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Cover Reveal and Giveaway! THE NIGHT WE SAID YES by Lauren Gibaldi

Today we are so pleased to present the gorgeous cover of Lauren Gibaldi's contemporary debut, THE NIGHT WE SAID YES, coming June 16, 2015 from HarperTeen. Lauren is also giving away a signed ARC of the book, so please make sure to enter the contest!

Without further ado.....

The Cover

The Book

Before Matt, Ella had a plan. Get over a no-good ex-boyfriend. Graduate from high school without any more distractions. Move away from Orlando, Florida, where she’s lived her entire life.

But Matt—the cute, shy, bespectacled bass player who just moved to town—was never part of that plan.

And neither was attending a party that was crashed by the cops just minutes after they arrived. Or spending an entire night saying “yes” to every crazy, fun thing they could think of.

Then Matt abruptly left town, and he broke not only Ella’s heart but those of their best friends, too. So when he shows up a year later with a plan of his own—to relive the night that brought them together—Ella isn’t sure whether Matt’s worth a second chance. Or if re-creating the past can help them create a different future.

In alternating then and now chapters, debut author Lauren Gibaldi crafts a charming, romantic story of first loves, lifelong friendships, uncovered secrets, and, ultimately, finding out how to be brave.
Be sure to add it your TBR pile on Goodreads!

Lauren's Thoughts:

Seeing my cover was the scariest, best thing ever. It makes it all feel real, you know? It’s a book! My book! With my name and my characters! So weird.

But you guys - I love my cover so much!! The team at HarperTeen did such an amazing job, and I love the direction they decided on. Yes, my book is totally a romance about Matt and Ella, but it’s also about their friends, too (the night in question involves all four of them). It’s about how a best friend is just as important as a boyfriend/girlfriend. So when my publisher decided to go with that theme and feature all four of the characters on the cover, I was thrilled. And I have to say – the characters look pretty cool. There’s Jake, backlit by the sun. Meg with the skinny jeans. Matt on the side, daring to be a part of it all, and Ella in the middle, bringing everyone together. I think it captures the idea of the book so well - crazy night, four friends, lots of fun and lots of questions.

The Giveaway

Enter to win a signed ARC of THE NIGHT WE SAID YES (US/Canada only please). Good luck!

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The Author

Lauren Gibaldi is a public librarian who’s been, among other things, a magazine editor, high school English teacher, bookseller, and circus aerialist (seriously). She has a BA in Literature and Master’s in Library and Information Studies. She lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband and daughter. THE NIGHT YOU SAID YES is her first novel. Find her online at and @laurengibaldi.

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Stephanie is the William C. Morris award-winning author of Charm & Strange, Complicit, Delicate Monsters, and The Smaller Evil.

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  1. What a great cover--I love that the whole group of friends made it on, rather than just Matt and Ella! I've just added the book to my to-read shelf on Goodreads; it sounds really good, and cute, shy, bespectacled love interest? Count me in! ;)

  2. Fantastic cover! I love then and now stories and can't wait to read it. Congrats, Lauren!

  3. I love this cover. I don't even care if I win, I will buy this book. It sounds great. My students will love it.
    Congratulations on your first book.

  4. Congratulations on your first book! I can't wait to read it!

  5. I would say YES to apples and peanut butter right now! Attempting to be healthy and kind of failing.

    looove this cover and I'm so excited for this book!

  6. I love this cover, it's gorgeous. To answer the question, I could really go for some caramel corn right now.

  7. Great cover! I would say yes to some BBQ potato chips right now. :)

  8. Kettle corn, mmm! Congratulations on your debut! Your book looks really interesting, can't wait to promote it to my teens. Nice to see another librarian adding "author" to her list of accomplishments.

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    1. Oops, just went up to the thing and realized it asks for a question. I'd love some snappea crisps. If you haven't ever had them, you should try it.

  10. Anything with Peanut Butter!!!

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  12. I just had apple cider and I would say YES to more! The book looks interesting! Good luck!

  13. I would say YES to anything chocolate!!! Congrats Lauren, I am so happy and very proud of you!!!

  14. I would say yes to some strawberry cake right about now. Wait, does that count as a snack? lol.

  15. Hmm... I really want tater tots from Sonic right now.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. After two and a half weeks with no carbs, I would really love to say YES to any of the hundred grain-based products taunting me from every corner of my kitchen! I like your concept, Lauren, and would love to read your book! Congratulations!

  17. I am loving Halloween treats right now!

  18. I like the redo concept of this book. Which of us hasn't wished for a second chance to understand an event or mend a relationship?

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  20. I would take anything with chocolate right now! It's been a crazy day. Love the cover! Looks like an awesome read.

  21. I would say yes to fruit- because honestly after today, I am sick of too much candy ;)

  22. As someone who is trying to say yes to more things, this book sounds awesome. Can't wait to read it!

  23. Love the cover, and the synopsis!! And I would totally say yes to pizza right now. Do not tell me that is not a snack. DO NOT.

  24. Anything peanut butter sounds really good.

  25. A snickers bar! I love the cover and the synopsis for this book sounds fun! Can't wait to read it!

  26. Sounds adorable, but with the potential to have more depth than expected. I'm imagining a cross between Nick & Norah..., Graffiti Moon, and Just One Day!

    As to snack choice... I just got back from shopping for tonight's Library Board meeting snacks and the chewy chocolate chip cookies w/ Reese's cups are calling my name. I would say yes to those if I didn't need to leave them packaged till the meeting, but I am going for the (healthier) trail-mix granola bar instead.

  27. Ooh this one sounds interesting and I love the cover!

  28. Oh and I would say yes to some ice cream right now!


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