Make room on your TBR list, readers. We’ve got a new young adult book that you won’t want to miss. Next spring Harriet Reuter Hapgood is delivering an emotional novel about a 17-year-old artist who experiences synesthesia after she loses her mother—and we’ve got the exclusive cover reveal. Are you ready to get a first look at How to Be Luminous?
Here we go.
From the flowers to the pops of color, this would certainly catch our eye in a bookstore.
Check out the book’s official synopsis, and then let us know your thoughts on the cover!
When seventeen-year-old Minnie Sloe’s mother disappears, so does her ability to see color. How can young artist Minnie create when all she sees is black and white?
Middle child Minnie and her two sisters have always been able to get through anything together: growing up without fathers, living the eccentric artist lifestyle, and riding out their mother’s mental highs and lows. But when they lose their mother, Minnie wonders if she could lose everything: her family, her future, her first love… and maybe even her mind.
How to Be Luminous is a lyrical and engrossing story about the aftermath of tragedy and the power of self-belief and love. Harriet Reuter Hapgood’s beautiful writing radiates with color.
How to Be Luminous hits shelves on April 30, 2019. Preorder it here!
Harriet Reuter Hapgood is a freelance journalist who has worked with Marie Claire, ELLE, and InStyle in the U.K. Her debut novel, The Square Root of Summer, was inspired by her German mathematician grandfather and her lifelong obsession with YA romance, which includes an MA thesis on Dawson’s Creek from London College of Fashion, and a dissertation on romantic comedies at Newcastle University. She lives in Brighton, England.