First Look: Cover Reveal for THE FLAME IN THE MIST!

Today I’m super excited to bring you the exclusive cover reveal for THE FLAME IN THE MIST – a fantasy upper middle-grade/YA debut by Kit Grindstaff (Delacorte 2013). Scroll down to read the synopsis, check out the AWESOME cover, and enter to win some prizes from the author herself!

The sun never shines in the land of Anglavia. Its people live within a constant mist created by their rulers, the evil Agromond family. The Agromonds’ control is absolute; no one dares defy them. But things are about to change, for the youngest of them is not like the others…

Fiery-headed Jemma has always felt like the family misfit, and is increasingly disturbed by the dark goings-on at Agromond Castle. On the eve of her thirteenth birthday, Jemma discovers the reason why: She is not who she thinks she is, and the Agromonds have terrifying plans for her. In mortal danger, she must flee from the castle.

But saving her skin is just the first of Jemma’s ordeals. Ghosts and outcasts, a pair of crystals, a mysterious book, and an ancient prophecy gradually reveal the truth about her past, and proclaim a destiny far greater and more dangerous than any she could imagine.

With her trusted friend, Digby, and her two telepathic golden rats, Noodle and Pie, Jemma faces enemies both human and supernatural. But in the end, she and her untapped powers might be the only hope for a kingdom in peril.

Kit Grindstaff

Kit Grindstaff was born near London, and grew up in the rolling countryside of England. After a brush with pop stardom (under her maiden name, Hain) she moved to New York and embarked on her still-thriving career as a pop song writer.

Kit now lives with her husband in the rolling countryside of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the SCBWI. The Flame In The Mist is her first novel.

And now for the cover! What do you think? Isn’t it incredible??

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And of course, a cover reveal isn’t complete without a giveaway! Kit was kind enough to donate an ARC of her debut (which I must say sounds dark and full of win) to one winner and a $20 gift card to a bookstore of choice to a second winner! That’s right – two winners, two awesome prizes. Just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

July 5, 2012



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    July 5, 2012

    This sounds totally interesting! I like the cover, so unique =D

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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    July 5, 2012

    I love the cover! I am a rattie owner myself, and I have never seen a cover with someone that has them on their shoulders like that!

    Holly (

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    Lady Ardour

    July 5, 2012

    This sounds like my type of book, and the front cover is very luring! :)

    Lady Ardour

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    Claire M. Caterer

    July 5, 2012

    What a beautiful cover & intriguing story. I love the red hair contrasted with the eerie mist-covered trees!

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    July 5, 2012

    Intriguing cover. The piercing blue eyes really grab you! Congratulations, Kit!

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    Peggy Eddleman

    July 5, 2012

    The story sounds incredible and I love the cover! I especially love the castle in the background and the ghosts. There's so much awesome going on in this cover!

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    July 5, 2012

    OOOH, Love this cover and the story line! Plus I happen to know Kit and believe me – she is a FANTASTIC writer. You will want to win this one…me too. This cover really sucks you in!

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    July 6, 2012

    love the ghouly feel to it
    cool rats

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    July 6, 2012

    Telepathic golden rats!!! OMG. MUST read this one now, LOL. Thanks for sharing!

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    Corey Schwartz

    July 22, 2012

    I can't wait for this book! Read a few chapters of an earlier draft and it was AWESOME!

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    David Gollancz

    July 26, 2012

    The cover is aaaalmost as exciting as the story! Read it!