I think most of you know what a huge Lisa Mantchev fan I am. (I mean, I gave her a whole WEEK on my blog last year). Her books truly are one-of-a-kind, and I have been desperate for SO SILVER BRIGHT since the day I finished PERCHANCE TO DREAM.
Sadly, I still have a bit of a wait on the book (though they tell me an ARC might be on the way soon--*SQUEALS AND DIES OF HAPPINESS*) But...they gave me something to tide me over. See, Lisa's books aren't just known for the page-turning, gorgeous, unlike-anything-else writing. They're known for their AMAZING covers.
I mean, they really are GORGEOUS. So gorgeous I'm tempted to buy prints and hang them on my wall. Look at how awesome they are:
We're talking seriously, seriously beautiful art. So I've been DYING to see the cover art for SO SILVER BRIGHT, crossing my fingers, toes, and eyes it wouldn't let me down.
Well, I can tell you right now--IT DOESN'T DISAPPOINT. It *might* even be my favorite of the three. And today, I am honored that I get to help reveal it!
But... only a little piece.
In what I think is a brilliant (and evil) campaign, Feiwel & Friends has been revealing the cover piece by piece all week throughout the blogosphere. So today, I have a tiny snippet for you--and the rest will be revealed right here tomorrow. Make sure you come back.
Are you ready for it?
AHHHHH--it's Bertie's eyes (with WAY cool eyeliner, btw) and silver hair!!!!!
Love, Love, LOVE!
And just to tease you even more, here's the blurb from the back of the book:
Bertie thinks her quest is almost done. With the help of Ariel and the rest of her friends, she has managed to find her father and rescue the kidnapped pirate, Nate, from Sedna the sea goddess. Now all she has to do is reunite her father, The Scrimshander, with her mother, Ophelia, and she will finally have a true family of her own. However, things are never easy for Beatrice Shakespeare Smith. Her father has vanished, Sedna is out for revenge, her own actions have trapped the Theatre Illuminata, the only home she’s ever known, into a strange kind of limbo, and the stress of her in-between state is tearing apart the fragile threads of her mother’s sanity. Bertie’s best hope for salvaging the situation may lie in the summons by Her Gracious Majesty, Queen of the Distant Castle and hope of winning the magical boon given to the most pleasing performance. Bertie is caught between her growing responsibilities to home and family and the dream of flying free, just as her heart is torn between her two loves, Ariel and Nate. With so many forces pulling on her, how will Bertie be able to choose which wish to make come true?
In case you missed the other cover pieces, you can find them here:
AND--because Feiwel & Friends is AWESOME--they've donated a signed paperback of EYES LIKE STARS for me to give away to one lucky commenter on today's post. (Trust me guys, you want this book. This series is not to be missed!).
To enter, make sure you follow my blog and leave a comment on this post by 11:59 pm PST on Saturday, February 26th. I'll draw one random winner and post their name on February 27th. One slight change from my usual contests though: this contest is limited to US and Canada residents only (or, those with a US or Canadian mailing address, at least). Since I'm not the one providing the prize, I didn't get to set all the rules this time. Sorry international followers!
And make sure you check back tomorrow for the full reveal. I promise YOU WILL LOVE IT!
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