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Exclusive Cover Reveal: Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin + Q/A + Giveaway

deathdateI’m thrilled to be giving you an exclusive first look at the cover for Lance Rubin’s upcoming debut Denton Little’s Deathdate, which will be published April 14, 2015 by Knopf Books for Young Readers.

When asked about his cover, Rubin said, “I seriously love it. The font, the grass, the hearse heading down, down, down. It really captures the offbeat dark humor of the book.”

Compared to the likes of John Green, Matthew Quick, David Levithan, and more, this snarky and outrageous book will make you die laughing. To see what I mean, read the catalog summary below:

Denton Little’s Deathdate takes place in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day on which they will die. For Denton, that’s in just two days-the day of his senior prom.

Despite his early deathdate, Denton has always wanted to live a normal life, but his final days are filled with dramatic firsts. First hangover. First sex. First love triangle-as the first sex seems to have happened not with his adoring girlfriend, but with his best friend’s hostile sister. (Though he’s not totally sure-see, first hangover.) His anxiety builds when he discovers a strange purple rash making its way up his body. Is this what will kill him? And then a strange man shows up at his funeral, claiming to have known Denton’s long-deceased mother, and warning him to beware of suspicious government characters…. Suddenly Denton’s life is filled with mysterious questions and precious little time to find the answers.

Debut author Lance Rubin takes us on a fast, furious, and outrageously funny ride through the last hours of a teenager’s life as he searches for love, meaning, answers, and (just maybe) a way to live on. Read more

Cover Reveal: I Was Here by Gayle Forman

USA Today Book Buzz revealed a first look at the cover of Gayle Forman’s next teen book, I Was Here, this morning. The story is inspired by a non-fiction article that Gayle Forman wrote on teen suicide.

I Was Here is about a morbid online suicide support group that’s less than supportive.

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From Book Buzz:

Aimed at readers 14 and older, it begins when a girl named Meg sends a time-delayed e-mail to her best friend before killing herself by drinking a bottle of industrial cleaner. The friend, Cody, ends up investigating Meg’s final days and how she was influenced by an online support group.

Forman says she was inspired by reporting she did for a 2008 article in Cosmopolitan magazine about three young women who had attempted or committed suicide: “One of the women, a 19-year-old named Suzy Gonzales, really stayed with me, in part because as I spoke to her friends and relatives what emerged was a picture of a bright, creative, charismatic non-conformist.”

Forman, who began her career writing for Seventeen, adds, “I kept having to remind myself I wasn’t profiling an up-and-coming actor or musician or writer. I was profiling someone I would never in fact meet.”

The real-life Suzy inspired the fictional Meg, who takes her own life in the opening pages of I Was Here.

To read an exclusive excerpt from I Was Here, head over to Book Buzz.

Cover Reveal: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

red queen headerSo I know this news is now two days old but I wanted to share the cover for Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen, a book that I have been so excited for ever since her deal was announced over a year ago! Harper Teen is known for killing it on the YA front as of late and this one will be one of the best! Hollywood Reporter originally revealed the cover.

Check out the cover below and share your thoughts!

Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted into the army, she gambles everything to win his freedom. A twist of fate leads her to the royal palace itself where, in front of the king and all his nobles, she discovers a superhuman ability she didn’t know she had. 

Except . . . her blood is Red. 

To hide this impossibility, the king forces her into the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks her new position to aid the Scarlet Guard—the leaders of a budding Red rebellion. Her actions put into motion a deadly and violent dance, pitting prince against prince and Mare against her own heart.

Cover Reveal: The Maze Runner Movie Tie-In

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From Random House press release:

Fans are eagerly awaiting the film adaptation of the first book in James Dashner’s action-packed series, hailed as “[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost” by Entertainment Weekly.com. With 4 million copies of the series sold, James Dashner continues to grow his Dashner Army fan base every day, and both fans and newcomers to the books will be thrilled to see these movie-tie in editions (which they can read before they see the film.)

THE MAZE RUNNER movie tie-in edition of the New York Times bestseller The Maze Runner features an eight-page full-color insert with photos from the film and an exclusive fan sticker.

In INSIDE THE MAZE RUNNER: THE GUIDE TO THE GLADE, readers can explore the Glade and uncover the secrets to the Maze in the ultimate Maze Runner movie companion book. This action-packed volume features more than 100 thrilling full-color photographs, up-close profiles of the Gladers, and details about the Glade, the Maze, and more! A must-have for fans of the Maze Runner series, who’ll want to learn all they can before The Maze Runner movie hits theaters on September, 19, 2014.

Dylan O’Brien, star of THE MAZE RUNNER, revealed the movie tie-in edition via twitter last night, and James Dashner revealed the cover of INSIDE THE MAZE RUNNER this morning.

THE MAZE RUNNER movie tie-in editions (available both in hardcover and paperback) and the INSIDE THE MAZE RUNNER: THE GUIDE TO THE GLADE will all be on sale August 5th wherever books are sold.

What do you think of the movie covers?

Cover Reveal: The Boy Who Lost Fairyland by Catherynne M. Valente

fairylandheaderThis morning, USA Today revealed the cover to the fourth book in Catherynne M. Valente’s Fairyland series from Feiwel & Friends! I love these covers so much for their deep ties to classic fantasy and fairy tales. They remind me so much of the old Tolkien or CS Lewis covers which you just don’t see much of any more. To read an exclusive post with Catherynne, click here to see the original post on USA Today.

fairylandWhen a young troll named Hawthorn is stolen from Fairyland by the Golden Wind, he becomes a changeling – a human boy — in the strange city of Chicago, a place no less bizarre and magical than Fairyland when seen through trollish eyes. Left with a human family, Hawthorn struggles with his troll nature and his changeling fate. But when he turns twelve, he stumbles upon a way back home, to a Fairyland much changed from the one he remembers. Hawthorn finds himself at the center of a changeling revolution–until he comes face to face with a beautiful young Scientiste with very big, very red assistant.

Time magazine has praised Catherynne M. Valente’s Fairyland books as “one of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century.” In this fourth installment of her saga, Valente’s wisdom and wit will charm readers of all ages.

Are you excited for the fourth book in this series to come out?

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