First of all, I love any book covers with grass/a field/the countryside on the front. Living on a farm in the middle of nowhere, anyone would think I'd be fed up of endless grass, but I'm a country girl at heart, and the cheery cut-and-stick homemade-ness of Meant To Be, plus London's houses of Parliament in the background and the sweet, sun-kissed couple make this cover officially awesome.
It's out this November (a few days before my birthday, so I know what I want my sister to buy for me) and here's the Goodreads summary:
Meant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question. It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. That's why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that's also why she's chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB ("meant to be").
But this spring break, Julia's rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she's partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love.
Because sometimes the things you least expect are the most meant to be.
What do you think of this cover? Is it Lust-Worthy? And do you prefer photograph covers like this, rather than random, blandly beautiful models wearing pretty dresses and sulking?