Hey guys! I’m so excited to be revealing Deirdre’s new novel’s, Spent’s, cover! Eek! It’s super cute guys. I cannot wait for you guys to see it. But first, I’d like to start off with some information about Spent so you can understand what the book is about and maybe add it to your TBR!
Genre: Contemporary Fiction // Age Group: Young
A young thief. A golden dragon. A stolen life. A modern Romeo and Juliet and heist mashup.
“Rule #1 Never get caught.
Rule #2 Never admit to anything.
Rule #3 Never get involved with boys.
It’s not until Ru Rocklin is caught shoplifting that she considers exactly what has been taken from her. For sixteen years, she’s lived on the fringe and in isolation with her older sister, Silky, a master thief who doubles as Ru’s guardian—lying and thieving is the family biz. After she’s given the ultimatum to go to school or kick it in jail, Ru meets Julian Freese, and finally feels, well, normal. At least until the shame of her not-so- normal life pushes them apart. But when he reveals his own secrets, she realizes love is one con she can’t pull. When tragedy exposes the mystery of Ru’s past, she’s determined to finish the job Silky groomed her for: stealing the famed golden dragon, Mǔ long, from the Institute of Fine Art. It’s a heist she can’t do alone so she gathers a crack team of liars and thieves to help. As she tries to avoid the attention of the authorities, the crew embarks upon a wild game of give and take, bluffs and blunders, and twists and turns. Though it felt like the perfect plan, the dragon only leads to more questions. Ru will have to break every rule she knows to find the answers to Silky’s finely-woven lies and get her life back, or make a new one.
With Romeo and Juliet inspired romance and a caper with Ocean’s 11 tension and thrills, fans of Heist Society by Ally Carter will enjoy this story of thieves and thugs, love and loss, and high-stakes action.”
Isn’t it so pretty?? I love the flowers in the bottom and top! I also love how the cover has shadows on it inside of a photo of a person. I feel like that technique isn’t used often in YA literature, but it looks amazing and makes me wish that there were more books with shadows. I think that the cover resembles the synopsis well and I’m so excited to dive into the book! Spent releases on April 11th, 2017!
Deirdre Riordan Hall is the author of the young adult bestsellers, Sugar and Pearl along with women’s fiction. When she’s not writing, she’s probably surfing or in pursuit of magic. She also has a healthy case of wanderlust, loves chips and salsa, and dreams about learning no less than three languages. Join her monthly newsie.