fantasy element of the strange boy in the hills, but the blurb will do that job. The girl and the eagles are the main focus of the book.
I am a happy bunny this morning!