Exclusive Cover Reveal: When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney

Exclusive Cover Reveal: When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney

We are very excited to bring you another cover reveal this week! This time we're revealing WHEN YOU WERE HERE by Daisy Whitney, author of The Mockingbirds and The Rivals.

Here's a message from Daisy:

Hi YABC! And welcome to the exclusive cover reveal for WHEN YOU WERE HERE!

I'm so excited to share with you the cover for my third young adult novel, WHEN YOU WERE HERE. I love the thoughtful, contemplative, yet hopeful vibe of the image, especially the way the boy is looking as if he’s searching or yearning because that’s what this novel is all about. The design team and my editor at Little Brown did an amazing job and I’m thrilled to share it with the readers here.

~ Daisy

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when you were here cover

 

We definitely agree it gives off that searching/yearning vibe. Very intriguing! 

So what's Daisy's new book about?

This is not a story about grief, cancer, or loss, or even the story of a mother and a son, or a boy and a girl. It’s a story about the two most powerful forces known to man – death and love.

Danny’s mother lost her battle with cancer two months before his high school graduation – the one day that she was hanging on to see. Now Danny is left alone, with only his memories, his dog, and his heartbreaking ex-girlfriend Holland for company. He hardly knows what she wants from him or what to say for his valedictory speech, let alone how to live and be happy anymore.

Then a letter from his mother’s friend in Tokyo prompts him to drop everything and travel halfway around the world to discover his mom’s secrets – to reveal why her final months were filled with so much joy. But yet he can’t find the answers, or escape the complexities of his relationship with Holland, just by crossing an ocean. Yet amid the cherry blossoms, temples and vibrant crowds of the neon city – and with the help of an almost-but-definitely-not Harajuku girl – Danny learns that maybe neither ancient magic nor mystical treatment kept his mother going. Kept her happy. Perhaps the secret of how to live lies in how she died. And how she loved.

I love those last lines: "Perhaps the secret of how to live lies in how she died. And how she loved." And I love contemporary YA that takes us halfway across the world. Can't wait to read this one! It will be available June 2013. 

Until then, enter to win a set of signed books from Daisy! One lucky international winner will receive both The Mockingbirds and The Rivals! Enter using the form below.

 

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Jill (website) on Saturday, 13 October 2012 10:39

Love it!!!! Very different from what I've seen.

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Love it!!!! Very different from what I've seen.
Sandra Hake (website) on Sunday, 14 October 2012 20:14

I love the cover. Simply stunning. Can't wait to read it!

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I love the cover. Simply stunning. Can't wait to read it!
YABC (website) on Monday, 15 October 2012 00:12

I am definitely a D.W. fan and that is a beautiful premise and cover. :-)

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I am definitely a D.W. fan and that is a beautiful premise and cover. :-)
Kathleen Buechel (website) on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 14:16

The cover isn't as stunning as the ones for Mocking Jay series and Rival series. It doesn't give me a sense of the novel or excitement towards it. I am excited to read it though because one should never judge a book by its cover.

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The cover isn't as stunning as the ones for Mocking Jay series and Rival series. It doesn't give me a sense of the novel or excitement towards it. I am excited to read it though because one should never judge a book by its cover.
idalia quinteros (website) on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 20:49

Can't wait to read it!!!

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Can't wait to read it!!!
Shalena Mathews (website) on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 20:54

I love the simplicity of it and the font of the title (and the color) but the brightness over the cover model's face makes it a little hard to look at.

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I love the simplicity of it and the font of the title (and the color) but the brightness over the cover model's face makes it a little hard to look at.
Giselle from Book Nerd Canada (website) on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 21:41

It's beautiful and simple and I love how the sun's rays are obscuring our view of Danny!

BTW, there's an error on the Facebook Like action in your rafflecopter widget. Just thought you should know

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It's beautiful and simple and I love how the sun's rays are obscuring our view of Danny! BTW, there's an error on the Facebook Like action in your rafflecopter widget. Just thought you should know :D
Angela Zhang (website) on Thursday, 18 October 2012 02:54

The cover looks really nice I'm looking forward to read this series.

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The cover looks really nice :) I'm looking forward to read this series.
Ade Osazuwa (website) on Thursday, 18 October 2012 03:38

I like it better than the other ones (:

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I like it better than the other ones (:
K. Lea Hudson (website) on Thursday, 18 October 2012 12:37

Love the lighting on this cover

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Love the lighting on this cover

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