It’s live!! Cover Reveal: The Stars Turned Away by Lisa Maxwell + Giveaway (US Only)



Hi, YABCers! We’ve got another gorgeous cover reveal for you! 

Today we’re super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE STARS TURNED AWAY by Lisa Maxwell, releasing February 2, 2016 from Simon Pulse. Before we get to the cover, here’s a note from Lisa:


Hi YABC! And welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for THE STARS TURNED AWAY! I’m so excited to finally be able to share this cover with you all. When this book sold back in 2014, it was called HEARTLESS THINGS, but the team at Simon Pulse had an idea in mind for the cover that required a new title. Many, many months and emails later, we decided on the perfect one—THE STARS TURNED AWAY—and then I finally got to see the cover they’d had in the works all along. I’ll admit, when I was writing the book, I didn’t really have a sense of what I’d want for a cover. “An island, maybe?” I thought vaguely. But when I saw the gorgeous, finished cover, I was blown away. I hope you are, too! 


~ Lisa Maxwell (THE STARS TURNED AWAY, Simon Pulse)



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by Lisa Maxwell
Release date: February 2, 2016
Publisher: Simon Pulse
ISBN: 978-1-4814-3204-7
About the Book


For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home—all because her mother believes that monsters are hunting them. Now these delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. The only saving grace is her best friend, Olivia, who’s coming with them for the summer.
But when Gwen and Olivia are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and taken to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey, Gwen realizes her mom might have been sane all along.
The world Gwen finds herself in is called Neverland, yet it’s nothing like the stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through her fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the roguish young pirate who promises to keep her safe.
With time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But will she be able to save Neverland without losing herself?


b2ap3_thumbnail_Lisa-Dunick-Outdoors-53-Edit.jpgAbout the Author

Lisa Maxwell
 is the author of Sweet Unrest and Gathering Deep. She grew up in Akron, Ohio, and has a PhD in English. She’s worked as a teacher, scholar, bookseller, editor, and writer. When she’s not writing books, she’s a professor at a local college. She now lives near Washington, DC, with her husband and two sons.

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Giveaway Details

One winner will receive a signed ARC of THE STARS TURNED AWAY (when available). 

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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34 thoughts on “It’s live!! Cover Reveal: The Stars Turned Away by Lisa Maxwell + Giveaway (US Only)”

  1. Melissa Hardy says:

    I love the cover! So eye catching!

  2. Rosalyn Eves says:

    This looks fantastic Lisa! Congrats.

  3. Mithila says:

    Absolutely adore the font! The cover has such an eerie feel to it and the synopsis is so intriguing! Neverland!!

  4. Stefani says:

    I’m loving this cover! It’s eerie and creepy, and it matches the synopsis perfectly. I need this book yesterday. Peter Pan is one of my absolute favorite stories, and I can’t wait to see Neverland turned on its head in this book!

  5. Raychelle Steele says:

    The synopsis already had me hooked but oh that cover! Now I really can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  6. Vivien says:

    I love the cover!! So excited to read this one 😀

  7. Michelle R says:

    That is a beautiful cover. Love it. This book sounds amazing.

  8. Alison says:

    The cover is what sold me on this one. Without even reading the synopsis I was caught.

  9. Sui Generis says:

    Ohhhh, I think both are done wonderfully! They’ll really catch the attention of readers!

  10. Sui Generis says:

    Ohhhh, I think both are done wonderfully! They’ll really catch the attention of readers!

  11. I love the cover! Insanely beautiful and I can’t wait to read this book! It’s looks so interesting and awesome!!

  12. Love the cover!! It has a dark eerie feel to it! I can’t wait to read more from Lisa Maxwell! Thank you SO MUCH for this AWESOME Giveaway! 🙂

  13. Hayley C says:

    Whoa this seems crazy! Definitely my type of read. Amazing, beautiful cover too.

  14. Kayla Wickham says:

    delicious. I want it.

  15. Stephanie Ward says:

    I LOVE this cover!! It’s simple, but there’s just something about it that draws your attention. Love the font and the floating tree. I can’t wait to read this one!!

  16. Dianne Barahona says:

    The cover is absolutely beautiful. It’s subtle yet it draws you in and I really like that. The synopsis has me intrigued and I can’t wait to read this.

  17. Carol says:

    The synopsis is pretty awesome, but kudos to whoever did this GREAT COVER! It’s amazing, like a work of art! I’m definitely going to buy a hardcover!

  18. Emily says:

    That is a great cover and the book sounds AWESOME

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  20. Cindy says:

    I love the cover and synopsis. They are amazing!

  21. Esthefania says:

    The cover looks really good. It somehow reminds me of Neverland, because it’s not a place you can easily access, and the plot looks really interesting. I also like that the main characters are both girls.

  22. Lillian says:

    The cover’s really interesting and represents the idea of being constantly uprooted because of her mother’s fears very well. The synopsis sounds interesting, but the cover really drew me in.

  23. Agustina Gonzalez says:

    i love the cover, its so dark and mysterious.

  24. Amber says:

    The cover looks amazing and this book sounds great!

  25. Skylar Love says:

    Can’t wait to find out what role the illustration on the cover has in the book!

  26. Kelly Mather says:

    I love how dark the cover is!!! This book sounds really interesting. Can’t wait to read it!

  27. Angelica Ortiz says:

    The cover is absolutely amazing. It is definitely a major factor drawing the readers to read this book! The synopsis sounds THRILLING, I must say!

  28. rebecca says:

    its cool and reallly grabs you in

  29. Megan says:

    Cover definitely eye catching and interesting premise.

  30. Maranda Hymes says:

    It sounds great, can’t wait to read. Also that cover is beautiful!

  31. Vika S says:

    AMAZING cover!

  32. Rachel Danielson says:

    The cover looks awesome! Can’t wait! -Rachel

  33. Becca Hansen says:

    Oh my goodness! The cover gave me goosebumps. It’s so beautiful and looks so haunting! I love the font on the cover. It’s so eye-catching, I would definitely pick it up in a store! The synopsis pulled me in and I need more!!

  34. Shay Rahim says:

    The cover is absolutely beautiful. It’s what drew me to the boom in the first place. Really eye catching, I love it.

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