Thursday, January 31, 2013

THE YEAR OF SHADOWS Cover Reveal Week - Day 3– Final Cover and First Page

Hello and Welcome to today's exciting cover reveal for Claire Legrand's THE YEAR OF SHADOWS! I know, I'm extremely excited about being able to team up with Claire and Simon Kids to reveal this lovely cover. Why delay any longer, check out this cover!



 What do you think of the cover?  Isn't it a lovely cover? I love the look on the cat's face. I wonder where that stair case leads to. I can't wait to see this cover out in stores! Guess what else I have for you today, a giveaway and a sneak peak of the first, along with a guest post from Claire!

This is our exclusive sneak peak into page #1. I am already in love. I seriously love that there's a silhouette of the cat on this page *must get book*.



THE YEAR OF SHADOWS Flap Copy

Olivia Stellatella is having a rough year.

Her mother left, her neglectful father—the maestro of a failing orchestra—has moved her and her grandmother into his dark, broken-down concert hall to save money, and her only friend is Igor, an ornery stray cat.

Just when she thinks life couldn’t get any weirder, she meets four ghosts who haunt the hall. They need Olivia’s help—if the hall is torn down, they’ll be stuck as ghosts forever, never able to move on.

Olivia has to do the impossible for her shadowy new friends: Save the concert hall. But helping the dead has powerful consequences for the living . . . and soon it’s not just the concert hall that needs saving.

Giveaway Details

To celebrate cover reveal week, Claire is giving away seven awesome prizes – seven prizes for seven different winners!


To win one of these prizes, simply comment on this post! The giveaway begins today and ends Thursday, February 7th. U.S./Canada only. Also, for more chances to win, don’t forget to comment on the first two cover reveal week posts at Icey Books and The Book Smugglers!



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Thank you to Simon & Schuster Kids and Claire Legrand for being apart of Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids today. 

About The Book:


By: Claire Legrand
Published by: Simon & Schuster
To Be Released On (around): August 27th, 2013
Soon to be available for Pre-Order on: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes

12-year-old Olivia Stellatella and her father have sold all their belongings to keep her father's orchestra from going bankrupt. Now, they live out of suitcases in the back rooms of Emerson Hall, where the orchestra performs.

Olivia hates it there.

She hates her squeaky cot and shabby clothes. She hates her father, too, for being so obsessed with music that he drove Olivia's mother out of the house and got them into this mess. Most of all, Olivia hates the orchestra. It's the orchestra's fault that her father's the way he is. She can't wait for it to fail.

Until the ghosts come.

They're lonely, frightened, and stuck in our world. Only if Olivia and the 12-year-old usher, Henry, can help the ghosts solve the mysteries of their deaths -- deaths that are somehow related to the Hall's past -- will they be able to move on and find peace. But time -- and money -- is running out. The mayor wants to bulldoze the Hall to the ground, which would put Olivia and her father out on the streets and trap the ghosts in our world permanently. And other ghosts -- bad ones -- will do anything to keep them here. As the “ghosts of Emerson Hall” craze sweeps the city, Olivia faces life-changing family secrets and must fight for her life when her world, and the world of Death, collide.

THE YEAR OF SHADOWS is a middle grade ghost story about loss, magic, music, and the power of friendship - quoted from 
Goodreads

About The Author:


Claire is a Texan living in New York City! She writes fantastical stories, and her daemon is an ocelot but sometimes a unicorn. When presented with the choice to high five or not to high five, she will always choose TO HIGH FIVE. Her first novel, THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS, due out August 28, 2012 fromSimon & Schuster BFYR, will probably give you nightmares. Or at the very least make you buy a nightlight. Her second novel, THE YEAR OF SHADOWS, due out Fall 2013, also from S&S, involves several ghosts, a girl who lives in a haunted music hall, and a rather insouciant cat. Her third novel,WINTERSPELL, due out in Fall 2014, also from S&S, is a young adult retelling of The Nutcracker, full of faeries, bloody swordfights, and forbidden romance. 

