Here we are again, it’s time for #RivetedRevealSp18!
What’s #RivetedRevealSp18, you may be asking? Each season, we like to “reveal” the cover designs for a bunch of YA books coming out in the distant future that we’re looking forward to. They might be new books from new authors you’ve never heard of, sequels you didn’t know were coming, or even books you’re already anxiously awaiting, but either way, our reveals will usually be the first time you’ll be seeing them! Each day this week, we’ll be posting a few cover reveals for some of the great YA coming out in Spring 2018 (hence, #RivetedRevealSp18). We hope you enjoy getting a sneak peek!
We’re starting off this week’s reveals with three contemporary novels about self-discovery! First up is A Quiet Kind of Thunder from Sara Barnard (January 9, 2018), which focuses on two teens who struggle to communicate in the world, but together find strength and power in their differences. A Quiet Kind of Thunder was released in the UK earlier this year and received really incredible reviews so we’re looking forward to bringing it over for the folks on this side of the pond!
Then, we’ve got A Kiss in the Dark from Gina Ciocca (March 3, 2018), in which one teen will realize how her past connects to her present, and must decide what she wants that to mean for her future. You may remember Gina’s previous title Last Year’s Mistake, which School Library Journal called a “thoughtful romance.” Our friends over at YAbookscentral.com officially revealed A Kiss in the Dark yesterday but as always, we’re posting it here again ICYMI. They’re running a giveaway for an advance copy too, enter here!
Finally, we have Finding Felicity from Stacey Kade. This one follows a new college student as she tries to figure out where she belongs, using the old TV show Felicity as her guide. Stacey recently launched a new newsletter so be sure to sign-up for updates on Stacey and Finding Felicity here!
Read on to hear a little more about each of these Spring 18 titles and check out their fantastic covers. As always, leave a comment and let us know what you think!
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
About the Book:
Steffi doesn’t talk, but she has so much to say.
Rhys can’t hear, but he can listen.
Steffi has been a selective mute for most of her life. The condition’s name has always felt ironic to her, because she certainly does not “select” not to speak. In fact, she would give anything to be able to speak as easily and often as everyone around her can. She suffers from crippling anxiety, and uncontrollably, in most situations simply can’t open her mouth to get out the words.
Steffi’s been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He’s deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she’s assigned to help him acclimate. To Rhys, it doesn’t matter that Steffi doesn’t talk. As they find ways to communicate, Steffi discovers that she does have a voice, and that she’s falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it. But as she starts to overcome a lifelong challenge, she’ll soon confront questions about the nature of her own identity and the very essence of what it is to know another person.
A Quiet Kind of Thunder will be available January 9, 2018!
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A Kiss in the Dark by Gina Ciocca
About the Book:
When the lights go out at a Georgia high school football game, senior Macy Atwood finds herself in the arms of a boy who kisses her senseless—but he’s gone by the time the lights come back on. All she knows is that there was something special—and oddly familiar—about her mystery kisser.
Noah Granger, Ridgedale’s resident bad boy and newest transfer student, has no problem taking credit for the kiss, but Macy can’t shake the feeling that he’s lying. Especially since a photograph of Macy and former star football player Joel Hargrove resurfaced online moments before the blackout, a not-so-random reminder of how hard she fell for Joel last year. And how doing so ultimately sent her lifelong friendships with Meredith Kopala and Ben Collins up in literal smoke.
Soon last year’s wounds begin to reopen as Macy realizes the events that unfolded during junior year are somehow tied to her mystery kisser.
But the closer Macy gets to figuring it all out, the more she starts to worry that the boy who kissed her in the dark and the boy who is stealing her heart might be two very different people.
A Kiss in the Dark will be available March 3, 2018!
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Finding Felicity by Stacey Kade
About the Book:
Caroline Sands has never been particularly good at making friends. And her parents’ divorce and the move to Arizona three years ago didn’t help. Being the new girl is hard enough without being socially awkward too. So out of desperation and a desire to please her worried mother, Caroline invented a whole life for herself—using characters from Felicity, an old show she discovered online and fell in love with.
But now it’s time for Caroline to go off to college and she wants nothing more than to leave her old “life” behind and build something real. However, when her mother discovers the truth about her manufactured friends, she gives Caroline an ultimatum: Prove in this first semester that she can make friends of the nonfictional variety and thrive in a new environment. Otherwise, it’s back to living at home—and a lot of therapy.
Armed with nothing more than her resolve and a Felicity-inspired plan, Caroline accepts the challenge. But she soon realizes that the real world is rarely as simple as television makes it out to be. And to find a place where she truly belongs, Caroline may have to abandon her script and take the risk of being herself.