It's live!! Cover Reveal: Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly + Giveaway (US/Canada)

 

Hey, everyone! Welcome to another cover reveal!

Today we're super excited to reveal the cover for MONSTROUS by MarcyKate Connolly releasing February 10, 2015 from HarperCollins. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from MarcyKate:

 

Greetings YABC readers! I’m delighted to finally reveal the cover for my debut upper middle grade fantasy novel, MONSTROUS. HarperCollins has created some of my all-time favorite covers, so I was on pins and needles to see what they came up with. To say the least, they did not disappoint! The cover artist (the extraordinary Skottie Young) captured my main character perfectly, along with the spirit and mood of the whole book, right down to the wonderfully whimsical hand lettering of the title. The team at Harper clearly put a lot of love into this cover, and I haven’t been able to stop staring at it since it hit my inbox. I hope you love it too!
 
~ MarcyKate Connolly (MONSTROUS, HarperCollins)
 

 

 

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Here it is!

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MONSTROUS

by MarcyKate Connolly
Release date: February 10, 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN-13: 978-0062272713

About the Book

The city of Bryre suffers under the magic of an evil wizard. Because of his curse, girls sicken and disappear without a trace, and Bryre’s inhabitants live in fear. No one is allowed outside after dark.
 
Yet night is the only time that Kymera can enter this dangerous city, for she must not be seen by humans. Her father says they would not understand her wings, the bolts in her neck, or her spiky tail—they would kill her. They would not understand that she was created for a purpose: to rescue the girls of Bryre.
 
Despite her caution, a boy named Ren sees Kym and begins to leave a perfect red rose for her every evening. As they become friends, Kym learns that Ren knows about the missing girls, the wizard, and the evil magic that haunts Bryre. 
 
And what he knows will change Kym’s life. 
 
Reminiscent of Frankenstein and the tales of the Brothers Grimm, this debut novel by MarcyKate Connolly stands out as a compelling, original story that has the feel of a classic.
 

b2ap3_thumbnail_Colombo_121014_1942-Edit.jpgAbout the Author
MarcyKate Connolly is a writer and nonprofit administrator living in New England with her husband and pugs. She’s a coffee addict and voracious reader. You can visit her online at www.marcykate.com

 

 

 

Giveaway Details

  • One winner will receive a signed ARC of MONSTROUS and a pressed rose bookmark (the main character, Kymera, presses roses between the pages of her favorite book!)
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Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:

What do you think about the cover and synopsis?

 
 
 
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Guest - Jennifer Maschari (website) on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:03

I LOVE this! What a beautiful, evocative illustration. I can't wait to get my hands on this book.

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I LOVE this! What a beautiful, evocative illustration. I can't wait to get my hands on this book. :)
Jessica (website) on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:03

OMG that cover! It is too adorable for words. I must own this book in print. It must live on my shelf!

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OMG that cover! It is too adorable for words. I must own this book in print. It must live on my shelf!
Guest - Carol Riggs (website) on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:04

Oh my goodness, that is SUCH a cute and great MG cover!! I love it! I bet you're really excited, MaryKate!! Thanks for the reveal, YABC.

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Oh my goodness, that is SUCH a cute and great MG cover!! I love it! I bet you're really excited, MaryKate!! Thanks for the reveal, YABC. :)
Carol Riggs on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:16

Sorry, typo. I mean MARCYKATE. Forgot the C. Oops!

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Sorry, typo. I mean MARCYKATE. Forgot the C. Oops!
Guest - Carol Riggs on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:06

And the book sounds AWESOME too!

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And the book sounds AWESOME too! :D
Guest - Kayla Adams on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:11

It sounds really interesting! And the cover is very cool, I love the house in the back it looks so mysterious!

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It sounds really interesting! And the cover is very cool, I love the house in the back it looks so mysterious!
Sarah Zane Kellar (website) on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:18

The cover is really cool. The book sounds really interesting. I want to learn more about Kymera

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The cover is really cool. The book sounds really interesting. I want to learn more about Kymera
Guest - Krista Van Dolzer (website) on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:45

Great cover, MarcyKate! I love the style of the artwork, and that font is PERFECT.

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Great cover, MarcyKate! I love the style of the artwork, and that font is PERFECT.
Guest - Hannah Roberts on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:50

The cover is so stunning! The color palette works so well with the artists style... Soooo pretty!

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The cover is so stunning! The color palette works so well with the artists style... Soooo pretty!
Guest - Donea Lee Weaver on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:52

I love the cover and I think this book sounds so FUN! I would totally pick it off a shelf and read it. Congrats!! ~ Donea Lee

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I love the cover and I think this book sounds so FUN! I would totally pick it off a shelf and read it. :) Congrats!! ~ Donea Lee