UNBREATHABLE Cover Reveal – Plus First Ever Giveaway

I’ve been excited to share the cover art for UNBREATHABLE with you all ever since I announced I’ll be publishing my YA scifi a few weeks ago. Now that the day has finally arrived, I’m nervous and excited and worried. But let’s just get on with it, yeah? First, here’s the synopsis, for any of you who may have missed it. Then, feast your eyes on the cover and stay tuned for the first UNBREATHABLE giveaway!

One hundred and fifty years ago, Earth was destroyed, and the remaining humans fled to the dusty red planet of Jutaire, where the only oxygen is manufactured, food is scarce, and death strikes often.

When Lissa’s father discovers Earth still exists, she accidentally inhales the toxic air of Jutaire, and in one breath, discovers she isn’t quite human.

Her father hangs for his discovery, and Lissa knows the Chancellors will come for her, for she saw the Earth that night too. With nothing to lose, she sets out to expose the truth. It isn’t long before she meets Julian, a beautiful boy who can breathe the toxic air like she can – and shows her that the Jute, the original inhabitants of the planet, are more tangled in their lives than she knows.

But the Chancellors are only pawns in a greater game – one where the Jute control everything. Worse, the Jute plan to leave Jutaire for Earth, but to get there, they need her. And they’ll stop at nothing until Lissa is in their clutches, even if they kill every human in the process.

The race for Earth has begun.

And now for the moment you’ve been waiting for: the UNBREATHABLE cover!
What do you think?


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And now for the giveaway! While eARCs aren’t ready to send out just yet, I’ll have them soon enough. One lucky entrant will receive their choice of either an eARC or a set of bookmarks. Just fill out the Rafflecopter below – and spread the word. 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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    Jen @ Almost Grown-up

    September 4, 2013


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    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

    September 4, 2013

    What a BEAUTY! I love it xD

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    Madison Louise

    September 4, 2013

    I love the cover!! So pretty!!

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    Richa @ City of Books

    September 4, 2013

    Love the cover so much! The sci-fi look is so beautiful <3

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    September 4, 2013

    I love the cover. The stars are gorgeous!

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    September 4, 2013

    The cover is absolutely GORGEOUS! I am so excited for UNBREATABLE’s release because I want to read it as soon as possible. Congrats on everything and I wish you the best of luck with your novel. :-)

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    September 4, 2013

    Love it – I looked at the cover, reread the blurb and they’re PERFECT for each other.

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    Josie @ AllBookedUpYA

    September 4, 2013

    I think this cover is amazingly breathtaking!

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    Rachel O'Laughlin

    September 4, 2013

    I knew it was going to be gorgeous, but HOLY FREAKING COW!!!! My jaw is just dropping, Hafsah. So lovely. And I can’t wait to have it in paperback on my shelf. <3

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    Crystal @Crystal in Bookland

    September 4, 2013

    It is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it and cant wait to get my hands on it!!!

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    Jennifer - YA BOOK NERD

    September 4, 2013

    Love it :)

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    Dahlia Adler

    September 4, 2013

    That is gorgeous!!!

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    Fly to the Sky

    September 4, 2013

    So pretty!! Must look away….. Seriously I have things to do today and the only thing I’m going to be able to think about is this beautiful cover!!!! Why did you do this to me?! WHY!!!

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    Ashley Casselman

    September 4, 2013

    I love the cover. It’s gorgeous! Can’t wait for it to be released.

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    Brianna C

    September 4, 2013

    I love this cover! The font is so pretty (which we already sort of knew from the teasers you’ve released)! I can’t wait to get a chance to read this. :)

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    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

    September 4, 2013

    The cover is just gorgeous!

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    September 4, 2013

    Gorgeous cover! Beyond words. Way to go girl!

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    September 4, 2013

    It’s so pretty!!!

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    September 4, 2013

    That cover is so gorgeous! That castle in the background is beautiful and the stars are amazing… very lovely! :)

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    September 4, 2013

    It’s a gorgeous cover!! I love how the Earth is playing peek-a-boo from behind the nebulose of stars!

