It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Hello, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE MYSTERY OF HOLLOW PLACES by Rebecca Podos, releasing January 26, 2016 from Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Rebecca:

 
Hello, YABC! I’m extremely thrilled to share the cover of my debut YA novel, THE MYSTERY OF HOLLOW PLACES, with all of you. I owe so much to the team at Balzer+Bray, and to the brilliant design department at HarperCollins for giving me this magnificent frosty cover. I can’t even believe how much I love it, and I hope you will too!
 
~ Rebecca Podos (THE MYSTERY OF HOLLOW PLACES, Balzer+Bray)
 

 

 

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THE MYSTERY OF HOLLOW PLACES

by Rebecca Podos
Release date: January 26, 2016
Publisher: Balzer+Bray
ISBN: 9780062373366
 
 
About the Book
 
All Imogene Scott knows of her mother is the bedtime story her father told her as a child. It’s the story of how her parents met: he, a forensic pathologist; she, a mysterious woman who came to identify a body. A woman who left Imogene and her father when she was a baby, a woman who was always possessed of a powerful loneliness, a woman who many referred to a troubled waters.
 
Now Imogene is seventeen, and her father, a famous author of medical mysteries, has struck out in the middle of the night and hasn’t come back. Neither Imogene’s stepmother nor the police know where he could’ve gone, but Imogene is convinced he’s looking for her mother. And she decides it’s up to her to put to use the skills she’s gleaned from a lifetime of reading her father’s books to track down a woman she’s only known in stories, in order to find him and, perhaps, the answer to the question she’s carried with her for her entire life.
 
Rebecca Podos’s debut is a powerful, affecting story of the pieces of ourselves that remain mysteries even to us, and the desperate search through empty spaces for something to hold on to.
 

b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_1036.jpgAbout the Author

Rebecca Podos is a graduate of the Writing, Literature and Publishing program at Emerson College. Her fiction has been published in Glimmer Train, Glyph, Paper Darts, Bellows American Review and Smokelong Quarterly. She's loved many a mystery novel in her life—from the amazing, to the absurd, to the age-inappropriate.
 

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Giveaway Details

Three winners will each receive a signed ARC of THE MYSTERY OF HOLLOW PLACES with a doodle of the winner's choosing + a button designed by Mandala Scott (pictured below). 

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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.

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Guest - Michelle Mason (website) on Friday, 26 June 2015 12:16

Love the cover! And the synopsis reminds me of the show BONES, which I watch faithfully, so I'm in! Can't wait to read, whether I win or not .

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Love the cover! And the synopsis reminds me of the show BONES, which I watch faithfully, so I'm in! Can't wait to read, whether I win or not :).
Jessica Edwards on Friday, 26 June 2015 14:36

Can't wait to read it!

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Can't wait to read it!
Guest - Caroline on Friday, 26 June 2015 23:43

Love the cover!

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Love the cover!
Guest - Skylar Love on Saturday, 27 June 2015 19:43

The book sounds great and the cover is amazing

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The book sounds great and the cover is amazing
Shannon Mizikoski (website) on Saturday, 27 June 2015 22:02

LOVE the cover! And I just love that this is so family-focused- VERY refreshing to see! I am excited to read it!

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LOVE the cover! And I just love that this is so family-focused- VERY refreshing to see! I am excited to read it!
Sandra Lam (website) on Sunday, 28 June 2015 16:52

I really like how simplistic and eye-catching the cover is!

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I really like how simplistic and eye-catching the cover is!
Megan Elaine Schuyler (website) on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 19:48

Definitely intrigued! Most certainly will save a spot on my bookshelf!

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Definitely intrigued! Most certainly will save a spot on my bookshelf!
Guest - Kristy on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:14

Sounds awesome. Love the cover too!

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Sounds awesome. Love the cover too!
Guest - Lillian on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 13:18

The cover's gorgeous and the synopsis sounds really mysterious and intriguing. Sounds like a really interesting read!

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The cover's gorgeous and the synopsis sounds really mysterious and intriguing. Sounds like a really interesting read!
Grace Lo (website) on Thursday, 02 July 2015 00:08

The cover of the book seems really neat, especially the text. After reading the synopsis, I just have question after question about Imogene's family. How much does she miss her mother, if at all? How does her stepmother feel about her birth mother? Why would her dad go out and look for her mom, now of all times? I need to find out~!!!

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The cover of the book seems really neat, especially the text. After reading the synopsis, I just have question after question about Imogene's family. How much does she miss her mother, if at all? How does her stepmother feel about her birth mother? Why would her dad go out and look for her mom, now of all times? I need to find out~!!!

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