It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: All the Walls of Belfast by Sarah J. Carlson + Giveaway (US Only)

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Hi, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for ALL THE WALLS OF BELFAST by Sarah J. Carlson, releasing March 12, 2019, from Turner PublishingBefore we get to the reveal, here's a note from Sarah:

Hey YABC! What’s up? Don’t say the ceiling ;-P Ha, cheesy joke. Sorry all, when I’m not trying to write all the words, I work at an elementary school and love every second of it. But seriously, I’m here to share something I’m BEYOND excited about. It’s the cover reveal for my DEBUT NOVEL—wait, did I just say that? Yes, yes I did. Hard to believe after so many years of hard work that it’s really, actually happening.

Okay, right, the title is ALL THE WALLS OF BELFAST, and the cover perfectly captures both the setting and feeling of foreboding that pervades the book as Danny and Fiona struggle to understand their pasts and define their own futures. Check out more about the book below. And enjoy the video introducing ALL THE WALLS OF BELFAST, which I'm also unveiling for the first time today on my YouTube channel and website! The extended version is also up on YouTube if you’re left hungry for more.

To learn more about ALL THE WALLS OF BELFAST and stay up-to-date on giveaways and other big news, follow me on social media.

Sarah J. Carlson (ALL THE WALLS OF BELFAST, Turner Publishing)


 

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ALL THE WALLS OF BELFAST

By: Sarah J. Carlson

Release Date: March 12, 2019

Publisher: Turner Publishing

 ISBN: 978-1684422523
 
About the Book

The Carnival at Bray meets West Side Story in Sarah Carlson’s powerful YA debut; set in post-conflict Belfast (Northern Ireland), alternating between two teenagers, both trying to understand their past and preserve their future. Seventeen-year-olds, Fiona and Danny must choose between their dreams and the people they aspire to be.

Fiona and Danny were born in the same hospital. Fiona’s mom fled with her to the United States when she was two, but, fourteen years after the Troubles ended, a forty-foot-tall peace wall still separates her dad’s Catholic neighborhood from Danny’s Protestant neighborhood.

After chance brings Fiona and Danny together, their love of the band Fading Stars, big dreams, and desire to run away from their families unites them. Danny and Fiona must help one another overcome the burden of their parents’ pasts. But one ugly truth might shatter what they have…

 
 
About the Author

Sarah J. Carlson writes contemporary YA that delves into complex, real world problems. Professionally, she is a school psychologist who works primarily with a diverse, mostly low income population. Her professional focus is around supporting the success of children with behavioral and mental health needs and helping to promote resilience in children who have been exposed to trauma or toxic stress. Sarah lives outside Madison, Wisconsin with her husband, vivacious young daughter, and two energetic terriers.

Website - Twitter: @sarahjoydrop - YouTube - Facebook - Book Trailer - Instagram - Goodreads - YABC Page - Preorder Amazon - Preorder Barnes and Noble - Preorder Indie Bound

Giveaway Details

One winner will receive a signed ARC, when available, along with a Novel Aesthetic bookplate, some postcards from Fiona’s journey across Northern Ireland and a sticker from Danny and Fiona’s favorite band, Fading Stars.

 

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:

What do you think about the cover and synopsis?

 

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Comments 10

Olivia Farr on Friday, 20 July 2018 13:58

I love this gorgeous cover, and the synopsis sounds so interesting!!

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I love this gorgeous cover, and the synopsis sounds so interesting!!
Dianna G. on Friday, 20 July 2018 21:00

Love that cover. It's like a photo under the perfect filter, and the water drop....just beautiful. It's interesting to see a book based around Ireland, I don't think I've read a teen book set there before.

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Love that cover. It's like a photo under the perfect filter, and the water drop....just beautiful. It's interesting to see a book based around Ireland, I don't think I've read a teen book set there before.
Lily M. on Friday, 27 July 2018 18:27

This book sounds cute ?

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This book sounds cute ?
Marisa Fort on Monday, 30 July 2018 23:47

The cover is amazing and the synopsis sounds awesome!

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The cover is amazing and the synopsis sounds awesome!
Kara S on Tuesday, 31 July 2018 05:23

I love the colors and design of the cover, and I am deeply interested in the context of the troubles in Northern Island. I know I would love learning about the complexity of that context while connecting with these characters!

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I love the colors and design of the cover, and I am deeply interested in the context of the troubles in Northern Island. I know I would love learning about the complexity of that context while connecting with these characters!
Emily on Wednesday, 08 August 2018 10:55

I really love the idea of this novel! I love learning about Northern Ireland and what has happen there. And the cover is pretty!

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I really love the idea of this novel! I love learning about Northern Ireland and what has happen there. And the cover is pretty!
Kelly G on Wednesday, 08 August 2018 13:33

I love the cover and this book sounds so good!

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I love the cover and this book sounds so good!
wendy rinebold on Tuesday, 14 August 2018 19:52

I love the cover and I have to read this. I know a lot about the Troubles and how difficult it was for the Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland. This book sounds really fascinating.

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I love the cover and I have to read this. I know a lot about the Troubles and how difficult it was for the Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland. This book sounds really fascinating.
Danielle Hammelef on Thursday, 16 August 2018 18:17

I love the painting-look of the cover. The synopsis sounds emotional and intriguing.

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I love the painting-look of the cover. The synopsis sounds emotional and intriguing.
Penny Olson on Sunday, 19 August 2018 00:51

A great rainy Irish cover. The story sounds interesting and suspenseful.

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A great rainy Irish cover. The story sounds interesting and suspenseful.

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