Get ready for another amazing cover! Today we have Katie Nelson's debut novel, The Duke of Bannerman Prep. Look for it May 9 from Sky Pony Press!
Here's a little about the book:
Words are weapons. Facts can be manipulated. And nothing is absolute--especially right and wrong.
Tanner McKay is at Bannerman Prep for one reason: to win. The elite school recruited him after he argued his public school’s debate team to victory last year, and now Bannerman wants that championship trophy. Debate is Tanner’s life—his ticket out of scrimping and saving and family drama, straight to a scholarship to Stanford and a new, better future.
When he’s paired with the prep school playboy everyone calls the Duke, Tanner’s straightforward plans seem as if they’re going off the rails. The Duke is Bannerman royalty, beloved for his laissez-faire attitude, crazy parties, and the strings he so easily pulls. And a total no-show when it comes to putting in the work to win.
As Tanner gets sucked into the Duke’s flashy world, the thrill of the high life and the adrenaline of the edge become addictive. A small favor here and there seems like nothing in exchange for getting everything he ever dreamed of.
But the Duke’s castle is built on shady, shaky secrets, and the walls are about to topple.
A contemporary retelling of The Great Gatsby, Katie A. Nelson’s taut debut is perfect for anyone who’s struggled to survive the cut-throat world of competitive high school.
Katie has some thoughts to share on the cover:
I feel like I hit the cover jackpot with this gorgeous cover! The first time I saw it, I just stared at it and cried! It was so perfect! (And yes, I'm a bit of a baby!) I love the beautiful colors of the sunset, juxtaposed with the darkness of the rocks and the cliffs. And the light on the house is a slight nod to The Great Gatsby and the green light at the end of the dock, which was the inspiration for this story.
And heeeere's the cover!
KATIE A. NELSON has always loved words and stories. A former high school English and debate teacher, she now lives in Northern California with her husband, four children, and hyperactive dog. The Duke of Bannerman Prep is her first novel.
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