It’s day 4 of our summer 2016 cover reveal week! Get ready to feast your eyes on the cover designs for some of our upcoming YA novels publishing in spring / summer of 2016! Below, check out the covers for redesigns of two classic Maureen Johnson books, What the Dead Want by Norah Olson, and Finding Abbey Road by Kevin Emerson!
Now on to today’s reveals!
13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES by Maureen Johnson
The Mauren Johnson classic, originally published in 2005 (wait, a decade ago???), is getting a new paperback makeover!
When Ginny receives thirteen little blue envelopes and instructions to buy a plane ticket to London, she knows something exciting is going to happen. What Ginny doesn’t know is that she will have the adventure of her life and it will change her in more ways than one. Life and love are waiting for her across the Atlantic, and the thirteen little blue envelopes are the key to finding them.
The beloved story of a girl on the trip of a lifetime gets a dazzling new cover!
13 Little Blue Envelopes goes on sale May 3, 2016.
THE LAST LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPE by Maureen Johnson
This is the sequel to 13 Little Blue Envelopes, originally published in 2011, and it too is getting a paperback makeover!
Ginny Blackstone thought that the biggest adventure of her life was behind her. She spent last summer traveling around Europe, following the tasks her aunt laid out in a series of letters before she died. When someone stole Ginny’s backpack—and the last little blue envelope inside—she resigned herself to never knowing how it was supposed to end.
Months later, a mysterious boy contacts Ginny from London, saying he’s found her bag. Finally, Ginny can finish what she started. But instead of ending her journey, the last letter starts a new adventure, and Ginny finds she must hold onto her wits—and her heart. This time, there are no instructions.
The irresistible sequel to Maureen Johnson’s breakout hit 13 LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPES gets a great new cover!
The Last Little Blue Envelope goes on sale May 3, 2016.
WHAT THE DEAD WANT by Norah Olson
A new, creepy novel from the author of Twisted Fate!
16 -year-old Gretchen takes photographs to understand the world around her, a passion her mother Mona fostered and encouraged when she was still around. Since her mom disappeared years ago, Gretchen and her dad have lived on their own in New York City, haunted by Mona’s absence.
When Gretchen’s great aunt Esther calls unexpectedly to tell her that she has inherited the pre-Civil War mansion on her mother’s side of the family in upstate New York, Gretchen understands nothing except that her aunt needs her help. But what she finds there is beyond her imagination. The house is crumbling apart, filled with stacks of papers and journals from decades, even centuries past, and it’s crawling with rodents. It’s also full of secrets and a legacy of racism and violence so reprehensible that the ghosts of the past are exacting revenge on the living.
Somehow the mystery of Mona’s disappearance and the atrocities that happened on the land during the Civil War are inextricably intertwined, and it’s up to Gretchen to figure out how…before even more lives are lost.
What the Dead Want goes on sale July 19, 2016.
FINDING ABBEY ROAD (Exiled #3) by Kevin Emerson
Catherine Summer Carlson has hit rock bottom. On the brink of a record deal, her band Dangerheart is in disarray. One member has gone rogue, and another is missing and wanted by the police. On top of that, Summer’s parents are pressuring her to choose a future that doesn’t include the music world she loves so much. She’s torn between wanting to stay with Dangerheart and her soulmate Caleb, and taking off in a different direction at her dream college.
Meanwhile, Summer and Caleb are closer than ever to finally unlocking the mystery of Eli White’s lost songs, but the last clues present an impossible challenge: can they outwit Candy Shell records, stay one step ahead of the police, and find a way to get to London before it’s too late? And if they can get there, will they be ready for what they may find? Summer’s dreams of the future, Dangerheart’s chances of becoming the band they’ve always dreamed of being: it all comes down to these next five days. Summer knows this would be the riskiest thing she’s ever done, that her relationship with her parents may never recover, but she also knows that this might be her last shot at figuring out what her heart really wants.
Packed with mystery and music, Kevin Emerson’s final volume in the Exile series is the pitch-perfect ending to Summer’s journey of self-discovery and love, and an ode to music fans everywhere.
Finding Abbey Road goes on sale August 2, 2016.
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