Cover Reveal for Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta

September 14, 2020 | 11:00 AM

Cover Reveal for Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta

By Team Fierce Reads

Who's ready for a cover reveal?

If you said yes (and why wouldn't you?) we have great news for you! Today we're revealing the absolutely epic cover for Zoe Hana Mikuta's debut YA, GearbreakersIf you love cyberpunk, high-octane adventure, and badass girls falling for each other, you'll want to add this incredible sci-fi novel to the very top of your TBR. And if the description for this one isn't enough for you, perhaps this amazing cover is!

But first, a note from author Zoe Hana Mikuta:

The best piece of advice I’ve ever received will always be "write for yourself." I love mechas and tattoos and cyberpunk tech and cyberpunk girls and girls loving girls and I put it all into Gearbreakers, and I absolutely adore it. I tell you without shame that I am ridiculously entertained by my own story. It has a lot of action and kids with a lot of heart. The world’s trying to crush them constantly (read: mechanical deities puppeteered by a power-hungry nation, etc), but they have each other, and that’s a lot to fight for. That’s everything.

Where do I even get started on the cover? The girls look amazing, and terrifying, and ready to take down a deity or two. Sona’s sword and cyborg eye, Eris’s cryogloves and signature welding goggles—it is with the greatest affection that I recognize the sheer amount of detail Taj Francis, the wonderful artist, put into this glorious piece. I cannot accurately describe the degree of excitement and love I have for seeing two Asian girls on the cover of a YA science fiction novel—and on a personal note, seeing Sona, who is half-white and half-Korean like I am, quite literally made me burst into tears of joy.

Also, of course, the mecha in the background needs to be acknowledged. It gives me heart palpitations. The entire cover gives me heart palpitations. Everything down to the font is so incredibly metal. I dig it immensely, and it captures the spirit of Gearbreakers perfectly.

I truly cannot wait for everyone to meet Sona and Eris. And a lot of mechas.

Are you ready for this cover reveal because here it comes!!!






Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta

Two girls on opposite sides of a war discover they're fighting for a common purpose—and falling for each other—in Zoe Hana Mikuta's high-octane debut Gearbreakers, perfect for fans of Pacific Rim, Pierce Brown's Red Rising Saga, and Marie Lu's Legend series.

We went past praying to deities and started to build them instead...

The shadow of Godolia's tyrannical rule is spreading, aided by their giant mechanized weapons known as Windups. War and oppression is an everyday constant for the people of the Badlands, who live under the thumb of their cruel Godolian overlords.

Eris Shindanai is a Gearbreaker, a brash young rebel who specializes in taking down Windups from the inside. When one of her missions goes awry and she finds herself in a Godolian prison, Eris meets Sona Steelcrest, a cybernetically enhanced Windup pilot. At first Eris sees Sona as her mortal enemy, but Sona has a secret: She has intentionally infiltrated the Windup program to destroy Godolia from within.

As the clock ticks down to their deadliest mission yet, a direct attack to end Godolia's reign once and for all, Eris and Sona grow closer—as comrades, friends, and perhaps something more...

On Sale: June 29, 2021