Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday Feature: Annie Cosby's Learning to Swim



"... a darkly romantic beginning to what promises to be an unusual contemporary YA fantasy series."
- Serena Chase, USA Today

When Cora’s mother whisks the family away for the summer, Cora must decide between forging her future in the glimmering world of second homes where her parents belong, or getting lost in the bewitching world of the locals and the mystery surrounding a lonely old woman who claims to be a selkie creature—and who probably needs Cora more than anyone else.

Through the fantastical tales and anguished stories of the batty Mrs. O’Leary, as well as the company of a particularly gorgeous local boy called Ronan, Cora finds an escape from the reality of planning her life after high school. But will it come at the cost of alienating Cora’s mother, who struggles with her own tragic memories?

As the summer wanes, it becomes apparent that Ronan just may hold the answer to Mrs. O’Leary’s tragic past—and Cora’s future.

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The second book, Learning to Live, is out now!


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26 comments:

  1. Lovely books, I love when water's featured on covers. I've always been a swimmer. It's nice to meet, Annie!

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    1. Thanks so much, Leandra! I have a soft spot for water, too!

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  2. absolutely gorgeous covers. Will be checking these out! congrats to Annie!

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  3. Sounds like an interesting series and I love the covers, especially the font. They have a different appeal to them.
    Best of luck to Annie!

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    1. Yes, they stand out against others covers out there.

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    2. That's great to hear, thanks, Gina! I love all things Celtic :)

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  4. Lovely covers and an interesting plot. Congratulations, Annie. Best of luck to you. Thanks for telling us about these books, Kelly. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Beverly! And thanks to Kelly for having me!

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    1. That means the world to me! Thanks so much, Sherry! You've made my weekend :D

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  6. Excellent covers! Nice to meet you, Annie!

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  7. This is the kind of story I read when I was a young adult! Erm, when I wasn't reading Stephen King.

    I loved the protagonist being away in a vacation locale and mingling with the town folk. Always made me feel like I was on vacation myself, and that's what reading books is supposed to feel like to me.

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    1. I read books like this too growing up. :)

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  8. Oh yes! This will pull the YAs in like catnip! I love the idea of a series, and the covers are striking. Write on!

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  9. Sounds like an interesting series! The MC has lots of decisions to make. :) Thanks for sharing.
    ~Jess

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  10. Good meeting Annie and learning about her books! I've always liked being around water but I can't swim (don't know how to breathe properly and go into panic when I'm under). Half a year ago, I finally decided to push myself deeper and learn from my sister and friend and Fitness websites. I can swim now!

    Sorry about the ramble, but the title of Annie's book got me excited, as well as the part about the old lady who thinks she's a selkie creature.

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