It’s live!! Cover Reveal: Lark Rising by Sandra Waugh + Giveaway (US only)




We have another cover reveal for you this week, YABCers!

Today we’re celebrating the cover for LARK RISING by Sandra Waugh releasing September 23, 2014 from Random House Books for Young Readers. Before we get to the cover, here’s a note from Sandra:


Hello YABC!

Once upon a time a hawk lit upon my porch railing. We eyed one another for awhile, and LARK RISING was born. So it is thrilling to finally reveal this cover — such a hauntingly beautiful capturing of the journey from imagination to writing to book. Lush… rich… oh yay, hooray and WOW! My most heartfelt thanks to the wonderful digital artist, Marcela Bolivar (so far away in Cali, Colombia!) for her work and to the team at Random House for this inspired choice of artist! I keep getting lost in the visual details until I just have to dive in for the story.  I hope you all do, too!

 Sandra Waugh (LARK RISING, Random House Books for Young Readers)



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by Sandra Waugh
Release date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13: 978-0449817483


About the Book

Lark has foreseen two things—she will fall for a young man with sage green eyes, and he will kill her.

Sixteen-year-old Lark Carew is happiest close to home, tending her garden and gathering herbs for medicines. But when her Sight warns her that troll-like Troths will soon invade her village, Lark is summoned on a journey to seek help from the legendary Riders of Tarnec. Little does she suspect that one of the Riders, Gharain, is the very man who has haunted her visions. Or that the people of Tarnec have called her there for another reason: Lark is the Guardian of Life, the first of four Guardians who must awaken their powers to recover four stolen amulets. Together, the amulets—Life, Death, Dark, and Light—keep the world in Balance. To take back the Life amulet, Lark will have to discover her true inner strength and give in to a love that she swears will be her downfall.


b2ap3_thumbnail_sandra-waugh-final.jpgAbout the Author

Sandra Waugh grew up in an old house full of crowded bookshelves, in walking distance of an old library that allowed her to drag home a sack of six books at a time. It goes without saying, then, that she fell in love with an old house in Litchfield County, Connecticut, because of its many bookshelves, and she lives there now with her husband, two sons, and a dog who snores. Loudly. Lark Rising is her first novel. For more information, reveries, and an author blog, visit

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Giveaway Details

  • Two winners, each receiving a signed hardcover copy of LARK RISING

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?



32 thoughts on “It’s live!! Cover Reveal: Lark Rising by Sandra Waugh + Giveaway (US only)”

  1. Marlene Moss says:

    Gorgeous cover. Love the idea of the amulets. Sounds like a great read.

  2. Marlene Moss says:

    Gorgeous cover. Love the idea of the amulets. Sounds like a great read.

  3. Chantal De Leon says:

    The cover reminds me of Lord of the Rings, which I do love. I am very excited to read about a girl who is comfortable at home but will have to go on an adventure to become the Guardian of Life!

  4. Harlee Snyder says:

    Great cover and I’m totally interested by the description!

  5. Molly says:

    This book sounds really interesting; the cover is beautiful!!

  6. Amy says:

    The cover is gorgeous and the synopsis is unique . Looking forward to reading this!

  7. That cover is gorgeous and the book sounds SO COOL!

  8. Vivien says:

    The cover is great!!

  9. Sarah says:

    The cover is enticing and beautiful. The story seems like an interesting fantasy adventure.

  10. Sarah Zane Kellar says:

    Awesome cover

  11. Jacquie says:

    The cover is absolutely beautiful, and the synopsis sounds amazing!

  12. Billy Chan says:

    Great Cover sounds really interesting

  13. Billy Chan says:

    Great Cover sounds really interesting

  14. Lisbeth Valdez says:

    It sounds awesome, and its one of the best covers i’ve seen

  15. Pamela says:

    Amulets and riders and herbalists, oh my! This sounds right up my alley!

  16. Natasha says:

    I love the cover and it sounds amazing!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. An Nghiem says:

    Amazing synopsis! Reading a story of a girl who loves her killer? That’s some interesting plot! And the cover looks like some sort of symbolism. At least, in my opinion. I hope to read this book! One of the best-looking books I’ve ever witnessed!

  18. Agustina Gonzalez says:

    that cover is gorgeous and i really want to read this book 🙂

  19. stephanie bondlow says:

    The cover is slick, I like it. I really am drawn to Lark’s character.

  20. Harleigh Prince says:

    Beautiful! I really like this cover. Green Eyes *swooning! This seems like a great read for me. Want it. Need it. 😀

  21. Danielle Schneider says:

    I love the cover, I am normally a fan of colorful covers but this one works for me.
    The synopsis was great, it sounds like a very interesting read. I look forward to getting my hands on a copy 🙂

  22. hjl505 says:

    I think it sounds really interesting and the cover is amazing.

  23. Emma says:

    Beautiful cover that seems to elude to what might happen in the novel. It seems like an enthralling read which is right up my alley. The idea that someone would know who is going to kill them, and who they are going to fall in love with seems intriguing, What makes it even more interesting is the fact that the one she falls in love with will kill her. Overall this books seems like a very good read and I can’t wait to take it out for a spin. 🙂

  24. Emily says:

    The cover is beautiful and the book sounds exciting!

  25. Rain Jeys says:

    That cover is beyond gorgeous and I love YA Fantasy so this one sounds amazing!

  26. Julie Link says:

    This is definitely the type of book that catches my eye on the bookshelf and makes me read the book and then makes me want it!

  27. Captein says:

    Love the cover, it is very mystical.. jum

  28. Amy says:

    I love the cover and the synopsis is very interesting ! I can’t wait to read Lark Rising.

  29. Shelby says:

    This cover is gorgeous! It has a very fairytale feel to me, which I adore. I seem to be on a read-books-about-girls-with-bird-names kick lately, so Lark fits in wonderfully! I love the fantasy and adventure elements! And a dark romance is always exciting!

  30. KAREN DEGRAAF says:

    i think its awesome love it

  31. Anmiryam says:

    Great cover. I’ve been waiting for this book since I learned it was coming into existence last summer.

  32. Samantha Wallace says:

    I love the cover and the synopsis of the book, they look and sound GREAT!! Thanks for the giveaway!!:D

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