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Cover Reveal: GRACE AND THE FEVER by Zan Romanoff

We're feeling feverish for the cover of Zan Romanoff's second YA novel, GRACE AND THE FEVER, which will be published by Knopf Books for Young Readers in 2017. Take a look!

“Hey, who are you?"
For years, Grace Thomas has had an easy answer to that question: no one. Not in real life, anyway. Online, in Fever Dream fandom, she’'s Gigi, who writes daily posts about Jes, Kendrick, Land, and Solly. But IRL? She’s as impossibly ordinary as the boys in the band are outrageously, emphatically not.

When a paparazzo captures a chance, late-night encounter between her and Jes, Grace finds herself suddenly inside of the photographs she’s been looking at all her life. She's drawn into the complicated world of the Fever Dream boys, and starts to see the stark divide between their highly public image and carefully guarded private lives— and how desperate they are to keep certain things out of the spotlight.

As she turns from unwitting accomplice to de-facto partner-in-crime, Grace has to learn to navigate their high-stakes world alongside her own private, personal reckoning: If the boys she’s built her life around for so many years are just a facade, who is she, really? And even if life with Fever Dream is nothing like she’d imagined it, is she really ready to wake up yet?

And here's the cover of GRACE AND THE FEVER

Zan's thoughts on the cover:
There's a very specific image that inspired this book: a shot of Zayn Malik leaving Heathrow after leaving One Direction's On the Road Again tour (but before officially leaving the band). It's shot from above, and even though I'm sure he's surrounded by handlers, security, and press, he looks small and uncertain and alone: it's a perfect capture of someone stepping from a super public, highly structured life into one that's completely uncharted terrain. Obviously we couldn't use that exact image for the cover, but I feel like this has the same vibe-- it gives us Grace taking her first tentative steps towards a life that's radically different both from the quiet one she's been living and the glamorous one she's always fantasized she might someday be able to have. The same designer did both my covers, and I love her work-- I can't wait to see Grace and Lorelei on a shelf together!

About Zan:

Zan Romanoff's first novel, A SONG TO TAKE THE WORLD APART, comes out from Knopf Books For Young Readers on September 13. She fell in love with Hanson when she was ten and has been a boy band fanatic and teen idol obsessive ever since. She lives and writes in Los Angeles; GRACE AND THE FEVER is her second novel.
Kirsten Hubbard

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

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