It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry + Interview and Giveaway (US Only)

9780373212378_SMP_FC-final-header

Hi, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for SAY YOU'LL REMEMBER ME by Katie McGarry, releasing January 2018 from Harlequin Teen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note and interview from Katie:

Hi YABC!

I'm so excited to share with you the cover for Say You'll Remember Me (release date January 30, 2018). This book has a ton of heart, raw emotion and made me cry each and every single time I read through it. This book also warmed my heart and fixed so many broken pieces.

I hope you'll love the cover and Drix and Elle's story as much as I do!

1.              What gave you the inspiration to write this book?

Drix and Elle from Say You’ll Remember Me were characters who had been bouncing around in my mind for several years, but their story didn’t fully form until protests started happening in my school district.

There was a lot of dissatisfaction happening among the parents, teachers, administration and students toward the school board and the superintendent of our district over school punishments, code of conduct and safety in our schools. As I began to dig deeper in research to understand everyone’s point of view, I came across the school-to-prison-pipeline.

Learning about the school-to-prison-pipeline struck a raw nerve for me as it brought back memories of the neighborhood I grew up in. I thought of people who had been caught up into the system at a young age and were never able to break free from the cycle.

At that point, life was breathed into Drix, Elle and Say You’ll Remember Me.  

2.              Who is your favorite character in the book?

So because the side characters sweep in and steal the show almost every time: Holiday (Drix’s half-sister) and Dominic (Drix’s best friend). Holiday has an on-fire personality and Dominic has this brooding loyalty that makes me just want to hug him. Of course, I’ll admit to having a huge crush on Axle (Drix’s older brother).

Drix and Elle are also huge favorites of mine, especially any scene where the two of them are together. Their chemistry makes my heart skip fantastic beats!


3.              What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why?

The scene I’m most proud of happens at the end of the book and I can’t discuss that yet because…SPOILERS!

So my next favorite is when Drix lets Elle into his home, life and soul for the first time. Regretting many of his actions in his past, Drix is closed off and it is tough for him to open up to people. As Drix and Elle’s relationship progresses, he brings her to the garage to show her his most prized possession and what happens between them is magic!

5.       Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you've learned as a writer from then to now?

Writing is solitary and it can be consuming. So much of our job, whether it be marketing or promotion and even the writing, takes place with a computer.

The most important thing I’ve learned as a writer is to learn how to power down the computer and have balance in my life. Balance for me takes form of my friends, family and my faith.

6.       What do you like most about the cover of the book?

The cover of Say You’ll Remember Me is absolutely beautiful! What I love the most of the cover is the magical sense of summer it conveys. Summer is a time of lazy days, reckless nights, and the type of love that forms in that mystical time where the days are long and the nights, somehow, seem to last even longer.

Drix and Elle meet at a fair midway at the beginning of the summer and their relationship takes on that magic that can only be found during secret meetings during hot summer nights.

Thank you,

Katie




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 Katie's giveaway. Thank you! ***

SAY YOU'LL REMEMBER ME

By: Katie McGarry
Release date: January 2018
Publisher: Harlequin Teen

 
About the Book

When Drix was convicted for a crime--one he didn't commit--he thought his life was over. But an opportunity came with the new Second Chance Program: the governor's newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabbed, and back into society. Though he didn't rob the convenience store, Drix knows this is the chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor's daughter, just her name can open doors. But for Elle, the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn't is maybe too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

When Drix and Elle first meet, their connection is immediate, but so are the problems. Drix is decidedly not the type of boy Elle's parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.

But sometimes love can cross all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can't imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves--Drix, to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle, to assert her independence--and each other to finally get what they deserve.

 
 
 
About the Author

Katie was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

She is the author of the Pushing the Limits and Thunder Road series.

Katie loves to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, www.katielmcgarry.com, follow her on Twitter @katiemcgarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.

 

Giveaway Details

Two winners will receive a signed galley of SAY YOU'LL REMEMBER ME, when available.

 

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?

Click the Rafflecopter link below to enter the giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Featured Review: I Believe in a Thing Called Love ...
It's Live!! Cover Reveal: Inkmistress by Audrey Co...
 

Comments 33

Already Registered? Login Here
Elli on Thursday, 22 June 2017 14:33

OhMG!!! It's soooo pretty!!! I cannot wait...I love All and Everything Katie McGarry!

0
OhMG!!! It's soooo pretty!!! I cannot wait...I love All and Everything Katie McGarry!
Catherine Makohn on Thursday, 22 June 2017 16:56

I think both the cover and the synopsis are intriguing. The cover is unique and draws the attention of future readers. The synopsis makes you want to find out if Drix and Elle can fight society and make it. Knowing Katie McGarry, they will, but this story is different and I like the idea of it. I can't wait to find out more.

