So, you guys know how I’m totally obsessed with The Art of Wishing and The Fourth Wish by Lindsay Ribar, right? Those paranormal YA romances I found so utterly unputdownable I literally got into a fight with my husband about my refusal to put the first one down when I was making us late for lunch? The sequel I found so utterly brilliant in its discussions of gender identity and fluidity and consent? (And if you don’t know my love for these books, do you even really know me? Please think about what you’ve done. And also go buy those books.)
ANYWAY, the fabulous Lindsay Ribar’s third book is coming out on June 7, 2016, and there’s pretty much no information available about it…until now. Here to reveal the perfect cover, talk a little about it, finally share the cover copy, and give away an ARC (!!!) is the lovely Lindsay!
Hello, loyal readers of Dahlia’s excellent blog! I’m really excited to share with you the cover of my third YA book, Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies, which comes out next June from Kathy Dawson Books / Penguin. This book is a bit of a departure from my Art of Wishing duology, in that it’s a lot darker, and the narrator is a hell of a lot more morally ambiguous.
Rocks Fall began its life as a myth retelling, and quickly morphed into a story about a town full of people tied together by one family’s very secret, and very intrusive, hereditary magic. As amazing editor Kathy Dawson guided me deeper into the story, themes of power, privilege, addiction, and toxic masculinity began to emerge as well—and the result is a book that I very hope will resonate with readers who like a little bit of darkness in their characters.
When I gave this book to my editor, I honestly had no idea what the cover should look like. I mean, let’s be honest; it’s a really strange book. It’s quite paranormal, but there aren’t any vampires or witches (or genies) in it. It’s about some serious stuff, but there are parts that I still think, after years of writing and rewriting, are pretty damn funny. It’s got a bunch of kissing, but it’s not really a love story. How to capture all that in a single book cover? Frankly, I think the team at Penguin did a really excellent job. So, without further ado…
Twin Peaks meets Stars Hollow in this paranormal suspense novel about a boy who can reach inside people and steal their innermost things—fears, memories, scars, even love—and his family’s secret ritual that for centuries has kept the cliff above their small town from collapsing.
Aspen Quick has never really worried about how he’s affecting people when he steals from them. But this summer he’ll discover just how strong the Quick family magic is—and how far they’ll go to keep their secrets safe.
With a smart, arrogant protagonist, a sinister family tradition, and an ending you won’t see coming, this is a fast-paced, twisty story about power, addiction, and deciding what kind of person you want to be, in a family that has the ability to control everything you are.
I mean…!!! Like, how can you not. HOW CAN YOU NOT. And since you obviously can’t not, here are some links to help with that whole TBR/preorder thing!
Lindsay Ribar is a literary agent by day, a YA writer by night, and a fan of concerts, fanfiction, cat pictures, and Dahlia Adler. She lives in New York and occasionally wishes she were Canadian.
Find her on Twitter and Tumblr @LindsayRibar
So?? What do you guys think of that cover??