It’s live!! Cover Reveal: Half In Love With Death by Emily Ross + Giveaway (US/Canada)



Hi, everyone!

Today we’re super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for HALF IN LOVE WITH DEATH by Emily Ross, releasing December 18, 2015 from Merit Press. Before we get to the cover, here’s a note from Emily:

Hi, YABC readers! I’m absolutely thrilled to share the cover of my debut YA novel, HALF IN LOVE WITH DEATH, with you. Special thanks to the team at F&W Media for coming up with this dreamy and chilling cover. I’m not just half in love with it, I’m all the way in love with it, and hope you will be too!

~ Emily Ross (HALF IN LOVE WITH DEATH, Merit Press)




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by Emily Ross
Release date: December 18, 2015
Publisher: Merit Press
ISBN: 9781440589034
About the Book
It’s the era of peace and love in the 1960s, but nothing is peaceful in Caroline’s life. Since her beautiful older sister disappeared, fifteen-year-old Caroline might as well have disappeared too. She’s invisible to her parents, who can’t stop blaming each other. The police keep following up on leads even Caroline knows are foolish. The only one who seems to care about her is Tony, her sister’s older boyfriend, who soothes Caroline’s desperate heart every time he turns his magical blue eyes on her. 
Tony is convinced that the answer to Jess’s disappearance is in California, the land of endless summer, among the runaways and flower children. Come with me, Tony says to Caroline, and we’ll find her together. Tony is so loving, and all he cares about is bringing Jess home. And so Caroline follows, and closes a door behind her that may never open again, in a heartfelt thriller that never lets up.


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


b2ap3_thumbnail_Emily-Ross.jpgAbout the Author

Emily Ross received a 2014 Massachusetts Cultural Council finalist award in fiction for HALF IN LOVE WITH DEATH. Her work has been published in Boston Magazine, Menda City Review, and The Smoking Poet. She is an editor and contributor at She works as a software developer, and loves dark mysteries and anything noir. She lives in Quincy Massachusetts with her husband and her elusive cat, Beau.


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Giveaway Details

Three winners will each receive a signed copy of HALF IN LOVE WITH DEATH. 

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.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they’ll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:

What do you think about the cover and synopsis?

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23 thoughts on “It’s live!! Cover Reveal: Half In Love With Death by Emily Ross + Giveaway (US/Canada)”

  1. Rhonda says:

    Love the cover fits the theme of the book draws you right in,

  2. Karen Woodard says:

    Both are very interesting!

  3. KittyPride says:

    I bet situations like this happened a lot in the 1960s, kids disappearing and parents frantic with worry, sounds like a great read.

  4. Emily says:

    You are absolutely right about things like this happening a lot in the 60s. So many runaways.

  5. Caitlyn says:

    Emily Ross is a genius. I’ll leave it at that. Move over Ms. Rowling. I want to know when the movie with Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pine is coming out. Love that cover, too.


  6. Emily says:

    haha, I know who you are and you are too nice, but thanks!!

  7. Katrina says:

    This will be our book club’s January read. I can’t wait!! Love the cover! So proud of you!!

  8. Jonathan Dubitzky says:

    Looks like a winner

  9. Susan T. says:

    The cover looks so peaceful but the synopsis sounds exciting and a bit dark!

  10. Vivien says:

    I love the coloration of this cover!!! Sounds like a great read.

  11. Shannon Mizikoski says:

    I adore both the cover and the synopsis! The cover is so, so pretty and I am basically in LOVE with the 1960s setting! It sounds amazing!

  12. Stacy says:

    The cover is somewhat whimsical and doesn’t quite fit the “thriller” described in the synopsis, but it is something I am interested in reading.

  13. Kara S says:

    I find the contrast between the image and the title on the cover deliciously ironic — and unique among YA books!

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  15. Agustina Gonzalez says:

    The adore everything the book: the cover, the plot, time period. It really is perfection

  16. Candace Bullington says:

    That cover is so beautiful and the story sounds amazing!

  17. Emma says:

    The cover is fantastic and the synopsis is so mysterious!

  18. bn100 says:

    both interesting

  19. yara says:

    the cover is sooo pretty! and the synopsis sounds so good!

  20. Tammy G. says:

    The cover is what immediately sold me on the book.

  21. Jessica Colella-Shake says:

    Love the description and the cover, would love to win a copy! Interning at a high school library in the spring to finish up my MLIS degree and would love more new books to share with them. 🙂

  22. Nickle Love says:

    I’m interested in this book because of the setting and the mystery. The cover is lovely too, otherwise I wouldn’t have checked it out. 🙂

  23. Dan Denman says:

    The cover is very nice and the synopsis gets your attention. It promises mystery and intrigue.

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