It’s live!! Cover Reveal: Perdita by Faith Gardner + Giveaway (US/Canada)



Welcome, everyone!

Today we’re super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for PERDITA by Faith Gardner, releasing August 18, 2015 from Merit Press. Before we get to the cover, here’s a note from Faith:

Hello YABC readers! My name is Faith Gardner and I’m thrilled to be here for the cover reveal of my debut novel PERDITA. Truthfully, I had no idea what the cover was going to be like. The design process was left up to the smart people at Merit Press, who know a lot more about book covers than I do. But I have to say I was delighted with what they chose. The cover captures the book’s darkness and mystery perfectly, and I’m a fan of the emerald green in contrast to the black and the lovely lotus flower. Personally, I prefer book covers without stock photos of people in them so that was the big thing that I was relieved to see (or rather not see) here. The process of someone else interpreting my story into a visual format was so exciting, and I’m incredibly grateful to the designer and my editor at Merit Press for the work they put into this.

~ Faith Gardner (PERDITA, Merit Press)




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by Faith Gardner
Release date: August 18, 2015
Publisher: Merit Press
ISBN: 9781440588112
About the Book
Sure, Arielle won’t deny that she has a vivid, even wild, imagination. Sure, it sometimes runs away with her. And yes, it’s true that she never recovered from the drowning death of her older brother, Justin, ten years ago, when Arielle was a little child. She almost hopes that ghosts are real, so that she might see Justin again. But ever since the misty morning when Arielle stumbles on the macabre sight of the body of her sister Casey’s best friend, Perdita, being lifted from a nearby pond, ghostly images begin to appear to Arielle. Can they be Perdita, reaching out as speculation about her death ramps up from suicide to foul play? Perdita’s younger brother, Tex, is back from private school, and Arielle can’t get him off her mind, although he’s a beautiful boy with scary secrets. Worse yet, there’s no one to tell: big sister Casey’s off to college, and Arielle discovers her own sister’s cache of secret writings, along with a bizarre note from Perdita. What’s real? What’s fantasy? In a compelling tale that hurtles toward a stunning conclusion, the imprint of grief and the boundaries of human imagination are.

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


b2ap3_thumbnail_Faith_Headshot.jpgAbout the Author

Faith’s short fiction has been featured in literary journals, online magazines and anthologies. Her YA novel Perdita will be published by Merit Press in 2015. She lives in Berkeley, California and plays guitar and sings in the band Dark Beach.

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Giveaway Details

3 winners will each receive a copy of PERDITA. 

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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24 thoughts on “It’s live!! Cover Reveal: Perdita by Faith Gardner + Giveaway (US/Canada)”

  1. Michaela says:

    I can’t wait to read! It sounds FANTASTIC!!!

  2. Susan T. says:

    This sounds creepy and sad. I love unreliable narrators too!

  3. Lauren Jones says:

    Can’t wait love the idea of this. it reminds me of the unbecoming of mara dyer but with ghosts.

  4. Cayla Ann says:

    Sooooooooooo pretty!!!! That cover!!!!!!!! The story looks super good and I can’t wait to read more!!!

  5. Nic says:

    Sounds intriguing, and the cover is gorgeous!

  6. Elaina says:

    The cover is awesome. I love that it has this beautiful flower, but there is also a creepy/dark aspect with the colors and lettering. The book sounds great and definitely matches the cover!

  7. Marianne Lavergne says:

    They say to not judge a book by its cover, but if the book is half as good as a cover, it’d be really really great. And the synopsis seems intriguing I always love reading about ghosts.

  8. bn100 says:

    sounds interesting

  9. Andrew says:

    The cover is super pretty, I love the color contrast; and I’m fascinated with some ghostly things so this definitely piques my interest!

  10. Maggie Reid says:

    Love this cover ! So creepy and pretty at the same time!

  11. Joan says:

    The synopsis of this book is so intriguing, it has definately raised my curiosity. The story line has drawn me in. It sounds like a very good read and I am always excited about “good reads”. Unfortunately, I do not think the cover does it justice. I agree that strange people pictures are a turnoff to me. Although your cover is pretty, so is a picture postcard. Thank heavens I read the synopsis. I would not buy this book based on the cover.

  12. Amanda Julia says:

    I like the quote on the cover and how it has a flower. It makes one wonder what the story will be about when the cover has the flower and a quote of whether the character is losing her mind or if she is being contacted by a dead girl. The synopsis tells me that the main lead will try to find answers about the death of her sisters best friend Perdita, and tries to discover the mysterious scary secrets that Perdita’s, younger brother Tex harbors.

  13. Jane says:

    Love the cover – it’s unusual and intriging

  14. Julie Link says:

    love these kinds of stories and the cover would definitely catch my eyes in the store.

  15. Erin says:

    I think the cover is really pretty. It’s simple, but nice looking. The book sounds really good and is definitely something that I would be interested in.

  16. jermika jones says:

    I like the quote on the cover and that the cover is simple but effective

  17. Cindy says:

    The cover sets an appropriate mood for the book, and I love the synopsis. Must read this book now. 🙂

  18. Emily says:

    the cover is lovely and the synopsis sounds exciting!

  19. Shay says:

    Well first off the cover is beautiful! There’s no mistaking that for the beauty that is capture by the lights of the emerald greens and blacks. The lotus flower is gorgeous as well of the interesting details of writing and the designed around the cover’s name. It truly also capture a mysteries vibe, yet, and beauty lost in the darkness to the light from the lotus flower. It truly can trap a(n) eye from first look (well I know it capture my eyes at first look anyway).

    As to the synopsis, in all honesty it pulled me in from the starts. From the mysteries yet how she feels like she is losing her mind from the finding/seeing of her sister Casey’s best friend, Perdita. As well not knowing what’s real and what’s fantasy. Over all it sounds like a incredibly great book to read. (Like I wish I had it in my hand right now to read.)

    Over all I would say the book’s covers goes great with the sound of synopsis.

  20. Jessie says:

    If I saw this cover in a bookstore, I would be drawn to it right away. It sounds like it reflects the book well, too. The synopsis gives me just enough details to make me want to read the book right away!

  21. Kelly mather says:

    I love this cover and I’m very excited to read this when it comes out

  22. kalissa says:

    I love the book cover it’s gorgeous and the synopsis is great it gives detail but not so much that it gives the book away with I love :D:D:D:D:D

  23. Kushnoda says:

    The cover looks amazing, i simply cant wait to read this. Hope i win :))

  24. Dan Denman says:

    I like the colors of the cover. I like the plot and the characters.

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