It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Brave Enough by Kati Gardner + Giveaway (US Only)

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Hi, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for the BRAVE ENOUGH by Kati Gardner, releasing August 21, 2018 from Flux. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Kati: 

Hi YA Books Central! It’s so great to be here today to do the OFFICIAL COVER RELEASE of my debut novel BRAVE ENOUGH! 

I am just over the moon to be here today! When we were working on the cover for BRAVE ENOUGH I didn’t have much of an idea about what I wanted in a cover. I’m a terrible artist, y’all, it was something I was almost scared to even think about! I knew I wanted it to somehow convey being broken, but also show hope. When we were discussing the different concepts our amazing artist Sarah Taplin came up with, I gravitated towards this one. I loved how the colors shifted and morphed into different colors. To me, I felt like it really represented the story and how you can start out in one place and change into another. The image of a classic ballet dancer, with the iconic bun, just made it perfect. 

We all start out in one place and end up in another. 

I hope you enjoy this cover and BRAVE ENOUGH. 

~Kati





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BRAVE ENOUGH

By: Kati Gardner

Publisher: Flux

Release Date: August 21, 2018

ISBN: 978-1635830200

 
 
 
About the Book

Teenager Cason Martin is the youngest ballerina in the Atlanta Ballet Conservatory. She never really had a choice of whether she learned to dance or not. Her mother, the conservatory's artistic director, has made all the decisions in Cason's life. But that's about to change. Cason has been hiding an injury, and it's much worse than anyone imagines.

Davis Channing understands all too well what it's like to give up control of your life. He's survived cancer, but his drug addiction nearly killed him. Now he's been sober for seven months and enjoying his community service at the hospital. But just when he thinks he's got it together, Davis's ex-girlfriend, who is still battling her addiction, barrels back into his life.

Cason and Davis are not friends. But, as their worlds collide, they will start to depend on one another. Can they both be brave enough to beat the odds?

 
About the Author

Kati Gardner is a recovering actor, wife, and mom. She is also a childhood cancer survivor and amputee who writes books about disability and kissing. Originally from Atlanta, she now lives and writes in Raleigh, North Carolina. Brave Enough is her first novel. You can find her on Twitter at @AuthorKati, on Instagram at AuthorKatiGardner, and at katigardner.com.

Website - Twitter: @AuthorKati - Facebook - Instagram: AuthorKatiGardner - Tumblr  - Goodreads - Preorder - YABC Page

 

Giveaway Details

Three winners will each receive an ARC of BRAVE ENOUGH, when available.

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What do you think about the cover and synopsis?

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Comments 11

Melissa See on Friday, 02 March 2018 11:28

I absolutely love this cover! I'm a big fan of this kind of art style, and the colors are perfect! I love this synopsis as well. I have cerebral palsy, and I am so happy to see more #ownvoices disability YA. It gets me so excited for the future!

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I absolutely love this cover! I'm a big fan of this kind of art style, and the colors are perfect! I love this synopsis as well. I have cerebral palsy, and I am so happy to see more #ownvoices disability YA. It gets me so excited for the future!
Amy Dorman on Friday, 02 March 2018 12:24

Stunning cover! It reminds me of how life can be both messy and beautiful. Eagerly anticipating this book! On a side note: I met Kati at a book event, and she is such a talented and lovely person.

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Stunning cover! It reminds me of how life can be both messy and beautiful. Eagerly anticipating this book! On a side note: I met Kati at a book event, and she is such a talented and lovely person.
Mindy on Monday, 05 March 2018 13:35

I love this cover!!! The synopsis sounds great!

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I love this cover!!! The synopsis sounds great!
Kara S on Saturday, 10 March 2018 13:53

THe cover is spectacular, and I think a story about the stresses of highly ambitious dancers will be an engrossing drama! Thanks, Kara S

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THe cover is spectacular, and I think a story about the stresses of highly ambitious dancers will be an engrossing drama! Thanks, Kara S
Hailey Joseph on Saturday, 24 March 2018 11:04

The cover is definitely spot-on and matches the plot very well. Books about "invisible" injuries really hit close to home with me, and I would absolutely love a chance to read this story!

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The cover is definitely spot-on and matches the plot very well. Books about "invisible" injuries really hit close to home with me, and I would absolutely love a chance to read this story!
Davianna Nieto on Monday, 26 March 2018 23:37

The cover is absolutely gorgeous and the synopsis pulled me in right away!

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The cover is absolutely gorgeous and the synopsis pulled me in right away!
Marisa Fort on Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:32

The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!

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The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Danielle Hammelef on Saturday, 31 March 2018 19:23

The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds powerful and emotional.

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The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds powerful and emotional.
Penny Olson on Sunday, 01 April 2018 23:29

The cover is inspiring and the story sounds dramatic and emotional.

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The cover is inspiring and the story sounds dramatic and emotional.
Kelly G on Monday, 02 April 2018 16:06

This sounds amazing and inspiring, and I love the colors on the cover!

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This sounds amazing and inspiring, and I love the colors on the cover!
Sharon C on Monday, 02 April 2018 16:40

The cover is eye-catching. The synopsis makes the book sound interesting. It definitely seems like an unusual topic. As a cancer survivor myself (thankfully not resulting in loss of limb and not as a teen), I am curious as to how things were covered and discussed. Especially from the perspective of a young person who is a dancer to boot. Cancer is definitely life changing and to be forced to go from an accomplished dancer to an amputee .... well, you certainly had a story to tell.

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The cover is eye-catching. The synopsis makes the book sound interesting. It definitely seems like an unusual topic. As a cancer survivor myself (thankfully not resulting in loss of limb and not as a teen), I am curious as to how things were covered and discussed. Especially from the perspective of a young person who is a dancer to boot. Cancer is definitely life changing and to be forced to go from an accomplished dancer to an amputee .... well, you certainly had a story to tell.

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