It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett + Giveaway (Intl)



Hi, YABCers!

Today we’re super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for EVEN THE DARKEST STARS by Heather Fawcett, releasing September 5, 2017 from Balzer+Bray. Before we get to the cover, here’s a note from Heather:

Hi everyone!

I’m happy to be able to share the cover for EVEN THE DARKEST STARS. Jeff Huang, the artist, has done an amazing job, and I’m so thankful to be working with him and the brilliant design team at Balzer+Bray. They’ve managed to convey both the magic of the story and the “epicness” of the setting, a fictional Himalayan kingdom threatened by a shadowy power. I love the snowy, mountainous vista, and the luminous starscape. Above all, though, I love how the figure of Kamzin, whose quest is at the heart of the novel, is juxtaposed against the unforgiving landscape, small in comparison but just as striking. As I work on the sequel, I’ve grown even more appreciative of all the behind-the-scenes effort that transforms messy word documents into beautiful books and delivers them into readers’ hands, and that includes the hard work and enthusiasm of the YA blogging community. I can’t wait for you all to read EVEN THE DARKEST STARS.


-Heather (EVEN THE DARKEST STARS, Balzer+Bray)


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by Heather Fawcett
Release date: September 5, 2017
Publisher: Balzer+Bray
 ISBN: 978-0062463388
About the Book

Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.

But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer every known, arrives in her village and demands to hire Kamzin—not her older sister, Lusha, as everyone had expected—for his next expedition. This is Kamzin’s chance to prove herself—even though River’s mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means cimbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas. Then, Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer, and Kamzin must decide what’s most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit.

The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected—or prepared for—with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and other dangers at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth about their mission and her companions—while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.


About the Author

Heather Fawcett has worked as an archaeologist, photographer, technical writer, and backstage assistant for a Shakespearean theatre festival. She was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, where she spends her time exploring the mountains and occasionally getting lost in the woods. Even the Darkest Stars is her first book.

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Giveaway Details

One winner will receive a signed ARC of EVEN THE DARKEST STARS, when available.

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15 thoughts on “It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett + Giveaway (Intl)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    The cover is gorgeous!! And the blurb sounds like something right up my alley!! Would love to win this, so thank you sooo sooo much for the chance! And thank you, Heather!

  2. Anonymous says:

    You had me at Himalyan fantasy! Great colors for the cover!

  3. Anonymous says:

    The cover is very simple and direct, and I very much enjoyed the synopsis!

  4. Anonymous says:

    The cover is so apealing. I’d buy this books just by the looks of it. But the synopsis… I want some more 🙂

  5. Anonymous says:

    I love how appealing the cover is, I’m already infatuated. The synopsis is really good too

  6. Anonymous says:

    The cover is beautiful and the story sounds like climbing Mnt, Everest, really cool.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I love that this is about climbing! It’s an unusual topic for YA and I am super excited about it! Love the cover too!

  8. Anonymous says:

    First, the cover is absolutely one of my favorites of the entire year so far- i love everything about it! And the synopsis sounds amazing! I don’t think I have read a book that features mountain climbing, but I am super excited to!

  9. Anonymous says:

    That cover looks fantastic – definitely perfect for the synopsis!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I like the cover, the mountains in the background tie into the synopsis well. Sounds like a good read!

  11. Anonymous says:

    The cover was the first thing that caught my eye so I had to check it out, now I can’t wait to read it 🙂

  12. Penny Olson says:

    The cover is fantastic and makes me want to read the book. The synopsis conveys great adventure.

  13. Danielle Hammelef says:

    The cover is stunning and the synopsis promises adventure, danger, and inner turmoil in a unique setting for me. It sounds so exciting!

  14. Heidi Wong says:

    I think the cover’s breath-taking and simply beautiful. The summary had also caught my eye, and I believe it has a lot of potential.

  15. Caryl Lazo says:

    The cover gives of an adventurous feel to it. So when I read the synopsis, I felt that the cover truly conveys the adventure that the MC would take. 🙂

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