THE UNHAPPENING OF GENESIS LEE by Shallee McArthur — Cover Reveal and Giveaway

Shallee McArthur’s debut, THE UNHAPPENING OF GENESIS LEE, releases this fall from Sky Pony Press, and we’re delighted to be sharing her beautiful cover with you all today. It’s science fiction, and sounds fabulous. Read on for the synopsis, your first glimpse of the cover, and a giveaway!

Seventeen-year-old Genesis Lee has never forgotten anything. As one of the Mementi—a small group of genetically-enhanced humans—Gena remembers everything with the help of her Link bracelets, which preserve memories perfectly. But Links can be stolen, and six people have already lost their lives to a memory thief, including Gena’s best friend.

Anyone could be next. Which is why Gena is less than pleased to meet a strange but charming boy named Kalan who claims that they’ve not only met, but that Gena knows who the thief is.

The problem is, Gena doesn’t remember Kalan, she doesn’t remember seeing the thief, and she doesn’t know why she’s forgetting things— or how much else she might forget. As growing tensions between Mementi and ordinary humans drive the city of Havendale into chaos, Gena and Kalan team up to search for the thief. And as Gena loses more memories, they realize they have to solve the mystery fast.

Because Gena’s life is unhappening around her.

Shallee McArthur

Shallee McArthur originally wanted to be a scientist, until she discovered she liked her science best in fictional form. When she’s not writing young adult science fiction and fantasy, she’s attempting to raise her son and daughter as proper geeks. A little part of her heart is devoted to Africa after volunteering twice in Ghana. She has a degree in English from Brigham Young University and lives in Utah with her husband and two children. She is represented by Hannah Bowman of Liza Dawson Associates.

And because people always ask, her name is pronounced “shuh-LEE.” But she answers to anything that sounds remotely close.

And now for the cover! What do you think?

Unhappening-1b-UPDATE2-FINAL copy

Find Shallee on her Website | Twitter


And now for the giveaway! Shallee was kind enough to donate an ARC of THE UNHAPPENING OF GENESIS LEE to one lucky US winner! Prize will be shipped when available. Just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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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    April 28, 2014

    The cover is fabulous! The synopsis hooked me as well :)

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    April 28, 2014

    Cool cover, different

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    Krystal B

    April 28, 2014

    Love! I think it ties right in to what the book is about, that dancer looks like she’s dissolving…or unhappening. :)

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    Donna K. Weaver

    April 28, 2014

    Love the cover. Congrats!

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    Lisa Ann

    April 28, 2014

    Oh my gosh, I have been dying to see this cover! So gorgeous and dreamy and sic-fi! Exactly what I was hoping for!!!

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      Lisa Ann

      April 28, 2014

      Sic-fi?? What in the world is sic-fi???

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    Sandi bullock

    April 28, 2014

    Cool shallee! You’re a real author!! The cover looks awesome and I like the synopsis!

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    Nicole Zoltack

    April 28, 2014

    Love the cover!

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    April 28, 2014

    I am so excited to get my hands on a copy of this book! Wonderful Cover!
    Congratulations to Shallee!

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    April 28, 2014

    Shallee! I’m so excited for your book–and the cover is lovely. Congrats!

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    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

    April 28, 2014

    What a stunning cover! Adding this one to my wishlist. Thanks for the chance!

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    Jessie Humphries

    April 28, 2014

    Awesome, Shallee! So happy for you. And it was awesome to see you this last weekend!

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    Joshua David Bellin

    April 28, 2014

    Love the cover! So excited about this book!

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    Carol Riggs

    April 28, 2014

    Congrats to Shallee, and what a great cover. Glad to help a fellow Fearless 15er do some promo for this giveaway, and it’s also nice to find such a cool book site, here at IceyBooks!!

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    Jess @ Such A Novel Idea

    April 28, 2014

    OMG this book sounds amazing. I would pick it up based on the synopsis alone. However, I’d also pick it up based on the cover alone, which I think speaks volumes!

    Thanks for putting it on my radar :)

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    Cortney Pearson

    April 28, 2014

    LOVE this!!! I want to read it RIGHT NOW.

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    April 28, 2014

    this is the first I’ve come across this book and I’m definitely hooked!!! Love that cover!

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    Nae Stubbs

    April 28, 2014

    This is fantastic! Now I’m even MORE excited. Way to go, Shallee!

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    April 28, 2014

    This is a fabulous cover. Very popping. I also love the name Genesis and Gena for short.

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    April 28, 2014

    I love the cover and the book sounds so good! I’m happy for you! Congratulations!

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    Kerry O'Malley Cerra

    April 28, 2014

    Congrats, Shallee!!! It’s beautiful, and perfect, and sci-fi-y, and swoon. Totally in love with it and can’t wait to read it.

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    Melissa (Books and Things)

    April 28, 2014

    Love that cover and I swear that I’ve been enjoying sci-fi YA lately. I think I need to read this! :)

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    Kara M

    April 28, 2014

    That cover is gorgeous! I’m definitely reading w/ my eyes! The covers so crisp & dreamy looking! Can’t wait. The plot didn’t disappoint either! Can’t wait for more good things from the author.

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    Shallee McArthur

    April 28, 2014

    Thank you so much to everyone! I’m so happy to hear all the excitement. And thank you, Hafsa for hosting the reveal and giveaway!

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      Shallee McArthur

      April 28, 2014

      Aaand, I totally spelled your name wrong. Dumb phone! Sorry, Hafsah!

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    Leigh Covington

    April 28, 2014

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! This book sounds amazing and the cover is fantastic! Congrats Shallee! Can’t wait to read this!

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    April 29, 2014

    I love that cover. Oh gosh. It’s so cosmic and eye-catching, and I love it so much!

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    April 29, 2014

    That’s a beautiful cover. Looking forward to reading it.

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    May 2, 2014

    The book sounds great and the cover is lovely!

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    May 2, 2014

    That cover looks beautiful. I like that it’s just blue with black&white, it’s simple and pretty. It seems to me that most space picture recently have pinks and oranges thrown into it to give it a nebula/galaxy feel.

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    May 3, 2014

    It looks nice

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    Maren Washburn

    May 4, 2014

    This book looks and sounds magical and enchanting! I’m very excited for its debut.

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    Amy WIlson

    May 5, 2014

    Loved your class at LDS Storymakers, and I can’t wait to read this!

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    Margo Kelly

    May 5, 2014

    LOVE the cover! YAY Shallee!!

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    Bonnie Brown

    May 10, 2014

    Great cover! excited to read it!

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    May 12, 2014

    Can’t wait to read this book, Shallee!! The cover looks awesome :-)

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    Precy Larkins

    May 12, 2014

    Cannot wait!

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    May 12, 2014

    I love the cover! It’s CRAZY AWESOME!