0
I think both the cover and the synopsis are intriguing. The cover is unique and draws the attention of future readers. The synopsis makes you want to find out if Drix and Elle can fight society and make it. Knowing Katie McGarry, they will, but this story is different and I like the idea of it. I can't wait to find out more.
Cali M. on Thursday, 22 June 2017 19:37

Thanks for the giveaway. I love all of Katie McGarry's books and I love the cover of this new one.

0
Thanks for the giveaway. I love all of Katie McGarry's books and I love the cover of this new one. ;)
Snow garcia on Thursday, 22 June 2017 19:56

I absolutely love the cover. Can't wait to read the book. The blurb of the story sounds a bit like crash into you,but I love that book and I have a feeling I will love this book too.

0
I absolutely love the cover. Can't wait to read the book. The blurb of the story sounds a bit like crash into you,but I love that book and I have a feeling I will love this book too.:D:D
vanessa on Thursday, 22 June 2017 21:36

Oh my god, the cover soooo pretty!!! I cannot wait to read this. Everything by Katie McGarry is an auto read for me! Even the synopsis is good!

0
Oh my god, the cover soooo pretty!!! I cannot wait to read this. Everything by Katie McGarry is an auto read for me! Even the synopsis is good!
Dianna G. on Thursday, 22 June 2017 21:53

Gorgeous cover, very romantic. The summary makes me wonder what will happen to these characters!

0
Gorgeous cover, very romantic. The summary makes me wonder what will happen to these characters!
Tasha on Friday, 23 June 2017 01:43

The cover is beautiful and the fact it's purple just pretty much seals the deal on that fact! I also think the book sounds very interesting for many reasons but the main ones being that it feels relatable in ways like I know people who have been convicted of crimes they didn't do but deal with what life put in their deck of cards. Another reason it feels like it could be relatable is because as cheesy as it may sound I been that good girl (definitely not famous or important nor is my dad a governor or anything even remotely close) who fell in love with a guy who has the label/reputation of a 'bad guy" or "troublemaker" but the truth was he was actually a really good guy once you got to know the real him without the stereotypes or judgment of others, even though we aren't together right now he'll always hold a special place in my heart despite if it's just being friends or being together again in the future. I know what it's like to fight against society and allowing myself to love who my heart wants and not caring what others thought about it, for all the many years we were together we constantly were being harassed about why I would be with someone "like that" or why would he be with someone who "lives in such a different world" and things like that and even being friends we had to deal with judgment and disapproval. This book just sounds like a really great way to show that in any situation, especially the ones that bring you challenges, to always follow your heart. I haven't honestly had the opportunity to read any of Katie McGarry's books I have wanted to read her books because of all the positive reviews on them and simply because a lot of them, like this one, sound like a great read.

0
The cover is beautiful and the fact it's purple just pretty much seals the deal on that fact! :D I also think the book sounds very interesting for many reasons but the main ones being that it feels relatable in ways like I know people who have been convicted of crimes they didn't do but deal with what life put in their deck of cards. Another reason it feels like it could be relatable is because as cheesy as it may sound I been [i]that[/i] good girl (definitely not famous or important nor is my dad a governor or anything even remotely close) who fell in love with a guy who has the label/reputation of a 'bad guy" or "troublemaker" but the truth was he was actually a really good guy once you got to know the real him without the stereotypes or judgment of others, even though we aren't together right now he'll always hold a special place in my heart despite if it's just being friends or being together again in the future. I know what it's like to fight against society and allowing myself to love who my heart wants and not caring what others thought about it, for all the many years we were together we constantly were being harassed about why I would be with someone "like that" or why would he be with someone who "lives in such a different world" and things like that and even being friends we had to deal with judgment and disapproval. This book just sounds like a really great way to show that in any situation, especially the ones that bring you challenges, to always follow your heart. I haven't honestly had the opportunity to read any of Katie McGarry's books I have wanted to read her books because of all the positive reviews on them and simply because a lot of them, like this one, sound like a great read.
Karen Maldonado on Friday, 23 June 2017 14:05

I have love all of her books, some more than others, and can't wait to read Say You'll Remember Me. The concept sounds interesting, and if is half as good as Long Way Home - which it will probably be even better- than that book must be read.

0
I have love all of her books, some more than others, and can't wait to read Say You'll Remember Me. The concept sounds interesting, and if is half as good as Long Way Home - which it will probably be even better- than that book must be read.
Aireanna Lesch on Friday, 23 June 2017 14:31

this book sounds fabulous. Love the cover.

