Cover Crush: The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante

Crushed on by kelly, on February 25, 2019, in Cover Crush, Future releases / 0 Comments

Cover Crush: The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante

The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante has such an emotionally driven cover. I have feelings just looking at this embrace. It is wholly moving, and I know, just from the cover & synopsis that I will be reading this diverse book when the time comes. The catch phrase that really gripped my emotions was “explores the heartbreak and consequences of when both love and human beings are branded illegal.”  It just makes you have some feelings right?

I mentioned before that I am 100% into these illustrated covers and it feels like 2019 has more than any other year. Here for it. Here for these lovely artistic covers. The Grief Keeper is releasing this summer, June 11th, so be sure to add it to your TBR now.

Cover Crush: The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante

The Grief Keeper

by Alexandra Villasante
Published by: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
on June 11, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, GLBTQIA+
Pages: 320

Seventeen-year-old Marisol Morales and her little sister Gabi are detainees of the United States government. They were caught crossing the U.S. border, to escape the gang violence in their country after their brother was murdered. When Marisol learns that the old family friend who had offered them refuge in America has died and they are going to be sent home, they flee.

They hitchhike, snagging a ride with an unassuming woman who agrees to drive them to New Jersey, but when Marisol wakes up in D.C. she learns the woman is actually a government agent. Indranie Patel has a proposal for Marisol: she wants Marisol to be a Grief Keeper, someone who will take another's grief into their body. It's a dangerous experimental study, but if Marisol agrees she and Gabi will be allowed to stay in the United States. If the experiment fails the girls will be sent home, which is a death sentence. Things become more complicated when Marisol meets Rey, the wealthy daughter of a D.C. Senator, and the girl she's helping to heal. Marisol likes Rey's short hair and sarcastic attitude. But she didn't expect the connection from their shared grief to erupt into a powerful love.

Suddenly being forced from the United States isn't just a matter of life and death, but a matter of the heart.

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