COVER REVEAL: ‘Picture Imperfect’ by Jelsa Mepsey

Hello, and welcome to another brilliant cover reveal! This time, it’s the cover of an adorable YA novel that is coming soon from Swoon Reads. Get scrolling and see:

I LOVE this cover. I think it’s so simple and understated, but it’s cute and fun and – most importantly – romantic! If you’d like to know more about ‘Picture Imperfect’, keep reading. 

Sixteen-year-old Max Prescott knows all too well the joys of cheating girlfriends and traitorous friends. He’s not eager to have his heart trampled again, but money and a fresh start can mean the difference between happiness and a dark path with his name on it. 

So when Melly Hewson, a perky and enigmatic classmate, asks him to be her model for a year-long photography project, Max agrees. Melly Hewson is everything Max isn’t. She’s outgoing, witty and always knows the right words to say. And despite his best efforts, Max finds himself drawn to her. 

Still, he isn’t stupid. He knows a girl like Melly will only use him and then never speak to him again. Besides, he’s been to that rodeo. As long as he keeps his feelings off the market, he won’t make the same mistakes as last time. 

Yet underneath Melly’s sweet smile lies a secret she’d rather keep hidden. And as the year goes on and the photos pile up, Max and Melly will find themselves developing through the negatives, a story that when told could push them to opposite ends of their world. But the only thing worse than the truth is, the facade that surrounds them. 

This synopsis is really intriguing, because it’s definitely alluding towards a lot of secrets so there is a bit of mystery surrounding what’s going on in the plot, but it definitely seems to be reversing the stereotypes – the boy who doesn’t want his heart broken and the girl who is likely to use him, when it’s normally played out the other way around.
I’m interested to see what this novel ends up being like, and if you’re interested too you should keep an eye out, as this book releases on September 22. You can already pre-order on Amazon UK and Amazon US, so get on that!

About the author: 



Jelsa Mepsey writes young adult contemporary romance fiction, drawing inspiration from daily life. With her work, she is dedicated to spurring people to think about what they have taken for granted and to shed light on the issues people avoid talking about. As an Asian-American in her 20s, she is excited to explore more of the human experience as she herself journeys through life. Writing, rock climbing 5.12 routes, and playing various instruments have resulted in the formation of many calluses on her hand over the years. When not engaging in her previously mentioned hobbies, Jelsa can be found at her local library with a stack of at least ten books, naming her various pens, or staring at her dog Waffles for inspiration. 

If you’d like to contact Jelsa, visit her Twitter or Facebook!

Last, but certainly not least, I’d like to say a huge thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for allowing me to take part in this beautiful cover reveal! You can visit their website to find out more about them, or visit their blog, Xpresso Reads.