Today I have the pleasure of revealing the cover of MY BEST FRIEND, MAYBE, the sophomore novel from author Caela Carter! I loved Caela's debut, ME, HIM, THEM & IT, a contemporary YA novel that tackles teen pregnancy with honesty and tact!
Technically, this is a cover (re)reveal because Caela, Bloomsbury, and I released the original cover concept for this book back in October 2013. Since then, Bloomsbury decided to rework the cover, giving the two girls featured in the cover art a more "dynamic" pose. Things that have stayed the same: the color palate and the number of girls on the cover. Things that have changed: a lot.
On this reworked cover, the girls are shown from a distance and they aren't headless (win!). They're wearing different outfits (still cute, but not as cute as the dresses in the original). The title is in different colors (though the font looks the same to me). The location of the title and the author's name have changed as well (for the better, in my opinion). And, instead of being surrounded by water, the girls are surrounded the bright blue sky!
If Bloomsbury was going for more "dynamic," they nailed it! While I have a soft spot for the original cover (the dresses the cover models were wearing were so dang cute!), I like this one too... especially when I realized that I couldn't immediately think of another cover that is similar. That's important when it comes to YA, a genre in which cover art can sometimes blur together!
Check out the new cover and learn more about the book below!
My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter
Bloomsbury / Available June 3, 2014
Colette has been bored and lonely ever since her best friend, Sadie, dumped her the summer before they stared high school. She tries to be perfect for everyone left in her life: her parents, her younger brothers, her church youth group, even her boyfriend, Mark. But Colette is restless. And she misses Sadie.
When Sadie tells Colette that she needs her old friend to join her on a family vacation to the Greek Islands, one that leaves in only a few days, Colette is shocked to hear their old magic word: need. And she finds herself agreeing.
Colette tries to relax and enjoy her Grecian surroundings but it’s not easy to go on vacation with the person who hurt you most in the world. When the reason for the trip finally surfaces, Colette finds out this is not only a fun vacation. Sadie has kept an enormous secret from Colette for years...forever. It’s a summer full of surprises, but that might be what Colette needs.
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My Best Friend, Maybe won't be in stores until June 3, 2014, but you can enter to win an advanced reader copy by filling out the Rafflecopter form below! This giveaway will end April 29th, 2014.