Tuesday, January 29, 2013

STAINED - YA book cover release!

once upon a time I read a wonderful young adult book titled "Hunted" by Cheryl Rainfield. another book in the current dystopian theme embraced by teens but with a well thought out storyline and wonderful characters that appeal to even grown ups. Ryan read it after I did and now harasses the author on Twitter about the pending sequel.......ah, kids these days!

needless to say, I am now a big fan of Ms. Rainfield's writing! she introduced a short story series recently titled Parallel Visions. I was completely dismayed to see that the first story was only 67 pages. I couldn't figure out how she could complete a complex storyline in that amount of time.......but she did! the story of a young girl who during asthma attacks can see visions and how she has to balance out the pros and cons of her unique situation. I can't wait to see what Kate will face in the subsequent stories!

so now to the main point of this post........ 

STAINED will be released November 19, 2013.......and Ms. Rainfield has included me in her cover release! 

I LOVE the tag line! "Sometimes you have to be your own hero" because really.......we all DO need to be our own hero! no one can sit around and wait, like some pathetic fairy tale princess, for her prince charming to ride up on a white steed! seriously!

Book Description:
In this heart-wrenching and suspenseful teen thriller, sixteen-year-old Sarah Meadows longs for "normal." Born with a port-wine stain covering half her face, all her life she’s been plagued by stares, giggles, bullying, and disgust. But when she’s abducted on the way home from school, Sarah is forced to uncover the courage she never knew she had, become a hero rather than a victim, and learn to look beyond her face to find the beauty and strength she has inside. It’s that—or succumb to a killer.

I like that once again, Ms. Rainfield has found a main character that has to face and overcome things every teen feels like they are facing.

From the author:
Like I did with SCARS and HUNTED, I drew on some of my own experiences of bullying, abuse, and trauma to write STAINED and to give it greater emotional depth. Like Sarah in STAINED, I experienced abduction, imprisonment, periods of forced starvation, mind control, and having my life threatened. And like Sarah, I tried hard to fight against my abuser, keep my own sense of self, and escape. I hope readers will see Sarah's strength and courage, and appreciate her emotional growth as she reclaims herself.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Available For Pre-Order on:
Amazon (hardcover): (well, it says you can get an email when avail)
Amazon (kindle) as you know I have a Nook....thankfully I can read Kindle books on my phone!

Amazon.ca (hardcover) Ms. Rainfield lives in Canada.....with an adorable little dog named Petal. 

November is a long way off! in the meantime, I highly recommend you check out Hunted and Parallel Visions.......both are books you and your teen/pre-teen can read and enjoy!

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