Kayla Olson’s THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE has a cover

THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE already is in development for a movie adaptation, but the book cover was just revealed!

The cover for Kayla Olson‘s postapocalyptic YA novel The Sandcastle Empire was revealed. The story takes place in a future and focuses on a young girl named Eden trying to find a better place to live. It was because of the environmental themes involved that Leonardo DiCaprio, a big activist on environment and climate change issues, was quick to pick up the movie rights.

But before the movie comes the book. And obviously, we’re highly interested in reading it before it hits the big screen. Check out the cover and the official description below.


Before the war, Eden’s life was easy — air conditioning, ice cream, long days at the beach. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed.

Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. Eden has lost everything to them. They killed her family and her friends, destroyed her home, and imprisoned her. But Eden refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores.

Eden finally reaches the island and meets others resistant to the Wolves — but the solace is short-lived when one of Eden’s new friends goes missing. Braving the jungle in search of their lost ally, they quickly discover Sanctuary is filled with lethal traps and an enemy they never expected.

This island might be deadlier than the world Eden left behind, but surviving it is the only thing that stands between her and freedom.

The Sandcastle Empire will be published by Harper Teen and will hit stores on June 6, 2017.


By Molly

Molly is a proud Canadian who is currently attending university in Scotland. She loves to read, write, watch films, and talk about Sarah J. Maas books. If not snuggled up with a book, Molly can usually be found tapping at the dance studio, or writing yet another essay.

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