We are beyond thrilled to share the beautiful cover for the YA steampunk adventure 27 Days to Midnight by Kristine Kruppa.
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Everyone in Dahlia’s world knows when they’re going to die. Except her.
Her father has never shown her the pocket watch counting down the days she has left to live. When he sacrifices himself to save her from her scheduled death, Dahlia abandons her comfortable home and sets off after his murderer to uncover the secrets her father died to protect…and the time research that could bring him back to life.
Then she meets Farren Reed. She should hate him. He’s an enemy soldier, a cowardly deserter, and the most insufferable man Dahlia’s ever met. Still, she needs all the help she can get, and Farren is the only chance she has to find the man who murdered her father. But Farren has only twenty-seven days left on his watch. … Continue reading 27 Days to Midnight Cover Reveal!
I think we’ve all been there — that moment where you’re on the Goodreads profile for one of your most anticipated reads, and staring in shock at the release date that feels like it’s light years away. Why hasn’t time travel been invented yet?! Is it possible to go to sleep and not wake up until _____ (October, November, December, January…)?
But you’ll make it somehow… right? You hang on every character the author tweets, nearly die a thousand deaths when an advance preview is released, and sit and drool when the gorgeous cover is finally revealed. You’re so full of excitement that it feels like there isn’t any room for anything else!
The only solution? Hitting that pre-order button even though your book-buying habits will be your ruin. Or stalking your local bookstore in hopes that it somehow magically appears early on the shelves. Or even doing the entire county a favor and requesting that your library order the book if they value good literature. You will get your hands on a copy the minute the book sees the light of this world!
Sometimes, when you’re completely immersed in a good book, it’s hard to remember that anything exists outside of the pages. That not only is there a whole world out there, but an entire literary world full of book-minded people creating amazing things — and not just new books.
There are incredible literary startups launching all the time seeking to improve the reading and publishing experience, often using crowdfunding to get their start and utilizing technology every step of the way to create and share their vision. It’s amazing what they can accomplish, and the literary world is all the better for the diversity and imagination that they bring with them! Check out some of our favorite literary startups below.
Don’t worry — no books were harmed in the above photoshoot. How is that possible, you may ask? It’s a waterproof book, produced by Bibliobath! The brand-new company was successfully crowd-funded and opened in July. Their mission? To produce classic literature that can be enjoyed anywhere — especially while relaxing in the bath or by the ocean or pool — thanks to its waterproof, tear-resistant pages.