It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: The Secrets of Star Whales by Rebecca Thorne + Giveaway (US Only)

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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!

~Rebecca Thorne

 

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Here it is!

 

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THE SECRETS OF STAR WHALES

Rebecca Thorne

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.

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Giveaway Details

3 winners will each receive an ARC of THE SECRETS OF STAR WHALES, when available. Open US Only.

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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Comments 7

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Brittany Colpitts on Sunday, 16 February 2020 11:03

Love the cover art. Added to my list

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Love the cover art. Added to my list :)
Victoria Scott on Sunday, 16 February 2020 20:12

The cover is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

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The cover is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!
Debra Branigan on Wednesday, 26 February 2020 18:44

Pretty cover. The storyline is very interesting and quite unique and sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing.

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Pretty cover. The storyline is very interesting and quite unique and sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing.
Alex Colpitts on Thursday, 27 February 2020 18:48

Love the glittery look on this cover and super curious what it looks like in person!

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Love the glittery look on this cover and super curious what it looks like in person!
Danielle Hammelef on Saturday, 07 March 2020 13:28

The cover is very attractive. The synopsis promises adventure and fun reading.

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The cover is very attractive. The synopsis promises adventure and fun reading.
Jeana Kwiecinski on Thursday, 12 March 2020 21:10

I love the cover of this book!

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I love the cover of this book!
Penny Olson on Saturday, 14 March 2020 23:51

The cover is beautiful and the premise is original and exciting.

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The cover is beautiful and the premise is original and exciting.

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