Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera Unveil Cover for ‘Here’s to Us’


In November 2020, Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera officially announced that a sequel to their book What If It’s Us is on the way, titled Here’s to Us. Now, the book officially has a cover, and it’s just as swoonworthy as Arthur and Ben.

With design by Erin Fitzsimmons and Alison Donalty, and cover art by Jeff Östberg (who also did the cover for What If It’s Us), the cover features Arthur and Ben sitting in front of the infamous red steps in the middle of Times Square. Check it out below!

Cover art by Jeff Östberg/HarperCollins

Here’s to Us will follow Arthur and Ben two years after they first met, when they have a chance encounter in New York City. The full synopsis reads:

“Ben survived freshman year of college, but he’s feeling more stuck than ever. His classes are a slog, his part-time job working with his father is even worse, and his best friend Dylan’s been acting weird for weeks. Ben’s only real bright spot is his writing partner Mario, who’s been giving him a lot of Spanish lessons and even more kisses. Mario’s big Hollywood dreams make Ben start to dream bigger—and the choices he makes now could be the key to reshaping his future. So why can’t he stop thinking about a certain boy from his past?

Arthur is back in New York City for the first time in two years, ready to take the theater world by a storm as the world’s best . . . intern to the assistant of an off-off-Broadway director. Of course, it sucks to be spending the summer apart from his sweet, reliable boyfriend, Mikey, but he knows their relationship is strong enough to weather the distance. Which is why it’s no big deal when his ex-boyfriend Ben stumbles back into the picture. And it’s definitely fine that Ben’s blissfully happy with some mystery boy. First loves are special, but it’s way too late for what-ifs. Right?

Even as the boys try to shake off the past, they keep running into each other in the present. Is this the universe trying to tell them there’s a do-over in their future?”

Here’s to Us is scheduled to release on December 28. Don’t forget to pre-order your copy here!

Julia is a writer/editor/content assistant for Nerds who joined the team in 2019.

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