Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: These Broken Stars

I'm super excited today to be able to share with you the cover for These Broken Stars, a new young adult science fiction novel by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner set to release in December from Disney Hyperion. I also have the pleasure of introducing you to Tarver, war hero and love interest extraordinaire, so get ready to add this one to your "must have" lists!


Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
December 10th, 2013
Disney Hyperion

It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.

The first in a sweeping science fiction trilogy, These Broken Stars is a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds.


Early praise For These Broken Stars:

"Absolutely brilliant. This is the sci fi I've been waiting for! Action, romance, twists and turns–this book has it all!" – New York Times bestselling author of Across The Universe, Beth Revis

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AMIE KAUFMAN + MEAGAN SPOONER


Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner are longtime friends and sometime flatmates who have traveled the world (but not yet the galaxy), covering every continent between them. They are sure outer space is only a matter of time. Meagan, who is also the author of the SKYLARK trilogy, currently lives just outside DC, while Amie lives in Melbourne, Australia. Although they currently live apart, they are united by their love of space opera, road trips, and second breakfasts.

AMIE

 MEG

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MEET THE "STARS" - TARVER

You see that gorgeous photo up there? One of the things we adore about our cover is how well-cast the models in the photo shoot were. It’ll be a while before most people get to meet Lilac and Tarver completely, but we thought that since you’re all getting a little glimpse at them on the cover, it’d be a good idea to tell you a little more about the stars of the story! Meet Tarver--for Lilac, click here!

Age: 18
Height: 6’2”
Hair: Dark brown
Eyes: Brown
Rank: Major

Bio: Tarver Merendsen is a decorated war hero. He enlisted when he reached his majority at sixteen, and by eighteen has been promoted with unusual speed to the rank of Major, acquiring a chest full of medals along the way. Raised on a quiet planet in a rural area, he’d rather spend an evening with his platoon than facing down a room full of cameras, and he’s uncomfortable in the spotlight. High society makes his teeth hurt. But despite appearances, he’s about to discover that Lilac LaRoux isn’t like the rest of them. And if they’re going to survive, they’re going to have to work together.

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MORE THESE BROKEN STARS GOODIES

Five other fabulous blogs are participating in this cover reveal extravaganza, each with unique content about the making of the cover, the characters themselves, and the story behind the title, so be sure and visit them so you don't miss out on any info and enter for a chance to win an ARC!

Cuddlebuggery: See what the cover COULD have looked like, plus a live interview with Amie and Meg!

The Book Smugglers: This is all well and good, but what do the authors REALLY think about their cover?

The Midnight Garden: Where did the title come from?

Pub(lishing) Crawl: Check out this exclusive interview from cover designer Whitney Manger!

Mundie Moms: Want to know more about the characters on the cover? Click for more about Lilac!

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GIVEAWAY

Thanks to Amie, Meg and Disney Hyperion, I have one ARC of These Broken Stars to give away on the blog today! To enter, please just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway is open to US/Canada only. Good luck everyone!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

81 comments:

  1. I think the cover is pretty, though I think he looks kind of strange hanging from nothing. :P The girl looks gorgeous and that dress - wow!

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  2. Gorgeous starry space background. Love her dress and wondering Tarver will be saving Lilac. Can't wait to see what happens on the planet. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  3. Oh, girl. I saw this cover and immediately added it to my TBR pile. I know some fuss about girls in dresses but this is BEAUTIFUL! Plus, space? Oh, yes. I WANT!! *greedy, grasping hands reach forward*

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  4. Oooh, well this is pretty! I'm a sucker for nebulas and space images and this one is so pretty! And Ms. Beth Revis says it's good? I must keep my eye out for this one then! Thanks for sharing, Jenny ;)

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  5. That cover is beautiful ... and blue. What is going on with all the blue covers? Did I miss something?! Was there an "all covers will now be blue" memo I missed?

    I got Skylark from BEA last year (and met Meagan Spooner!) but I still need to read it. I am so behind on my reading its not funny.

