In my endless search for superior young adult fiction, I've discovered some brilliant authors whose books I always look forward to. One of my favourites - and he's British as well - is Stephen Davies, author of Outlaw, Blood & Ink and Survivor: Titanic.
It's been a little while since Stephen released a young adult novel and so I'm thrilled to host this cover reveal today for his brand new novel Chessboxer. The cover is edgy and striking and I am so ready to dive into Leah's world.
'Gripping and surprising. I gulped it down' Sarah Crossan
Leah Baxter is a genius. She's a few wins away from becoming a junior chess grandmaster, and her life is on course to achieve everything her mom and coach want for her.
But Leah is at stalemate – grieving for her father, and feeling suffocated. She decides to make the ultimate sacrifice and quit chess. But chess doesn't want to quit her. Soon Leah discovers her new gambit: chessboxing, a dangerous hybrid sport which will test her body and mind to their limits. Can the pawn become the queen?
Chessboxer will be released by Andersen Press on 3 October 2019. That's 93 days away, just in case you're counting, which I definitely am. Watch this space for a review and giveaway closer to the time! In the meantime you can preorder here (this is an Amazon affiliate link - I will receive a small commission if you click and order).