Follow Claire via her: Blog | Website | Twitter | GoodReads | Facebook | Tumblr

39 comments:

  1. YES YES YES!!!! I love the cover!!!! I can't wait for The Year of Shadows! I throughly enjoyed the Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls.
    Claire Legrand, you are my new favorite author!

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  2. It's gorgeous!! Yay for you!! I just finished Cavendish last night. And then had to go and turn all the lights on :S I will blame my next electricity bill on you!

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  3. Love the cover - can't wait to read it!

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  4. Yay! The cover is fabulous, and p.1 has me hooked already. Especially knowing the book centers around music. It's officially on my list!

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  5. Aww, Claire, it's gorgeous!! I love that it's so classic...except for Olivia. Can't wait to read it!! <3

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  6. Love it, can't wait to read the whole book! Congratulations to everyone!

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  7. Fantastic! It looks amazing. Well done! *sends it straight to the TBR pile, yessss....*

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  8. HOMG. This cover. It's GORGEOUS! :KLDSFJSLDFJ. *squee* I cannot WAIT to read this book. <3333

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  9. Page one has a cat...AND the Star Wars text effect?!? ;) Page one is made of win!

    Also, I still want that jacket. Or at least the skull patch.

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  10. This cover is fabulous!! It sounds really good too. Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. Everything about that book is beautiful! I want it now! :)

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  12. Beautiful cover! I love it! Fantastic illustration, and very inviting. I want the jacket too! lol

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  13. I am excited for this book. I love this style of Gothic books for children. I am excited to read it :) ...

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  14. Oh, that's just beautiful. I absolutely can't wait for this book.

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  15. AHH I LOVE THE COVER! Also, omg the design. I have stars in my eyes. I'm so excited for this book! :D

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  16. Oh I love it! It has so much character, and I also love the look on the cat's face. Perfect!

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  17. Awesome cover! I love how scowly (and yet, as I remarked yesterday, how infinitely huggable) Olivia looks. I don't know that she'd LIKE a hug, you know, but I'd totes hug her anyway, because it looks like she could use one. I can't wait to read her story!

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  18. Wonderful!! I love the format of the first page too. Can't wait to read it!!

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  19. Love the cover!!! So awesome :D

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  20. Oh, that cover looks like fun. I loved The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, but I can already tell that this one will have a different feel. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. The cover is amazeballs! I absolutely love the inside layout. So...can I read it now?!

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  22. I've been stalking this cover reveal through its whole tour now- and it's totally worth it! I love the cover and I cannot wait to read the book. Thank you!

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  23. Olivia sounds like such an awesome character!! This is a lovely concept:)

    Beautiful cover too:)

    Thank you:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

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  24. That is a great cover! I agree, love the cat. And love the premise. Sounds like a fun read! Would love to win.

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  25. Great cover! Love the girl's expression! Sounds like a fast, fun read for the kid at heart!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

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  26. Oh wow! This cover is AWESOME! Cannot wait to add this book to my collection. :)

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  27. LOVE the cover! I'll definitely be reading this : )

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  28. LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE

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  29. I LOVE the cover :D And I'm definitely down for anything written by Miss Legrand!

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  30. I love the idea of this book! I can' wait to read it! The cover looks awesome and I was immediately drawn in, then I read the little summary and it was like: BAM! I NEED TO READ THIS! :D

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  31. Would love to add The year of Shadows to my school library collection. It is just the type of book that is sure to be a Kid Lit Favorite.

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  32. The cover is beautiful and the storyline has me wanting to read more. Love it when that happens and they both gel together. Thank you for sharing with us :)
    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  33. ERMAHGERD! I'm dying with that teaser first page! I'm so dying to read The Year of Shadows after recently finishing The Cavendish Home for Peculiar Children!

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  34. Woot! Not only is this book GORGEOUS, but it sounds amazing!

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  35. Oh my gosh, the whole thing is absolutely STUNNING. Wow. The cat silhouette, the font, everything... And of course, the content is super tantalizing, too. :D Thank you so much for the awesomeness!

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  36. Super excited for this book! She is an awesome writer and her books have an awesome creep factor.

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  37. Oh how my boys and I adore middlegrade books like this! They love the cover - even though there's a girl on it, lol! Great illustrations! Cannot wait to have this one in our hands!!!

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