Cover Crush: No Perfect Places by Steven Salvatore
Steven Salvatore has made their mark on the Queer YA market with their first two releases, both with absolutely gorgeous covers, and their third novel No Perfect Places, also hits the beautiful cover bullseye! Just look at this stunning cover, with these bright complimentary colors, and it definitely sets the scene. The scene being upstate NY Adirondack Mountains, and as someone who went to school in Upstate NY, I absolutely know the beauty of those mountain towns! No Perfect Places is releasing May 30th, just in time to be on your summer TBR, and Pride Month reads!
Steven is also going on book tour for the first time! Check out the post embedded below! I am so excited to finally meet Steven, so if y’all are around the Philly area on June 1st, I will be there, come say hi! Otherwise please go support Steven on tour stop near you, or possibly purchase a signed book from one of the stops!
Many thanks to Bloomsbury YA for sending me an advance copy!
Cover artist: David Curtis
No Perfect Placesby Steven Salvatore
Published by: Bloomsbury YA
on May 30, 2023
Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQIA+, Young Adult
From lauded author Steven Salvatore comes a YA about twins whose incarcerated father dies and leaves behind a life-changing secret.
When their father was imprisoned for embezzlement, twins Alex and Olly Brucke lost everything except their strong bond with each other. But after their dad dies unexpectedly, the twins start to fracture. Alex is spiraling, skipping classes to get drunk or high. Olly is struggling with a secret his dad ordered him to keep: they have a secret half-brother, Tyler.
So when Tyler shows up in their lakeside town for the summer, hoping to get to know his siblings, Olly hides the truth from Alex. But as Alex and Tyler start to form a friendship, the lies become harder to juggle. If they can’t confront their father’s past and fix their relationship, Olly and Alex each risk losing two siblings forever.
A thought-provoking novel about grief, family secrets, and figuring out how to belong against the odds.