Title: Phoenix Rising
Author: Bryony Pearce
Published: June 1st 2015
Publisher: Stripes Publishing
Genre: Young Adult, Post Apocalyptic
Length: 368 pages
Book Blurb (via Goodreads):
In a future world where fossil fuels have run out and democracy has collapsed, an outlawed pirate crew fight for survival on their ship, the Phoenix, kept afloat by whatever they can salvage or scavenge on the debris-filled seas. Toby has never known anything other than life onboard the Phoenix and he’s desperate for adventure. But when trouble comes hunting the Phoenix down, Toby realizes that what you wish for isn’t always what you want. He meets beautiful Ayla from the Banshee, a rival pirate ship and sworn enemy of the Phoenix, and his world is thrown into disorder. How can he know who to trust and what to believe? The future rests on him making an impossible choice…A gripping novel, perfect for fans of Anthony Horowitz, Eoin Colfer and Suzanne Collins.
I was given a paperback proof of this novel by the lovely folks at Stripes and I’ve already started reading it. I won’t say too much yet, but it’s a really great book so far and I’m enjoying it.
Now, to the purpose of this post – the cover reveal!
Now, I’ll admit, I actually like the minimalist cover that’s on the proof (it’s yellow with plain black text), but this is awesome too! I love how they’ve incorporated the faces into the skull. I think it captures the mood of the novel well and it’s certainly eye-catching! Great job to the designer Lizzie Gardiner and the design team at Stripes Publishing!
Phoenix Rising Goodreads Page.