THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Kasie West – Cover Reveal and Giveaway

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US (HarperTeen, Fall 2013) is Kasie West’s sophomore debut (preceded by PIVOT POINT, also from HarperTeen) and both of them sound pretty awesome. So of course, I am super stoked to reveal its gorgeous cover! Scroll down to read the synopsis, check out the cover, and enter to win an ARC of her book (open internationally)!

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best efforts to scare him off. And much to her dismay, she’s beginning to enjoy his company.

She knows her mom can’t find out—she wouldn’t approve. She’d much rather Caymen hang out with the local rocker who hasn’t been raised by money. But just when Xander’s attention and loyalty are about to convince Caymen that being rich isn’t a character flaw, she finds out that money is a much bigger part of their relationship than she’d ever realized. And that Xander’s not the only one she should’ve been worried about

Kasie West

Kasie West lives with her family in central California. She writes YA. She eats Junior Mints. Sometimes she goes crazy and does both at the same time. Her debut novel, PIVOT POINT, will be published by HarperTeen on February 12, 2013, followed by its sequel in 2014. The Distance Between Us will be out July 2, 2013 with HarperTeen. Her agent is the talented and funny Michelle Wolfson.

Here’s what Kasie has to say about the masterpiece:

Thanks for having me on Icey Books, Hafsah, to reveal the cover for THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US. I love this cover so much. I’ve always been a fan of back lit pictures, with the sun creating hot spots on the image. It really creates a warm look for this picture. And Caymen’s dress is so cute. I love the color and the cut of it. Seriously, can I have it? I,m also a huge fan of the title. And Xander’s car is perfect. Okay, I better stop now because I feel like I’m going to say, ‘and and and’. Besides, half of you aren’t reading this, you’re just scrolling straight to the cover. Which you should be doing. It’s so much more interesting. :) Hope you like it.

And now for the cover! What do you think?

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And now for the giveaway! Kasie was generous enough to donate an ARC of THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US to one lucky INTERNATIONAL winner! Just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    Lynn K.

    January 14, 2013

    The book certainly sounds interesting! The cover looks great too. Love the composition, colors and slightly whimsical feel to the title. Except I find the position of her right leg a little odd. o.o

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    lisseth Torres

    January 14, 2013

    @_@ I think I am in LOVE. That cover caught my attention!! I LOVE the Cover image and especially the rocking font. I love that its warm and edgy with a very contemporary feel. ONE OF MY FAVORITES SO FAR :) Plus the story sounds so interesting. Especially with that ominous last sentence O_o SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK TO COME OUT!!!

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    Kimberly Sabatini

    January 14, 2013

    Gorgeous!!!! So excited for you, Kasie. <3

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    Adriana (BooksOnHerMind)

    January 14, 2013

    She already has a second book coming out? That's amazing. I like the cover. The font reminds me a little of This is What Happy Looks Like. I don't know. Same feel for me. I have high hopes for this one too!

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    January 14, 2013

    Love the cover!

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    Lena Anne

    January 14, 2013

    Gorgeous cover! I really like the summary, too. This one is going to be grand, I just know it!

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    Michelle Wolfson

    January 14, 2013

    I love this cover so much. It looks like a movie poster to me. I've also read this book about 12 times. Actually, I think I've read all of Kasie's books about 12 times. At least. They are just that good. I'm so excited for other people to read them too!!!!!!

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    Janet Johnson

    January 14, 2013

    Sounds like a fun book! So much congrats to Kasie. :D

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    Kelly Oram

    January 14, 2013

    This one sounds awesome! Congrats to Kasie and thanks for the giveaway!

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    Kelly Oram

    January 14, 2013

    Also, gorgeous cover!

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    Renee Collins

    January 14, 2013

    I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH. It's funny, sweet, romantic, FUNNY, and sizzling with chemistry. I'm so happy they picked a gorgeous, eye-catching cover to match!

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    Mary Campbell

    January 14, 2013

    I love Kasie and this book looks awesome. Congratulations Kasie!!!

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    J.R. Johansson

    January 14, 2013

    This book makes me happy just thinking about it. Caymen is one of my absolute favorite characters. SO funny! :) I love this book, love this cover, love this author. SO MUCH LOVE!

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    Wan Chant

    January 14, 2013

    Such a cute cover!

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    Claire Talbot

    January 14, 2013

    This is a gorgeous cover – perfect for teens!

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    Claire Talbot

    January 14, 2013

    This is a gorgeous cover – perfect for teens!

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    Jesse Burgoyne

    January 14, 2013

    This book sounds great! And the cover!! The car, the models, the way the sun lights them, and that dress! That dress, that dress! I'll fight you for it, Kasie :)

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

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    January 14, 2013

    I just ADORE this. Seriously. The title and image just make me need this book.

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    January 14, 2013

    Great cover! I love the colours and composition. This book sounds so good! :-)

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    Poppy Sory

    January 14, 2013

    Es increíble, me encanta!!! participo a ver si tengo suerte ^^

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    Dizneeee (Lisa)

    January 15, 2013

    This book sounds like its going to be a great read!!!! Thanks for doing the cover reveal and the giveaway!

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    coffeelvnmom (Jessica Brooks)

    January 15, 2013

    Yay, Kasie! Love love love it, it looks so great! (Love the title font, too–not just the picture!)

    Thanks for hosting a cool reveal AND the giveaway, Hafsah! :D


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    The Book Belles

    January 15, 2013

    The cover is so gorgeous! I loved Pivot Point, and I'm even more excited to read this one :)

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    Bellas Bookshelf

    January 15, 2013

    A beautiful cover and it sounds like a good contemp book too. I just got Pivot Point today & i am pretty stoked to check it out. Thank you for the giveaway :)

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    January 15, 2013

    Love the cover. Very cute. This books sounds like a great contemp and I haven't seen a lot for 2013, so I'm super excited about this one! Plus, LOVED Pivot Point :D

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    January 16, 2013

    I love this cover so so so so much! It's gorgeous and just enticing! Eye-popping in a very adorable and cute way!!! :D I love the fonts and the lighting and just Ooooh! So purty! :D Plus, oh geeky me…I LOVE HER HEELS. Those totally caught my eye. I'm in love. Congrats Kasie! I'm totally excited!

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    Aline Tobing

    January 17, 2013

    The blurb sounds great and the cover is gorgeous!
    Really hope I could win this LOL

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    Claire M. Caterer

    January 17, 2013

    Gorgeous cover, Kasie! I love the colors, and yes, the dress!

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    January 17, 2013

    LOVE it, another book to look forward to. Yay =D

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    January 20, 2013

    Love the cover and squealed when I saw it. It sounds amazing and looks good too, yay!

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    January 22, 2013

    SO PRETTY. And it somehow wasn't on my GR list… is now! :)

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    Callie Vamp

    January 26, 2013

    This book looks so good and I love the cover!