Cover Crush: Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram
Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram is definitely a cover crush, I absolutely loved the cover illustration for the first book, Darius the Great Is Not Okay, and book two does not disappoint! Love the darker look and feel, but it still carries over the design and feelings from book one’s cover. Also, a dance scene, maybe even prom? OMG flails! Team BookCrushin are huge fans of Darius and Adib and we absolutely cannot wait for this book to be released this fall so add it to your TBR now!
Cover design by Samira Iravani. Cover illustration by Adams Carvalho.
Darius the Great Deserves Better (Darius the Great, #2)by Adib Khorram
Published by: Dial Books for Young Readers
on August 25, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, GLBTQIA+
In this companion to the award-winning Darius the Great Is Not Okay, Darius suddenly has it all: a boyfriend, an internship, a spot on the soccer team. It’s everything he’s ever wanted–but what if he deserves better?
Darius Kellner is having a bit of a year. Since his trip to Iran this past spring, a lot has changed. He’s getting along with his dad, and his best friend Sohrab is only a Skype call away. Between his first boyfriend, Landon, his varsity soccer practices, and his internship at his favorite tea shop, Darius is feeling pretty okay. Like he finally knows what it means to be Darius Kellner.
Then, of course, everything changes. Darius’s grandmothers are in town for a long visit while his dad is gone on business, and Darius isn’t sure whether they even like him. The internship isn’t what Darius thought it would be, and now he doesn’t know about turning tea into his career. He was sure he liked Landon, but when he starts hanging out with Chip–soccer teammate and best friend of Trent Bolger, epic bully–well, he’s just not so sure about Landon anymore, either.
Darius thought he knew exactly who he was and what he wanted, but maybe he was wrong. Maybe he deserves better.