Cover Crush: Youngblood by Sasha Laurens
Youngblood by Sasha Laurens is definitely one of my most anticipated reads of the summer – and you know it was going to be a #CoverCrush when the one and only Kevin Wada is the illustrator!! His style is iconic and, well, he definitely knows his way around some sharp-angled vampires! The cover is fabulous and I just absolutely love the feeling of longing I get just from looking at it! *swoons in sapphic* Youngblood is releasing this July 19th, just in time to fill that First Kill hole in your life… and there is plenty of time to get your preorders in for some awesome character art & signed bookplates – see embedded tweet below!
Youngbloodby Sasha Laurens
Published by: Razorbill
on July 19, 2022
Genres: LGBTQIA+, Paranormal, Young Adult
For fans of Vampire Diaries and dark academia, two queer teen bloodsuckers at an elite vampire-only boarding school must go up against all of Vampirdom when they uncover a frightening conspiracy on campus.
Kat Finn and her mother can barely make ends meet living among humans. Like all vampires, they must drink Hema, an expensive synthetic blood substitute, to survive, as nearly all of humanity has been infected by a virus that’s fatal to vampires. Kat isn’t looking forward to an immortal life of barely scraping by, but when she learns she’s been accepted to the Harcote School, a prestigious prep school that’s secretly vampires-only, she knows her fortune is about to change.
Taylor Sanger has grown up in the wealthy vampire world, but she’s tired of its backward, conservative values—especially when it comes to sexuality, since she’s an out-and-proud lesbian. She only has to suffer through a two more years of Harcote before she’s free. But when she discovers her new roommate is Kat Finn, she’s horrified. Because she and Kat used to be best friends, a long time ago, and it didn’t end well.
When Taylor stumbles upon the dead body of a vampire, and Kat makes a shocking discovery in the school’s archives, the two realize that there are deep secrets at Harcote—secrets that link them to the most powerful figures in Vampirdom and to the synthetic blood they all rely on.
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