0
this book sounds fabulous. Love the cover. :D
Gabrielle C. on Friday, 23 June 2017 15:14

The cover is so pretty, but the sans serif type looks out of place

0
The cover is so pretty, but the sans serif type looks out of place :D:D

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

The Last Fallen Star (Gifted Clans, #1)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Riley Oh can't wait to see her sister get initiated...
Take Me Home: Forests of the World
 
5.0
 
5.0 (1)
Bite-sized facts about forests from around the globe, pointing out...
Hurricane Summer
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
In this sweeping debut, Asha Bromfield takes readers to the...
All Kinds of Other
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
In this tender, nuanced coming-of-age love story, two boys—one who...
Reign of Secrets
 
3.8
 
0.0 (0)
At the Midnight Ball, leave your inhibitions at the...
The Forest of Stolen Girls
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
1426, Joseon (Korea). Hwani's family has never been the...
Go the Distance
 
4.5 (2)
 
0.0 (0)
What if Meg had to become a god? After...
In Deeper Waters
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
A young prince must rely on a mysterious stranger...
These Feathered Flames (These Feathered Flames, #1)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
When twin heirs are born in Tourin, their fates...
Take Me Home: Waters of the World
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Bite-sized facts about bodies of water from around the globe,...
This Is My America
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Hate U Give meets Just Mercy in this unflinching...
Colors in Nature
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Magnificent, hand-painted illustrations by a rising star of Czech watercolor...
Welcome to Arizona
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Welcome to Arizona! We're glad you're here! Introducing a new...
I Don't Want to Go to School
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
It's Mouse's first day of school. It's Dinosaur's first day...
Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
I'm Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter meets Emergency Contact...
Counting Down with You
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
In this sparkling and romantic YA debut, a reserved Bangladeshi...

Latest Member Reviews

The Last Fallen Star (Gifted Clans, #1)
 
5.0
"THE LAST FALLEN STAR is a thrilling epic fantasy. Riley Oh is a saram, a person without magic, adopted by..."
Go the Distance
 
4.0
"Go the Distance by Jen Calonita is the latest installment in Disney’s Twisted Tale series. This time the story focuses..."
Take Me Home: Forests of the World
 
5.0
"Advice to save your marriage and get your Ex Boyfriend/girlfriend back ,contact ogagaspellcastertemple@gmail.com or WhatsApp +2347059387282 for Urgent effective love..."
The Light of Days Young Readers’ Edition: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos
 
5.0
"What worked: This is one gut-wrenching, powerful collection of stories of young Jewish women Resistance fighters in Hitler's Ghettos. While..."
Unchosen
 
4.7
"UNCHOSEN by Katharyn Blair is a YA Dystopian novel set in the future after the Crimson, a virus-like curse, turns..."
Take Me Home: Forests of the World
 
5.0
"TAKE ME HOME: FORESTS OF THE WORLD is an approachable nonfiction book that teaches about different kinds of forests, from..."
Hurricane Summer
 
4.3
"HURRICANE SUMMER is a sweeping coming-of-age story that captures the difficult and at times dangerous transition to womanhood. Tilla is..."
All Kinds of Other
 
4.3
"ALL KINDS OF OTHER is an intriguing YA contemporary that follows two boys as they start at a new school...."
Take Me Home: Waters of the World
 
5.0
"TAKE ME HOME: WATERS OF THE WORLD is an engaging nonfiction picture book that teaches basics and fun facts about..."
This Is My America
 
5.0
"WHAT I LOVED: Tracy's family is an outsider in multiple ways in their Texas town: they're one of the..."
Colors in Nature
 
4.0
"COLORS IN NATURE is a beautifully illustrated book of art that features animals and plants. The book walks through each..."
Welcome to Arizona
 
4.0
"WELCOME TO ARIZONA is a simple, fun travel guide picture book for children about the state. The book covers fun..."
I Don't Want to Go to School
 
3.5
"I DON'T WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL features Dinosaur and Mouse, who are both scared of their first day of..."
Counting Down with You
 
5.0
"COUNTING DOWN WITH YOU is a heart-wrenching and visceral YA contemporary read. Karina (Myra is her familial name) is a..."
The Light of Days Young Readers’ Edition: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos
 
5.0
"What worked: This is one gut-wrenching, powerful collection of stories of young Jewish women Resistance fighters in Hitler's Ghettos. While..."
There's No Ham in Hamburgers: Facts and Folklore About Our Favorite Foods
 
5.0
"While I was familiar with most of the information in the book, due to apparently all too frequent deep..."
Fate Calling
 
5.0
"Fate Calling by Lindsay Grace is a beautifully written fae fantasy about a young human girl named Aislinn and a..."
Reign of Secrets
 
3.8
"What worked: The magical aspect of this book had me turning pages quickly. It was easy to read and..."
In Deeper Waters
 
4.3
"IN DEEPER WATERS is an intriguing and fast-paced YA fantasy. Tal is the fourth of five royal children in a..."
Paint by Sticker Kids: Outer Space
 
4.5
"PAINT BY STICKER KIDS: OUTER SPACE is another fun collection of paint-by-sticker images with an outer space theme. The book..."