Cover Reveal :: FAULT LINE by Christa Desir

Today I have the great pleasure of taking part in the cover reveal of my critique partner and friend Christa Desir‘s debut YA novel, Fault Line (SimonPulse, November 2013).

 Fault Line is my kind of book, and Christa is my kind of author. Bold and sharp and affecting, she’s not afraid to tackle the hard stuff, and she’s not afraid to push boundaries. It’s sort of funny that her work is so gritty, because she’s one of the sweetest, most gracious people I know.

Here is Fault Line‘s blurb, which makes me all sorts of heartsick…

Ben could date anyone he wants, but he only has eyes for the new girl — sarcastic free-spirit, Ani. Luckily for Ben, Ani wants him too. She’s everything Ben could ever imagine. Everything he could ever want.

But that all changes after the party. The one Ben misses. The one Ani goes to alone.

Now Ani isn’t the girl she used to be, and Ben can’t sort out the truth from the lies. What really happened, and who is to blame?

Ben wants to help her, but she refuses to be helped. The more she pushes Ben away, the more he wonders if there’s anything he can do to save the girl he loves.

And the cover…


Guys. I love everything about this cover, but particularly its spareness and its boldness. It stands out in a world of predominately girly YA covers, and it makes me want to look twice, then once more because it’s just so fearlessly striking (figuratively and literally, I suppose).

Congrats on a stunning cover, Christa! I can’t wait to see this book on my shelf!

Add Fault Line at Goodreads, and follow Christa on Twitter and at her blog.


20 thoughts on “Cover Reveal :: FAULT LINE by Christa Desir

  1. Matthew MacNish says:

    Oh wow. This sounds like a very tough read, which is the best kind.

    And I too love the cover! Reminds me a little of Brooklyn, Burning, by Steve Brezenoff, which was one of the best books last year.

    • katyupperman says:

      First of all, I totally agree — the tough reads that raise tough questions ARE often the best. And second, thanks for the book rec, Matthew… I haven’t read BROOKLYN, BURNING yet!

  2. Jennifer Zobair says:

    WOW. This is stunning, and exactly the kind of cover a book like this needs. It will get attention, but it also just fits–it’s as bold as the story and the author.

    Can’t wait to get the book!

  3. Krispy says:

    The book sounds great, and I love the cover! It’s just as you say – spare but bold and definitely eye-catching. I love how the spark line cuts through the title!

  4. crystalschubert says:

    This cover is gorgeous. And since I totally judge books on their covers more than I should, I would totally read it, haha 🙂

    It helps that the story also sounds really sweet and heartbreaking.

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