It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Suffering Tree by Elle Cosimano + Giveaway (International)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Suffering Tree by Elle Cosimano + Giveaway (International)

Hi, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE SUFFERING TREE by Elle Cosimano, releasing June 13, 2017 from Disney Hyperion. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Elle:

Hello, YABC! 

 

About six years ago, I chaperoned a school field trip to a farm with my son's kindergarten class. As we drove down this windy country road through acres and acres of corn and soy fields, we passed a field I would never forget. It was lush and green with grass, surrounded by tall trees. In the middle was a very old cemetery, a cluster of mossy leaning headstones surrounding a dead tree. It was both mysterious and completely picturesque. I had so many questions about it: who was buried there, why the tree was dead when everything around it was so vibrant and alive? I was up all night. I couldn't get the image of this tree out of my head. So I drove back the next day and took pictures. (You can see them here.) And the story of THE SUFFERING TREE started forming in my mind. About love and loss, identity and shame--the kinds of secrets that refuse to stay buried. 

 

These captivating illustrations by Justine Howlett speak so beautifully to the journey of the characters. And designer, Maria Elias, brilliantly pulls it all together into a cover that's both haunting and magical . . . perfect for this story. I couldn't be more thrilled to share it with you.

~Elle Cosimano (THE SUFFERING TREE, Disney Hyperion)

 

Ready to see?

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THE SUFFERING TREE

by Elle Cosimano
Release date: June 13, 2017
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
ISBN: 978-1484726594
 
About the Book

“It’s dark magic brings him back.”

 

Tori Burns and her family left D.C. for claustrophobic Chaptico, Maryland, after suddenly inheriting a house under mysterious circumstances. That inheritance puts her at odds with the entire town, especially Jesse Slaughter and his family—it’s their generations-old land the Burns have “stolen.” But none of that seems to matter after Tori witnesses a young man claw his way out of a grave under the gnarled oak in her new backyard. 

Nathaniel Bishop may not understand what brought him back, but it’s clear to Tori that he hates the Slaughters for what they did to him centuries ago. Wary yet drawn to him by a shared sense of loss, she gives him shelter. But in the wake of his arrival comes a string of troubling events—including the disappearance of Jesse Slaughter’s cousin—that seem to point back to Nathaniel.

As Tori digs for the truth—and slowly begins to fall for Nathaniel—she uncovers something much darker in the tangled branches of the Slaughter family tree. In order to break the centuries-old curse that binds Nathaniel there and discover the true nature of her inheritance, Tori must unravel the Slaughter family’s oldest and most guarded secrets. But the Slaughters want to keep them buried… at any cost.

From award-winning author Elle Cosimano comes a haunting, atmospheric thriller perfect to hand to readers of the Mara Dyer trilogy and Bone Gap.


To learn more about this book and see our review, click HERE.
 
 
 

About the Author

*photography credit: Powell Woulfe Photography

Elle Cosimano grew up in the Washington, D.C., suburbs, the daughter of a maximum security prison warden and an elementary school teacher who rode a Harley. As a teen, she spent summers working on a fishing boat in the Chesapeake Bay. A failed student of the hard sciences, she discovered her true calling in social and behavioral studies while majoring in psychology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Fifteen years later, Elle set aside a successful real-estate career to pursue writing. Her debut novel, Nearly Gone, was an Edgar Award Finalist, winner of the International Thriller Writers’ Best Young Adult Novel Award, and winner of the inaugural Mathical Book Award recognizing mathematics in children’s literature. Elle lives with her husband and two sons in Mexico, somewhere between the jungle and the sea. 

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Giveaway Details

One winner will receive a signed hardback of HOLDING SMOKE plus pre-order of THE SUFFERING TREE

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Comments 12

Brenda on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:30

Hello!
That cover is stunning. I think it expresses perfectly the synopsis of the book. And besides, the choice of colours and the fact that there's a man that goes from the house to the tree reminds me of parallel universes or time travel, so it looks so interesting!
As regards with the synopsis, I find it very intriguing that there's someone that comes back from the dead (it reminds me of a Supernatural episode). I love mystery; I love the fact that there's romance and that the main character is a girl. Go, girl!

