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Cover Reveal + Giveaway: IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE by Christina June

Summer romance is in the air! We're so excited to share the cover of Christina June's debut YA Novel, IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE, which will be published by Blink/HarperCollins in May 2017.

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Sixteen-year-old Tatum Elsea is settling in for the worst summer on record. After she’s unfairly implicated in one of her best friend’s ideas gone awry, Tatum’s stepmother places her under virtual house arrest. But to Tatum’s surprise, her summer doesn’t turn out to be all bad. And things really begin to look up when she starts her own graphic design business and meets a cello-playing client, Seamus. If Tatum is reading his emails right, Seamus is funny, smart, and talented—and he seems to think the same about her. Too bad he's spending his summer across the ocean in Ireland… not that Tatum would be allowed to go on a date anyway. 

But over the course of the summer, Tatum will learn that sometimes going after what you want means breaking the rules. In the process, she’ll discover things about her friends, her family, and herself that she never could have guessed. And when Seamus turns out to be closer than she thought, she might just get a perfect kiss in the bargain. 

A modern play on the Cinderella story, Christina June’s
It Started with Goodbye will appeal to fans of Sarah Dessen, Stephanie Perkins, and Jennifer E. Smith.

And now, the gorgeous cover of IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE!

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Cover thoughts from Christina and Jillian, Christina's editor:
Christina: "I’m so happy with how it turned out. My editor and I began making a mood board months ago, which was given to the designers as inspiration. We looked at comparable covers that had the kinds of fonts and graphics we thought would be a good fit. We considered colors and elements from the story, and in the end, the designers listened wholeheartedly and came up with something that captures Tatum’s story so perfectly. I feel like I’ve won the cover lottery!"
Jillian: "Like Christina said, the design team is amazing—they can take everything we editors and authors throw at them and turn that jumble into the perfect image. We only had to go through two rounds of designs before this gorgeous cover appeared, and the vote was unanimous. I’m so glad Christina loved it—if she hadn’t, I probably would have had to acquire another book just to use this cover!"

About Christina:

Christina June writes young adult contemporary fiction when she’s not writing college recommendation letters during her day job as a school counselor. She loves the little moments in life that help someone discover who they’re meant to become—whether it’s her students or her characters. Christina is a voracious reader, loves to travel, eats too many cupcakes, and hopes to one day be bicoastal—the east coast of the U.S. and the east coast of Scotland. She lives just outside Washington, D.C. with her husband and daughter.

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  1. Ohhh this is GORGEOUS!!! Love it!

  2. I love it, Christina. Totally cover jackpot. :D

  3. Christina!! This cover!! So great!! I saw it all over Twitter on my lunch and didn't realize it was yours. AMAZING!

    To answer the question prompt, my favorite summer books are Jenny Han's Summer series. It's everything you want in a summer book PLUS Richmond references. Big win to this girl.

  4. Gorgeous!!!! You hit the cover lottery! (right now I'm reading the language of stars for a summer read)

  5. Such a beautiful moody cover -- and it sounds like a lovely story.... The strains of a cello are one of the most romantic evocative sounds ever... I am imagining that! Can't wait to read!

  6. I am completely in love with this! Congrats to all and I can't wait for the book's release :)

  7. Love the Cover! I cannot wait to preorder!
    My favorite summer books are YA and chick lit. Nothing to heavy on the mind :)

  8. I like books that are lighthearted and humorous. Chick lit is always a go-to for me.

  9. I absolutely adore the Summer trilogy by Jenny Han!

  10. Sounds like an awesome story, and I love the cover! Thanks for the chance!

    1. My favorite summer reads are young adult and contemporary romance :)

  11. Love the cover!
    I have any particular fav books for summer. I rarely ever re-read so it's basically whatever book I'm currently reading! =)

  12. Loved reading this book and love the cover!


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Item Reviewed: Cover Reveal + Giveaway: IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE by Christina June Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Kirsten Hubbard