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

Posted by on February 19, 2014

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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  1. 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 :]

  2. 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. :)

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

  4. 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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