As we’ve been hinting at, our week of Fall 2017 cover reveals is coming soon—next week, in fact! Of course, we know we can’t have ALL the fun and reveals of a few of our Fall 17 titles have been dribbling out here and there—did you happen to catch EW’s Long Way Down reveal last week?
Earlier today, our friends over at Book Riot revealed the cover for Akemi Dawn Bowman’s Starfish so ICYMI, here it is (PLUS, we’ve got a teaser excerpt for you)! Starfish (Available 9/26/2017) is a debut novel about a half-Japanese teen who grapples with social anxiety and her narcissist mother in the wake of a crushing rejection from art school. Of course, like many novels, that one line summarization hardly does justice to the beauty of the story, or even of its cover, for that matter! Scroll on down and take a peek and then keep scrolling: find out a little more about Starfish, read a sneak peek, learn a little about the author Akemi Dawn Bowman, and if you’re so inclined, here’s a little Goodreads link for you!
About the Book:
Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, Kiko prefers to keep her head down, certain that once she makes it into her dream art school, Prism, her real life will begin.
But then Kiko doesn’t get into Prism, at the same time her abusive uncle moves back in with her family. So when she receives an invitation from her childhood friend to leave her small town and tour art schools on the west coast, Kiko jumps at the opportunity in spite of the anxieties and fears that attempt to hold her back. And now that she is finally free to be her own person outside the constricting walls of her home life, Kiko learns life-changing truths about herself, her past, and how to be brave.
From debut author Akemi Dawn Bowman comes a luminous, heartbreaking story of identity, family, and the beauty that emerges when we embrace our true selves.
About the Author:
Akemi Dawn Bowman is a proud Ravenclaw and Star Wars enthusiast, who served in the US Navy for five years and has a BA in social sciences from UNLV. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, she currently lives in England with her husband, two children, and their Pekingese mix. Starfish is her debut novel.