It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: THE DISASTERS by M.K. England + Giveaway (US/Intl)

TheDisasters-hc-final-header

Hi, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE DISASTERS by M.K. England, releasing December 18, 2018 from Harper Teen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from M.K.: 

Hello, YABCers! I’ve been burning to share this cover with you because I think it captures the spirit of THE DISASTERS so well. This book of my heart is what I always hoped to read as a teen: Fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants space adventures with LGBTQ+ characters, high stakes, and a cheeky sense of humor. The characters are a bit wild, a bit damaged and desperate, but their humor and heart keep them going. And look how the designer and artist managed to cram all of that into the cover! The cracks, the rainbow-ish reflection, that tagline...great ideas, right? The helmet artwork was done by Filip Hodas, and the cover designer was Jenna Stempel-Lobell, two astoundingly talented folks, and I’m in awe of their creativity. I’m so thrilled to share their great work with you today.

M.K. England (THE DISASTERS, HarperTeen)





Ready to see?

Scroll, YABCers! Scroll!

...

...

...

...

...

...

...

Here it is!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*** If you choose to share this image elsewhere, please include a courtesy link back to this page so that others can enter the giveaway. Thank you! ***

THE DISASTERS

By: M.K. England

Publisher: Harper Teen

Release Date: December 18, 2018

ISBN: 978-0-06-265767-1

 
 
 
About the Book

Hot-shot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it’s not exactly a surprise when he’s kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than 24 hours.

But Nax’s one-way-trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy. Nax and three other washouts escape—barely—but they're also the sole witnesses to the biggest crime in the history of space colonization. And the perfect scapegoats.

On the run and framed for atrocities they didn’t commit, Nax and his fellow failures execute a dangerous heist to spread the truth about what happened at the Academy.

They may not be “Academy material,” and they may not get along, but they’re the only ones left to step up and fight.


 
 
About the Author

M.K. England is an author and YA librarian who grew up on the Space Coast of Florida and now calls the mountains of Virginia home. When she’s not writing or librarianing, MK can be found drowning in fandom, going to conventions, rolling dice at the gaming table, climbing on things in the woods, or feeding her video game addiction. She loves Star Wars with a desperate, heedless passion. It’s best if you never speak of Sherlock Holmes in her presence. You’ll regret it. Her debut YA space opera, THE DISASTERS, will be out on 12/18/18 from HarperCollins Children's. Follow her at www.mkengland.com.

Website - Twitter: @Geektasticlib - YouTube - Facebook - Tumblr - Instagram - Goodreads

Giveaway Details

One winner (US Only) will receive a signed ARC of THE DISASTERS and swag, when available. Two winners (International) will receive a swag set of a bookmark, a rainbow rocketship sticker, and a handwritten note.

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:

What do you think about the cover and synopsis?

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rate this blog entry:
Featured Review: The Sidekicks (Will Kostakis)
Author Of The Week: Chat with Melissa Albert (The ...
 

Comments 14

Precious J Hernandez on Tuesday, 13 February 2018 08:09

Sci-Fi and inclusivity! Love it!

0
Sci-Fi and inclusivity! Love it!
Marisa Fort on Thursday, 15 February 2018 01:31

The cover is awesome, love the color scheme! The book sounds fun!

0
The cover is awesome, love the color scheme! The book sounds fun!
Lily M. on Sunday, 18 February 2018 05:54

I think this cover looks pretty cool ☺

0
I think this cover looks pretty cool ☺
sam on Sunday, 18 February 2018 09:57

Seriously, The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy. Sign me up!

0
Seriously, The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy. Sign me up!
Emily Strong on Monday, 19 February 2018 09:17

I love how PURPLE the cover is, it looks fantastic. The synopsis sounds like it will be a fun, fast-paced read

0
I love how PURPLE the cover is, it looks fantastic. The synopsis sounds like it will be a fun, fast-paced read
Hannah on Saturday, 24 February 2018 23:44

This cover really catches your eye and the book sounds great

0
This cover really catches your eye and the book sounds great
Ainslee on Monday, 26 February 2018 13:10

this sounds so great i love sci-fi!

0
this sounds so great i love sci-fi!
Courtney Gendreau on Tuesday, 27 February 2018 14:13

It sounds like an amazing read, and the cover is striking

0
It sounds like an amazing read, and the cover is striking
Penny Olson on Thursday, 01 March 2018 00:08

The cover is very cool and and the synopsis sounds fun.

0
The cover is very cool and and the synopsis sounds fun.
Danielle Hammelef on Thursday, 01 March 2018 15:08

The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds so exciting and suspenseful.

0
The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds so exciting and suspenseful.
Kelly G on Friday, 02 March 2018 14:48

The cover really stands out and has some pretty colors, and the synopsis sounds amazing!

