Happy Tuesday! Today I am going to be unveiling the cover for Rafferty Lincoln Loves, the debut YA novel by the lovely Emily Williams which will be out on 14th February.
I love discovering new and upcoming YA authors so when Emily reached out to me via Twitter I couldn’t say no. I can’t wait to read the novel myself and a review of it will be up at the start of February. I hope you will all look into it too.
Anyway, without further ado here is the cover…
Ahh! I love it! The colours are so vibrant and my eye is drawn to it straight away. The use of an origami horse is very original (I first thought the cover would feature a lifelike image of a Horse) so I was pleasantly surprised. There’s also a sense of mystery behind the cover. Yes, you know it’ll be about horses but not what the plot is about. Some covers in my opinion do give plot away but this one doesn’t. It’s a very well thought out cover and it’s just made me more excited to read the novel!
Rafferty Lincoln Loves by Emily Williams
Published by Lutino Publications
Released 14th February 2018
Rafferty Lincoln doesn’t like horses. Not one bit. But when the popular high school girl of his dreams, Liberty Ashburn, pulls him into a world of lead ropes and horse brushes, who is he to say no?
Except this isn’t any old horse. This is the missing racehorse, Profit’s Red Ridge. The horse Rafferty and three of his friends are hiding from the world. And Liberty Ashburn isn’t just any ordinary high school girl. How far will Rafferty go to win her over?
An intense, witty and powerful coming of age story with startling consequences.
Advanced reviews of ‘Rafferty Lincoln Loves…’
‘A heart-warming and emotional story that will stay with you long after you’ve read the final page. With one of the most beautiful writing styles I’ve ever read, an emotionally charged story and brilliantly created characters – this book is sure to stay with you for a very long time.’ – @MegsTyas Between the Pages
‘A story full of heart, this took me by the reins and left me breathless.’ –@hayleylipsquid Lipsquid Bookblog
About the charity ‘The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre’
The proceeds from the novel Rafferty Lincoln Loves… will be donated to The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre.
BTRC is dedicated to improving and promoting the welfare of retired race horses through education, retraining and suitable rehoming in order to ensure that our Thoroughbreds have a rewarding and valuable life after their racing careers have ended.
Each year thousands of horses leave racing, some because they reach the natural end of their career and others through injury or lack of ability. Established in 1991, The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre was the UK’s first charity dedicated to ex-racehorse welfare, retraining, rehoming and protection for life.
‘I am thrilled to have written this novel for the BTRC and to be donating the proceeds to such an important and dedicated charity for the welfare of retired racehorses.’ – Emily Williams
Emily Williams lives by the seaside in West Sussex with her family and a menagerie of small pets. After graduating from Sussex University with a BA in Psychology, Emily trained as a primary school teacher and teaches in a local school.
Rafferty Lincoln Loves… is her first YA novel after the success of her debut adult novel, Letters to Eloise, released in 2017.