Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bookanista Preview: So Silver Bright Cover Reveal--AND A GIVEAWAY!!!!

Yay--it's Bookanista Thursday again, and I am SO excited today because I get to be part of a very special campaign to promote a book I have been waiting FOREVER to read: SO SILVER BRIGHT, by the lovely Lisa Mantchev

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?

*drumroll please*

Ta Da!


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!

Ready...set...GO!

And make sure you check back tomorrow for the full reveal. I promise YOU WILL LOVE IT!

For more awesome book recommendations, check out what the rest of the Bookanistas are up to:



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59 comments:

  1. I've heard great things about these books but never read them. I'd love to win just looking at the awesome covers.

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  2. Wow!!! Those covers! Just wow! I have never read any of her books but would love to! Count me in!

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  3. Ohh. I can't wait to see the whole cover. They've all been so beautiful and original so far! I love this series because it's like nothing else I've ever read. It's fantastic!

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  4. The cover work is just beautiful. I would love to read the book.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  5. What a brilliant way to reveal a cover.

    This sounds stunning!!!

    sf

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  6. I've never heard of these books. I think I need to look up the blurb for the first one. And those covers are gorgeous. I love the fireflies in the first. And I love her freckles in the peak you gave us. So adorable.

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  7. Those are stunningly beautiful covers! I'd like to be entered in. :)

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  8. Those covers are awesome, dripping in sauce!
    Throw me into the drawing please

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  9. the covers are fantastic, i do love them! i read the first from the library but don't own it. sweepstakes! hahah.

    <3

    thekiddetective@gmail.com (because i don't know for sure if my profile has my email addy)

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  10. I have been wanting to read this series for some time now - would love to win it!

    Margay1122ATaolDOTcom

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  11. I am not familiar with this series. The book covers are fabulous. I'd like to win too, since I clearly need to read them.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

    gillael@aol.com

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  13. I've always wanted to read EYES LIKE STARS... maybe this is my chance! The cover for SO SILVER BRIGHT looks incredible... even if it is only one piece!

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  14. ALL of these covers are AMAZING!! I've considered buying the series a bunch of times just because of their covers.
    lexie.bookbug(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  15. I am a follower and email subscriber. I have never read any of the books. I would love to read this book. The covers are beautiful. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  16. That looks so good. I hope I win!

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  17. This book series looks so amazing ^_^
    And it's got the loveliest covers I've ever seen

    faefever25@hotmail.com

    Good luck to everyone for the giveaway

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  18. I agree that the covers for these books are amazing. I love them! can't wait to see the ENTIRE new cover. Thanks for sharing!
    seescootread[at]gmail[dot]com

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  19. Puts my little MS Paint drawing to shame. Ü Someday I will learn to draw like that...
    Funny Stuff I Write And Draw

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  20. GORGEOUS EYES. Love these covers--and the whole Theatre Illuminata scene!

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  21. Stunning covers! How have I never read these book? Must remedy that.

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  22. Ohhhhh, prettttttyyyy! Lovely cover! I haven't read this series, but it looks great!

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  23. It certainly is an evil campaign!

    My word verification is "artiver." That should be a word to describe a beautiful, artistic cover, methinks.

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  24. Totally agree with you on how pretty these covers are! Can't wait to see the newest!!!

    Confession time, I borrowed book 1 a long time ago but had to return it before I could get to it! I still haven't gone back, even though I've totally been meaning too!

    Thanks for reminding me I have to get this back in my book pile (one way or another!). :) Thanks for the giveaway too!

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  25. Those covers are amazing- never read any of her stuff, but you have changed my mind!

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  26. Yet again I am blown away by reviews of books I've never heard of! I'm so glad you do these reviews!! These sound (and LOOK) fantastic!

    The giveaway is super great! Thanks for offering it to us :D

    Cheers!
    Jen

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  27. With such sultry eyes, this has to be another great addition to the series.

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  28. Great review. Gorgeous cover.

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  29. Agree! The covers are so pretty. I can't wait to read So silver bright!

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  30. LOVE this series! SOOOO original, wonderfully descriptive, and unique. I don't think I can wait to read So Silver Bright...I might just wet myself... ;) I think I need cake to keep me occupied while I wait to see the full cover tomorrow morning!

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  31. :hides in shame: I haven't read any of her books. But you can sign me up!

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  32. Wow, pretty covers *dazzled* I am indeed a sucker for cover art ;)

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  33. Thanks for the chance to win! I haven't read this series yet and it looks so good! :)

    Sysha
    rain_orchid11 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  34. Wow, the covers are really gorgeous!

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  35. I really love these book covers. Gorgeous.

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  36. Dang! Those are such beautiful covers! I've been dying to read Eyes Like Stars.
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    cheboricuas AT gmail DOT com

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  37. Beautiful covers. I've been wanting to read EYES LIKE STARS for awhile now.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    ashelynnsanford AT hotmail DOT com

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  38. Awesome giveaway!

    Stephanie
    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

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  39. I had a feeling this would be amazing! Love the synopsis! Gorgeous, gorgeous cover!

    Now I really want to win!

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  40. Cover is beautiful!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  41. I miss one day and see what happens?! I haven't read these. I haven't even seen these. Where have I been?! :-)

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  42. Ew, I forgot to enter. Must have had computer problems that day! Now to fix it.

    kathrynroberts at hotmail dot com

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  43. These are on my TBR list, it would be great to win the first one. Thank you for the giveaway!
    methom@earthlink.net

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  44. Ah, this looks fascinating! Winning this will force me to buy the first two, you know... :) Thanks, Shannon!

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  45. Yay, yay, enter me!
    yahongchi@live.com
    How does it feel to be part of a brilliant/evil campaign, by the way? :P

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  46. Those covers are GORGEOUS. What a great cover reveal idea.

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  47. Entering! I love this style of art. Can't wait to read the books, one way or another.

    librarylily at gmail dot com

    ...which, thanks to your comment form, now appears on my profile. Sorry if I've made you sad by commenting without it attached! ;)

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  48. I've heard good buzz about these books, and of course I love faeries (am writing faerie romances, you know), so I'd love to read these. Plus, Sat. the 26th is my birthday! What a great birthday surprise, right?

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  49. I love the covers in this series! I would love to read these books.

    rosashah@gmail.com

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  50. It is a beautiful cover, besides I love fairies. Especially the real ones.

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  51. The synopsis sounds as amazing as the cover!! SO beautiful.

    paulakaymac at comcast dot net

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  52. I love the new cover! Can't wait till it comes out. I can't wait to see what happens next.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    chickenherder@hotmail.com

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