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YAH Cover Reveal: WATCH THE SKY by Kirsten Hubbard

YA Highway's cover reveals are my favorite. Revealing my own cover on YA Highway? MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE!

I am absurdly, ridiculously, dancing-on-my-own thrilled to share the cover for my third book and middle grade debut, WATCH THE SKY, which will be published by Disney-Hyperion on April 7th, 2015. Here it is!

BE STILL MY HEART. Seriously, I am obsessed. The moment I saw it, I instantly teared up. In an airport on my way to Wyoming. People stared.

On top of being utterly stunning, it's just so significant, from the ominous star-swirled sky, to the shadowy field, to the wooden house -- in the book, the kids construct tiny houses in a game they call Worldbuilding -- to each tiny object inside it. WATCH THE SKY is a story for kids, but not only for kids, and I think the cover has appeal for almost all age groups. What do you guys think??

More about WATCH THE SKY!
The signs are everywhere, Jory’s stepfather, Caleb, says. Red leaves in the springtime. Pages torn from a library book. All the fish in an aquarium facing the same way. A cracked egg with twin yolks. Everywhere and anywhere. And because of them, Jory’s life is far from ordinary. He must follow a very specific set of rules: don’t trust anyone outside the family, have your work boots at the ready just in case, and always, always watch out for the signs. The end is coming, and they must be prepared.

School is Jory’s only escape from Caleb’s tight grasp. With the help of new friends, he begins to explore a world beyond his family’s farm. Then Caleb notifies the family that the time has come for final preparations: digging in their backyard canyon at night. Every night.

As the hole gets deeper, so does Jory’s doubt about whether Caleb’s prophecy is true. When the real reason for their digging becomes clear, Jory must choose between living his own life or following behind Caleb, shutting his eyes to the bright world he’s just begun to see.

Kirsten Hubbard

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

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  1. It's GORGEOUS, and the book sounds fantastic! Looking forward to having it on my shelf!

  2. So lovely! And it sounds like such a great read. Definitely going on our TBR list. Congrats!

  3. LOVE the cover, Kirsten, and the book sounds awesome. Congrats!!

  4. It's so beautiful!! I smell awards for this book. Seriously. I'm calling it now.

  5. Fantastic cover. And congratulations on your MG debut! I read--and loved--WANDERLOVE several years ago, so I'll definitely be checking out WATCH THE SKY.

  6. Awesome! I remember the success of your first book, then second, and of course it continues on to the third...

  7. It is a gorgeous cover that will definitely appeal to MG, YA, and adults!


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