It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: PHANTOM LIMBS by Paula Garner + Giveaway (US Only)



Hi, YABCers!

Today we’re super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for PHANTOM LIMBS by Paula Garner, releasing September 13, 2016 from Candlewick Press. Before we get to the cover, here’s a note from Paula:

I am so pleased that YABC is hosting the reveal of the beautiful cover of Phantom Limbs. Matt Roeser did an extraordinary job of capturing the nostalgia that is woven through Otis’s story, the sense of his longing for a time before the terrible accident that changed everything, a time when he and the girl he loved were happy and filled with unquestioning hope about what lay ahead. And I love the incongruity of the title and the image, the question raised by one idea juxtaposed against a quite different one.

~Paula Garner (PHANTOM LIMBS, Candlewick Press)

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by Paula Garner
Release date: September 13, 2016
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763682057
About the Book

Moving on has never been Otis’s strong suit. After three years, he’s still reeling from the death of his younger brother, Mason, and from the sudden departure of his best friend and first love, Meg, whose family moved across the country after Mason died. Otis would never have survived these last few years without Dara, his ball-busting, one-armed friend and self-appointed swim coach, who is hell-bent on transforming Otis into the Olympic swimmer she can no longer be. Otis, though, is increasingly sure that he’d rather find his own dream than continue chasing Dara’s — especially when he learns that, after three years of radio silence, Meg is coming back for the summer.

All Otis wants is for him and Meg to be as close as they once were (okay, maybe a little closer) — despite Meg’s mysterious defection, despite the football player all over her Facebook page, despite Dara’s tightening grip and loosening screws. But as they sift through the archaeology of their past and Otis discovers the reasons behind Meg’s disappearance, he must face some uneasy truths about his brother’s death — and about himself. As he realizes that none of their visions of the perfect future can ever pan out — not Dara’s, not Meg’s, not his — Otis must decide which dreams to hold on to and which to leave behind.

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

About the Author

Paula Garner spends most of her time making narratives, despite being surrounded by an alarming TBR pile and a very bad cat. Her debut YA novel, Phantom Limbs, comes out from Candlewick in 2016. Paula is represented by Molly Jaffa of Folio Lit, and lives in the Chicago area with her family.

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Giveaway Details

Three winners will receive an ARC of PHANTOM LIMBS when available.

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7 thoughts on “It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: PHANTOM LIMBS by Paula Garner + Giveaway (US Only)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I absolutely NEED this book. First, it sounds so, so emotionally powerful. Second, SWIMMING. As a competitive swimmer since age 7, I love finding books about swimming, so this is a huge win! Cannot WAIT for this one, thanks so much for the chance!

  2. Anonymous says:

    This sounds like a story with engaging characters, and I often enjoy books published by Candlewick! Cheers, Kara S

  3. Anonymous says:

    Phantom Limbs sounds great ♡ I would love to read this book. I love the cover! Thank you

  4. Anonymous says:

    The characters seem to be very interesting, along with the whole story!

  5. Anonymous says:

    So I found out about this book through a twitter chat with Paula and a few other authors. It sounds like something that is right up my alley. I’m liking the characters from what little i know about them from the synopsis. The cover it also very pretty.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I love the synopsis–it promises my favorite genre–contemporary YA with hints of secrets, adventure and mystery.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Looks good!

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