It's Live!! Cover Reveal: The Tombs by Deborah Schaumberg + Giveaway (Intl)

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Hi, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE TOMBS by Deborah Schaumberg, releasing February 20, 2018 from Harper Teen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Deborah:

Hello, YABC! Thank you for hosting me today! I am so excited to share with you the cover of my debut novel, THE TOMBS. When I first saw it I was thrilled with how the artist captured the atmosphere of the book. The old-timey border and font at the top combined with the graphic steampunky design at the bottom have a Westworld feel that I love. My main character, Avery, lives in a time when people, especially girls, conformed to conventions of society, but she refuses…she dresses like a boy, she’s a welder, she has a pet falcon, which you can see on the cover. And the Brooklyn Bridge construction is the perfect symbol for the setting. They even added a background that looks like rusty, industrial metal! Thank you so much to everyone at Harper Teen and the amazing artist, Si Scott!!

~Deborah Schaumberg (THE TOMBS, HarperTeen)

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THE TOMBS

By: Deborah Schaumberg
Release date: February 20, 2018
Publisher: Harper Teen
ISBN: 9780062656445
 
About the Book

New York, 1882. A dark, forbidding city, and no place for a girl with unexplainable powers.

Sixteen-year-old Avery Kohl pines for the life she had before her mother was taken. She fears the mysterious men in crow masks who locked her mother in the Tombs asylum for being able to see what others couldn’t. Avery denies the signs in herself, focusing instead on her shifts at the ironworks factory and keeping her inventor father out of trouble. Other than secondhand tales of adventure from her best friend, Khan, an ex-slave, and caring for her falcon, Seraphine, Avery spends her days struggling to survive.

Like her mother’s, Avery’s powers refuse to be contained. When she causes a bizarre explosion at the factory, she has no choice but to run from her lies, straight into the darkest corners of the city. Avery must embrace her abilities and learn to wield their power—or join her mother in the cavernous horrors of the Tombs. And the Tombs has secrets of its own:  strange experiments are being performed on ‘patients’…and no one knows why.

Deborah Schaumberg’s gripping debut melds history and fantasy, taking readers on a breathless trip across a teeming turn-of-the-century New York, and asks the question: Where can you hide in a city that wants you buried?

 
 
About the Author

Deborah Schaumberg was born in Brooklyn, not far from where The Tombs takes place. She grew up renovating dilapidated old houses with her family. Her and her father would walk the rooms, floor by floor, making up stories about the inhabitants that were filled with dark secrets, monsters, and, of course, ghosts. Deborah is a writer and an artist whose work always has an element of fantasy to it, and since she also studied architecture, settings are equally important. It was on a trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary in Nepal that she imagined a girl with the ability to see energy, and the seed of The Tombs was planted. Deborah is a member of the SCBWI, through which she met her agent. She collects old bottles and her favorite holiday is, you guessed it, Halloween. Deborah lives with her family and two dogs in Maryland, just outside DC.    

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Giveaway Details

One winner will receive a signed ARC of THE TOMBS, when available, plus a handmade, by the author, bookmark. Four winners will each receive a handmade, by the author, bookmark.

 

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Comments 17

John on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 14:23

The cover looks a bit steampunk. I love gripping debuts!

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The cover looks a bit steampunk. I love gripping debuts!
Dianna G. on Thursday, 22 June 2017 21:48

Like the other commenter, I thought this had a cool steampunk cover. The supernatural plot element sounds awesome!

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Like the other commenter, I thought this had a cool steampunk cover. The supernatural plot element sounds awesome!
Isabella Wojnarowicz on Friday, 23 June 2017 00:44

It looks and sounds soo amazing!

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It looks and sounds soo amazing!
Courtney Gendreau on Monday, 26 June 2017 21:25

It looks like a great read and has a great cover!

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It looks like a great read and has a great cover!
Shannon Mizikoski on Thursday, 29 June 2017 00:48

This cover is so unique and sounds like it fits the synopsis perfectly! It sounds so good!!

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This cover is so unique and sounds like it fits the synopsis perfectly! It sounds so good!!
Angela Z. on Sunday, 02 July 2017 09:15

i love Historical Fiction books and I think I will like this book, polus the cover is great!

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i love Historical Fiction books and I think I will like this book, polus the cover is great!
Aireanna Lesch on Saturday, 08 July 2017 10:49

This book cover is SO cool! I've never seen a cover like it! And I love the synopsis. Historical fiction books mixed with fantasy is such a great and crazy mix! I love it.

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This book cover is SO cool! I've never seen a cover like it! And I love the synopsis. Historical fiction books mixed with fantasy is such a great and crazy mix! I love it. :D
Danielle Lynn on Thursday, 13 July 2017 01:13

This cover is AMAZING! It gives off such a dark, Victorian feel and it pairs so well with the synopsis.

This book sounds incredible. A dark, historical fantasy filled with magic and mystery...throw in a strong female lead...It's sure to be a hit!

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This cover is AMAZING! It gives off such a dark, Victorian feel and it pairs so well with the synopsis. This book sounds incredible. A dark, historical fantasy filled with magic and mystery...throw in a strong female lead...It's sure to be a hit!
Irma Jurejevčič on Friday, 14 July 2017 10:09

I absolutely love it. The cover that is. And the blurb! I want to read it so much.

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I absolutely love it. The cover that is. And the blurb! I want to read it so much.
Rocio Molina on Saturday, 15 July 2017 10:23

I love history and fantasy! Is that a little bit of steampunk what I smell? The cover is great, I cant wait to read it.

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I love history and fantasy! Is that a little bit of steampunk what I smell? The cover is great, I cant wait to read it.:p
Penny Olson on Monday, 17 July 2017 23:27

The cover is really cool. The story sounds really interesting and unusual.

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The cover is really cool. The story sounds really interesting and unusual.
Kelly G on Tuesday, 18 July 2017 00:14

Yay! History and fantasy in one? Yes, please! Love the cover, too!

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Yay! History and fantasy in one? Yes, please! Love the cover, too!
Sveta on Tuesday, 18 July 2017 09:29

Synopsis sounds really interesting and I will look forward to official release too! Cover looks beautiful and I agree with popular steampunk opinion - it really has that feel. Also, did I saw some Victorian vibes? Sign me up!

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Synopsis sounds really interesting and I will look forward to official release too! Cover looks beautiful and I agree with popular steampunk opinion - it really has that feel. Also, did I saw some Victorian vibes? Sign me up!
Susan T. on Tuesday, 18 July 2017 17:18

I love the old time cover and the book sounds incredible! I love historical fiction and to introduce magic into history is so fun!

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I love the old time cover and the book sounds incredible! I love historical fiction and to introduce magic into history is so fun!
Danielle Hammelef on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 20:30

The cover is stunning and the synopsis sounds so thrilling and a bit scary.

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The cover is stunning and the synopsis sounds so thrilling and a bit scary.
Hannah on Friday, 21 July 2017 03:32

Love the cover, really catches your attention.

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Love the cover, really catches your attention.
Nancy Hernandez on Friday, 21 July 2017 21:15

The cover is amazing and the story sounds wonderful.

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The cover is amazing and the story sounds wonderful.

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