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Cover Reveal: Stephanie Kuehn's COMPLICIT!

We are super thrilled to reveal the cover for YA Highwayer Stephanie Kuehn's fabulous and compelling second novel, COMPLICIT. This cover is both clean and complex, simple and detailed. I particularly love the matchstick and the imagery beyond the face. It's like looking at clouds in the sky. (Can you see the second face? The owl? Something else?)

Here's what Stephanie has to say about her cover:

I am so excited to get to share the cover of my forthcoming YA novel, COMPLICIT. This is a book that is near to my heart in so many ways. It's dark. It's twisted. It's psychological. It's full of questions and not-always-nice answers. As such, I really had no idea what to expect in terms of the cover. I knew what the story felt like to me, but that was all. Luckily, when my editor at St. Martin's sent over the image for the cover, all I could think was it's perfect. Because it is.

I hope you like it, too. 

And now . . .

The cover . . .


(Drumroll please  . . .)


Two years ago, fifteen-year-old Jamie Henry breathed a sigh relief when a judge sentenced his older sister to juvenile detention for burning down their neighbor’s fancy horse barn. The whole town did. Because Crazy Cate Henry used to be a nice girl. Until she did a lot of bad things. Like drinking. And stealing. And lying. Like playing weird mind games in the woods with other children. Like making sure she always got her way. Or else.

But today Cate got out. And now she’s coming back for Jamie.

Because more than anything, Cate Henry needs her little brother to know this one simple truth: she’s not the crazy one and never has been.

He is.

AHHHH!!!! Doesn't that sound AMAZEBALLS?!?!?!

Yes. Yes it does. You should totally:

Add COMPLICIT on goodreads!

Preorder from
barnes and noble!

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Kristin Halbrook

Kristin Halbrook is the author of the critically-acclaimed young adult novels Nobody But Us (HarperTeen, 2013) and Every Last Promise (HarperTeen, 2015). She likes many things.

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  1. Oooo, Stephanie, I like! The cloud of whites and grays seems to float into the burnt edges and match. And the face - mysterious! I like how this cover is put together. Definitely an eye-catcher, but not in typical the way you'd expect :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  2. It does sound great! Added to my TBR list.

  3. that sounds great! and WHAT A COVER!

  4. Stunning cover! Adding this one to my TBR list :)

  5. Love the cover. It sounds amazing I read the synopsis twice !


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