Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Cover reveal ~ STAINED by Cheryl Rainfield

From Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Available November 19, 2013

Sometimes you have to be your own hero.

Book Description: 

In this heart-wrenching and suspenseful teen thriller, sixteen-year-old Sarah Meadows longs for "normal." Born with a port-wine stain covering half her face, all her life she’s been plagued by stares, giggles, bullying, and disgust. But when she’s abducted on the way home from school, Sarah is forced to uncover the courage she never knew she had, become a hero rather than a victim, and learn to look beyond her face to find the beauty and strength she has inside. It’s that—or succumb to a killer.

From the author:

Like I did with SCARS and HUNTED, I drew on some of my own experiences of bullying, abuse, and trauma to write STAINED and to give it greater emotional depth. Like Sarah in STAINED, I experienced abduction, imprisonment, periods of forced starvation, mind control, and having my life threatened. And like Sarah, I tried hard to fight against my abuser, keep my own sense of self, and escape. I hope readers will see Sarah's strength and courage, and appreciate her emotional growth as she reclaims herself.

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  1. This sounds really good. I love the cover too. I will definitely have to get this one when it comes out!

  2. Eeeep. This sounds a bit scary. It makes me sad too.

  3. Valerie, thanks so very much for being part of the STAINED cover reveal; I so appreciate it! (smiling)

    Amy, so glad you like the sound of STAINED and the cover, and will get it when it comes out! (beaming)

    The Autumn Review...yes, it is a bit scary and sad. But it also has a strong girl character who finds a way to save herself. But if it's not your kind of book, that's okay! :)

  4. oh my, I really have to add this one to my TBR list! It sounds so good, and very intense. Plus that cover, just wow!

    Magen Corrie
    ~Corrie the Book Crazed Girl

  5. WoW, this book sounds intense. I added it to my list of must read books but I may have to bump it up the line because it sounds great!

  6. What an intense cover! I've heard great things about Rainfield's writing. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Magen, so glad you'll add STAINED to your TBR list; thank you! (beaming)

    Dione, I think it is intense. :) It's also got some hope, and a strong girl character. So glad you added it to your must read books!

    Sarah, it is gritty. I tend to write about painful issues I know.

    Andrea, yeah, the cover is intense. :) I like that, because it fits my writing. So glad you've heard good things about my books!

    I love the cover, too. I think it tells the reader immediately what the book is about, just like SCARS did. :) So glad you all liked the cover!