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WANDERLOVE by Kirsten Hubbard: Cover Reveal!

Early this morning, I discovered (thanks to the magic of Google Alerts) that my second book with Delacorte/Random House, WANDERLOVE, is available on Amazon for pre-order -- complete with its cover! I thought I'd have a bit of time before I revealed it, but the stars have aligned right now. So, without further ado...

About the book:
It all begins with a stupid question:

Are you a Global Vagabond?

No, but 18-year-old Bria Sandoval wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a guided tour of Central America—the wrong one. Middle-aged tourists with fanny packs are hardly the key to self-rediscovery. When Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, and his outspokenly humanitarian sister Starling, she seizes the chance to ditch her group and join them off the beaten path.

Bria's a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan's a bad boy trying to stay good. As they travel across a panorama of Mayan villages, remote Belizean islands, and hostels plagued with jungle beasties, they discover what they've got in common: both seek to leave behind the old versions of themselves. And the secret to escaping the past, Rowan’s found, is to keep moving forward.

But Bria comes to realize she can't run forever, no matter what Rowan says. If she ever wants the courage to fall for someone worthwhile, she has to start looking back.
Also got my release date: March 13, 2012.

But wait! There's more!

While I love this beautiful cover -- you don't know this yet, but she's Bria, through and through! -- the entire Wanderlove book jacket is even better. There are palms, and ocean, and teeny tiny backpackers on the spine, and I so want to show it to you right this second. But, the jacket text reveals Wanderlove's SECRETS. Which I promise to share with you guys soon ;-)

(Though it'll speed things up if you add Wanderlove to Goodreads!)
Kirsten Hubbard

Kirsten is the author of Like Mandarin, Wanderlove, and the middle grade novel Watch the Sky.

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  1. EEE! The cover is GORGEOUS and the book sounds amazing!!! Can't wait!

  2. Absolutely beautiful! Makes you want to follow wherever it leads!

  3. AHHH! I love this! Cannot wait to read it! Congrats!

  4. Beautful cover, Kirsten! Congrats.

  5. LOVE this cover, Kirsten and am SO EXCITED about this book!

  6. I'm sometimes obsessed about my characters, but yeah, like you said, sometimes I'm just plain fed-up with 'em. I sigh in frustration when my main character does something completely out of my control (which is very creepy, since I am the writer, and I should be able to control my characters, right?)

  7. This cover is the most gorgeous ever! I just love the purple. :)

  8. Congrats!! It's absolute perfection. (Sorry if this goes through twice. My phone is being wonky.)

  9. It's gorgeous, Kirsten! BTW, same thing happened w/ my cover on Amazon (sudden appearance changing reveal plans). Off to tag & preorder!

  10. Beautiful! I love the blue and purple fabric (?) on the side!

  11. Gorgeous cover! I love it. I especially like what they did to the O, very cute.

    Looking forward to reading it.

  12. Wow! A-MAZING cover!! Grats, Kirsten, and good luck when it comes out next March!

  13. thank you so much, everyone!!

    Tracey: it's a Mayan fabric :)

    I am dying to show you guys the rest. soon!


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Item Reviewed: WANDERLOVE by Kirsten Hubbard: Cover Reveal! Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Kirsten Hubbard