Wednesday, February 27, 2013

After Summer by Hannah Harvey

Cover Reveal!

I am so excited to be participating in my first ever cover reveal. What makes it all the more special is that it is of a book that I am looking forward to reading. Given the fact that I have not done one of these before, please be patient with me and feel free to give me your feedback in the comments. 

About the Author:

I will begin by telling you a bit more about the author. Hannah has had a keen interest in writing for a long time, starting out writing short stories when she was young. As she got older she started taking her writing more seriously, and writing longer pieces, but it wasn’t until taking part in and completing NaNoWriMo, that she decided to really pursue her writing. Her first novel ‘How I Got Here’ was released in the summer of 2012. She also keeps a blog so if you want to hear more about Hannah, be sure to follow this link and follow her blog. 

About the New Read and The Cover Reveal:

Now, for the juicy part. The 'all about the book' and let's not forget, the COVER! I must say, I am very impressed, if I were browsing my favourite bookstore and came across this book, the cover would grab my attention and make me want to read more. Lucky for you, I have your one stop shop right here. The cover, the synopsis, an excerpt, and I will be posting links for you to purchase your copy on the release day (which I will also tell you). So let's get started.

A Short Synopsis:

Everything changes for Arianna when she loses one of her best friends in an accident, suddenly everything that felt happy and safe, is no longer there, and she can't handle it.
It used to be Ben, Summer and Arianna, always together, and now it's just Ben and Arianna left, and she needs to escape.
After Summer's death she pushes Ben away, cutting of her connection with who she used to be, but she can't keep running forever, not when the past is always ready to catch her up, especially since it's more than just Summer's death that she's running from.

Now that the book has grabbed your attention, we move on to the excerpt. By the time you are done reading, you will be eager to purchase this new read as soon as possible. I'm already hooked but let's continue shall we?

An Excerpt:

‘Don’t lecture me Ben I can’t deal with that tonight.’
‘I expected more from you.’ He sighs.
‘That’s the whole issue though,’ Arianna shouts, ‘so many people expected so much from me, by the time I was about thirteen my whole life had been mapped out, and I felt like if I changed even one thing, I’d be letting everyone down! I was drowning in expectations. After Summer died I just couldn’t do it anymore, but that Arianna, the one I used to be, she was so tied down by all of that, so I had to become someone new.’
‘And cut everyone out of your life? I know it’s not just me, you hardly talk to Alex anymore, you’re withdrawn around your parents, you don’t talk to my parents anymore, all of your friends were dropped, you don’t talk to Kate, and she says that Fletcher has been trying to contact you but you won’t talk to him either. I don’t understand it, you had a great life and sure I know things weren’t perfect, but you had a support system of friends and family, and you pushed them all away. What’s so horrible about the life you had planned?’
‘Nothing’s horrible about it,’
‘Then just explain to me what you’re doing? Why you’re acting like this prom queen type of girl.’
‘Maybe because I am the prom queen,’ she shrugs noncommittally, ‘I like who I am now, I have a big group of friends, I have money, I don’t have to worry about being labelled a nerd, I actually have a varied social life that consists of more than staying at home, or going to the arcade. I don’t have to care,’
‘About anything,’ he finishes for her, ‘that’s the biggest problem, you used to care about things and people, but now you don’t, or you pretend you don’t.’
‘I didn’t come here to talk about myself, so if this is the way the nights going then I’ll leave now.’ She snaps back angrily.

Wow, trouble in the waters. I'm already wondering why the cut off. What is she running from? Why is it that when Summer dies and leaves Arianna and Ben alone that Arianna cuts Ben out also? So many questions that will be left unanswered until the release of "After Summer". So, when does this book become available, and where? It will be available on Amazon on March 1st, 2013. There you have it, the wait is almost over. But wait, we're forgetting something here. The whole point of a cover reveal is to, well, reveal the cover! So here is the cover of "After Summer" by Hannah Harvey accompanied by a longer synopsis.

The Cover Reveal and Full Synopsis:

After Summer is a young adult fiction novel, set in a fictional beachside small town in America. It centres around Arianna, an eighteen year old who has just graduated high school. All her life Arianna has had a plan in place, but after her best friend Summer dies, she finds it increasingly difficult to live up to the expectations.
She has secrets, and throughout the novels she’s battling between what she wants, and what she thinks others want for her. 
Most of the story is told in third person, though there are a few journal style letters incorporated.

After Summer is a book about discovering who you are, through many trials of growing up. It delves into loss, love, expectations and a fear of asking for help, even when you know you need it.

And there you have it. All you need to get hooked on Hannah's new book that will be available on March 1st, 2013. All that is left for me to say, besides the fact that I can't wait to get my hands on a copy, are the links to connect with Hannah and the links to purchase this amazing read. Thank you so much Hannah for the opportunity to share this cover with the readers of Schwartz Reviews. 

The Links:

Hannah Harvey's Amazon Page - "After Summer" will be listed under her novels after it is released.


  1. I think the cover is very attractive, warm, and inviting. The only change I would consider making is to have the title's font in a deep red so as to stand out a bit from the gold. All in all, it seems like a winner.

  2. For a first review I think you did real justice to the author and her book. It's full of everything the reader needs to know and you point them in the direction of where to go for more information. I like the cover too and sort of agree with Micheal Twist about the font. But in a picture it might not be as striking as in real life. Wishing Hannah all the best with her novel!

  3. Great cover, I love it, I would be very drawn to it in a book shop too. The light, the dark, her pretty dress and the slump in her pose, I would want to know more. And thanks to your review Kristine I do, sounds excellent!


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