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  6. The cover is beautiful! The green and blue are deceivingly tranquil. MIchelle K

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  7. Thanks for introducing Tarver! I love the star look on covers and this one really fits. I also love the huge text. :)

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  8. A lovely cover and an interesting premise. I'm curious to learn more. Thanks for sharing, Jenny!

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  9. I love Meagan and Amie! And this book sounds and looks amazing. Can't wait!!

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  10. So gorgeous! I love the magnitude of it ^^ and it's SHINY

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  11. WOW I'm in love with that dress! It's so pretty and I like the color *stares at the cover* Oh thanks for sharing it. I hope to get to read it soon :)

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  12. Lovely cover! This is one book that I love to read :)

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  13. Omigosh Jenny this cover is SO pretty!! And the book sounds SO good!!!! :D I can't wait to read it!!

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  14. I think I'm in the minority about the cover :(. It's a different version of the same cover for Tempest, and to me, it doesn't really portray a science fiction novel.

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  15. Wow, it's so beautiful! I love the colors...thanks so much for the giveaway:)

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  16. Ooh this is gorgeous! It sounds interesting too, and you gotta love a Beth Revis endorsement! :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  17. It's SUCH a beautiful cover! Can't wait to read it!

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  18. The cover is gorgeous. Can't wait to read it!

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  19. What do i think? What do i think?! GORGEOUS, STUNNING and BREATHTAKING! A seriously amazing cover for an amazing sounding book. I love the contrast between the girls emerald dress, fiery red hair, and blue space behind :D Also liking the font they picked. CAN NOT WAIT TILL DECEMBER >_<

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  20. I love this cover, so stunning and the synopsis sounds like Titanic in space. I am most curious about this one. I am watching for it! Thanks for sharing, Jenny and thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. Love the cover - it's bright and evocative. And the typography is amazing. I can't wait to read this book!

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  22. I love this cover! The green dress is stunning and looks perfect with the awesome starry background. It's gorgeous and makes me want to read it even more!

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  23. So gorgeous! Definite eye-catcher!

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  24. Tall? Dark hair? Hmm... I like the sound of Tarver. ;)

    This cover is gorgeous! Publishers really are excelling themselves these days. I know I can't say no to it now. :D Thanks for sharing, lovely!

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  25. Seriously? You want to know what I think of the cover? Seriously?

    Have you seen the cover? I don't think you need me to tell you it is gorgeous! Still want to know what I think?

    LOVE it! :D

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  26. Whoa. That cover is amazing. Wow. I'm starstruck.

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  27. I really love this cover! The colors are so vibrant! Beautiful.

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  28. Hm...did your blog really look like that yesterday? Or have I been blind for months, lol. Must be tired today

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  29. I love the cover of this one and it sounds amazing as well! I wonder how it'll read since it's a dual-written novel, but I'll be adding this to my shelves for certain! :)

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  30. Absolutely beautiful ~ and the plot sounds cool ! Can't wait!

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  31. I love the sense of separation/connection that the cover conveys--great tension!

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  32. It's stunning! The stars and the dress are my favorite part, and of course the almost connection between the two MC's.

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  33. I'm so in love this cover! STUNNING! GORGEOUS!

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  34. It's so beautiful! I love the green dress! <3 I can't wait to read it.

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  35. It's times like this I wish I lived in the US/Canadaaa!The cover is sooo gorgeous<333 Thanks for sharing!

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  36. I love the cover! And I love the title and the font too, very perfect. But the description of the story is actually what I love the most. This book sounds AMAZING!

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  37. I love the colors, the font styling, and the background - it's so gorgeous!!

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  38. I really like the cover! :) It's a bit too busy for my favorites, but I'm a fan overall.

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  39. The cover is gorgeous, and I love how the two are reaching out towards each other.

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  40. It's really cool! I like the green dress and the cartoon-y feel!

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  41. gorgeous :) Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Gorgeous, as everyone has said. What I would like to know is are they reaching towards each other, or is something pulling them apart?

