Cover Reveal: Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel

Posted January 23, 2017 by Sophia

black bird of the gallows meg kassel

Afternoon everyone, and Happy Monday! Speaking of Mondays, I just recalled seeing “Chocolate was nature’s cure for Mondays” on a cereal box… But anyhow…

I’m extremely excited to be revealing the cover to Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel! The cover is so pretty and gorgeous and I just want to print out a poster version (of course, if I did that for every pretty cover I see, I would be out of space in my room… and I’m pretty sure I’m not allowed to do that in the first place in an apartment…)

Update 2020: Sophia was kind of too lazy to create a new featured image for this reveal, considering how there’s an existing one already… no point in wasting server space when one can utilize the current, yeah? Also a review of Black Bird of the Gallows exists, along with its sequel, Keeper of the Bees!

Is this excellent self-promo? 🤔

So without further ado…

black bird of the gallows meg kassel

LOOK! It’s so pretty! And ominous. Good ominous, because books about harbringers of death are my thing to read about.

Here’s a gist of what the book is about:

A debut novel about a teenage girl who discovers the new boy next door is a harbinger of death, and who must find a way to survive in a town destined for tragedy.

A simple but forgotten truth: Where harbingers of death appear, the morgues will soon be full. Harbingers settle in places where tragedy is about to strike, then feed on the energy of the dying. Then, they leave. Off to the next doomed place. No one wants a family of harbingers of death as neighbors, but that’s exactly what seventeen-year-old Angie Dovage gets when Reece Fernandez moves in next door.

Angie knows the mysterious boy is more than he appears, but can’t imagine that his presence heralds a tragedy that will devastate her small community. But her fears run deeper than Reece’s inevitable departure, because where harbingers of death go, grotesque, ruined creatures called Beekeepers follow. And where Beekeepers go, fear and chaos and death follows.

Angie wants to protect everyone she cares about, but stopping the Beekeepers involves a choice that will claim her life or Reece’s soul. She will learn the price of both.

Tell Us: Do you like the cover? What do you think of it?


Sophia started blogging in February 2012 for the hell of it and is surprisingly still around. She has a GIF for nearly everything, probably listens to too much K-Pop and is generally in an existential crisis of sorts (she's trying her best). In 2020, she graduated with a Bachelor's in Communications and minor in Women's Studies. More of her bookish reviews and K-pop Roundups can be found at The Arts STL.

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