Cover Reveal: Lucky Few by Kathryn Ormsbee

Over the course of Pop! Goes The Reader’s two year history, I’ve been fortunate enough to have been afforded a great number of wonderful opportunities, all of which I’m extremely grateful for. I’ve welcomed authors whose work I greatly admire and respect for guest posts and interviews. I’ve received countless advance editions of novels I’ve been dying to read. And, most importantly, I’ve been able to share this space with some of my dearest friends. Today is one such instance. Kathryn Ormsbee is someone I’m proud to call a friend, a woman I adore and admire in equal measure. So, when Kathryn asked if I would be willing to host the exclusive cover reveal for her forthcoming 2016 YA debut, Lucky Few, to say that I was over the moon with excitement would be an understatement. This feeling was only further compounded when I saw the book’s cover for the first time and promptly fell in love. Please read on to admire Lucky Few‘s most beautimous design for yourself and for a wonderful opportunity to win an ARC of the novel, once available!


About Kathryn Ormsbee

Kathryn Ormsbee currently lives in Lexington, KY. She lived in lots of equally fascinating cities before then, from Austin to Birmingham to London to Seville. She grew up with a spaceship in her basement and went on many pretend (?) expeditions to the moon. In days gone by, she taught English as a Foreign Language, interned with a film society, and did a lot of irresponsible road tripping. Nowadays, she teaches piano and writes stories.

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Title Lucky Few
Author Kathryn Ormsbee
Pages N/A
Target Audience & Genre Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
To Be Published June 7th, 2016
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Stevie Hart is homeschooled, but don’t hold that against her. Sure, she and her best (okay, only) friend, Sanger, will never be prom queens, but that’s just because the Central Austin Homeschool Cooperative doesn’t believe in proms. Or dancing. Still, Stevie and Sanger know how to create their own brand of fun.

Enter Max Garza, the new boy next door. After a near-fatal accident, Max is determined to defy mortality with a checklist: 23 Ways to Fake My Death Without Dying. Dead set on carrying out fabricated demises ranging from impalement to spontaneous combustion, Max charms Stevie and Sanger into helping him with this two-month macabre mission. But as Stevie finds herself falling for Max, it becomes increasingly difficult to draw a line between his make-believe deaths and her real life. In this offbeat, hilarious, and charming novel, Kathryn Ormsbee introduces three unforgettable teens learning to live each day like it’s their fake-last.

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15 responses to “Cover Reveal: Lucky Few by Kathryn Ormsbee”

  1. Marisa says:

    Oh, I love this! It’s absolutely fantastic!

  2. Wowowowow, this cover is beautiful! Love the synopsis, looking forward to reading it. =)
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  3. This cover is absolutely gorgeous and the synopsis sounds brilliant! Definitely adding this on Goodreads 🙂
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  4. Beautiful cover! I can’t wait to read it!

  5. Amber says:

    Oh my gosh, if today was my last day? I would listen to all my favorite albums and talk to my family a lot for the rest of the night. I would write as many poems/short stories as I could. I would write letters for people I couldn’t immediately see.

    Oops, you only wanted one thing. Heh. I got carried away. Such a pretty, summery cover!
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  6. Rebecca says:

    Such a gorgeous cover! The blurb sounds lovely, too. Your question is rather impossible to answer, but I’d spend it with those I love, finish my book (it’s so good!), get a large scooping of Baskin Robbins and then squeeze into a hot dress and go explore. Oh, and I’d go to the swings at the park!
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  7. A Cover Designer says:

    Who did the cover art? It’s frustrating to see cover reveals that don’t credit the illustrator. It makes it hard for me to pin these (or pitch them for the book covers on my next list, hehe)!

  8. I am terrified of death (and yet I love vampires and some morbid things and all that), so I would probably just be panicking a lot. But I’d want to make sure that I said goodbye–for now?–to everyone. (Gosh, this question is sad!) Oh, and I’m adding on to what Rebecca said above, in that I’d want to make sure I had finished my current read, and knew how all my favorite still-uncompleted-series would end.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! I love, love, love this cover! And I adored THE WATER AND THE WILD, so I’m excited for new–and YA–Ormsbee!

  9. Anjani says:

    i would like to apologize to my parents..
    apologize to friends who have lost in touch cause of wounded conversations we had…
    i just wanna say that i’m very grateful for having them in my life

  10. Summer says:

    I would tell people I loved them, though my bookaholic answer would be to read as many books on my TBR as possible.

  11. Andrea G says:

    Cool cover. If it was my last day I would want to tell all my loved ones how much I love and care for them. And set some animals free from the zoo.

  12. Ginny says:

    I’m eagerly awaiting the arrival of another book by Kathryn Ormsbee, this time in the YA arena! The cover seems to pull me inexorably back into the world of teens so desparate to fit in with peers, yet still seize the grown up world with its independence.

  13. Kim B. says:

    If I only had one day left, I’d probably tell all the people I care about that I love them and thank them for all they’ve done for me. Then I’d read as many books as I could fit in.

  14. I’m sneaking into this giveaway last minute ;). As much as I love the cover, the synopsis is even more intriguing to me! Thanks to you and Kathryn for the giveaway. To answer your question, I would make sure I said goodbye to everyone. I would then stuff my face with all the bad foods I never allow myself to have XD.
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  15. Maraia says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I loved Kathryn Ormsbee’s first book, so I’m super excited for her next. If I had one day left to live, I would definitely eat ALL THE FOOD. 😀

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