We’re big fans of bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz here at Nerdist. Today we feel delighted to reveal the new cover for her upcoming YA thriller, The Headmaster’s List. Described as One of Us Is Lying meets Riverdale, this is the kind of chilling, engrossing read that we always look out for. And you can get an exclusive look at the dynamic and impactful cover below.
“One of them was driving. One of them was high. One of them screamed. And one of them died.”
The official description for The Headmaster’s List teases an addictive mystery.
When 15-year-old Chris Moore is tragically killed in a car crash, Argyle Prep is full of questions. Who was at the wheel? And more importantly, who was at fault? 18-year-old Spencer Sandoval wishes she knew. As rumors swirl that her ex, Ethan, was the driver that fateful night, she can’t bring herself to defend him. And their messy breakup has nothing to do with it—she can’t remember anything from that night, not even what put her in that car with Ethan, Chris, and Tabby Hill, the new loner in school. Was it just a night out that went very wrong? And is it just a coincidence they were all part of Argyle’s esteemed honor roll, the Headmaster’s List? In a place ruled by pedigree and privilege, the answers can only come at a deadly price.
If you loved Ace of Spades, Gossip Girl, or Pretty Little Liars, you’ll want to add this prep school thriller to your list. You might already know de la Cruz from her reimagining of Batman, Gotham High. But it’s not just comics. She has over 50 beloved books under her belt including The Queen’s Assassin, Isle of the Lost, the Never After Series, and the Witches of the East End. Basically, if you don’t already love de la Cruz, this tantalizing YA thriller will likely change that.
The Headmaster’s List hits shelves on April 18, 2023. You can place a preorder now.