FAKE ID by Lamar Giles Cover Reveal and Giveaway

Lamar Giles’s debut YA thriller, FAKE ID, hits shelves from HarperTeen, January 2014. Needless to say, I’m pretty excited for it. And I’m even more excited to reveal the color-popping cover for it! First, here’s what the book’s all about. And be sure to enter to win a copy of FAKE ID below!

Nick Pearson is pretending to be someone he isn’t. Not high school pretending. Witness Protection pretending. And the #1 rule is “stay low-key”. But, when his sole friend Eli dies in the school’s journalism room under mysterious circumstances, and Nick stumbles upon the conspiracy Eli planned on exposing, staying low-key takes a backseat to staying alive.

Newspaper Nerd Eli had a secret, an in-the-works story codenamed “Whispertown”. And it’s got a lot of folks interested. Like corrupt cops, the town’s shady mayor, and certain high-ranking government officials. Teaming with Eli’s estranged (and gorgeous) sister, Nick sets out to unravel the mystery and still maintain his cover. He’ll have to use all the deviant skills he’s gained from his racketeering dad, assassin godfather, and their Serbian gangster boss to find the truth. However, each clue brings him closer to answers he may not want. Whispertown is bigger than he could have ever imagined, and in its shadow stands a killer…a killer Nick fears may be his own father.

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Lamar Giles writes for teens and adults. Penning everything from epic fantasy to noir thrillers, he’s never met a genre he didn’t like. His debut YA mystery FAKE ID is about a teen in witness protection who investigates his best friend’s murder and stumbles on a dark conspiracy. It will be published in 2014 by HarperCollins Children’s Books/Amistad. He resides in Virginia with his wife and is represented by Jamie Weiss Chilton of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

And now for the cover! What do you think?

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And now for the giveaway! Lamar and HarperTeen have generously donated a copy of FAKE ID to one lucky US winner. Prize will be shipped when available. 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.



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    stephanie kuehn

    June 21, 2013

    I love it, Lamar! That is an amazing cover and I can't wait to have the book on my shelf!

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    Sarah Enni

    June 21, 2013

    This looks awesome!! I'm dying for some great YA mystery!

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    Writefully So

    June 21, 2013

    Looks cool. I really like this cover.

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    Rachel G.

    June 21, 2013

    Looks great! I'm definitely buying this for our YA collection at the library.

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    June 21, 2013

    Really cool cover!

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    ♥ Katrina ♥

    June 21, 2013

    Cute Cover! I'm adding this to my TBR list for sure!

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    Aimee L. Salter

    June 21, 2013

    I can't wait to read this, Lamar!!!

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    Chelsea Pitcher

    June 21, 2013

    LOVE the cover, and your premise sounds AMAZING! I wants it now! :D

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    Peggy Eddleman

    June 21, 2013

    So fabulous and eye catching!

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    June 22, 2013

    I really like the green on the cover and love a YA mystery.

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    Katiria Rodriguez

    June 22, 2013

    Awesome cover the book really looks and sound great I really want to get it!

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    Lamar Giles

    June 22, 2013

    I just wanted to drop in and say thanks to Hafsah, IceyBooks, and all of you who left comments. I'm glad you like the cover!

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    Shannelle C.

    June 22, 2013

    Wow. His father is potentially the killer? Wow.

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    June 22, 2013

    The cover is so colorful and eyecatching! I love it!
    Mary G loki

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    June 23, 2013

    Wow… Totally can't wait to read this! Adding it to my TBR list… Beautiful cover, too! ; ) I love this genre and I always wonder what made the author choose to write in this kind of genre? Thanks for sharing with us and Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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    June 23, 2013

    Great cover! Looking forward to owning and reading the book soon.

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    Denise Z

    July 1, 2013

    Thank you for sharing about this new (to me) read. I am definitely intrigued. I am not crazy about the cover, but the coloring is certainly eye catching and I would likely check to see what it was about just from that :)

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    Holly Letson

    July 4, 2013

    Nice cover. Sounds good.

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    July 6, 2013

    I really like the colors and the title's layout!

    After reading THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING (which I really, really liked) I've been wanting more Witness Protection books. Looks like I found one!

    Thanks for the giveaway!