0
The cover really stands out and has some pretty colors, and the synopsis sounds amazing!
wendy rinebold on Saturday, 03 March 2018 14:32

I love the colorful cover. The book sounds pretty exciting.

0
I love the colorful cover. The book sounds pretty exciting.
Nicole Baker on Sunday, 04 March 2018 01:22

I think the cover is very cool! Cant wait to read it ❤

0
I think the cover is very cool! Cant wait to read it ❤
Vicky on Monday, 05 March 2018 19:04

I am so excited for this one! The cover is absolutely gorgeous and the summary has me hooked!

0
I am so excited for this one! The cover is absolutely gorgeous and the summary has me hooked!

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Wicked Nix
A visually stunning, middle-grade classic in the making about Wicked...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Journey of the Pale Bear
A runaway boy befriends a polar bear that’s being transported...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Camp Valor (Camp Valor #1)
When Wyatt gets framed for a friend’s crime, he thinks...
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
Grenade
It's 1945, and the world is in the grip of...
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
The Attack of the Plants: A Branches Book (The Magic School Bus Rides Again)
Next stop...The Magic School Bus heads to the Galapagos to...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Robot Farm (The Magic School Bus Rides Again)
Wanda proudly hosts this year's school harvest feast, but she...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Aphra's Child
Tula is a chimera in a world where chimera are...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
One week on an Alaskan cruise, three teens, and an...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Homework Strike
Gregory K. has too much homework. ...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Knock Knock
Knock Knock is a fresh and innovative method of humorous...
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Thisstoryisalie.jpg
A YA thriller described as The Curious Incident of the...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
You Are The Everything
Can you want something—or someone—so badly that it changes your...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Seeing Red (Whatever After #12)
I really want the magic mirror in...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Girl At The Grave
In Girl at the Grave, debut author Teri Bailey Black...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Golden Boy
Meg has it made. She has money to spare,...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Sadie
A missing girl on a journey of revenge and...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)

Latest Member Reviews

Wicked Nix
 
5.0
"Wicked Nix is the foulest of the fairies. He's also the protector of the forest and will keep people out..."
Journey of the Pale Bear
 
5.0
"JOURNEY OF THE PALE BEAR is an inspiring and heartwarming story about a bear and a boy who develop a..."
Camp Valor (Camp Valor #1)
 
4.7
"Wyatt has a decent life, but when his dad takes off, it dissolves into chaos. His mother doesn't function well,..."
Bittersweet Wreckage
 
4.3
"A intense story of finding hope in the worst circumstances. The Story: Ivy's life has been anything but easy...."
 
4.0
"A cute YA romance! The story: Callie has only had one goal in life - get a college scholarship..."
Grenade
 
4.7
"Hideki is a 13-year-old Okinawan and Ray is a United States Marine. Both are play important roles in the "Love..."
The Attack of the Plants: A Branches Book (The Magic School Bus Rides Again)
 
4.0
"When Ms. Frizzle gets a job as a professor, her sister takes over her class as the new teacher. Arnold..."
Robot Farm (The Magic School Bus Rides Again)
 
4.0
"Wanda is putting together the Fall Fun Feast, but she forgot about the food! When she starts looking into ideas,..."
Soccer School Season 1: Where Soccer Explains (Rules) the World
 
4.3
" "Coaches" Alex and Ben introduce the reader to their school that is all about soccer. Every class, from biology..."
After the Green Withered
 
3.5
"The story: Enora lives in a world run dry, where what little water is left is used as currency and..."
The Homework Strike
 
4.0
"'The Homework Strike' by Greg Pincus is a relevant and worthwhile story about the power of standing up and fighting..."
Knock Knock
 
4.5
"'Knock Knock' by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Guy Francis, is a cute picture book about a bear getting prepared for..."
The Glass Arrow
 
4.7
"Original Review: http://www.literarychaos.com/ I was really cautious going into this book. I knew from the synopsis that it had..."
The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1)
 
N/A
"original review at: http://www.literarychaos.com/ In the spirit of honesty, I would never have picked this book up for myself...."
The Wood
 
3.7
"I bought this by impulse. Seeing as this book was primarily a cover-buy, I did not have many expectations..."
You Are The Everything
 
4.0
"Elyse Schmidt has the biggest crush on Josh Harris, but he has no idea. When tragedy strikes on their plane..."
Apex Predator (Horizon, Book 4)
 
4.0
" Both the members of the robotics team whose plane went down and the members of the Cub-Tones from the..."
Seeing Red (Whatever After #12)
 
4.0
"Abby is excited that her nana is coming to stay with her and Jonah while her parents are away, but..."
The Phantom Bandit (Geronimo Stilton #70)
 
4.0
"As fall approaches, Geronimo is busy working in his newspaper office when he starts to see strange things-- his co..."
Girl At The Grave
 
4.0
"Valentine was only six years old when her murder was hung for murder. After the death, she's basically taken care..."