It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: The Secrets of Star Whales by Rebecca Thorne + Giveaway (US Only)
Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for
The Secrets of Star Whales by Rebecca Thorne,
releasing 10/27/2020 from Jolly Fish / North Star Editions!
Before we get to the cover and excerpt, here's a note from the author:
Happy Valentine’s Day, YABC! I’m Rebecca Thorne, and I’m thrilled to share the cover of my upcoming middle grade sci-fi, THE SECRETS OF STAR WHALES, coming Fall 2020! This incredible cover was designed by Sarah Taplin and illustrated by Rebecca Willoway, both of whom shocked me to tears with their exquisite work. From the basic designs to the completed product, this cover is everything I ever dared to hope for. Max and India, my main characters, are perfectly represented, and the star whales are stunning. The color scheme especially is something I’m swooning over—blue and gold is one of my favorite color palettes. Max and India are clearly ready for adventure, and seeing this cover, I know my readers will be quick to follow!
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THE SECRETS OF STAR WHALES
Release date: 10/27/2020
About the Book
On the small space station Azura, Maxion Belmont is constantly torn between his two passions—engineering and music. Both are hobbies handed down from his father, which is bittersweet since his death two years ago. While his hydrodriver is great for repairing starship parts, his father’s old string instrument tugs at the latent grief Max hides from his mom and classmates with each chord he strums.
When a foreign starship appears on the horizon, Azura welcomes their first tourist in years. Enter Mr. Hames, starship captain and space-brained traveler. But there’s something weird about the stranger-turned-substitute teacher. He has no idea how to teach and thinks enlisting a group of twelve-year-olds to become his starship “crew” is totally normal. Or maybe it’s the fact he keeps raving about the existence of alien creatures in the vacuum of space: star whales.
As Max and the rest of Mr. Hames’s class/crew uncover the mysteries of the star whales, they discover they aren’t the only ones looking for the elusive creatures—and not every whaler has good intentions. Confronted with questions about his own father’s history with the star whales, Max must decide how far he’ll go to understand not only his father, but also the boy he’s become since his death . . . even at the expense of the star whales themselves.
About the Author
The wild Rebecca Thorne can be found in her natural habitat: the local coffee shop. She is rarely more than an arms-length from her laptop and her “Becky’s” coffee mug. When not in pursuit of caffeine or cracking puns as a flight attendant for Southwest, she prefers to relax with her two dogs in Arizona.
3 winners will each receive an ARC of THE SECRETS OF STAR WHALES, when available. Open US Only.
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