The Retribution of Mara Dyer has a cover!

So today, Entertainment Weekly revealed the cover for the the third book in the trilogy, and it's here.

And I love it. I love it so much I can't even really talk about it here except to say--it fits. It fits this book.

There are Evolution spoilers in that article, so here's a quick wrap-up of the most relevant details should you glance at the cover and click away:

- The book will come out on October 22, 2013

- There will not be any ARCs. Many of you have been asking why. This was a decision made by my publisher, Simon & Schuster, to make sure that the ending to the trilogy isn't spoiled before everyone gets the chance to read the book on the same day, 10/22.

- You've also been asking when you'll get a synopsis/description/snippets, and the answer is that I'm not entirely sure, but I can say that it won't be until much closer to the release date. Right now, the only thing I've been allowed to release from the actual book is this.

- As for pre-orders, the links won't be up for a while yet, but that's a good thing. Simon & Schuster is working on something special on that front, as a thank you to readers who run out and buy the book right away.

- And last but definitely not least, there's a shiny quote on the cover from Lev Grossman about the series, and I am insanely proud of it so I am sharing it everywhere. In full, it reads: "Deep, dark, passionate and funny, Mara Dyer is one of the great characters in young adult fiction—and Michelle Hodkin is one of the great talents." 

As many (if not all of you) know, I have had a longstanding obsession with The Magicians and The Magician King, so this? This means more to me than I can say. 

Thank you all for the cover love--it makes me so happy to know that you think it's as gorgeous as I do.   

And now, back to my book. 


  1. Looks beautiful!! So excited for the last book!

  2. I fangirled for you when I saw the Lev Grossman blurb! Epic and AMAZING! I hope you know I plan on calling in sick from work on the 22nd just so I can spend the day reading!

    The cover is gorgeous, and I would LOVE to hang it on my walls. Publishers really should sell posters of book covers.


  4. It's an absolutely amazing cover! I don't know how I'm going to wait until October!

  5. LOVE the cover! It is beautiful! Although, I remember seeing it on Amazon like a few months ago as the The Evolution of Mara Dyer cover. But I still love it and cannot wait to read The Retribution of Mara Dyer!

  6. I love the new cover! Can't wait till October. :-)

  7. The cover is amazingly beautiful, Michelle! As hard as it is to say, The Retribution is my favorite. Plus, Noah is on the cover! I knew you weren't that cruel... ;) I shared it on my blog, and I cannot wait to display it along with The Unbecoming and The Evolution in that special spot in my room. Thank you for sharing and for being simply awesome! <3

  8. The cover is so cool and mystifying. I really can't wait to read the book, it's just so far away. Thanks for sharing the cover too!

  9. Awwww Mara Dyer trilogy is f-ing amazing and Noah Shaw is the greatest male character i have ever read. He is my number one book boyfriend! Number 2 is Tobias from Divergent trilogy and number 3 is Kaiden Rowe from Sweet Evil..hehehe..book boyfriends...anyways thanks for the cover. Xoxo

  10. Adore the new cover...it's gorgeous!

    And congrats on such an amazing (and well deserved) quote!!!

    Can.Not.Wait. *starts counting days*

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  12. The Magicians is one of my favorite books! I am so excited for The Retribution... there are literally no words to describe my excitement.
    I would be fangirling in all caps and writing a very long chain of nonsensical letters, numbers, and punctuation in a row... If that wasn't terribly annoying.
    I love these books. So much. I want to have the cover art's babies.... that is how much I love this (soon-to-be) trilogy. I also love *you* Michelle Hodkin. So. So. So. So. So. Very. Much!
    I wish you well with your writing!

  13. love this cover it's amazing i can't wait for the last book!!

  14. OMG! It's coming out on my birthday!!! <3 I'm so excited, what a gorgeous cover, Michelle! :)

  15. Is it just me or does anyone else find it weird that the cover is lighter than the other 2? Not that it's not incredibly awesome or anything I was just like hmm it's not as dark wonder what that's all about? Totally loved the first and second book and absolutely cannot wait for the 3rd. I think I just might die if it doesn't come out sooner.

  16. I already left a comment on here but i just wanted yo tell i preordered it today :)

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  18. Not sure you'll remember me but Michelle Hodkin, this is crazy. Headed to Greece next week for my ten year anniversary, was searching online for a good book to read and i come across all of this insanity! Needless to say, i will be purchasing book #1 asap and i'm SURE i will be quite impressed. Just wanted to say congrats on your tremendous success! (although something tells me this is just the beginning).
    Best wishes,
    Rachelle Mandil Tawil

  19. Michelle you are a literary genius! - Mani from maradyertrilogy.tumblr.com

  20. I really really hope Kells lied again and Noah isn't dead, I love him so much :')

  21. Have beena fan of the trilogy sice the start, and can't wait to find out what happens! I am so excited!!!

  22. These past few days have seen me tirelessly reading your books and I have JUST FINISHED (& read most of your blog & stalked most of your twitter um anyway) I can't wait for Retribution - you sure do know how to write a cliffhanger...

  23. It comes out on my 13th birthday! Ah! Can't wait.


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