THE POLARIS UPRISING by Jennifer Ibarra Cover Reveal and Giveaway

Jennifer Ibarra is one of the sweetest people I know. I recently had the honor of redesigning her website and the cover for her debut novel, THE POLARIS UPRISING. It was fun because we both have similar tastes – needless to say, I’m really excited to share it with you all, and Jennifer is too!

In less than seven years, eighteen-year old Ryla Jensen will succeed her father as the leader of Neress, a nation where all citizens are taken care of from the moment they’re born. Fed, clothed, educated, and sheltered, every need of theirs is met.

The only price they pay is their free will.

Groomed since childhood to take on a role she’s not even sure she wants, Ryla’s only escape from the pressures of duty is her sister, Alanna. But when her eyes are opened to the oppressive regime her father has built, she begins to question everything she’s set to inherit—and finds herself at odds with her sister’s blind loyalty to their father.

Torn between loyalty to her family and the fight for freedom, Ryla must make the ultimate choice and risk losing the person she loves most in the world: Alanna.

I fell in love with words before I could even read. Love the sound of them, the way they look on the page, the infinite number of ways you can put them together to form a single sentence a paragraph — or an entire story.

When I’m not writing or reading, I do marketing for a tech company, cook and bake, run, run, run (and run some more), follow celebrity gossip, and volunteer and raise money for my favorite causes.

And now for the cover! What do you think? I had the most fun with the colors – deep and rich.

Find Jennifer on Goodreads | Her Website | Twitter

And now for the giveaway! Jennifer has donated a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of her debut, THE POLARIS UPRISING, to one lucky winner. 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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    Jamie M

    June 11, 2013

    I think it's stunning. Thank you.

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    Hell-Bent to Read

    June 11, 2013

    That cover is GORGEOUS, Hafsah! I especially love the colors you used, as well as the font for the title. If I could have a book cover crush, this would be a new one! While this sort of has a similar premise to most dystopian novels, the 'taken care of since birth' concept is something I haven't read before. I'm curious to see how she pulls it off! Either way, it sounds fantastic!

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    Jennifer Iacopelli

    June 11, 2013

    Love, love, love! Great job, Hafsah! Jen's book is fantastic and you really captured it with the cover!

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    June 11, 2013

    The cover is really attention grabbing!! Fantastic :)

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    June 11, 2013

    Love the cover, love the blurb! Awesome job, Hafsah!

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    Jessica R

    June 11, 2013

    Ooh, great job on the cover! I love the rich colours. It's very eye-catching! Sounds like a really interesting book, too. Awesome all around! :)

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    Shannon R

    June 11, 2013

    Love it, very simple but very intriguing

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    Sarah S

    June 11, 2013

    I love the cover it's great! (=

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    June 11, 2013

    Very interesting :) Thanks for sharing!

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    June 11, 2013

    It's really nice, simple yet powerful! Thank you for the giveaway :)

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    June 11, 2013

    The bright shining North Star is very attention grabbing. The fence that is most likely the design of a chip not so much.

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    June 11, 2013

    What can I say, Hafsah–it's so much more wonderful than I could have imagined. You definitely blew me away!

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    June 11, 2013

    I love the bright burning star and the dark color of the cover the contrast between the two makes it stand out. This book sounds like it's going to an awesome 2013 YA Debut, I can't wait to read Jennifer's book!!

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    June 11, 2013

    The cover is amazing. Love the design and colors.

    Les Johnson

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    Danielle @ Ladybug Literature

    June 11, 2013

    Very pretty! I love the tagline especially. Very intriguing! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    June 11, 2013

    Great cover! Nicely done – very catchy. This sounds like a great read! Thanks for hte giveaway

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    June 11, 2013

    Wow! It's gorgeous. I love the colros and how they start off dark and gradually get lighter. Also, the star makes everything pop! :)

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    June 12, 2013

    I love it. Makes me want to read it even more. I love a cover that is catchy and also pretty colors. :)

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    June 12, 2013

    This looks great! Love that cover, too ; ) I always wonder if the author has any life experience that they put into their books? Thanks for sharing with us and Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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    June 12, 2013

    I love the purple!

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    Imel Cullen

    June 12, 2013

    the book cover is simple and describes the books (synopsis)

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    June 12, 2013

    I love the cover. It definitely is attention getting. The book sounds great as well.

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    June 13, 2013

    If its purple Ill love it! :)

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    Katiria Rodriguez

    June 13, 2013

    Love the cover it is Beautiful! thanks for the givaway!

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    Jennifer Crawford

    June 13, 2013

    I like the star – reminds me of church!

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    June 13, 2013

    I like the shading of magenta, very pretty!

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    Kayla Card

    June 13, 2013

    That color is gorgeous! I'm excited to read this :)

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    Inklings Booklings

    June 13, 2013

    The cover doesn't give too much away and this is what makes the book even more intriguing. Can't wait to read it!

    Inx from Inklings of two Booklings

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    Mary Preston

    June 13, 2013

    The cover is certainly eye catching and makes me want to explore further.

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    June 13, 2013

    It's beautiful.

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    June 13, 2013

    The cover is good

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    nurmawati djuhawan

    June 14, 2013

    i think the cover is simple…
    thx 4 the giveaway…

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    Dayna Janzen

    June 23, 2013

    I like the cover, not too complicated in design. To me, simple is better :)

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    Abbey Thomas

    June 24, 2013

    The cover is lovely. The story sounds great. I love a book with a strong heroine.

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    Justin Melter

    June 30, 2013

    This sounds pretty interesting actually. TY and GL to all!

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    July 9, 2013

    Who won the giveaway?

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      Hafsah - IceyBooks

      July 9, 2013

      The winner was contacted and has already claimed her prize. Thank you!