Kirsten Hubbard recently unveiled the cover of debut novel, Like Mandarin. Here it is:
It's hard to find beauty in the badlands of Washokey, Wyoming. Fourteen-year-old Grace Carpenter knows it's not her mother's pageant obsessions, or the cowboy dances and pickup trucks adored by her small-town classmates. True beauty is wild girl Mandarin Ramey: seventeen, shameless and utterly carefree.
Grace would give ANYTHING to be like Mandarin.
When the misfits are united for a project, they embark on an unlikely, explosive friendship, packed with nights spent skinny-dipping in the canal, liberating the town's animal-head trophies, and constantly searching for someplace magic. Grace even plays along when Mandarin suggests they make a pact to run away together. Blame it on the crazy-making wildwinds that plague their badlands town.
But all too soon, Grace discovers Mandarin's unique beauty hides a girl who's troubled, broken and even dangerous. And no matter how hard Grace fights to keep the magic, even the best friendships can't withstand betrayal.
My thoughts: The cover is simple, but I think it just makes it all the more beautiful. The white part really stands out, and it just looks so clean and appealing. Besides having a brilliant premise, Like Mandarin will look so pretty on a bookshelf, don't you think?
Release Date: March 2011
Author Website: http://www.kirstenhubbard.com
Goodreads: Like Mandarin
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