Thank you for the chance.

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Hello! That cover is [i]stunning[/i]. I think it expresses perfectly the synopsis of the book. And besides, the choice of colours and the fact that there's a man that goes from the house to the tree reminds me of parallel universes or time travel, so it looks so interesting! As regards with the synopsis, I find it very intriguing that there's someone that comes back from the dead (it reminds me of a [i]Supernatural[/i] episode). I love mystery; I love the fact that there's romance and that the main character is a girl. Go, girl! Thank you for the chance. :)
Kristen Joiner on Thursday, 01 September 2016 05:43

The cover is very pretty. Also a man climbs out of a grave under a tree, that's all I had to hear. Sounds interesting.

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The cover is very pretty. Also a man climbs out of a grave under a tree, that's all I had to hear. Sounds interesting.
Anne on Thursday, 01 September 2016 07:02

The cover looks creepy! I love it! I can't wait to read the book. It will be great, I'm sure!

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The cover looks creepy! I love it! I can't wait to read the book. It will be great, I'm sure!
Dianna G. on Friday, 02 September 2016 22:52

I have seen amazing scenes in nature like the one described here, and it always makes me stop and wonder.......so cool that this author turned her moment into a book! The cover is really amazing in its depth. I didn't realize that it was a tree at first!

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I have seen amazing scenes in nature like the one described here, and it always makes me stop and wonder.......so cool that this author turned her moment into a book! The cover is really amazing in its depth. I didn't realize that it was a tree at first!
Maggie on Monday, 05 September 2016 13:55

This sounds creepy and I can't wait to read it. The cover was beautiful as well and looks like it will go well with the story

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This sounds creepy and I can't wait to read it. The cover was beautiful as well and looks like it will go well with the story
Linda Romer on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 20:15

The Suffering Tree sounds great ♡ I love the cover! Thank you

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The Suffering Tree sounds great ♡ I love the cover! Thank you
kelly on Saturday, 17 September 2016 11:27

Beautiful cover and creepy synopsis, I cannot wait personally

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Beautiful cover and creepy synopsis, I cannot wait personally
Shannon Mizikoski on Friday, 23 September 2016 01:40

This cover is absolutely gorgeous- one of my new favorites! ANd the book sounds fabulous!

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This cover is absolutely gorgeous- one of my new favorites! ANd the book sounds fabulous!
Danielle Hammelef on Friday, 23 September 2016 20:03

The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds creepy and mysterious.

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The cover is beautiful and the synopsis sounds creepy and mysterious.
Susan T. on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 21:05

The story sounds a bit creepy which attracts me right away! I really like the cover too, Beautiful and haunting!

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The story sounds a bit creepy which attracts me right away! I really like the cover too, Beautiful and haunting!
Nina Falkestav on Thursday, 29 September 2016 18:37

I have no idea how to write a post on the blog, and don't see an option except to reply to another post. I hope this counts. I LOVED the cover, and the plot sounds awesome!

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I have no idea how to write a post on the blog, and don't see an option except to reply to another post. I hope this counts. I LOVED the cover, and the plot sounds awesome!
Danielle Lynn on Friday, 30 September 2016 19:00

The cover is definitely eye catching. The colours are visually appealing and while it is "busy" it's busy in a way that instantly draws your attention. I don't think I can think of any comparisons to this book's synopsis... I can certainly draw similarities but this is definitely something that sounds new and intriguing. Ugh! Another to add to the TBR pile... This will be a good one to read with Halloween coming up!

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The cover is definitely eye catching. The colours are visually appealing and while it is "busy" it's busy in a way that instantly draws your attention. I don't think I can think of any comparisons to this book's synopsis... I can certainly draw similarities but this is definitely something that sounds new and intriguing. Ugh! Another to add to the TBR pile... ;) This will be a good one to read with Halloween coming up!

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