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  43. That cover is absolutely gorgeous! *drools over Lilac's dress*

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  44. Oooh, pretty cover!! Though I do wonder as to the true functionality of that voluminous dress Lilac is wearing, as pretty as it is. I am so happy that there seems to be an increase in interest in sci fi lately because I love it. This one sounds pretty dang good!!

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  45. It's quite beautiful although I think that it would be better featuring real people.

    mestith at gmail dot com

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  46. I love art work for covers. To me it looks like a painting that I would want on my wall. Although the title takes away from how stunning the cover is.

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  47. It's a fabulous cover, not only for the beautiful dress and pretty faces, but I love the typography of the title 'These Broken Stars'. It all pulls together to make a great impact for shelves.

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  48. Her dress and her hair-STUNNING. But I'm not sure if I like the guy and that font used for the title =\

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  49. wow this cover is GORGEOUS! I love how pretty and creative it is! Thanks for sharing!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

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  50. That dress, talk about a lot of fabric! Love the font. Not so sure about the model's hair, looks fake.

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  51. The cover is really beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway. Tore923@aol.com

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  52. The cover is magical! The story sort of reminds me of On the Island but I guess only in the way that they're stranded together on an island. I love the idea of that, because it takes away all outside social casts and you're just down to each other. Thanks for the giveaway and sharing, Jenny. :)

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  53. I love the colors on the cover! Its beautiful! The contrast of the girl with red hair in a green dress with the night sky and stars as the background is amazing! Thank you for this amazing giveaway and the chance to win!

    melissargolden@yahoo.com

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  54. Cover is definitely eye-catching and looks larger than life - love the background with the bright stars!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

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  55. I love the cover, but more than Lilac's dress, I love how the stars look.

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  56. I think the cover is fantastic, I love the colors and the characters reaching for each other.

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  57. the cover is gorgeous!!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!

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  58. I really love the cover, it's gorgeous!

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  59. That cover is seriously so stunning! The font is amazing, the colors are so vibrant, and I love how it's simple but eye-catching :)

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  60. Love the dress, especially how it seems it flow.

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  61. I love it, love the dress and the colors, not so much the font. But I still want it!

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  62. I think that is a HUGE dress! Never seen one like it! Would you wear it to the grocery store Jenny? Green would look pretty with your hair! I absolutely love the title. Anything with stars and broken well, I'm there.

    I met Megan Spooner recently and she didn't say a damn word about this book. Maybe I forgot to ask. I was too star struck, five authors and I wasn't expecting her so I hadn't done my research. Anyway, long time coming or not, I'm ready for this book!

    Heather

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  63. I LOVE the cover (and the synopsis. The cover reminds me a little of Vortex by Julie Cross but with stars :)

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  64. This is currently my favorite cover EVER. Like, top 3 favorites. I can't even stand how gorgeous it is!! So achingly romantic!! I MUST READ THIS BOOK!!

    OK, major fangirl moment is over. ;)

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

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  65. Thanks so much for the great giveaway. It's a gorgeous cover!

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  66. I think the cover is absolutely gorgeous! ♥

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  67. I love the thinness of the font against the beautiful image - it sets both off well. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Shalena @ Writer Quirk

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  68. This cover is GORGEOUS! I can't wait to read it! It sounds pretty awesome
    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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  69. It's gorgeous, I LOVE the girl's dress!

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  70. I'm absolutely obsessed with this cover!

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  71. I think it's gorgeous! It's separate parts look odd, but all together it's really nice.

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  72. The cover is freaking gorgeous, I want it!

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  73. I think it's gorgeous!! Love the saturated colors and that green dress billowing out at the bottom -- perfection. I can't WAIT to read this one!!!

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  74. The cover is beautiful -- that background especially! Such beautiful stars! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

    Liza @ Book Crook Liza

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  75. very beautiful and magical looking :)

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  76. Very pretty cover and the synopsis sounds intriguing! Also, a swoon-worthy war hero? Yes please!

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  77. I like the use of text on the cover, it is so neat. I rarely see text like this on book covers.

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