Cover Crush: And They Lived by Steven Salvatore
And They Lived by Steven Salvatore has such a gorgeous cover that I just can’t handle it! It is so lovely, and purple and blue and pink…wait is that the Biflag colors? I think it is! I haven’t read the book yet, so just a brilliant color combo in my humble opinion! The art is just my favorite style, illustrated with a bit of heavy paint strokes, seriously love this cover so much! Plus Steven’s debut had such a stunning cover too, they really have a wonderful team over there at Bloomsbury and I am so thankful for the early copy!
Put this one on your calendar for the March 8th release and check out the preorder details below!
Artist: Andi Porretta
Cover Design: Jeanette Levy
And They Lived . . .by Steven Salvatore
Published by: Bloomsbury YA
on March 8, 2022
Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQIA+, Young Adult, New Adult, Romance
From the author of Can't Take That Away comes a sex-positive, fairytale-inspired YA novel that celebrates first love and self-acceptance, perfect for fans of What If It's Us.
"My heart didn't stand a chance. I loved it from once upon a time all the way to its joyfully complex ever after." - New York Times bestselling author Becky Albertalli
Chase Arthur is a budding animator and hopeless romantic obsessed with Disney films and finding his true love, but he's plagued with the belief that he's not enough for anyone: he's recovering from an eating disorder and suffers from body dysmorphia fueled by his father, and can't quite figure out his gender identity. When Chase starts his freshman year of college, he has to navigate being away from home and missing his sister, finding his squad, and contending with his ex-best friend Leila who is gunning for the same exclusive mentorship. If only he can pull together a short for the freshman animation showcase at the end of the semester.
Then Chase meets Jack Reid, a pragmatic poet who worships words and longs to experience life outside of his sheltered world. But Chase throws everything into question for Jack, who is still discovering his sexual identity, having grown up in close-knit conservative family. Jack internalized a lot of homophobia from his parents and childhood best friend, who unexpectedly visit campus, which threatens to destroy their relationship. Chase will have to learn to love--and be enough for--himself, while discovering what it means to truly live.