I am beyond THRILLED to reveal the gorgeous cover of The Upworld by Lindsey S. Frantz. If you love YA dystopian novels, this book is for you. The Upworld will be released this summer!
It’s been many generations since the Vitium War. In the ruins of what was once Appalachia, the population has split into three groups—upworlders who live in sparse, walled off cities, albino cave dwellers, and a group of savage nomads called the Wylden. Then there’s Erilyn—a telekinetic 17-year-old girl who can see auras and hear thoughts. For three years she lived a quiet, calm life in the woods with Luna, her albino serval cat, until the day Finn—an upworld boy from Sunnybrook—stumbles, injured, into her clearing, chased by Wylden hunters. Erilyn’s once calm life is turned upside down as she guardedly travels with Finn back to Sunnybrook. There she must confront both the secrets of her past—the cave dwellers she ran from as a child and the bittersweet memories she daily tries to forget—and Morrigan, the girl who broke Finn’s heart and who’s harboring her own a dangerous secret.
In alternating chapters told in Erilyn and Finn’s voices, in a style similar to Veronica Rossi, Frantz explores segregated societies and how vitium—the product of hundreds of years of pollution—affects this post-war world, which has startling parallels to our present.
If you are already itching to read The Upworld, you can check out Erilyn’s Awakening, the prequel short story to The Upworld, in From Now On- The Last Words Anthology.
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Lindsey S. Frantz was born and raised in Appalachia and earned her MFA from Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University. Her stories and poems have previously appeared in numerous literary journals, including Main Street Rag’s Villains Anthology.
She currently lives in sleepy, art-rich Berea, Kentucky with her husband, Vince, and their two young children, James and Sadie.
The much anticipated final installment of Amy A. Bartol’s Premonition Series is due to release on December 8, 2015. Today, however, Bartol fangirls are all aflutter over the cover reveal which was exclusively released by USA today this morning.
Fans of Bartol’s Premonition Series have waited three years for Iniquity. Amy Bartol has the unique talent of writing villains that seduce her readers (see her Kricket Series and just try not to be seduced by Kyon!) We just can’t wait to discover just how this series ends.
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Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. Elisa is the chosen one. But she is also the younger of two princesses. The one who has never done anything remarkable, and can’t see how she ever will. Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs her to be the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.
And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies, seething with dark magic, are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.
I fell in love with A Girl of Fire and Thorns. I read through it in a day, unable to put it down. Firstly, the premise was bold, considering the overt spiritual themes, and incredibly original. Elisa starts her journey insecure in her many roles: sister, daughter, wife, and Queen. Carson made Elisa completely relatable–seemingly ordinary despite her extraordinary calling. Action and just enough romance to keep you wanting more! I highly recommend!
Rae Carson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of award-winning fantasy and historical fiction. She lives in Arizona with her husband.
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