Exclusive Cover Reveal for BLACKFIN SKY by Kat Ellis – Plus Giveaway

Kat Ellis’s BLACKFIN SKY is a thriller, which features a kidnapping and a mysterious circus. I am more than excited to get myself a copy! I’m now thrilled to share with you all the US cover for her debut, coming from Running Press Kids this fall. Without further ado, here’s the synopsis! Then, check out the cover and enter to win a signed copy!

Just like any other morning, Skylar Rousseau is late for school, but when she is greeted by a blanket of silent stares upon entering Blackfin High, she discovers that the whole town thought she fell from the pier and drowned on her sixteenth birthday three months earlier. However, Sky remembers the last three months living her life as normal, and since she is a full, living breathing human being, she has no idea whose body is buried underneath her tombstone. Everyone seems reluctant to help except her steadfast friend and crush, Sean . . . and a secretive man who draws her to a mysterious circus in the woods.

Sky must wade through impossibilities and lies to discover the truth about what happened to her, which proves to be a bit difficult when someone is following her every move with the intent to harm her. And Sky’s only hope of finding the answers she seeks may have already been turned to ashes.

Kat Ellis is a young adult writer from North Wales and an active blogger and tweeter. Her debut novel, BLACKFIN SKY, is forthcoming in 2014 from Firefly Press (UK) and Running Press Teen (USA). Kat’s short story “Glimmer,” received a high commendation in the 2012 Bristol Short Story Prize. You’ll usually find Kat up to no good on Twitter, playing badminton like a ninja, or watching scary films with her husband and feral cat. She speaks Welsh fluently and French badly.

And now for the cover! What do you think?


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Thanks to Kat, I have one SIGNED paperback of BLACKFIN SKY for one lucky US winner (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.

February 19, 2014



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    February 19, 2014

    Thanks for the giveaway ! I love the cover and synopsis. It will be interesting to see what happens to Sky.

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    Nadia @ Nadia Reads

    February 19, 2014

    Thanks for the giveaway! I really love the different shades of blue that are on the cover!

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    February 19, 2014

    I love this cover. It fits the feel of the book well :D

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    Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy

    February 19, 2014

    I love the US cover! It’s quite different from the UK cover, but I do think it really tells what the story is about. SUPER excited to read this! Thanks for the awesome giveaway:)

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    Kaniesha @ Deux Lectrices

    February 19, 2014

    The cover is incredible, I love it! Minimalism is my favorite.

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    Debbie Causevic

    February 19, 2014

    I love the U.S. cover and I can’t wait to see Blackfin Sky in bookstores. Way to go, Kat! And what an amazing cover. Well done!

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    N.K. Traver

    February 19, 2014

    I am so excited to read this! Congrats on two awesome covers!

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    Hillary R.

    February 19, 2014

    I think the cover is really colorful! I like how the main colors that pop out are from the title and below where the top of the circus tent is. Thanks for sharing such an awesome giveaway! This book sounds interesting :]

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    Heather C.

    February 19, 2014

    I love how the cover isn’t cluttered. It’s simple, yet it’s gorgeous. =)

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    February 19, 2014

    I really do love the simplicity to the cover.

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    susan beamon

    February 19, 2014

    Very interesting cover, sort of an old time circus poster.

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    EM Castellan

    February 20, 2014

    I love the US cover even more than the UK one! Now I’m going to have to buy both books ;) Congrats Kat!!

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    Tammy Farrell

    February 20, 2014

    I can’t wait to read this!

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    February 21, 2014

    Ooh, a “mysterious circus?” I love books with circuses in them! The fact that this book is a thriller too makes me really interested in reading this one. The cover is a really cool one–a bit different than the usual one. I really like it. :)

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    February 23, 2014

    Love the circus theme for the cover with the bold yellow, red and blue.

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    Rachel O'Laughlin

    February 24, 2014

    I’m with Eve — I love this cover even more than the UK one, but I think I’ll need both. *emphatic nods*

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    Lauren Spieller

    February 27, 2014

    That is a GORGEOUS cover!!!

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    Kirsten W

    March 1, 2014

    Primary colors! No people on the cover! Those are basically my two favorite book-cover things, so I’m loving this ^_^

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    March 1, 2014

    I love the cover. I always look at the cover of a book in order to help me decide if I want to read the story. This one draws you in and I have added it to my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway and it will be interesting to see what takes place.

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    March 1, 2014

    This cover is epic! Love it!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    New follower :)
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    March 1, 2014

    The book sounds amazing and the cover is beautiful!!!

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    March 1, 2014

    Nice cover

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    Benjamin Gumbrell

    March 5, 2014

    This should be fun!