You may already know that Cheryl Rainfield, the Governor General Literary Award Finalist and Toronto-area author, has a new book coming out on November 19, 2013, called Stained. However, today – January 29, 2013 – is the first time that the cover of this edgy, contemporary YA novel will be revealed to readers of the Toronto Young Adult Fiction Examiner on snaptwig.com, in particular, and the world, in general. For a novel about a sixteen-year-old girl, named Sarah Meadows, who has been plagued by stares, giggles, bullying, and disgust all her life because of a port-wine stain covering half her face and her subsequent abduction, Stained’s cover offers the perfect combination of a dark and eerie image with a grunge aesthetic from the font choice to the barely-there lines that cross the picture
Stained has been described as a “heart-wrenching and suspenseful teen thriller” in which a teen girl must “uncover the courage she never knew she had” to become her own hero. If this description and cover reveal intrigue you, then make sure you pre-order Stained, so you can read it for yourself on November 19th at any of the following retailers:
Amazon (Hardcover): http://www.amazon.com/Stained-Cheryl-Rainfield/dp/0547942087
Amazon (Kindle): http://www.amazon.com/Stained-ebook/dp/B00AUZS5VG/
Amazon.ca (Hardcover): http://www.amazon.ca/Stained-Cheryl-Rainfield/dp/0547942087
Amazon.ca (eBook): http://www.amazon.ca/Stained-ebook/dp/B00AUZS5VG/
The Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/book/9780547942087/?a_aid=allbookstorescom&selectCurrency=USD
Books a Million: http://www.booksamillion.com/product/9780547942087?AID=42121&PID=520726
Still not sure, check out the book trailer to learn more about this harrowing YA novel.
Whether she is writing a paranormal novel, like Hunted and Parallel Visions, or an edgy contemporary novel like Scars and Stained, Cheryl Rainfield is known for creating characters that draw on her own experiences of bullying, abuse, and trauma to give the her novels greater emotional depth. Ultimately, it is this infusion of the author’s own experiences that make Rainfield’s writing powerful and make her a Toronto-area author to watch.