It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Pacifica by Kristen Simmons + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Pacifica by Kristen Simmons + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Hi, YABCers!

Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for PACIFICA by Kristen Simmons, releasing March 6, 2018, from Tor Teen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Kristen:

Hello YABC! My name is Kristen Simmons and I’m super excited to be able to reveal my cover here today. (HOLY COW THE BLUE, THE SKY, THE DOCK, THE GIRL, I LOVE IT SO MUCH.) If you’ve been following me online you know that this book used to be called BLOOD AND TAR, but after some pretty significant revisions there was slightly less blood and even less tar, so ta-da! I give you PACIFICA! I’m so glad the title changed too, because who wants a cover painted with blood and tar? This is SO much better. Plus, it’s by the same artist who did THE GLASS ARROW and METALTOWN, my last two standalones, and I think he’s pretty much the greatest thing since the invention of pancakes. Hope you love it!

~Kristen Simmons (PACIFICA, Tor Teen)


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PACIFICA

By: Kristen Simmons
Release date: March 6, 2018
Publisher: Tor Teen
ISBN: 9780765336637
 
About the Book

The critically acclaimed author of Article 5 and Metaltown brings her trademark action, romance, and frightening prescience to this tale of high seas adventure.

 

For too long our people have suffered, plagued by overcrowding, disease, and lack of work. We have only just survived for too long. Now we must take the next step and thrive.

Pacifica.

A new beginning.

 

Blue skies. Green grass. Clear ocean water. An island paradise like the ones that existed before the Melt.

 

A lucky five hundred lottery winners will be the first to go, the first to leave their polluted, dilapidated homes behind and start a new life. It sounds perfect. Like a dream.

 

The only problem? Marin Carey spent her childhood on those seas and knows there’s no island paradise out there. She’s corsario royalty, a pirate like her father and his father before him, and she knows a con when she sees one. So where are the First Five Hundred really going?

 

Marin isn't the only one thinking something's not right--people are rising up, demanding answers, and promptly being silenced. When a protest gets out of control and Marin encounters the son of the president in the middle of the riots--handsome but overly trusting, and looking for answers of his own--she sees her ticket home. The ransom a president’s son would command could restore her family’s legacy. Her fellow corsarios would forgive everything she's done for that kind of money. But as she sails them across stormy, unpredictable waters, the situation becomes more complicated, and Marin must decide if her heart can handle handing over the only person who has ever seen her as more than a pirate.

 




 
 
 
About the Author

KRISTEN SIMMONS has a master's degree in social work and is an advocate for mental health. She lives with her husband, Jason, and their precious greyhound, Rudy, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Website - Twitter - Instagram

 

Giveaway Details

One winner will receive an ARC of PACIFICA (when available).

 

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:

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Comments 16

Kristy Petree on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:05

The cover is gorgeous at first glance, then eerie when you really look at it (fits the synopsis well, which sounds amazing). Thanks!

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The cover is gorgeous at first glance, then eerie when you really look at it (fits the synopsis well, which sounds amazing). Thanks!
Alyssa Susanna on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 16:12

What a great cover! I feel like Kristin Simmons always gets fantastic covers - my favorite is the cover of The Glass Arrow, but this one is not too far behind. Thank you for the chance!

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What a great cover! I feel like Kristin Simmons always gets fantastic covers - my favorite is the cover of The Glass Arrow, but this one is not too far behind. :D Thank you for the chance!
Amber Nadine on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 18:10

Oh my goodness I LOVE IT!!! The cover and the synopsis both are so exciting!! The only thing I wish were different is the release date so I could read it sooner. But I know just like all of Kristen's other books it will be worth the wait! ☺️

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Oh my goodness I LOVE IT!!! The cover and the synopsis both are so exciting!! The only thing I wish were different is the release date so I could read it sooner. But I know just like all of Kristen's other books it will be worth the wait! ☺️
John on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 20:15

The cover is very atmospheric, and the synopsis does not disagree with that!

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The cover is very atmospheric, and the synopsis does not disagree with that!
Susan T. on Sunday, 14 May 2017 21:24

Gah! I love that cover so much! I am super excited for this story too. So awesome!

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Gah! I love that cover so much! I am super excited for this story too. So awesome!
Karen Cowdry on Monday, 15 May 2017 13:07

This book seems really interesting

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This book seems really interesting
Dianna G. on Monday, 22 May 2017 20:55

How have I missed this author before? This story line sounds amazing. I really like the dramatic cover.

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How have I missed this author before? This story line sounds amazing. I really like the dramatic cover.
Eddie Black on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 11:08

I really enjoyed The Glass Arrow (and ironically I'm wearing a NK-YA fest shirt today, which is where I first met this author!) so I'm looking forward to this one as well. It sounds like a good mystery for Marin to unravel

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I really enjoyed The Glass Arrow (and ironically I'm wearing a NK-YA fest shirt today, which is where I first met this author!) so I'm looking forward to this one as well. It sounds like a good mystery for Marin to unravel :)
Meigan on Sunday, 04 June 2017 12:44

Looking at the cover, I thought this would be a sort of pirate-y adventure, which I wouldn't mind. But the synopsis promises a great sounding mystery and I saw "riots", which definitely sounds like a good time in my eyes :-) Thanks for the chance!

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Looking at the cover, I thought this would be a sort of pirate-y adventure, which I wouldn't mind. But the synopsis promises a great sounding mystery and I saw "riots", which definitely sounds like a good time in my eyes :-) Thanks for the chance!
Amie Lambert-Gaudet on Monday, 05 June 2017 11:54

Dystopian fiction, a female pirate, an evil government that citizens don't trust, and romance too. Who could ask for anything more.
I will be addi g this book to my #readandreview list and can't wait to get my hands on a copy to #review on my #bookblog
The cover is perfect. It offers the right amount of atmosphere and will make potential readers want to pick it up to read the back.

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[b][/b]Dystopian fiction, a female pirate, an evil government that citizens don't trust, and romance too. Who could ask for anything more. I will be addi g this book to my #readandreview list and can't wait to get my hands on a copy to #review on my #bookblog The cover is perfect. It offers the right amount of atmosphere and will make potential readers want to pick it up to read the back.
Jen on Monday, 05 June 2017 22:04

Between that gorgeous cover and the plot that had me interested from the start, I am super excited for this book!

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Between that gorgeous cover and the plot that had me interested from the start, I am super excited for this book!
Sam on Monday, 05 June 2017 22:36

The cover is interesting but the synopsis is more so. I love anything pirate!

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The cover is interesting but the synopsis is more so. I love anything pirate!
Shannon Mizikoski on Tuesday, 06 June 2017 23:21

I adore the cover, and love everything about the synopsis- anything involving sea and water and such is a win for me!

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I adore the cover, and love everything about the synopsis- anything involving sea and water and such is a win for me!
Kelly G on Wednesday, 07 June 2017 18:06

This is an absolutely gorgeous cover! the synopsis makes the book sound like a must read for me!

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This is an absolutely gorgeous cover! the synopsis makes the book sound like a must read for me!
Danielle Lynn on Friday, 09 June 2017 13:51

That cover is intense but I'm not sure how it really works with the synopsis. Guess I'll have to read it to find out! This is my first time hearing about this author but I'll definitely be picking this up.

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That cover is intense but I'm not sure how it really works with the synopsis. Guess I'll have to read it to find out! This is my first time hearing about this author but I'll definitely be picking this up.
Penny Olson on Saturday, 10 June 2017 00:06

The cover is really dramatic and exciting. I love books about female pirates. This one looks great.

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The cover is really dramatic and exciting. I love books about female pirates. This one looks great.

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