It's live!! Cover Reveal: How It Feels To Fly by Kathryn Holmes + Giveaway (International)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: How It Feels To Fly by Kathryn Holmes + Giveaway (International)

Happy Thursday, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for HOW IT FEELS TO FLY by Kathryn Holmes, releasing June 14, 2016 from HarperTeen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Kathryn:

 
Hi, YABC!  
 
I'm so excited to get to share the cover for my second novel, HOW IT FEELS TO FLY, with you today. This book is very close to my heart, and I had no idea what kind of cover could possibly get across everything it is to me—until I opened my editor's email a few weeks ago. The more I look at this beautiful image, the more in love I am. The title font, the expression on the girl's face, the setting that is absolutely what I envisioned when writing certain scenes...and those balloons! (Pause for heart-eye emoji...) I hope you love it as much as I do! 
 
~ Kathryn Holmes (HOW IT FEELS TO FLY, HarperTeen) 
 

 

 

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HOW IT FEELS TO FLY

by Kathryn Holmes
Release date: June 14, 2016
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: 9780062387349
 
 
About the Book
 

The movement is all that matters.

For as long as Samantha can remember, she’s wanted to be a professional ballerina. She’s lived for perfect pirouettes, sky-high extensions, and soaring leaps across the stage. Then her body betrayed her.

The change was gradual. Stealthy.

Failed diets. Disapproving looks. Whispers behind her back. The result: crippling anxiety about her appearance, which threatens to crush her dancing dreams entirely. On her dance teacher’s recommendation, Sam is sent to a summer treatment camp for teen artists and athletes who are struggling with mental and emotional obstacles. If she can make progress, she’ll be allowed to attend a crucial ballet intensive. But when asked to open up about her deepest insecurities, secret behaviors, and paralyzing fears to complete strangers, Sam can’t cope. 

What I really need is a whole new body.

Sam forms an unlikely bond with Andrew, a former college football player who’s one of her camp counselors. As they grow closer, Andrew helps Sam see herself as he does—beautiful. But just as she starts to believe that there’s more between them than friendship, disappointing news from home sends her into a tailspin. With her future uncertain and her body against her, will Sam give in to the anxiety that imprisons her?

For fans of Center Stage, and with shades of The Breakfast Club, this is a compelling novel about body, mind, and the courage that it takes to become who you’re meant to be.

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

b2ap3_thumbnail_KathrynHolmes_headshot_8x10_lores.png.jpgAbout the Author

Kathryn Holmes grew up in Maryville, Tennessee, where she was an avid reader and an aspiring writer from an early age. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and piles upon piles of books. A graduate of the New School’s MFA in creative writing program, Kathryn works as a freelance dance journalist, among other writing gigs. She’s also a contemporary dancer—when she’s not in front of her computer, you can often find her in a dance studio. How It Feels to Fly is her second novel. Visit Kathryn online at www.kathrynholmes.com.
 

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Giveaway Details

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Shannon Mizikoski (website) on Thursday, 15 October 2015 13:43

I think this book sounds VERY important, and that this topic will certainly be relevant to so many people with body/eating issues AND mental health issues (or both, really). And the cover is gorgeous! Can't wait for this one!

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I think this book sounds VERY important, and that this topic will certainly be relevant to so many people with body/eating issues AND mental health issues (or both, really). And the cover is gorgeous! Can't wait for this one!
Brittany (website) on Thursday, 15 October 2015 16:42

I think it's a great book and wish it was out so I could read it right now!

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I think it's a great book and wish it was out so I could read it right now!
Guest - Amie Gaudet (website) on Friday, 16 October 2015 03:11

I love the cover - whimsical but not cheesy
Synopsis makes me want to read this book

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I love the cover - whimsical but not cheesy Synopsis makes me want to read this book
Susan T. (website) on Sunday, 18 October 2015 18:30

The cover is cute and cheery but it sounds like this book is super deep and deal with important issues. I can't wait to read it!

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The cover is cute and cheery but it sounds like this book is super deep and deal with important issues. I can't wait to read it!
Liana Allgeyer (website) on Monday, 19 October 2015 14:20

The cover is beautiful, I especially love the contrast between the mountains and the sky. The book itself sounds wonderful as well, so I'll definitely add it to my list!

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The cover is beautiful, I especially love the contrast between the mountains and the sky. The book itself sounds wonderful as well, so I'll definitely add it to my list!
Megan (website) on Tuesday, 20 October 2015 11:04

The cover is lovely and I love the font that is used and the synopsis sound amazing.

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The cover is lovely and I love the font that is used and the synopsis sound amazing.
Guest - Christine (website) on Tuesday, 20 October 2015 11:17

I love the plot of the story especially when it talks dealing oneself.

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I love the plot of the story especially when it talks dealing oneself.
Guest - Kristy on Friday, 23 October 2015 16:46

I love the sound of this. Beautiful cover too.

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I love the sound of this. Beautiful cover too.
Tammy VanScoy (website) on Friday, 23 October 2015 19:57

Not a big fan of the cover but the blurb sounds good.

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Not a big fan of the cover but the blurb sounds good.
Guest - bn100 on Friday, 23 October 2015 22:37

looks interesting

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looks interesting