Cover Reveal: BREATHLESS by YA Author Cole Gibsen

Obituary-reading emo girl Edith Small is broken – the end result of forcing herself inside a mold that doesn’t fit. All she wants is to conform to her strict sergeant stepfather’s rules long enough to make it to graduation day. But a boat accident threatens to unravel the life Edith has worked so hard to keep. After waking up in a hospital with a lacerated shoulder, Edith fakes amnesia. Because admitting she received her injuries from a blue-haired girl who breathes underwater is all the reason Sir needs to send Edith on the first bus to military school.

Safe at home, Edith struggles to put the nightmare behind her. But the mysterious creatures that live in the ocean aren’t about to let her forget. After meeting Bastin – a strange boy with silver hair and black eyes – on a secluded dock, Edith learns about the war raging undersea to end human existence. A war that Edith, unwittingly, has become the key to winning.

In a world where death is an ever-present shadow and motives are as dark as the bottom of the ocean, Edith must decide if her life is worth risking for a love that can’t survive past the shore.


Cole Gibson:  Cole Gibsen first realized she different when, in high school, she was still reading comic books while the other girls were reading fashion magazines.  It was her love of superheroes that first inspired her to pick up a pen. Her favorite things to write about are ordinary girls who find themselves in extraordinary situations.

When Cole Gibsen isn’t writing fiction for young adults she can be found shaking her booty in a zumba class, picking off her nail polish, or drinking straight from the jug (when no one is looking). Cole currently resides in the Greater St. Louis area with her husband, daughter, and one very cranky border collie.

Find her here:

Author Homepage




 This cover is incredible.  I think it captures the book’s title perfectly, not to mention the feeling each of us had when we were in high school– in over our heads, drowning in expectations, struggling to discover who we really were…

Cole’s novel is due out this spring.  Add it to your TBR on Goodreads.  You won’t want to miss this one!



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5 responses to “Cover Reveal: BREATHLESS by YA Author Cole Gibsen

  1. Hi Jean and Cole!!

    Sounds like a totally awesome read!! Yay to CMP for picking up another great story!

    Dottie 🙂

  2. What a great cover, and a great story! Looking forward to reading it! Okay – is anyone ELSE’S TBR pile now a mile high? LOL…

  3. What an interesting concept Cole. Wish you much success with this book!

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