It's live!! Cover Reveal: Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano + Giveaway (International)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano + Giveaway (International)

Hi, everyone!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for HOLDING SMOKE by Elle Cosimano, releasing May 3, 2016 from Disney Hyperion. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Elle:

 
Hey, YABC readers! I bet most of you can remember some pivotal, formative moment in your childhood—some unique experience that changed the way you see the world. HOLDING SMOKE is a story born from one of mine. I grew up the daughter of a maximum-security prison warden. When I was eight years old, my father brought a convicted murderer home to spend Thanksgiving dinner with our family. You can read more about that night here. But for now, all you need to know is that HOLDING SMOKE is a dark, deeply moving story of a boy serving time for a murder he didn’t commit, and his search to find the real killer and clear his name. Ultimately, it’s a story of hope, friendship, and the power we all hold within us to overcome the unimaginable. 
 
This stunning cover, designed by Maria Elias and photographed by Michael Frost, couldn’t be more perfect. It has a gritty texture and a thoughtful mood. The font, hand-lettered by Sara Wood, is beautiful and atmospheric, hinting at the supernatural elements within the story. It is everything the cover of the book-of-my-heart should be. And I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you!
 
~ Elle Cosimano (HOLDING SMOKE, Disney Hyperion)
 

 

 

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HOLDING SMOKE

by Elle Cosimano
Release date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
ISBN: 9781484725979
 
 
About the Book
 
John "Smoke" Conlan is serving time for two murders but he wasn't the one who murdered his English teacher, and he never intended to kill the only other witness to the crime. A dangerous juvenile rehabilitation center in Denver, Colorado, known as the Y, is Smoke's new home and the only one he believes he deserves.
 
But, unlike his fellow inmates, Smoke is not in constant imprisonment. After a near death experience leaves him with the ability to shed his physical body at will, Smoke is able to travel freely outside the concrete walls of the Y, gathering information for himself and his fellow inmates while they're asleep in their beds. Convinced his future is only as bright as the fluorescent lights in his cell, Smoke doesn't care that the "threads" that bind his soul to his body are wearing thin-that one day he may not make it back in time. That is, until he meets Pink, a tough, resourceful girl who is sees him for who he truly is and wants to help him clear his name. 
 
Now Smoke is on a journey to redemption he never thought possible. With Pink's help, Smoke may be able to reveal the true killer, but the closer they get to the truth, the more deadly their search becomes. The web of lies, deceit, and corruption that put Smoke behind bars is more tangled than they could have ever imagined. With both of their lives on the line, Smoke will have to decide how much he's willing to risk, and if he can envision a future worth fighting for.
 
To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 

b2ap3_thumbnail_TinyHeadshot.jpgAbout the Author

Elle Cosimano grew up in the Washington, D.C. suburbs, and 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 ARC of HOLDING SMOKE (when available). 

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Guest - Emma on Thursday, 20 August 2015 15:04

The cover is really cool and mysterious and the book itself sounds amazing!

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The cover is really cool and mysterious and the book itself sounds amazing!
Guest - Tasleema begum on Thursday, 20 August 2015 15:57

The description sounds so mysterious and intriguing. The cover is awesome! LOVE the way the words smoke out. So cool!

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The description sounds so mysterious and intriguing. The cover is awesome! LOVE the way the words smoke out. So cool!
Guest - Kelly Kujawski on Thursday, 20 August 2015 16:44

Sounds like a great story and the cover is hooooot!!!

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Sounds like a great story and the cover is hooooot!!!
Vera G. on Thursday, 20 August 2015 18:01

AHHHHHH I didn't know Elle had another book coming!! Where have I been?! Her "Nearly Series" is fascinating! Those books are on my all time favorite book list, at the TOP. I LOVE HER BOOKS! So, so grateful to the person that retweeted this on my twitter timeline or else I wouldn't know. I also wasn't following Elle for some inexplicable reason. But that has changed now!!

I love the cover! And the slogan/tagline "Sometimes searching for the truth is harder than... holding smoke" it's really captivating. Really makes me want to read the book, I don't even need to read the summary, though, I read it and I am impressed! Truly excited to read it. Another great book that I can't wait to have in my hands.

Thank you for doing this giveaway, YA books Central. Good luck, everyone.

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AHHHHHH I didn't know Elle had another book coming!! Where have I been?! Her "Nearly Series" is fascinating! Those books are on my all time favorite book list, at the TOP. I LOVE HER BOOKS! So, so grateful to the person that retweeted this on my twitter timeline or else I wouldn't know. I also wasn't following Elle for some inexplicable reason. But that has changed now!! :) I love the cover! And the slogan/tagline "Sometimes searching for the truth is harder than... holding smoke" it's really captivating. Really makes me want to read the book, I don't even need to read the summary, though, I read it and I am impressed! Truly excited to read it. Another great book that I can't wait to have in my hands. :D Thank you for doing this giveaway, YA books Central. Good luck, everyone. ;)
Guest - Susan on Friday, 21 August 2015 09:41

Love the cover. Cannot wait to read this book!

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Love the cover. Cannot wait to read this book!
Rebecca (website) on Friday, 21 August 2015 10:02

This sounds amazing! As soon as I read the author's intro, I was sold. Cover is fitting, too! Thanks for hosting the reveal and for the giveaway!

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This sounds amazing! As soon as I read the author's intro, I was sold. Cover is fitting, too! Thanks for hosting the reveal and for the giveaway!
Roula (website) on Friday, 21 August 2015 17:05

the cover is hot and the synopsis is really interesting

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the cover is hot and the synopsis is really interesting
Susan T. (website) on Sunday, 23 August 2015 15:50

This sounds like a really unique mystery and the cover is perfect, kind of melancholy.

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This sounds like a really unique mystery and the cover is perfect, kind of melancholy.
Guest - Natália on Sunday, 23 August 2015 16:11

The cover is mysterious and melancholic,something that would easily hold the attention of someone at a library. The synopsis is encapsulating and endearing. I care about Smoke already.

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The cover is mysterious and melancholic,something that would easily hold the attention of someone at a library. The synopsis is encapsulating and endearing. I care about Smoke already.
Kara S (website) on Sunday, 23 August 2015 20:45

This is a unique plot that is full of interesting elements -- I always love a whodunit, and the prison setting offers plenty of opportunities for dramatic moments!

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This is a unique plot that is full of interesting elements -- I always love a whodunit, and the prison setting offers plenty of opportunities for dramatic moments!

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