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    Nikki @ The Paper Sea

    September 4, 2013

    I love the cover! The font treatment is just gorgeous, and all the stars! So pretty!

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    Amber H.

    September 4, 2013

    The cover is completely gorgeous! I love the stars and the font that is used for it. I can’t wait for it to come out and me be able to devour it! It sounds so good!

    Amber @Paradise of Pages

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    Jess @ Such A Novel Idea

    September 4, 2013

    That cover is just spectacular! I cannot wait to read it!!!

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    Squeak - The Alaskan Bookie

    September 4, 2013

    The Cover is Awesome!

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    Yvonne ShadowRealm

    September 4, 2013

    Holy crap this book sounds awesome! And I am loving the cover!! Can’t wait to read this!

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    susan beamon

    September 4, 2013

    the cover is very interesting. it would make me pick up the book all by itself.

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    September 4, 2013

    The cover is so gorgeous! Brilliant design and I love the fonts

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    Hillary Reyna

    September 4, 2013

    What a beautiful cover! Love it! Now I see why the pre-cover was almost the same blue as the real color. I hope I get to read this one soon! :D

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    September 4, 2013

    Hafsah! So happy and thrilled for you! You must be a nervous, excited ball of nerves! I can’t wait to get a copy of my own, so fingers crossed on the Arc win. It sounds like a really cool story and I have added it to my TBR list on Goodreads.

    Lily @ Bookluvrs Haven

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    September 4, 2013

    PS – I like the cover. Great imagery to compliment your synopsis.

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    September 4, 2013

    I think the cover is amazing. You did such a great job. I filled out your Google Form to be an early reader and haven’t heard from you so I’m hoping to win the eARC. Congrats!

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    September 4, 2013

    The cover is totally gorgeous.

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    Sadaf Habibi (@WeaklingNo14)

    September 4, 2013

    I think it’s absolutely gorgeous! And it really goes with what we’ve heard of the story :D

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    September 4, 2013

    I LOVE it! It fits so well, and it just looks fabulous.

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    September 4, 2013

    Love it. Can’t wait to read this.

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    September 4, 2013

    Ohmygosh, ohmygosh!!! I LOVE THIS COVER!!!!! It’s amazing! (Excuse excessive use of exclamation marks…oh what the heck, they’re not excessive!!!!!) I totally adore it!!!!!

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    September 4, 2013

    I really do like it!

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    September 4, 2013

    This sounds fantastic and the cover is (but of course) gorgeous!! Congrats, Hafsah!

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    September 4, 2013

    Love the cover, the fading (or maybe appearing castle), the milky way, a pink-fogged mountain top…millions of stars! Yes, I like it very much! Best of luck on Unbreathable!!!

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    September 4, 2013

    I LOVE the cover! It definitely catches the eye.

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    Lena Marsteller

    September 4, 2013

    WOOOW! Your cover is so beautiful!!!! I love the stars and earth, and Jutaire at the bottom on the page. Pretty blue and red colors. Such an amazing design! Wonderful Job!!! yeah!!!

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    Marie Landry

    September 4, 2013

    Hafsah, it is freaking GORGEOUS. I mean, I knew it would be amazing, but THIS. This is stunning. Now I’m even more excited to read it! :-D

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    Angie F.

    September 4, 2013

    I love the cover! I totally have a thing for planet photos. :)

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    September 4, 2013

    I love love the cover! Really looks like the type of book I would enjoy! Really hoping to win an arc!

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    Sarah P.

    September 4, 2013

    Your cover is breathtaking! The book sounds fantastic too. Can’t wait to read it. Congratulations!

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    Damaris @ Good Choice Reading

    September 4, 2013

    I really, really, really like this cover!! The font on it is perfect!!!!

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    Becca @ Nawanda Files

    September 4, 2013

    Soooooo pretty!!! I love the font and the earth. Gorgeous, Hafsah!! Can’t wait to read it :DD

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    Holly @ Holly's Reading Hollow

    September 4, 2013

    Lovely! Very intriguing! I LOOOOVE sci-fi, and I’ve heard of your blog before but didn’t know you were writing a book, so I’m really excited for it to release! I would LOVE the opportunity to have an ARC/eARC in exchange for an honest review!

