New Cover Reveal: STAINED by Cheryl Rainfield

You’re missing some powerful stories if you haven’t yet read a novel by Canadian YA author Cheryl Rainfield. I’ve read her first two novels, Scars and Hunted.

Cheryl writes with great compassion about girls facing emotional and physical abuse who are learning how to find their strength. They are stories of hope that don’t shy away from the cruelties that way too many girls face. They are stories of survival.

Today is the release date of the new cover art for STAINED, which is coming out October 1, 2013. I wanted to help get the word out about this novel and help promote Cheryl’s writing.

Without further ado, here’s the cover art of STAINED:

Seventeen-year-old Sarah Meadows covers the walls of her bedroom with images of beautiful faces she clips from magazines—and longs for “normal.” Born with a port-wine stain covering half her face, all her life she’s been plagued by stares, giggles, bullying, and disgust. Why can’t she be like Diamond, the comic-book hero she created? Diamond would never let the insults in. That’s harder for Sarah.

But when she’s abducted on the way home from school, Sarah is forced to uncover the courage she never knew she had. Can she look beyond her face to find the beauty and strength she has inside, somehow becoming a hero rather than a victim? It’s the only way Sarah will have any chance of escaping the prison—both seen and unseen—that this deranged killer has placed around her.


Cheryl Rainfield is the author of the award-winning SCARS, a novel about a queer teen sexual abuse survivor who uses self-harm to cope; the award-winning HUNTED, a novel about a teen telepath in a world where any paranormal power is illegal; the forthcoming STAINED (Nov 2013), about a teen who is abducted and must rescue herself, and PARALLEL VISIONS, about a teen who sees visions of the future–but only when she has an asthma attack. Cheryl Rainfield is an incest and ritual abuse survivor, a feminist, and an avid reader and writer. She lives in Toronto with her little dog Petal.

Pre-order links:
Book Depository
Indie Bound

One comment

  1. Chris, thank you SO much for the lovely things you said about my books–that felt so good to read!–and for taking part in the Stained cover reveal and helping get the word out. You're fantastic! And I so appreciate it.

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