It's your friendly neighborhood Blog Maven here with a quick intro for this fabulous post! I love working with our authors for these guest outings. Every post gives a bit of insight to the creator behind it and this one is no exception. And today, we get to shout about the cover reveal & giveaway for Amelia Loken's upcoming YA Fantasy Unravel over at YA Books Central!
We are very excited to present YA Books Central's Cover Reveal of Unravel!
Amelia Loken Presents Reads to Get You Psyched for Unravel
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder and Marguerite have different disabilities, but they share that longing to be just like everybody else. Yet, the very thing that makes Marguerite different, that has broken her heart, gives her skills and an advantage against the uncle who wants the throne.
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
Though Maia’s skill is in spinning and tailoring clothing and Marguerite’s is in embroidery, they both use their needlework to make a path for themselves in a world that doesn’t respect them. It takes perseverance, patience, and trust in their own handiwork (as well as a little romance and friendship) to win against all odds.
The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine
Ari and Marguerite are both princesses that have been raised in a less strict manner. They’re both more relaxed about the whole royal idea, and they’re both intrigued by boys who bring trouble on their coattails. Both princesses are unafraid to face off against villains who prey upon the vulnerable.
Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte
This is a Middle Grade book and set in historical America, but the journey between communities that respect people who are deaf and/or use sign language and those which do not respect them is similar. There are places when Marguerite’s deafness keeps her isolated and vulnerable to abuse, and other places that are welcoming and deaf-accessible.
The Goose Girl (and the rest of the Books of Bayern) by Shannon Hale
Each book in this series follows a girl who has a special gift linked to Air, or Fire, or Water, or the Forest. Marguerite’s magic is linked to the element of Air through her embroidery skill. She can use her stitches in bandages or bedding to heal, she can embroider patterns in clothing that protect the wearer, or use her needlework to make a homemade invisibility cloak.
Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith
This is one of my ALL TIME favorite books! Rowdy young countess and very proper marquis go head to head in a rebellion, only to discover they are both after the same thing… to evict their tyrannical king. My favorite slow burn romance ever… and I mean sloooow burn. Marguerite and Tys have nearly as many obstacles, and lots of slow burn yearning, though not quite as slow as Court Duel.
Truth Witch by Susan Dennard
I absolutely LOVE this series, and I feel awed to even try to comp to it. Truth Witch has a magic system that sits comfortably side-by-side the mundane. Yet, there are some folk who fear magic-wielders to the point that these witches are ostracized or hunted. Still others try to bend magic-wielders to their will, to use them as tools. It’s a gloriously rich fantasy world with politics and magic tugging at the main characters, similarly as in Unravel.