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)
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By: M.K. England
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: December 18, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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