Hey there, book nerds. We’re not sure if you heard, but Becky Albertalli (the human embodiment of the heart eyes emoji), and Adam Silvera (whose books have a habit of wrecking us emotionally like no other) are writing a book together! It’s called WHAT IF IT’S US, and we’re 100% sure that this fall we will be hit with all the feels.
This theory was confirmed when the cover dropped, and we immediately felt the need to hug both characters and also frame the artwork.
— Epic Reads (@EpicReads) March 28, 2018
Now, before we drop the full cover on you, here’s some inside info: WHAT IF IT’S US is a queer love story about two very different boys who find fate is either drawing them together or pulling them apart. It’s told from dual POVs; Becky’s character, Arthur, is a Broadway loving cinnamon roll who’s only in New York for the summer, and Adam’s character, Ben, is dealing with a breakup when the two first meet. And you can see them below…
Do you love it?!?!?!? We love it. The casual smiles. The skyline in the background. Can we seriously get this framed?! Is it possible to ship characters just from a single book cover?!?!
BUT we know we’re not alone here, because when the cover dropped, Twitter basically exploded. Reactions ranged from crazy enthusiasm to “wow, I didn’t realize someone could convey that much excitement in 240 characters.”
Naturally, we collected some of the best ones that you can #relate to below:
Here’s the moment Twitter lost its mind over What If It’s Us:
Some people really loved the idea of the collaboration:
AM SO BOOKING EXCITED AIDBWODKAPSPAP THESE ARE BOTH OF MY FAV WRITERS AND NOW YOURE TRELING ME THEYRE RELEASING A BOOK TOGETHER OMGGGG
— celic (@celic_alvarado) March 28, 2018
A collaboration between Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera is a collaboration I never thought I needed 😭😭 My heart is ready for the all the feels ❤❤ https://t.co/mXZcTzxRzV
— Karla Mae (@sparklykarly13) March 29, 2018
— Amanda Foody (@AmandaFoody) March 28, 2018
Some were already in love with Arthur and Ben (and like, same):
MY NEW SONS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL LOOK AT THEM https://t.co/W4Tr6zbKRE
— sofia is on hiatus (@bookishsofia) March 28, 2018
THESE SOFT BOYS OMGGG https://t.co/ohTW2khoVi
— Maureen ✨ (@maureensreading) March 28, 2018
— Laura Silverman (@LJSilverman1) March 28, 2018
And some (read: all) can just NOT WAIT:
Out. Of. Breath. I’m so excited for this. https://t.co/sdY1ocRxQe
— Shelby🌹Floate (@SrFloate) March 28, 2018
OHMYGOD YESSSSSSSSSSSS https://t.co/jS6XAQebEr
— Sandhya Menon (@smenonbooks) March 28, 2018
OH MY GODDD IT'S SO CUTE N SOFT ALREADY OMG I AM BLESSED ON THIS DAY https://t.co/qu2iWOMGfP
— julian blackthorn has all my uwus (@jamishelves) March 28, 2018
🗣🗣🗣🗣AAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaahhhhhHHHHHHHHHHHHHH 😍😍🧡💚 https://t.co/pdMSAor83b
— 🇹🇹 packy 🇺🇸 (@_LittleLovely_) March 28, 2018
— Julian Winters 🦁🏳️🌈👨🏾💻 (@julianw_writes) March 28, 2018
Are you going out of your mind waiting for this book like we are?! Let us know all of your thoughts (pls… we’re dying here) in the comments below!