I'm so psyched, because Kristine Asselin—agency sister, co-conspirator, and all-around awesome person—is having a cover reveal today for her YA debut, ANY WAY YOU SLICE IT, which comes out April 7th via Bloomsbury Spark.
And guys, you're going to want to see this cover. Because it's awesome.
But first, here's a little bit about the story:
Penelope Spaulding just can't catch a break. Between long hours at the family restaurant, homework, and her parents' plans for her future, it's hard to find a spare moment to breathe. But when she laces up her skates and steps on the ice, everything slips away...
Racing around the rink allows her to blow off steam after
yet another fight with her dad about going to culinary
school. So when Jake Gomes, the bad boy who lives down the
street, dares her to join the Rink Rats, the local misfit hockey
team, she surprises herself and joins in silent defiance of her
father and his expectations.
The more she plays, the easier it is to keep lying, and soon Pen
finds it impossible to come clean. She’s sneaking out to practice—and
loving every minute of it. It doesn’t take long for her to fall in love with
hockey…and Jake’s not half bad either. But she knows it can’t last. As soon as
her dad finds out, she’ll be benched. For good.
She’s absolutely not going to tell her parents until she’s sure it
will be worth the inevitable fight. Not only is she skipping shifts at Slice
Pizza while a foodie reality show is on the horizon, but her lies are starting
to take their toll on her game. It’s only a matter of time before everything
With the team counting on her and with her relationship with Jake on the line, will she have to sacrifice the thing she wants most for the people she loves? Or can she step up and take her best shot?
You want the book in your grabby little hands right now, don't you? You'll want it even more after you see the cover:
Preorder ANY WAY YOU SLICE IT.
Add it to your to-read list on Goodreads.
Is it adorable, or is it adorable?! Totally. Adorable.
Kris is having a giveaway over on Sporty Girl Books for Dick's Sporting Goods, Amazon, and #spark books, so head over and enter!
About the author:
Kristine Asselin lives in Massachusetts and writes Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction. In addition to ANY WAY YOU SLICE IT, she is the author of fifteen children's books for the elementary school library market. The most recent, DANGEROUS DISEASES, was published in 2014. Kris is a volunteer with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, and loves Harry Potter, Doctor Who, classic rock from the 70’s and 80’s, and anything with a time travel theme. She is a proud member of SCBWI-New England, the Fall Fourteeners (a group blog of YA debut authors), Sporty Girl Books blog, and #MGLitChat.
Kris presents writing workshops at schools and libraries all over New England and loves talking with kids and adults about their favorite books. ANY WAY YOU SLICE IT is her debut Young Adult novel.