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It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie + Giveaway (US Only)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie + Giveaway (US Only)

We've got another great reveal for you this week!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US by Emily Skrutskie, releasing Winter 2016 from Flux. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Emily:

 
Hey YABC! I’m so excited to be here today, sharing the cover for THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US. When my editor first sent it to me, I nearly screamed out loud in the middle of a lecture. I hope it has a similar effect on you! Fun fact about this design—it was actually my idea! Back when my editor and I were tossing around concepts for the cover, I came up with a sketch that turned out to be “the one.” The team at Flux did an amazing job of taking my scribbled concept and turning it into the absolutely breathtaking cover you’re about to see. So go on. See it. And let me know what you think on Twitter using the hashtag #TASUreveal!
 
~ Emily Skrutskie (THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US, Flux)
 

 

 

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THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US

by Emily Skrutskie
Release date: Winter 2016
Publisher: Flux
 
 
About the Book
 
For Cassandra Leung, bossing around sea monsters is just the family business. She’s been a Reckoner trainer-in-training ever since she could walk, raising the genetically-engineered beasts to defend ships as they cross the pirate-infested NeoPacific. But when the pirate queen Santa Elena swoops in on Cas’s first solo mission and snatches her from the bloodstained decks, Cas’s dream of being a full-time trainer seems dead in the water. 
 
There’s no time to mourn. Waiting for her on the pirate ship is an unhatched Reckoner pup. Santa Elena wants to take back the seas with a monster of her own, and she needs a proper trainer to do it. She orders Cas to raise the pup, make sure he imprints on her ship, and, when the time comes, teach him to fight for the pirates. If Cas fails, her blood will be the next to paint the sea.
 
But Cas has fought pirates her entire life. And she's not about to stop.
 
 

b2ap3_thumbnail_Skrutskie_Photo.jpgAbout the Author

Emily Skrutskie is six feet tall. She was born in Massachusetts, raised in Virginia, and forged in the mountains above Boulder, Colorado. She attends Cornell University, where she studies an outrageous and demanding combination of film, computer science, and game design. 
 
She also has time to write, for some reason. Her short fiction has been published by HarperTeen, and her debut novel, THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US, will be published by Flux in Winter 2016.
 

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Giveaway Details

One winner will receive a signed copy of THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US (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 23

Guest - Brooks Benjamin on Thursday, 07 May 2015 12:07

That cover!!! OMG it's GORGEOUS! I'm so excited for this book to live on my shelf one day. After I've thoroughly devoured it, of course. :)

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That cover!!! OMG it's GORGEOUS! I'm so excited for this book to live on my shelf one day. After I've thoroughly devoured it, of course. :)
So Cool on Thursday, 07 May 2015 12:22

So cool!

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So cool!
Jenny on Thursday, 07 May 2015 12:27

oh my glob glob!! What a gorgeous cover!! You must be squealing with delight!! Wow! Amazing. Love that dragon eye. *shiver*

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oh my glob glob!! What a gorgeous cover!! You must be squealing with delight!! Wow! Amazing. Love that dragon eye. *shiver*
Elaina on Thursday, 07 May 2015 14:04

The cover is terrifying--but in a totally good way! Sounds like an awesome adventure.

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The cover is terrifying--but in a totally good way! Sounds like an awesome adventure.
Guest - Bri on Sunday, 17 May 2015 09:56

The cover is really pretty! I really want to read this!!

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The cover is really pretty! I really want to read this!!
Guest - Julie Link on Sunday, 17 May 2015 16:07

Completely ready to read this now that I have read the synopsis and seen the cover!

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Completely ready to read this now that I have read the synopsis and seen the cover!
Guest - Danielle D. on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 01:07

OMG This sounds SO good! :D

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OMG This sounds SO good! :D
Guest - Jasmine Wood on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 11:37

THIS COVER IS FANTABULOUS!!!!!!! AND the description is just AHHHHHH!!!! Can't wait for it to be published!!!!!!

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THIS COVER IS FANTABULOUS!!!!!!! AND the description is just AHHHHHH!!!! Can't wait for it to be published!!!!!!
Guest - katz on Friday, 22 May 2015 14:06

Great cover--looks exciting!

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Great cover--looks exciting!
Guest - bn100 on Monday, 25 May 2015 02:05

interesting cover

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interesting cover
Kushnoda on Monday, 25 May 2015 21:05

I think i will finisht that book very quickly because it just looks very interesting, the cover is fabulous.

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I think i will finisht that book very quickly because it just looks very interesting, the cover is fabulous.
Sui Generis on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 00:27

The cover is amazing especially with the eye! I love it and the synopsis is very interesting, I can't wait to read this book!

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The cover is amazing especially with the eye! I love it and the synopsis is very interesting, I can't wait to read this book!
Guest - Ellie on Monday, 01 June 2015 13:47

Oh wow this sounds and looks SO cool! And Cassandra sounds really awesome!

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Oh wow this sounds and looks SO cool! And Cassandra sounds really awesome!
Lillian on Monday, 01 June 2015 16:50

This book sounds so interesting. Based on the synopsis, it sounds like it will have lots of fast-paced action, which I love. The trainer idea sounds similar to How To Train Your Dragon, but other than that it sounds completely unique from anything I've read. The eye on the cover is a classic symbol for a story involving monsters, and between that and the water it seems to represent the book well.

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This book sounds so interesting. Based on the synopsis, it sounds like it will have lots of fast-paced action, which I love. The trainer idea sounds similar to How To Train Your Dragon, but other than that it sounds completely unique from anything I've read. The eye on the cover is a classic symbol for a story involving monsters, and between that and the water it seems to represent the book well.
Guest - Cindy on Monday, 01 June 2015 20:18

Wow, that cover looks fabulous! The synopsis is quite intriguing, and I can't wait for this book to be released!

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Wow, that cover looks fabulous! The synopsis is quite intriguing, and I can't wait for this book to be released!
Shay on Monday, 01 June 2015 23:42

What do you think about the cover and synopsis?
The cover looks different in a good way. It is rather a beautiful cover.
The synopsis sounds very intriguing.

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What do you think about the cover and synopsis? The cover looks different in a good way. It is rather a beautiful cover. The synopsis sounds very intriguing.
John Phan on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 23:46

I really like the cover. It reminds me of Ender's Game. I love that the protagonist is asian and I hope I see some nice bonding with her pet.

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I really like the cover. It reminds me of Ender's Game. I love that the protagonist is asian and I hope I see some nice bonding with her pet.
Joan on Wednesday, 03 June 2015 12:22

I am a cover crazed person. Because of the amazing cover of this book I would pick this book up in a heart beat! Well done.

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I am a cover crazed person. Because of the amazing cover of this book I would pick this book up in a heart beat! Well done.
Dan Denman on Thursday, 04 June 2015 10:40

I like the huge eye on the cover. The synopsis really gets me interested in the story. It sounds like an original and action packed story!

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I like the huge eye on the cover. The synopsis really gets me interested in the story. It sounds like an original and action packed story!
Katie on Thursday, 04 June 2015 15:26

This sounds like a female version of the Percy Jackson series. My students love that series so I think this would be a popular book in my classroom. They say not to judge a book by its cover, but the cover reveals action and danger. I would love to have it in my classroom library!

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This sounds like a female version of the Percy Jackson series. My students love that series so I think this would be a popular book in my classroom. They say not to judge a book by its cover, but the cover reveals action and danger. I would love to have it in my classroom library!

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