It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Darkest Hour by Caroline Tung Richmond + Giveaway (US Only)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Darkest Hour by Caroline Tung Richmond + Giveaway (US Only)

Hi, YABCers! I hope your week is off to a great start!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE DARKEST HOUR by Caroline Tung Richmond, releasing July 26, 2016 from Scholastic. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Caroline:

 
Hi there, YABC! Thanks so much for stopping by! *Hands you a caramel cupcake* I'm so excited to share with you the cover reveal for THE DARKEST HOUR! 
 
Strangely enough, this cover reveal feels a little like sending out a birth announcement! I'm sure that sounds a bit weird so let me explain ... I wrote the proposal for THE DARKEST HOUR when I was eight months pregnant, and it sold when my baby was a screaming newborn. (She certainly earned her nickname of the Baby Overlord!) Fast forward twenty months and my daughter has grown into a busy toddler, and all the while THE DARKEST HOUR has grown along with her---starting from a bare-bones synopsis to a messy rough draft and then to many more messy drafts. But after a lot of revisions, my book baby is nearly ready for the world! *Sniff sniff* I just adore this cover, from the colors to the sideways title and especially to the girl throwing some serious shade. And I hope you love it as much as I do! 
 
~ Caroline Tung Richmond (THE DARKEST HOUR, Scholastic)

 

 

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THE DARKEST HOUR

by Caroline Tung Richmond
Release date: July 26, 2016
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 0545801273
 
 
About the Book
 
Never underestimate a pretty face.

My name is Lucie Blaise.
I am sixteen years old.
I have many aliases, but I am none of the girls you see.
What I am is the newest agent of Covert Ops. 
And we are here to take down Hitler.

After the Nazis killed my brother on the North African front, I volunteered at the Office of Strategic Services in Washington, DC, to do my part for the war effort. Only instead of a desk job at the OSS, I was tapped to join Covert Ops -- a secret espionage and sabotage organization of girls. Six months ago, I was deployed to German-occupied France to gather intelligence and eliminate Nazi targets.

My current mission: Track down and interrogate a Nazi traitor about a weapon that threatens to wipe out all of Western Europe. Then find and dismantle the weapon before Hitler detonates it. But the deeper I infiltrate, the more danger I'm in. Because the fate of the free world hangs in the balance, and trusting the wrong person could cause millions of lives to be lost. Including my own.
 
 
To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.
 
 

b2ap3_thumbnail_Caroline0079-1000px.jpgAbout the Author

Caroline Tung Richmond is the author of THE ONLY THING TO FEAR, as well as a freelance writer. A self-proclaimed history nerd and cookie connoisseur, Caroline lives on a Virginia mountainside with her husband; their daughter; and Otto, the family dog, named after the German chancellor (naturally). 
 

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Giveaway Details

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • 1 signed ARC of THE DARKEST HOUR (when available)
  • 1 signed hardcover of THE ONLY THING TO FEAR
  • $15 Amazon gift card 

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 - Krispy (website) on Monday, 09 November 2015 16:14

I love the synopsis! The story sounds like it'll be thrilling, and the cover perfectly matches that historical-spy-story feel. Can't wait for this to come out!

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I love the synopsis! The story sounds like it'll be thrilling, and the cover perfectly matches that historical-spy-story feel. Can't wait for this to come out!
Guest - Linda Mitchell on Monday, 09 November 2015 17:00

The cover is astoundingly beautiful.....YA books are for YA....but also adults! This is cover that "covers" both. And, synopsis makes me want to read it right now!

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The cover is astoundingly beautiful.....YA books are for YA....but also adults! This is cover that "covers" both. And, synopsis makes me want to read it right now!
Guest - Cassandra (website) on Monday, 09 November 2015 18:05

I love the colors chosen for the cover. That deep red fading into the dark blue is very striking. Gives the idea of the a powerful women walking into a dangerous situation. It gives me chills...the good kind. I can't wait to get my whole book club onto this. We'll definitely be reading this one. (Plus, I really wish I owned this dress...well, maybe without the Nazi flag.)

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I love the colors chosen for the cover. That deep red fading into the dark blue is very striking. Gives the idea of the a powerful women walking into a dangerous situation. It gives me chills...the good kind. I can't wait to get my whole book club onto this. We'll definitely be reading this one. (Plus, I really wish I owned this dress...well, maybe without the Nazi flag.)
Guest - Cindy on Monday, 09 November 2015 20:17

Wow, what a striking cover! It looks gorgeous and very eye-catching.
Love the synopsis. This book is definitely going onto my TBR list.

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Wow, what a striking cover! It looks gorgeous and very eye-catching. Love the synopsis. This book is definitely going onto my TBR list.
Guest - A. Kim on Monday, 09 November 2015 22:57

The cover is absolutely stunning! The synopsis is great, and sounds like a thriller! I love thrillers

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The cover is absolutely stunning! The synopsis is great, and sounds like a thriller! I love thrillers;)
Guest - Victoria Falzo on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 08:57

Looks really cool!

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Looks really cool!
Guest - Jordan Ketcham on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 10:52

The cover and plot looks/sounds soo interesting and really good. I feel like this story will be really, really good to read.

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The cover and plot looks/sounds soo interesting and really good. I feel like this story will be really, really good to read.
Guest - Gina on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 14:47

The cover is so cool! and the summary sounds amazing.

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The cover is so cool! and the summary sounds amazing.
Guest - Rebecca (website) on Saturday, 14 November 2015 20:46

I had not heard of this book until seeing it here. I don't know why, because it looks amazing and I should be seeing it everywhere!! The cover is STUNNING!!! And the synopsis sounds AMAZING!!! I really want to read this book now!!!

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I had not heard of this book until seeing it here. I don't know why, because it looks amazing and I should be seeing it everywhere!! The cover is STUNNING!!! And the synopsis sounds AMAZING!!! I really want to read this book now!!!
Kara S (website) on Sunday, 15 November 2015 22:15

The cover is a little obvious, but the synopsis is what really counts...and it sounds like a must-read to me! I love good hist fic! Cheers, Kara S

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The cover is a little obvious, but the synopsis is what really counts...and it sounds like a must-read to me! I love good hist fic! Cheers, Kara S

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