It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Snowbirds by Crissa-Jean Chappell + Giveaway (US/Canada)
Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for SNOWBIRDS by Crissa-Jean Chappell, releasing December 15, 2016 from Merit Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Crissa-Jean:
Hi YABC! Welcome to the cover reveal for SNOWBIRDS. Shout out to the designer, Sylvia McArdle at F+W / Adams Media, and my editor, Jackie Mitchard. When we talked about the cover, we knew it was important to show a glimpse of Lucy’s world in Pinecraft, Florida—not the traditional images of Amish barns or a horse and buggy. I absolutely love this photo of the girls in their long dresses on the beach.
~Crissa-Jean Chappell (SNOWBIRDS, Merit Press)
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Secrets Were a Way of Life.
But Secrets Have Gone Too Far …
Every year, Lucy waits eagerly for the arrival of the “snowbirds,” the Old Order Amish who come trundling into Florida on buses from the north, bringing Lucy’s best friend Alice, with whom she’s spent every winter she can remember. This winter is different. At sixteen, Alice is in the middle of “Rumspringa,” a season in which Amish teens try out forbidden temptations, in order to get them out of their system. Lucy is part of a different sect, in which teens aren’t allowed such bold experimentation, and she’s fighting to keep up as Alice races from one wild party to the next. Then, one night after just such a party, Alice vanishes. Wracked by guilt, Lucy knows that she should have been watching out for Alice, but instead, she was kissing Faron, an Older Order boy shunned by his society. Now, Lucy plunges into a search for her best friend—while also hiding her own secret, which could put her in even more danger.
About the Author
Crissa-Jean Chappell was born in Miami and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her debut young adult novel, TOTAL CONSTANT ORDER (HarperTeen) is a NYPL Book For The Teen Age and a VOYA Perfect Ten. Chappell’s second novel, NARC (Flux Books) is currently optioned for film. MORE THAN GOOD ENOUGH (Flux Books) is a Florida Book Awards medalist, which Kirkus calls, "compelling and emotionally nuanced." Chappell's newest YA novel is SNOWBIRDS (Merit Press, F+W Media, December 2016). She holds a PhD and MFA from the University of Miami and has taught creative writing and cinema studies for over ten years. When she misses South Florida, she talks to the parrots in Prospect Park.
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I read a lot of Amish fiction, but it's usually from a different point of view. Snowbirds sounds totally different. I love the serene cover!
The cover is pretty because it's simple. I like the premise because I'm from Florida and I used to read an Amish fiction series when I was younger and I've always been interested. I also like the mystery aspect of this, sounds cool.
Snowbirds sounds very interesting, I have always ben intrigued by the Amish lifestyle. I think the cover is perfect ♡ Thank you
I think the cover is very simple and classic, with an open meaning behind it that can be interpreted in many different ways. However, it's up to the reader to find that meaning and understand how it pertains the protagonist's story. I love it and it makes me want to know more of the Amish culture!
I love the cover--first of all, the beach is my favorite place to be and secondly, it also shows the emotional turmoil that I will find. So much symbolism here i could go on and on. I'm excited to read more about this lifestyle and these characters experiencing it.