Spy School 8 title and cover reveal!

No point in beating around the bush.  Here’s the cover:

Another Lucy Cummins masterpiece!

As for the synopsis, here you go:

Ben Ripley has barely returned to America after defeating SPYDER when someone makes an attempt on his life — at CIA headquarters.  Even worse, the attacker appears to be none other than Erica Hale.

But while the CIA has branded Erica a traitor, Ben believes there must be another explanation for her actions — even if he has to go rogue to find out what it is.  Now, he’ll find himself up against an evil organization that has been working in secret for a very long time — so long, in fact, that Ben will have to track down the files of America’s original spymaster, George Washington himself.

It’s an adventure that will test Ben in ways he’s never been tested before.  An adventure that will jeopardize the lives of the people Ben cares for — and test the loyalties of his friends as well.

As of right now, the publication date is October 6, 2020.  (If you read this post earlier, you will note that the date has moved up a week.  That’s because I care about you, the reader, and didn’t want you to have to wait another seven days.)

All further details are classified.

I am sure that many of you want to know more about the book.  But that’s all I am going to share.  The more you know about a book before you read it, the less fun it is to read.

Click here to pre-order it!

1,442 thoughts on “Spy School 8 title and cover reveal!

  1. Hi Stu!
    I really love your books and was wondering if there’s going to be more series/books after the ones you’re working on now.


    PS. I pre-ordered the SSR Barnes and Noble exclusive edition!

  2. Pear? –

    There are definitely going to be many more books in the future, and maybe another series too.

  3. John –

    I do like M:I but y books are not based on them.

    Check my FAQ to learn the inspiration for the series.

  4. Mr Stuart Gibbs,

    Have you ever read every single book in the series or watched the Netflix version of Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events?

    Yours Faithfully,

  5. Mr Stuart Gibbs-

    Who gave you the inspiration for Erica’s character?

    Yours Faithfully,

    (You should be able to tell who I am through the “R” instead of the normal “er”.)

  6. AimLoqR

    I have read — and seen — some of Unfortunate Events. To be honest, my kids never really got into that series. They found it very episodic. So we didn’t finish it.

  7. Research_R

    I wanted the best student at Spy School to be a girl. And when I tried to think of why someone would be the best student, I came up with the idea that spying would be the family business.

  8. Hey Stu
    How many books are you planning for this series?
    I really enjoyed these books.

    Yours truly ChalkLord

  9. Mr Stuart Gibbs-

    What do you mean by episodic?

    (You should read the book version instead. It’s quite good)

    Yours Sincerely,

  10. AimLoqR-

    We did read the books. I ALWAYS read the books first. I mean they felt like the stories were all very much the same. It was, as the title suggested, a series of unfortunate events, one after the other, and to my kids, it got old after book two.

  11. Hi Stuart ,

    I just wanted to say thank you for making all these books and it’s cool how you answer all these questions.And can you have Erica open up about her feelings to Ben and acknowledge the kiss in sss.


  12. Hello Mr. Gibbs
    Hi Mr. gibbs I like your spy school book series very much and I want to know if the book of revolution is a sub-volume of this series or is it number 8 of the spy school book?

  13. Dear Stuart Gibbs-
    Why was Zoe jealous of Erica in Spy School Goes South and Spy School British Invasion, but she was fine in the other books?

  14. Elizabeth –

    Zoe has had a crush on Ben all along. She just didn’t voice it until recently. Which is a very normal thing for people to do.

  15. Hi Mr Gibbs,

    First of all I just want to say since I read your first book I’ve always looked up to you and you are the best author ever in my opinion. And can you always keep writing please. And what inspired you to be a writer and who did you always want to be? And will/can you give us a little more confrontation of how Ben and Erica feel about each other and acknowledge the kiss in sss. But then again you’re the author so keep it up.

    Sincerely your number one fan,

  16. Leyton –

    I simply always wanted to be a writer, even when I was younger than you.

    That said, all info about the future of Ben & Erica is classified.

  17. Noah –

    I am not sure what versions on Amazon you are referring to. If you don’t find a book with me listed as the author, then it is not my book.

    The book will be available October 6.

  18. Hi Mr. Gibbs, I have two questions for you 1 Will Ben eventually have a relationship with Erica or with Zoe? 2 Do you write the story until the sixth year of Ben Ripley in the spy school he graduated from? And after that, can you write a new series with a new title from this collection? 3; Are you writing only 9 more volumes of this collection or are you going to continue more? And the number of digits in this set becomes double digits?

  19. Sadra –

    1) Ben’s future relationships are classified.

    2, 3 &4) I am not sure how long this series will go, but it probably will not go until Ben in in his sixth year, as once Ben gets too old, this will become Young Adult and not Middle Grade.

  20. I Know Mr gibbs But in fact I believe you can after Ben Faraq was educated you can write a new series for example For ages over 17 years

  21. I LOVE the spy school series so much! I’m so exited that I’ve read your whole series in a week twice! I can’t wait for another one to come out! Do you know if there will be a ninth spy school? Also, where can I get the 8th when it comes out

  22. Zoe Zibbel –

    Yes, there will be a ninth spy school.

    And as for the eighth… You can buy it ANYWHERE books are sold. Look at this post. There is a link IN THIS POST that allows you to buy the book.

  23. Omg so, I was looking up when the Spy school Revolution was coming out and I found this website! I LOVE the Spy school series and I am really excited for the new books coming out. I read almost all of the spy school books in two weeks cover to cover and I loved every bit. Thank you Stuart Gibbs for writing these incredible books. And I can’t wait to see what you write next!

    PS I heard there was going to be a movie and I am really excited!

  24. Hi Mr Gibbs! I looovvee your books! I got the first one from B and N so I rented the rest from the library!! They were AMAZING! I’m so excited for the future ones! A few questions…

    Are Ben’s parents ever gonna learn about the spy school?

    This ones sort of an idea. Theres a rival guy who likes Erica and she falls for him but at the end Ben saves her.

    Also, I’m so excited and I hope you do the movie!! I love spy school and I will recommend it to all my friends!!

  25. Phoebe 🙂

    Other comments on this site seem to have found the first chapter preview from SSR, so this shouldn’t be much of a spoiler so… you won’t have to wait long to see what happens when Ben’s parents find out about Spy School.

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