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COVER REVEAL for Rachael Allen's debut YA 17 First Kisses + ARC Giveaway!

We are so excited at YA Highway today to be hosting the exclusive cover reveal for Rachael Allen's 2014 YA debut, 17 First Kisses (Harper Teen).  And on a personal level, I am SUPER DUPER stoked to be hosting the reveal since I met Rachael IRL and she's wonderful!  Plus, I had the privilege of reading 17 First Kisses in it's early stages and fell in love. All of you contemporary YA fans--you are in for a treat!

In honor of the reveal, Rachael has graciously agreed to give away a 17 First Kisses ARC!  (Trust me--you want this. You really, really do.)

Before we reveal though, here's a little more about Rachael:

Rachael Allen lives in Atlanta, GA where she's working furiously on her PhD in neuroscience. When she's not doing science or writing YA, you can find her chasing after her toddler and her two sled dogs. Her debut YA novel, 17 FIRST KISSES, is forthcoming from Harper Teen. Rachael may or may not have had 17 first kisses...luckily she doesn't kiss and tell.





(Aw, PUPPY! Rachael with her dog Thor)

Ready for the cover reveal now?  But wait--first, check out a brief 17 First Kisses summary:

Sometimes a girl has to kiss a lot of frogs…

No matter how many boys Claire kisses, she can’t seem to find a decent boyfriend. Someone who wouldn't rather date her gorgeous best friend Megan. Someone who won’t freak out when he learns about the tragedy her family still hasn’t recovered from. Someone whose kisses can carry her away from her backwoods town for one fleeting moment.

Until Claire meets Luke.

Luke’s adorable and he’s lived all over the world. But Megan is falling for Luke too, and if there’s one thing Claire knows for sure, it’s that Megan’s pretty much irresistible.

With true love and best friendship on the line, Claire suddenly has everything to lose. And what she learns -- about her crush, her friends, and most of all, herself -- makes the choices even harder. 

In her moving debut, Rachael Allen brilliantly captures the complexities of friendship, the struggles of self-discovery, and the difficulties of trying to find love in high school. Fans of Sarah Ockler, Susane Colasanti, and Stephanie Perkins will fall head over heels for this addictive, heartfelt, and often hilarious modern love story.  

Doesn't that sound amazing? I can't wait for all of you to read this book!

And now, here it is--the gorgeous cover for Rachael Allen's 17 First Kisses!







Love.

Want to win your own ARC version?  Just add 17 First Kisses on Goodreads and leave a comment below!  We'll pick a winner at random next Wednesday, Nov 20th at noon PST.

Big congratulations to Rachael, and thank you so much for letting YA Highway host your reveal!




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42 comments:

  1. So cute! Can't wait for this book!

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  2. Yes! She reminds me of myself, in a way. Not that my situation is similar, but the kissing rings a bell.

    Anyway, can't wait to read this one! ^_^

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  3. Can't wait to read this one. Please don't enter me - just wanted to *wave pom poms* here :D

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  4. Such a great idea for a YA book - I'm sure everyone will love it!

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  5. This sounds so Amazing! I can't wait to read it!

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  6. This seems like a really interesting read. Great post!

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  7. Hooray for contemporary YA! Looking forward to reading this!

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  8. I rarely read YA contemporary but this sounds awesome! Can't wait to read!

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  9. It think it's cool how she's short of looking up to the sky. In all it's really pretty.

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  10. Would truly love to win the ARC for this. The story summary sounds great! :) Just added to my Want-To-Read-List on Goodreads. Good luck to all!

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  11. This sounds really cute! It'll be the perfect book to read while lounging at the beach this coming summer :)

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  12. This book sounds so good! I've been waiting for something new to read and this would be awesome!! Such a good storyline

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  13. I would absolutely LOVE to win this!! It sounds awesome!

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  14. Rachael Allen is superhuman ... PhD, YA, toddler, what?! I've added her forthcoming book to my TBR list on GR and look forward to reading 17 FIRST KISSES.

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  15. Oh I adore the cover!! This sounds most fabulous :D

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  16. Oh this story sounds SO interesting ! not to mention it has my favorite number in the title I'm gonna have to read this even if i don't win !

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  17. Wow! It sounds like an amazing coming of age story and I love those. ^_^ Thank you!

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  18. Can't wait!! Best friends and jealousy, scandalous!

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  19. This is awesome! I hadn't heard of this book before this post. The cover is very simple and subtly beautiful! I've added it to my Goodreads shelf HERE. Thank you very much!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  20. I love a good contemporary and this one sounds awesome! I love the cover too; the text is awesome!

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  21. Yay! I'm so excited for Rachael and to see this cover, I can't wait to have the actual book in my hands. (#HotelOnyxFTW...just for you, Rach :) )

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  22. This looks fantastic! Can't wait to check it out! I've added it to my Goodreads shelf here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18599770-17-first-kisses?from_search=true

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  23. This looks amazing! Can't wait to read it!
    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/17441548?shelf=to-read

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  24. Sounds interesting! Good luck on the book. :)

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  25. I absolutely love the cover! Excited to read it!

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  26. This sounds wonderful! And I LOVE the cover. Can't wait to read it!

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  27. Hooray! I've been dying to see this cover~ the books sounds so cute! Congrats to Rachael :)

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  28. Gorgeous cover. I love a good YA contemporary and this one sounds perfect for me. I added it to my shelf and would be giddy if I won the ARC. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. Super cute cover! I've marked it to-read. :)

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  30. Sounds like just my kind of book, and the cover is lovely! Can't wait to read it!

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  31. This sounds awesome! Can't wait to read it.

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  32. That's an adorable cover. I'm really excited to see how that premise plays out. (GoodReads link: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/765608072)

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  33. Thank you so much, everyone, for your sweet comments! And thank you Deb and YA Highway for hosting!!

    Erin - #HotelOnyxFTW indeed :)

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  34. This sounds awesome! I can't wait to read it. :)

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  36. I can't wait to read this, it sounds like my sort of book! Plus a love interest called Luke is a soft spot of mine, probably because I've written one myself :)
    Good luck with it x

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  37. Great cover! I'm excited Rachael :) Can't wait to read it. Goodreads Shelf

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  38. This sounds awesome! I love that the cover doesn't have the protagonist actually macking on a guy, but instead looks to be dreaming and perhaps finding herself.

    Thanks for the giveaway! (Link to my Goodreads TBR)

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  39. Arianne is the winner! Sending the ARC this week! Thank you to everyone else for your sweet comments! <3

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  40. Arianne is the winner! I'm sending the ARC this week! Thank you so much everyone for your sweet comments! <3

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Item Reviewed: COVER REVEAL for Rachael Allen's debut YA 17 First Kisses + ARC Giveaway! Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Debra Driza