Tuesday, June 19, 2012

All the Broken Pieces Cover Reveal & Excerpt

I'm really excited today to be taking part in the cover reveal for All the Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen, coming in December 2012 from Entangled Teen. When I read the synopsis for the book, I knew right away it sounded like something I really wanted to read. So keep scrolling down for the cover, the synopsis and an exclusive excerpt from the book.

What if you life wasn't your own?

Live comes out of a coma with no memory of her past and two distinct warring voices inside her head. Nothing, not even her reflection, seems familiar. As she stumbles through her junior year, the voices get louder, insisting she please the popular group while simultaneously despising them. But when Liv starts hanging around with Spencer, whose own mysterious past also has him on the bring, life feels complete for the first time, in well, as long as she can remember.

Live knows the details of the car accident that put her in the coma, but as the voices invade her dreams, and her dreams start feeling like memories, she and Spencer seek ut answers. Yet the deeper they dig, the less things make sense. Can Liv rebuild the pieces of her broken past, when it means questioning not just who she is, but what she is?

If you ask me, this cover is simply gorgeous. I love the way the glass changes the eye and hair color. I also feel like it's really representative of what the book is about when it talks about Liv, the main character not even recognizing her own reflection.

And now for the exclusive excerpt:

Olivia reached up, feeling the tender spots on her head. Her fingers brushed across a row of—were those little ridges made of metal?
            “Careful. The staples are almost ready to come out, but it’s still going to be sore for a while.”
            Staples?!Her stomach rolled. I have staples in my head? She lowered her now-shaking hand. “Can I get a mirror?”
            Mom looked at Dad, then back at her. “I don’t think that’s a good idea. Not until you’ve healed a little more.”
            Mom patted Olivia’s leg. “You just relax. We’ll be back in a few minutes.”
            The two of them left the room, but when Mom swung the door closed, it didn’t latch. Olivia could hear their voices in the hall.
            “I still think we should…” She couldn’t make out the rest of Dad’s muffled words. “…know if I can do this.”
            “…late for that,” Mom said. “We’d lose everything, including…” Her voice faded as they got farther away. “…have to move.”
Olivia could tell the conversation was tense, but the words were impossible to decipher now. Holding a hand in front of her face, she turned it back and forth. A plastic tube ran from her arm to a machine next to her bed. She peeked into her nightgown and stared in horror at the long red stripe running down her chest.
            You’re alive. You shouldn’t be thinking about looks.

            Lowering her hand, she scanned the room. I wonder how my face looks. From the way Dad stared at me, plus the fact Mom won’t let me see a mirror, it must be bad.
            Brains are more important than looks.
            That’s what ugly people say.
            Olivia put her hands on her head and squeezed. “Stop it,” she whispered to her arguing thoughts, hysteria bubbling up and squeezing the air from her lungs. What was happening to her? Why didn’t she recognize her parents or know where she was? Who she was? Tears ran warm trails down her cheeks. “Just make it all stop.”

If All the Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen sounds like something you would be interested in reading, be sure to pick up a copy when it comes out in December 2012. You can also already pre-order the book from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. You can also add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads.

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1 comment:

  1. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I just adore this cover so much!!!!! It is so different from the other YA covers and it just looks so mysterious!!!!!!Too bad the release date is so far away!!!!! Thanks for sharing! The excerpt is awesome!!! BTW I love your blog!!!!!!!! Can't wait to read more of your posts!

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