It's live!! Cover Reveal: Perdita by Faith Gardner + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Perdita by Faith Gardner + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Welcome, everyone!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for PERDITA by Faith Gardner, releasing August 18, 2015 from Merit Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Faith:

 
Hello YABC readers! My name is Faith Gardner and I’m thrilled to be here for the cover reveal of my debut novel PERDITA. Truthfully, I had no idea what the cover was going to be like. The design process was left up to the smart people at Merit Press, who know a lot more about book covers than I do. But I have to say I was delighted with what they chose. The cover captures the book’s darkness and mystery perfectly, and I’m a fan of the emerald green in contrast to the black and the lovely lotus flower. Personally, I prefer book covers without stock photos of people in them so that was the big thing that I was relieved to see (or rather not see) here. The process of someone else interpreting my story into a visual format was so exciting, and I’m incredibly grateful to the designer and my editor at Merit Press for the work they put into this.
 
~ Faith Gardner (PERDITA, Merit Press)
 

 

 

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Here it is!

 

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PERDITA

by Faith Gardner
Release date: August 18, 2015
Publisher: Merit Press
ISBN: 9781440588112
 
 
About the Book
 
Sure, Arielle won't deny that she has a vivid, even wild, imagination. Sure, it sometimes runs away with her. And yes, it's true that she never recovered from the drowning death of her older brother, Justin, ten years ago, when Arielle was a little child. She almost hopes that ghosts are real, so that she might see Justin again. But ever since the misty morning when Arielle stumbles on the macabre sight of the body of her sister Casey's best friend, Perdita, being lifted from a nearby pond, ghostly images begin to appear to Arielle. Can they be Perdita, reaching out as speculation about her death ramps up from suicide to foul play? Perdita's younger brother, Tex, is back from private school, and Arielle can't get him off her mind, although he's a beautiful boy with scary secrets. Worse yet, there's no one to tell: big sister Casey's off to college, and Arielle discovers her own sister's cache of secret writings, along with a bizarre note from Perdita. What's real? What's fantasy? In a compelling tale that hurtles toward a stunning conclusion, the imprint of grief and the boundaries of human imagination are.
 
To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE
 

b2ap3_thumbnail_Faith_Headshot.jpgAbout the Author

Faith's short fiction has been featured in literary journals, online magazines and anthologies. Her YA novel Perdita will be published by Merit Press in 2015. She lives in Berkeley, California and plays guitar and sings in the band Dark Beach.
 

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Giveaway Details

3 winners will each receive a copy of PERDITA. 

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Michaela on Sunday, 03 May 2015 23:31

I can't wait to read! It sounds FANTASTIC!!!

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I can't wait to read! It sounds FANTASTIC!!!
Susan T. (website) on Monday, 04 May 2015 21:17

This sounds creepy and sad. I love unreliable narrators too!

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This sounds creepy and sad. I love unreliable narrators too!
Guest - Lauren Jones on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 11:16

Can't wait love the idea of this. it reminds me of the unbecoming of mara dyer but with ghosts.

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Can't wait love the idea of this. it reminds me of the unbecoming of mara dyer but with ghosts.
Guest - Cayla Ann (website) on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 16:30

Sooooooooooo pretty!!!! That cover!!!!!!!! The story looks super good and I can't wait to read more!!!

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Sooooooooooo pretty!!!! That cover!!!!!!!! The story looks super good and I can't wait to read more!!!
Guest - Nic (website) on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 17:54

Sounds intriguing, and the cover is gorgeous!

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Sounds intriguing, and the cover is gorgeous!
Elaina (website) on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 17:58

The cover is awesome. I love that it has this beautiful flower, but there is also a creepy/dark aspect with the colors and lettering. The book sounds great and definitely matches the cover!

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The cover is awesome. I love that it has this beautiful flower, but there is also a creepy/dark aspect with the colors and lettering. The book sounds great and definitely matches the cover!
Guest - Marianne Lavergne on Saturday, 09 May 2015 17:03

They say to not judge a book by its cover, but if the book is half as good as a cover, it'd be really really great. And the synopsis seems intriguing I always love reading about ghosts.

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They say to not judge a book by its cover, but if the book is half as good as a cover, it'd be really really great. And the synopsis seems intriguing I always love reading about ghosts.
Guest - bn100 on Saturday, 09 May 2015 17:36

sounds interesting

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sounds interesting
Andrew (website) on Sunday, 10 May 2015 01:19

The cover is super pretty, I love the color contrast; and I'm fascinated with some ghostly things so this definitely piques my interest!

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The cover is super pretty, I love the color contrast; and I'm fascinated with some ghostly things so this definitely piques my interest!
Maggie Reid (website) on Sunday, 10 May 2015 09:31

Love this cover ! So creepy and pretty at the same time!

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Love this cover ! So creepy and pretty at the same time!