3 S.R. Johannes: Bookanista Cover Love: Faking Normal by Courtney Stevens

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bookanista Cover Love: Faking Normal by Courtney Stevens

Today is the special cover reveal of Courtney Stevens, Faking Normal:

Alexi Littrell hasn’t told anyone what happened to her over the summer. Ashamed and embarrassed, she hides in her closet and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does. 
At school, nobody sees the scratches or her pain. The only person she connects with is the mysterious Captain Lyric, who writes song lyrics on her fourth-period desk for her to complete. 
With pencil marks and music, Alexi carves out a comfortable space for herself as she and the Captain finish each other’s songs – words on a desk feel safer than words spoken aloud. 
But when Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend who understands her better than anyone. He has secrets of his own and knows all about suffering in silence. 
As they lean on each other for support, Alexi gives him the strength to deal with his past, and Bodee helps her find the courage to finally speak up. 
Love this cover!

1) I hear the cover in real life ia A-Maz-ING with tons of special and sparkly stuff. :)
2) I love this girl. Red head with freckles. Not the normal gal you see on covers. 
3) Creates some mystery - I want to know 'what's up with the trees?'

Faking Normal will be released from HarperTeen on February 25, 2014. (earlier than the date listed on Amazon, woot woot!)

You can add Faking Normal to your Goodreads shelf and/or pre-order Faking Normal on Amazon.

Cover Reveal Contest: 

A few deets on the prize package! The winner receives: 

 - A signed ARC of Faking Normal 
 - A hand-painted cover rock by Courtney 
 - Signed postcard 
 - Silicone “Channel Your Brave” bracelet 

Since hand-painted cover rock isn’t usual book swag, you might want a little background. In Courtney's family, they paint rocks for significant events. (how cute is that?)

And, the bottom of the rock contains a sneak peek spolier!

Enter by filling out the Rafflecopter below. (U.S. only. Giveaway ends July 8, 2013.) 

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About the author:

Courtney C. Stevens grew up in Kentucky and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She is an adjunct professor and a former youth minister. Her other skills include playing hide-and-seek, climbing trees, and being an Olympic torch bearer. Faking Normal is her first novel.

You can find Courtney here: Email – channelingbrave@gmail.com Twitter Tumblr Facebook 

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1 comment:

cleemckenzie said...

I love stories with tormented characters who connect and help each other. Sounds great.