REVEL by Maurissa Guibord is coming out Tuesday and today I'm giving you five reasons to get excited. Plus a giveaway!
1. The cover
How beautiful is that? Stunning!
2. The summary
There's an island off the coast of Maine that's not on any modern map.
Shrouded in mist and protected by a deadly reef, Trespass Island is home to a community of people who guard the island and its secrets from outsiders. Seventeen-year-old Delia grew up in Kansas, but has come here in search of her family and answers to her questions: Why didn't her mother ever talk about Trespass Island? Why did she fear the open water? But Delia's not welcome and soon finds herself enmeshed in a frightening and supernatural world where ancient Greek symbols adorn the buildings and secret ceremonies take place on the beach at night. Sean Gunn, a handsome young lobsterman, befriends Delia and seems willing to risk his life to protect her. But it's Jax, the coldly elusive young man she meets at the water's edge, who finally makes Delia understand the real dangers of life on the island. Delia is going to have to fight to survive.
Because there are monsters here. And no one ever leaves Trespass alive.
How awesome does that sound?
3. The setting
An island off the coast of Maine, shrouded in mist. Gothic, romantic, spooky, and perfect! Maurissa lives on the coast of Maine and was inspired to write the book after a visit to Peaks Island. The details are lush and it's one of those settings you just lose yourself in. Hopefully not literally...since, ya know, people don't leave Trespass alive....
4. The words
The first line of the book reads:
Maybe I should have known from the beginning to stay away from Trespass Island.
Yeah. MUST HAVE NOW.
You can read a longer excerpt here. But beware...you will get hooked.
5. The author
Maurissa is awesome. What? You need proof? Like...pictures? Okay. Well, you guys know I can be a bit...weird. But when we were at a conference and I suggested we run off to a vintage photo shop and dress as witches, she didn't even hesitate.
Me, Sonia Gensler, and Maurissa being serious writers.
Yeah, that happened. Awesome.
So there are your five reasons to revel in REVEL. Share these reasons with others and YOU COULD WIN!
I'm giving away a hardcover of REVEL and a signed hardcover of THE DEAD AND BURIED to one winner. Enter by posting a comment below. Earn more entries by:
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Please let me know what you did in your comment so I'll know how many points to assign to you. This one is U.S. only, sorry. Giveaway ends Saturday 2/16/13.