Wednesday, January 29, 2014

OF SCARS AND STARDUST Cover Reveal!

Hi, lovelies!

Today is the day! I finally get to share a little bit of OF SCARS AND STARDUST with you all. 

When I was brainstorming cover ideas with my editor, we decided that it had to have an elegant and romantic (but not in, like, a kissing kind of way) feel to it. Because although this book is a psychological thriller and crazy things go down, it's also thoughtful and, I think, hopeful. This is the story of a girl who loves her sister with ferocity and who will do anything to keep her safe, even if it means doing the unthinkable. 

That being said, I think what my team at Flux came up with is so gorgeous and perfect and I wish I could just hug this cover (and them)! 

So heeere we go! The cover to OF SCARS AND STARDUST + a short excerpt: 

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        Somehow, I wasn’t completely panicked yet. Because to me, Ella was magic, bright and bubbly magic, and that kind of magic just didn’t get taken away. It just didn’t.
         As I came up to Rae’s house, I saw two Amble police cars tucked into the driveway. Grant’s silver bike was sprawled across the front porch. I let my feet hang off the pedals and the bike slide to a stop, just out of sight of the front window.
         I could tell them.
         I could tell them that Rae had left with some guy named Robbie that had a half-moon smile and heavy-lidded eyes. And that she’d packed all of her things in garbage bags and was probably somewhere past Ohio by now.
         I could tell them that Ella was with me at the party last night, even though I told her not to come. And that now she was missing.
         No. She wasn’t missing.
         I would find her. She’d be sitting in the field, knitting flowered hats or trying to decide if she should take home the half-frozen raccoon she’d found in between the stalks to feed it chicken soup. I’d take her home, and make her drink the cheap cough syrup that Mom always gives us, and put her to bed. And I’d make her leave the raccoon.

YAY! I'm so thrilled I get to share this little piece of this book with you! AND, even better, you can check out the reveal over at Icey Books today to win a signed copy!

Or you can pre-order a copy here, or add it on Goodreads right over here. Thanks again for sharing this reveal with me, Secret Lifers! 


Andrea Hannah writes about delusional girls, disappearances, and darkness with a touch of magic. When she's not writing, Andrea runs, teaches, consumes epic amounts of caffeine, and tries to figure out how to prevent her pug from opening the refrigerator (unsuccessful to date). She's represented by Victoria Marini of Gelfman-Schneider/ICM, and her debut novel, OF SCARS AND STARDUST, is coming from Flux in Fall 2014. You can add it on Goodreads here!

You can find her on Twitter @: http://twitter.com/andeehannah
Drop her an email @: andreahannahbooks@gmail.com
And visit her website @: http://www.andreahannah.com/


28 secret replies:

  1. Oh wow, I LOVE this. So haunting! Congrats!!

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  2. Wow! It's gorgeous! I love how the words fall toward the couple like snow, and how the whole cover has a sense of space.

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    1. Thanks!! I love that too, the placement of the text.

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  3. Oh, Andrea--it's HAUNTING AND GORGEOUS AND JUST YAY! I love it! Seriously can't wait to read this book.

    (Also, can we talk for a moment about how we both wrote thrillers centered around sisters, and I have a Violet (your daughter's name, as we discussed) in mine, and you have a Grant (my husband's name!) in yours? We might be the same person. Just saying.)

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    1. SPEAKING OF BEING THE SAME PERSON, I am in love with every single thing you've pinned onto your sekrit middle grade board on Pinterest and I'm going to need you to send me some of that ASAP and I'm going to also need you to tell me everything about it, kthanks. (And thank you! I love the cover too!)

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  4. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Beautiful! Haunting is definitely the word. And thrilled for you!!

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  6. OMG, I likes it! Congratulations!!

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  7. Oh, my gosh, I love this cover! Can't wait to read it!

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  8. Oh, I love the simplicity and maybe even mystery of it! Congrats!

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  9. Your team did a fantastic job. It's great that your editor wanted your imput. I've heard many stories of authors having zero say on design. Congratulations!

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  10. This is amazing!!! Love the cover and can't wait to read!!

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  11. LOVE LOVE!! SO exciting!! I can't wait to hold it in my hands ;o)

    CONGRATS!!

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