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Release date: September 18, 2012

YA Fantasy author Rae Carson’s book Crown of Embers has its cover! I love its magical look. The rocks and trees and the stars…the colors…beautiful!

I can’t wait!

Rae Carson wrote The Girl of Fire and Thorns, the first in the Fire and Thorns trilogy. I loved it for its strong female protagonist – who is also flawed (issues with self-confidence and food) and the magical world that she created. I’ll be reviewing it soon!

The description, via Rae Carson’s blog: (http://www.raecarson.com/2012/02/27/the-crown-of-ember-cover-and-release-date/)

Elisa is a hero. She led her people to victory over a terrifying, sorcerous army. Her place as the country’s ruler should be secure. But it isn’t.

Her enemies come at her like ghosts in a dream, from both foreign realms and within her own court. And her destiny as the chosen one has not yet been fulfilled.

To conquer the power she bears once and for all, Elisa must follow the trail of long-forgotten—and forbidden—clues from the deep, undiscovered catacombs of her own city to the treacherous seas. With her goes a one-eyed spy, a traitor, and the man who—despite everything—she is falling in love with.

If she’s lucky, she will return from this journey. But there will be a cost.