It's live!! Cover Reveal: The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude + Giveaway (International)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude + Giveaway (International)

Welcome to the second cover reveal of the day!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE MAY QUEEN MURDERS by Sarah Jude, releasing May 3, 2016 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Sarah:

 
Hello YABC readers! I'm Sarah Jude, and I'm so thrilled to share with you the cover of my YA horror novel, THE MAY QUEEN MURDERS! The artwork is everything I could have hoped for. I'm a very visual person and spend a lot of my time when I'm not writing either drawing or painting, so cover art is one of my favorite things to imagine. For THE MAY QUEEN MURDERS, I had hopes of something eerie and nightmarish, something to capture the quiet isolation of the characters and their backwoods commune in the Missouri Ozarks. The image, which was taken by a Polish artist named Marcin Nagraba, evokes that kind of creepy, moody darkness that surrounds the main character Ivy as she uncovers secrets about everything and everyone she has ever known.
 
~ Sarah Jude (THE MAY QUEEN MURDERS, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
 

 

 

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THE MAY QUEEN MURDERS

by Sarah Jude
Release date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544640411
 
 
About the Book
 

Two girls: one with a secret, one with a promise that she’d uncover it.

Welcome to Rowan’s Glen—a place full of old fashioned superstition and secrets. Twenty-five years back, a teenage girl was murdered after being crowned queen at the Glen’s May Day celebration, and outsiders have regarded the isolated farming community with suspicion ever since.

But that was before Ivy Templeton was even born. She’s lived in Rowan’s Glen for all of her sixteen years, and feels safe there with the company of her free-spirited cousin Heather, and their friend, Rook, son of the sheriff.

Until . . . animals start showing up dead, clearly from unnatural means. Dark omens seem to appear everywhere Ivy goes. And Heather, who used to tell Ivy everything, is sneaking off after dark with a mysterious lover.

Ivy worries her cousin could be in danger—especially after Heather is elected queen of the May Day celebration. When Heather goes missing, Ivy must come to terms with the fact that she never knew her beloved cousin—or Rowan’s Glen—as well as she thought she did.

Readers looking for horror, romance, and suspense will find it all in this chilling tale that resonates with dark beauty.

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

b2ap3_thumbnail_Sarah-Jude-Author-photo.jpgAbout the Author

Sarah Jude lives by the woods and has an owl that lands on her chimney every night. She grew up believing you had to hold your breath whenever you passed a graveyard or a bridge spanning water. Now she writes about cemeteries, murder, and ghostly apparitions. She resides in Missouri with her husband, three children, and three dogs.
 

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Giveaway Details

One international winner will receive a prize pack that includes:

  • a signed ARC of THE MAY QUEEN MURDERS (when available in September)
  • swag
  • a handmade ivy leaf pendant

One US winner will receive a prize pack that includes:

  • a signed ARC of THE MAY QUEEN MURDERS (when available in September)
  • swag
  • a handmade ivy leaf pendant 
  • a custom herbal loose tea blend called Sleep-Away-Sorrow designed to promote relaxation
  • a sustainable, reusable muslin tea bag
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.

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Jolene Haley (website) on Thursday, 23 July 2015 15:53

I love this cover! Thanks for hosting this and the giveaway.

Seriously that cover is what dreams are made of. And that book sounds amazing.

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I love this cover! Thanks for hosting this and the giveaway. Seriously that cover is what dreams are made of. And that book sounds amazing.
Guest - Brittani on Thursday, 23 July 2015 15:58

Ooh, the cover and synopsis are both delightfully creepy! Can't wait to check this one out!

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Ooh, the cover and synopsis are both delightfully creepy! Can't wait to check this one out! :)
Marcie Olson (website) on Thursday, 23 July 2015 16:11

I LOVE this book cover!! Can't wait to get to read this book. Just finished reading (for a 2nd time) A Murder of Magpies by this author, and am anxiously awaiting her new book!

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I LOVE this book cover!! Can't wait to get to read this book. Just finished reading (for a 2nd time) A Murder of Magpies by this author, and am anxiously awaiting her new book!
Guest - Devin (website) on Thursday, 23 July 2015 17:29

Great cover! The book's plot sounds interesting.

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Great cover! The book's plot sounds interesting.
Guest - Ayanami Faerudo (website) on Thursday, 23 July 2015 17:51

Hauntingly beautiful! And the synopsis is intriguing!

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Hauntingly beautiful! And the synopsis is intriguing!
Guest - danielle hammelef on Friday, 24 July 2015 13:19

The cover is scary, but definitely amazing.

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The cover is scary, but definitely amazing.
Patricia Walker on Friday, 24 July 2015 17:22

I love the cover - it's really atmospheric and draws a reader in. It sounds an amazing read too

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I love the cover - it's really atmospheric and draws a reader in. It sounds an amazing read too
Guest - delfina on Friday, 24 July 2015 20:03

WOW, that cover is beautiful. I love it! The book seems interesting, definitely something I'm going to read.

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WOW, that cover is beautiful. I love it! The book seems interesting, definitely something I'm going to read.
Guest - delfina on Friday, 24 July 2015 20:03

WOW, that cover is beautiful. I love it! The book seems interesting, definitely something I'm going to read.

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WOW, that cover is beautiful. I love it! The book seems interesting, definitely something I'm going to read.
Guest - Jennifer T on Friday, 24 July 2015 22:49

It's a nice cover. I like how the water seems scary even if it's calm.

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It's a nice cover. I like how the water seems scary even if it's calm.

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