It’s Live! Cover Reveal: Sugaring Off (Gillian French), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

Hi, YABCers!

Today we’re super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for

Sugaring Off (Gillian French),

releasing November 1st, 2022 from Algonquin Young Readers.


Before we get to the cover, here’s a note from Gillian French:

Hi readers! I’m thrilled to be able to share the stunning cover of Sugaring Off, which is so flawlessly matched to the pensive, eerie stillness of the story! Artist Elena Masci nailed Owl’s faraway stare and the entwining of the maple tree branches in her braid? Perfection. 




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Here it is!

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Sugaring Off

by Gillian French

Release date: November 1st, 2022

Publisher: Algonquin YR



About the Book

Left partially deaf by an early childhood tragedy which ended in her father’s incarceration, seventeen-year-old Owl is now a

tracker, an explorer, a wildlife enthusiast, and always her freest self while hiking the steep forested acres surrounding her aunt

and uncle’s maple sugar farm, now her home. Owl and her aunt and uncle never speak of the brutal attack that brought her to

them, the day Owl’s father threw her down the stairs. On the day she confronts a stranger trespassing among the maples,

Owl’s sheltered existence is blown wide open by Cody—the magnetic, dangerous young man hired to help with the sugaring

off. Experienced in ways that Owl is naïve, Cody seems to see her, the real her, in a way no one else does. Together, they

challenge each other, learn to question their preconceptions, and risk a romance their families are desperate to stop.

But when Owl learns that some part of Cody is compelled toward self-destruction, Owl must make a difficult decision about

their relationship at the same time she’s grappling with her father’s recent release from prison. And when a seemingly

motiveless local murder draws attention to Cody, Owl realizes that Cody is in far more serious trouble than anyone

knows—and it’s followed him to her mountain.

About The Author

Gillian French‘s debut, Grit, was an Indie Next List pick, a Junior Library Guild Selection, received starred reviews from

Kirkus Reviews and ALA Booklist, was an Edgar Award Finalist, a South Carolina Young Adult Book Award Finalist, and

received both a 2018 Lupine Award from the Maine Library Association and a 2018 Maine Literary Award from the Maine

Writers & Publishers Alliance. Her other novels include The Door to January (Bram Stoker Award Finalist), The Lies They

Tell (2019 International Thriller Award Finalist, an Amazon Bestselling New Release in both print and audio editions, 2019

Maine Literary Award Winner, 2018 Junior Library Guild Selection), and The Missing Season (2019 Junior Library Guild

Selection, starred review from Booklist). She lives in Maine with her husband and three young boys.


Visit Gillian’s Website!






*Giveaway Details*

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4 thoughts on “It’s Live! Cover Reveal: Sugaring Off (Gillian French), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)”

  1. What an absolutely gorgeous cover! This book sounds breathtaking and I can’t wait to read it!

  2. The cover is so beautiful and this book’s setting alone makes me want to read it.

  3. Morgan says:

    OMG this cover is so gorgeous!

  4. Penny Olson says:

    The cover is beautiful. The story sounds dramatic and emotional.

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