Feature & Giveaway: Splinters of Scarlet by Emily Bain Murphy – The Launch Party that Could Be
When Emily’s The Disappearances was close to launch, we threw her a pre-launch party. See, just a few weeks before she was set to launch, she planned to move across the country. We couldn’t let that happen without celebrating!
Today, Emily is happily settled away from California and I’m still dreaming of a world where we launch Splinters of Scarlet here. So much so that I planned a little faux launch party to celebrate this gorgeous book. Check it out – and be sure you grab a copy of the book (out July 21st!).
Splinters of Scarletby Emily Bain Murphy
Published by: HMH Books for Young Readers
on July 21, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
A YA historical fantasy set in nineteenth-century Denmark, where secrets can kill and magic is a deadly gift.
For Marit Olsen, magic is all about strategy: it flows freely through her blood, but every use leaves behind a deadly, ice-like build-up within her veins called the Firn. Marit knows how dangerous it is to let too much Firn build up—after all, it killed her sister—and she has vowed never to use her thread magic. But when Eve, a fellow orphan whom Marit views like a little sister, is adopted by the wealthy Helene Vestergaard, Marit will do anything to stay by Eve’s side. She decides to risk the Firn and uses magic to secure a job as a seamstress in the Vestergaard household.
But Marit has a second, hidden agenda: her father died while working in the Vestergaards’ jewel mines—and it might not have been an accident. The closer Marit gets to the truth about the Vestergaard family, the more she realizes she and everyone she’s come to love are in danger. When she finds herself in the middle of a treacherous deception that goes all the way up to the king of Denmark, magic may be the only thing that can save her—if it doesn’t kill her first.
The Launch Party that Could Be
In May 2017, we held a little launch party at a local ceramics painting place for Emily and The Disappearances. Check out the photos below!
For Splinters of Scarlet…
I feel like a tea room is a great place to hold a party celebrating a historical YA. Maybe at Lisa’s Tea Room?
I’m loving this decor.
And for dessert?
Of course, of all our friends would be there.