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    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

    September 4, 2013

    Loving that cover! Even without the blurb it’s the kind of cover that would have me picking the book up to learn more!

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    Nuzaifa @ Say It with Books

    September 4, 2013

    Saying that the cover is gorgeous would be an understatement!

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    Sallie Mazzur

    September 5, 2013

    Congratulations! So exciting :) And the cover is GORGEOUS! I’m really looking forward to finding out what happens to Lissa! :)

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    September 5, 2013

    I’m late but OMG I’M SWOONING SO HARD OVER THIS COVER. I seriously stared for about five minutes, jaw dropped. You’re so talented and I am so excited to read it. I hope there will be a physical copy for me to buy so I can stare at this beauty on my shelves someday.

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    Adriana @ BooksOnHerMind

    September 5, 2013

    Ah!!!! I am so excited for you XD
    The cover looks badass. I love the stars. They look limitless.

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    Holly Letson

    September 6, 2013

    Congratulations! This is wonderful news.
    And, that cover is amazing. I love how you wrote the title.

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    Bieke @ Istyria book blog

    September 6, 2013

    I love the cover! It’s awesome! :D I love the style of the title. :)

    Thank you for the giveaway. ^_^

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    Chiara @ Books For A Delicate Eternity

    September 7, 2013

    This cover is so gorgeous! I wish I had awesome design skills like you, haha.
    I love the stars, and the different font types, especially.
    Good luck with your book, Hafsah! ^.^

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    September 7, 2013

    The cover is amazing! It really draws you in and makes you want to get the book and read it! Beautiful job!! :]

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    Marianne @ Boricuan Bookworms

    September 8, 2013

    I think the cover is beautiful! I really really want to read it!

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    September 8, 2013

    The cover is beautiful! I love the two fonts in the word unbreathable.

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    Denise Z

    September 8, 2013

    I am a cover gal and came across Unbreathable a short while ago and had to add to the TBR. Looking forward to getting my paws on this beautiful intriguing book. I think the cover really matches the synopsis and that makes me even more anxious to read it. Congratulations on the release and thank you for a chance to win and read this treat.

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    Tiffany Drew

    September 8, 2013

    I absolutely love the cover and I can’t wait to read it. Congrats!!!

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    Leigh @ Little Book Star

    September 11, 2013

    The cover is beautiful! and omg congratulations on your book! I cannot wait to read it :D I’m sure it’ll be awesomesauce and sci-fi is my favorite genre.


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    Sarah K

    September 11, 2013

    Congrat’s on your book:) It look’s amazing, and sounds like a book I’ll love.

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    September 11, 2013

    I like the different fonts that are used and the space & stars background.

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    September 12, 2013

    I LOVE the cover!! Makes me very interested to read this!

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    Nicci @ Paper Dreams

    September 13, 2013

    Stunning! And this sounds absolutely brilliant. I cannot wait to read it!

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    September 13, 2013

    Looks nice

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    Von P. (Mr. Book Wonder)

    September 15, 2013

    You are definitely a jack-of-all-trades! How did you do all of that? Blogging, writing, designing and marketing! I’m a fan lady! I AM A FAN! I CAN’T WAIT TO READ UNBREATHABLE!

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    September 15, 2013

    That cover *sigh!* it’s absolutely beautiful! Pretty and stunning! I would buy it just for that! It catches my eye right away :D

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    Natasha@ Primrose Musings

    September 16, 2013

    I love the cover. It looks so mysterious and beautiful at the same time.

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    Amy S.

    September 16, 2013

    Hafsah!!! This is so exciting and amazing! The cover is gorgeous and the story sounds incredible. Where will we be able to purchase a copy once it is published?

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    Lisa (Fic Talk)

    September 17, 2013

    The cover is absolutely dreamy. *sigh*

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    September 18, 2013

    The cover screams sci-if and is overall, great looking!