Exclusive Cover Reveal: Hit By Delilah S. Dawson

Cover reveal time! You ready? Today we’re pleased to reveal the brand spanking new cover of Delilah S. Dawson‘s upcoming YA novel, Hit. Although the book doesn’t hit shelves until 2015, we are super excited to see the face of this killer story of a teen assassin in a bank-owned America. 

First, the book’s back cover blurb:


The good news is that the USA is finally out of debt. The bad news is that we were bought out by Valor National Bank, and debtors are the new big game, thanks to a tricky little clause hidden deep in the fine print of a credit card application. Now, after a swift and silent takeover that leaves 9-1-1 calls going through to Valor voicemail, they’re unleashing a wave of anarchy across the country.

Patsy didn’t have much of a choice. When the suits showed up at her house threatening to kill her mother then and there for outstanding debt unless Patsy agreed to be an indentured assassin, what was she supposed to do? Let her own mother die?

Patsy is forced to take on a five-day mission to complete a hit list of ten names. Each name on Patsy’s list has only three choices: pay the debt on the spot, agree to work as a bounty hunter, or die. And Patsy has to kill them personally, or else her mom takes a bullet of her own.

Since yarn bombing is the only rebellion in Patsy’s past, she’s horrified and overwhelmed, especially as she realizes that most of the ten people on her list aren’t strangers. Things get even more complicated when a moment of mercy lands her with a sidekick: a hot rich kid named Wyatt whose brother is the last name on Patsy’s list. The two share an intense chemistry even as every tick of the clock draws them closer to an impossible choice.


Ready for the cover? (It’s a really good one.) 

Ta da!

And what does the author think of this shiny new cover? Delilah told us:

Hit has been through at least twenty titles and doesn’t seem to fit neatly into any genre. I mean, is “pre-dystopia” a thing? So I had no idea what to expect in terms of a cover — but I trust my editorial team, so I knew it would be amazing. I jumped up and screeched when I found out it would have the same art director as Servants of the Storm, and Regina Flath did not disappoint. The Hit cover is like nothing I’ve ever seen, merging the simple shapes of The Fault in Our Stars with a brutal elegance that reminds me of Tarantino movies. I simply can’t stop looking at it, my eyes focusing and refocusing like I’m standing in front of Escher’s stairs. I can’t wait for everyone to read about Patsy Klein.”

Delilah S. Dawson

Alas, we’ll have to wait until 2015 for Hit. So in the meantime, why not head over to our Everything Young Adult page?



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