It's Live!! Cover Reveal: A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen + Giveaway (US Only)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael Allen + Giveaway (US Only)

Hi, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for A TAXONOMY OF LOVE by Rachael Allen, releasing January 9, 2018 from Amulet/Abrams. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Rachael:

Hey YABC! I am so, so excited to share the cover for A TAXONOMY OF LOVE with y’all. It’s been really wonderful working with my editor, Erica Finkel, and everyone at Amulet/Abrams, and also Abrams got its start publishing art books, so when I heard my cover was coming, I expected there to be pretty. I didn’t expect this level of jaw-dropping amazingness. (If I’m really being honest, I still pull out my phone on occasion and look at my cover and giggle with glee.) I’m so grateful to everyone involved, particularly Libby VanderPloeg, the cover designer, who is so talented, it almost breaks my brain. I love the colors and the font. I love how the cover so perfectly matches the topic of the book. I love how there’s a choice: fall in or fall out. But most of all, I am a GIANT nerd, so I love that even though the brain is an aesthetic rendering, you can still pick out the parts and they're in the right place (Well, hello, there, cute little magenta cerebellum!), and I just love the cover artist for that and am sending her a big, nerdy high five.

~Rachael Allen


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A TAXONOMY OF LOVE

By: Rachael Allen
Release date: January 9, 2018
Publisher: Amulet/Abrams
ISBN: 9781419725418
 
About the Book

Spencer is used to being the weird one, the not-quite-right one, the alone one. Between having Tourette’s Syndrome and a perfect-at-everything older brother, it’s just the way things are. But the moment Hope steps out of the moving van the summer before seventh grade, Spencer feels different.

Like his neighborhood is an entirely different place, now that he has a friend to climb trees and plan world travels with.

Like he could tell Hope anything – maybe even everything.

Like he finally belongs.

And then they grow up. Life gets messier, and clear labels like “friend” get messier still. Through six years of sibling feuds and family tragedies, new relationships and broken hearts, the two grow together and apart, and Spencer, an aspiring scientist, tries to map it all out using his normally-trustworthy system of taxonomy. But unlike science, love doesn’t always fit into easy-to-manage boxes. And if Spencer can’t figure things out soon, he risks losing Hope completely.

Through prose, letters, chats, texts, a sparkling voice, and a dash of science, Rachael Allen explores the many forms and facets of love, from the messy and heartbreaking to the wondrously beautiful.



 
 
About the Author

Rachael Allen is a mad scientist by day and YA writer by night. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, two children, and two sled dogs. She loves homemade peach ice cream, having adventures all over the world, and stories that make her feel like she's been poured inside another person. 

Website - Twitter: @rachael_allen - Instagram: rachael.stewartallen - Goodreads - Amazon - Barnes and Noble

 

 

Giveaway Details

One winner will receive an ARC of A TAXONOMY OF LOVE, when available. 

 

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Comments 12

John on Friday, 09 June 2017 20:18

I think the cover is a bit sentimental, but the book sounds like it could be interesting!

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I think the cover is a bit sentimental, but the book sounds like it could be interesting!
Dianna G. on Saturday, 10 June 2017 22:48

Love the cover! It looks like a dichotomous key that we used in science. The synopsis is cute and makes me think of teen love.

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Love the cover! It looks like a dichotomous key that we used in science. The synopsis is cute and makes me think of teen love.
Tiffany Engler on Sunday, 11 June 2017 20:32

I am in love with this cover!! This book sounds amazing!!

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I am in love with this cover!! This book sounds amazing!!
Asteria on Thursday, 15 June 2017 20:15

The cover and the synopsis are adorable and I really want to read this

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The cover and the synopsis are adorable and I really want to read this
Carevee Iris O. Pandio on Wednesday, 21 June 2017 06:04

I really love the cover! The book seems so sophisticated, and I'm really looking forward to reading this.

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I really love the cover! The book seems so sophisticated, and I'm really looking forward to reading this.
Aireanna Lesch on Friday, 23 June 2017 11:46

The cover is so creative and cute!!! Can't wait to read this book. I really like the plot.

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The cover is so creative and cute!!! Can't wait to read this book. I really like the plot.
Emily on Monday, 03 July 2017 14:31

This is the best cover ever!!! I can't get over it!

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This is the best cover ever!!! I can't get over it!
Danielle Lynn on Thursday, 06 July 2017 14:04

The cover is absolutely PERFECT! From the colours to the labels...this is genius.

The synopsis sounds appealing even though I'm not too big on romance. The idea of someone trying to scientifically map out love is heartwarming even if it is a bit sad.

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The cover is absolutely PERFECT! From the colours to the labels...this is genius. The synopsis sounds appealing even though I'm not too big on romance. The idea of someone trying to scientifically map out love is heartwarming even if it is a bit sad.
Nancy Hernandez on Friday, 07 July 2017 21:12

Love the cover and the story sounds really interested.

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Love the cover and the story sounds really interested.
Danielle Hammelef on Saturday, 08 July 2017 16:00

I love the flow chart of the cover--it's now one of my favorite! I've never read about a character like this and I enjoy the promised way the story is to be told.

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I love the flow chart of the cover--it's now one of my favorite! I've never read about a character like this and I enjoy the promised way the story is to be told.
Penny Olson on Sunday, 09 July 2017 01:06

The cover is cool and reminds me of science notes. The story sounds original.

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The cover is cool and reminds me of science notes. The story sounds original.
Kelly G on Sunday, 09 July 2017 20:59

The cover is so cute and the plot sounds amazing!

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The cover is so cute and the plot sounds amazing!

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