Spotted! Cover of My Beating Teenage Heart by C. K. Kelly Martin

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C.K. Kelly Martin revealed the cover of her upcoming novel My Beating Teenage Heart on her blog today!

Release Date: September 27, 2011
Publisher: Doubleday Canada  (Random House Books for Young Readers) 

Summary (from author's website):
Ashlyn Baptiste is falling. One moment she was nothing—no memories, no self—and then suddenly, she's plummeting through a sea of stars. Is she in a coma? She doesn't remember dying, and she has no memories of the life she left behind. All she knows is that she's trapped in a consciousness without a body and she's spending every moment watching a stranger.

Breckon Cody's on the edge. He's being ripped apart by grief so intense it literally hurts to breathe. On the surface, Breckon is trying to hold it together for his family and his girlfriend, but underneath he's barely hanging on.

Even though she didn't know him in life, Ashlyn sees Breckon's pain, and she's determined to find a way help him. As her own distressing memories emerge from the darkness, she struggles to communicate with the boy who can't see her, but whose life is suddenly intertwined with hers. In alternating voices of the main characters, My Beating Teenage Heart paints a devastatingly vivid picture of both the heartbreak and the promise of teenage life—a life Ashlyn would do anything to recover and Breckon seems desperate to destroy.

This sounds like another great contemporary novel that can't be missed! My Beating Teenage Heart sure sounds like an awfully heartbreaking and emotional read... but one that I think I'll still really enjoy! I really like the cover too! It's relatively simple, yet the faded grey of the person and the red lettering on the title really stand out in a way that's just hard to look away.

I've only read one novel by the author so far, The Lighter Side of Life and Death, which you can find my review of here... but I also have her One Lonely Degree novel which I'm sure I'll get to reading one day...

Are you looking forward to My Beating Teenage Heart?  

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  1. I like the cover, it's very nice, I like how it's sort of muted but striking.

  2. This does seem like an intriging novel. I also like the cover.
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  3. Lovely blog you have, I love blogs who write about books:) Beautiful cover:)