Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for BEHOLD THE BONES by Natalie C. Parker, releasing February 23, 2016 from HarperTeen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Natalie:
Hey YABC! I’m so glad to be back here to reveal the cover of BEHOLD THE BONES, a stand-alone companion to BEWARE THE WILD.
I know you’re anxious to scroll and feast your eyes, so I won’t say too much. Only that this cover is part art, part sociological experimentation. It, like so much of Sticks, Louisiana, contains something hidden and based on a sample survey of my family and friends, there’s a 50/50 shot you’ll see it. If you don’t see the secret on your first viewing…look again.
~ Natalie C. Parker (BEHOLD THE BONES, HarperTeen)
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Here it is!
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BEHOLD THE BONES
by Natalie C. Parker
Release date: February 23, 2016
About the Book
Candace “Candy” Pickens has been obsessed with the swamp lore of her tiny Louisiana town for . . . forever. Name any ghostly swamp figure and Candy will recite the entire tale in a way that will curl your toes and send chills up your spine.
That doesn’t mean Candy’s a believer, however. Even though she and her friends entered the swamp at the start of summer and left it changed, Candy’s the only one who can’t see or feel the magical swamp Shine. She’s also the only one who can’t see the ghosts that have been showing up and spooking everyone in town ever since. So Candy concentrates on other things—real things. Like fighting with her mother and plotting her escape from her crazy town.
But ghosts aren’t the only newcomers in Sticks, Louisiana. The King family arrives like a hurricane: in a blur and unwanted—at least by Candy. Mr. King is intent on filming the rumored ghostly activity for his hit TV show, Local Haunts. And while Candy can’t ignore how attracted she is to eighteen-year-old Gage King and how much his sister, Nova, wants to be friends, she’s still suspicious of the King family.
As Candy tries to figure out why the Kings are really in town and why the swamp that had previously cast her aside now seems to be invading every crack in her logical, cynical mind, she stumbles across the one piece of swamp lore she didn’t know. It’s a tale that’s more truth than myth, and may have all the answers . . . and its roots are in Candy’s own family tree.
To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
About the Author
Natalie C. Parker grew up in a Navy family where having adventures was as common as reading fairy tales.
She holds a BA in English and an MA in Women’s Studies and in spite of these things ended up in the employ of social scientists studying climate change. Though still baffled by having ended up in a landlocked state, she lives in Kansas with her partner in a house of monsters.
Natalie also runs Madcap Retreats, which offers a yearly calendar of writing retreats and workshops, as well as retreat building services. If you want a writing retreat without the hassle, Madcap is for you!
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One grand prize winner will receive:
1 signed ARC of BEHOLD THE BONES (when available)
1 ARC of THE SCORPION RULES by Erin Bow
1 signed paperback of THE CURIOSITIES by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff
10 additional winners will each receive the Swamp Lore Swag Pack, which includes:
Choice of signed gator head or cherry blossom bookplate
BEWARE THE WILD and BEHOLD THE BONES bookmarks
An "I <3 YA Books" bumper sticker
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