Thursday, June 20, 2013

Side Effects May Vary Cover Reveal Day: Teaser 2

Today is the cover reveal for Julie Murphy's Side Effects May Vary, the one book that I am basically drooling to get my hands on. I've heard snippets of it, and the concept itself has had me dancing in excitement since before the book even sold.

And because this isn't just any cover reveal event, I've got a cover teaser for you guys, as well as a quote from the book. Yes, you have to wait a few more hours for the actual cover, but let this hold you over, because it will be so worth it in the end:

Artwork by Annemieke Beemster Leverenz

"Ballet was my life. For Celeste, it was a vehicle. She wanted nothing more than to be a triple threat—dancer, singer, actress—and it killed her that, when it came to dance, I’d always have her beat. She probably thought our competitive rivalry was over when I quit right before freshman year. But then I started dating Luke and it got even worse because Luke wasn’t something Celeste could audition for." - Alice

Now how much does this tell you about Alice? And make you curious about Luke... and Celeste...


And if you've somehow been under a rock and don't yet know what this guaranteed to be amazing and Kari favorite book is about:

What if you’d been living your life as if you were dying—only to find out that you had your whole future ahead of you?

When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, her prognosis is grim. To maximize the time she does have, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs—however she sees fit. She convinces her friend Harvey, whom she knows has always had feelings for her, to help her with a crazy bucket list that’s as much about revenge (humiliating her ex-boyfriend and getting back at her arch nemesis) as it is about hope (doing something unexpectedly kind for a stranger and reliving some childhood memories). But just when Alice’s scores are settled, she goes into remission.

Now Alice is forced to face the consequences of all that she’s said and done, as well as her true feelings for Harvey. But has she done irreparable damage to the people around her, and to the one person who matters most?

Julie Murphy’s SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY is a fearless and moving tour de force about love, life, and facing your own mortality.

Excuse me while I flail for a moment, because, man, how killer does this sound?! And I have heard some pretty amazing things about Harvey. Girls and boys, I think we should all prepare to melt.

And to make this entire thing even more awesome, I've got a swagpack available for one lucky winner, including bookmarks and a tote bag! This is US only, and use the Rafflecopter below to enter.

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The full reveal schedule, so you don't miss any of the teasers, and definitely not the cover at the last stop! (All times CST)

8 am: Girls in the Stacks (Teaser + Swag Giveaway)
9 am: Here!
10 am: I Read Banned Books (Teaser + Swag Giveaway)
11 am: GReads! (Teaser + Swag Giveaway)
12 pm: Mundie Moms (Cover + ARC Giveaway)

About Julie (who is one of the most awesome people I know): Julie lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cat who tolerates her. When she's not writing or trying to catch stray cats, she works at an academic library. Side Effects May Vary is Julie's debut novel.

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