Cover Reveal – Gloves Off by Louisa Reid

I am over the moon to have been asked by the super lovely Louisa Reid to reveal the brilliant cover for her new YA due to be released on in August 2019, Gloves Off, published by Guppy Books.

Louisa Reid has been one of my favourite authors for years with YA titles such as Black Heart Blue and Lies Like Love which are must reads!

I am super excited to read Gloves Off, a gripping novel in verse, and of course reveal this truly stunning cover!


The Blurb

Lily is sixteen and feels like she’s losing at life. Victimised at school, she can’t lay her unhappiness at her parents’ door – they have problems of their own – and Lily feels utterly trapped and alone.

When the kids at school finally go too far, Lily must decide if she’s going to fight back. She starts training at a boxing club and despite its initial difficulties, this becomes the centre of Lily’s life. But is her new-found confidence simply about getting revenge on those who hurt her? Or about taking charge of her own life for once and for all?

Beautifully written, immersive and page-turning, Gloves Off is the stunning story of a girl taking on the world, about body-image and bullying, and above all, about making every moment worth fighting for.


‘Beautiful, brave and inspiring, Lil’s story will have you weeping one moment and cheering her on the next. I loved it.’ Lisa Williamson, author of The Art of Being Normal


About Louisa Reid

Louisa Reid lives near Manchester. She’s a writer and a teacher and is originally from Cheshire, studied English at Oxford and has lived in London and Zurich. Her pupils are definitely not the inspiration for her characters in her novels but witnessing their passion for great fiction inspired her to write for young adults.

My novels feature heroines who are different in some way, or at least they feel or are made to feel, different. I think that’s something we can all empathise with.  

Her debut novel, BLACK HEART BLUE was published in 2012 by Penguin and was shortlisted for the North East Teen Book Award and longlisted for the Carnegie and Branford Boase awards. Her second novel, LIES LIKE LOVE was published in July 2014 by Penguin.





Cover Reveal

And now the moment you have all been waiting for…….

Check out the cover for Gloves Off by the amazing Louisa Reid!

Isn’t it awesome!!

You can pre-order a copy of Gloves Off here

(Please note that this book is not due for release until August 2019)


A huge thank you to Louisa for asking me to host this amazing cover reveal!

What do you think of the cover for Gloves Off?  Are you intrigued? Have you read any of Louisa’s other books?  I would love to hear from you!  Why not leave a comment using the reply button at the top of this post or tweet me on twitter using @chelleytoy !

Happy Reading


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1 Response

  1. Hi Chelle!

    That’s an intriguing cover to go with an intriguing story!

    Hope you are well xx