It's Live! Cover Reveal: Unravel (Amelia Loken), Plus Giveaway! ~ (INT)
Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for
Unravel (Amelia Loken),
releasing February 15th, 2022 from Sword and Silk Books!
Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Amelia Loken:
Hello YABC Readers!
I am thrilled to be sharing the cover reveal for my upcoming debut YA fantasy!
Coming February 15, 2022, from Sword and Silk Books, UNRAVEL is a tapestry of magic and disability, of hiding in plain sight and rushing to the rescue. I’m so very pleased with the absolutely beautiful cover art by Celin Chen. The crimson cloth and black-stitched oak tree are a rendition of the Valonian flag from the story. Celin artfully captures the tension that’s tearing apart Marguerite’s kingdom and endangering her heart. I love the frayed edges and loose threads, illustrating Marguerite’s struggle with her magical embroidery skill, Skeincraft. And I especially love the hidden faces of Marguerite and Tys within the branches of the oak tree.
UNRAVEL is the story I wish I could give to my teen self who smiled through trauma, wanting desperately to be brave, while yearning for someone to see the real me inside. That girl loved the books of Robin McKinley and Tamora Pierce, and later discovered the work of Shannon Hale and Juliet Marillier. Many of my favorite elements from those stories are stitched into this one: magic, embroidery, beautiful gowns, sign language, deaf representation, strong female mentors, and forbidden love with a handsome, cocky, tightrope-walking acrobat who makes my heroine laugh. I can’t wait for you to read it!
~ Amelia Loken ~
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by Amelia Loken
Release date: February 15th, 2022
Publisher: Sword and Silk Books
About the Book
Sixteen-year-old Marguerite knows her uncle doesn’t like her. True, she’s in line for the throne before him and he contends she’s too deaf to rule, but she’s known since he broke her hand to keep her from using sign language. Now, as the kingdom’s Bishop-Princep, Uncle Reichard has declared war on magic and Marguerite must hide the fact that she’s a witch.
While witnessing her first witch trial, Marguerite rescues a child from death with the help of a handsome, itinerant acrobat, Tys. Marguerite flees, hiding in the neighboring empire where magical gifts can flourish. Before her training is complete, war threatens. She returns home, only to witness her uncle seizing the throne. He isolates and imprisons her. Marguerite’s love for her people drives her to continue defying him. But to challenge him means she’ll have to rely on her homemade invisibility cloak, questionable allies, and Tys, the one boy she never should have trusted.
About The Author
Amelia Loken writes Young Adult Fantasy and Contemporary fiction, exploring the courage of women who forge bridges from the shards of old obstacles. Professionally, she’s worked in the Deaf community as an ASL/English interpreter and currently in the field of assistive technology. Not only has she studied sign language, but also swordplay, embroidery, theology, disability rights, and the history of pirates; bits of this flotsam turn up in her manuscripts without invitation. She's a member of SCBWI and a superb critique group. Much of her life was spent moving from one town to another, but today she lives in Arkansas on the edge of a wood with her husband, five sons, and no other animals.
Ten winners will receive an E-ARC of Unravel (Amelia Loken) ~ (INT)
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I know I shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but I know that I am going to be excited to read this because the cover is almost as amazing as the author! LOVE the embroidery and detail!