It's Live! Cover Reveals: Paperback Edition of Flamecaster and Hardcover Edition of Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima + Giveaway (US/Canada)

It's Live! Cover Reveals: Paperback Edition of Flamecaster and Hardcover Edition of Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Hi, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveals for FLAMECASTER (paperback edition) and SHADOWCASTER (hardcover) by Cinda Williams Chima. Before we see the cover and find more information about the books and a giveaway, here's a note from Cinda:

A new year, a new publisher, a new series, a new look. Welcome to the Flamecaster paperback edition and introducing Shadowcaster.

Longtime readers know that the Chima cover brand has remained much the same over ten books—gorgeous icon in the center against a varied background. We’ve used the same look for the Heir Chronicles, The Seven Realms, and the first book in the Shattered Realms, Flamecaster. Why mess with success, right?

But it’s getting confusing, with three series going and it’s not easy to tell them apart. If I’m at a bookfest with my books spread out in front of me, people think it’s one big series. If they see a new book on a bookstore shelf, they don’t know where it fits in. We also wanted to showcase some of the kick-butt characters that drive these stories forward.

So the design geniuses at HarperTeen developed a concept and recruited illustrator Alessandro Taini who created a new look for the Flamecaster paperback and the Shadowcaster hardcover.

I hope you love it as much as I do!

~ Cinda Williams Chima (FLAMECASTER; SHADOWCASTER; Harper Teen)

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FLAMECASTER (SHATTERED REALMS, #1)

by Cinda Williams Chima
Release date: March 7, 2017
Publisher: Harper Teen
 ISBN: 978-0-06-238095-1
 
About the Book

Set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Seven Realms series, a generation later, this is a breathtaking story of dark magic, chilling threats, and two unforgettable characters walking a knife-sharp line between life and death. This dazzling beginning to a new series is indispensable for fans of Cinda Williams Chima and a perfect starting point for readers who are new to her work.

Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now he’s closer than ever to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. With time running out, Ash faces an excruciating choice: Can he use his powers not to save a life but to take it?

Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told that the magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King’s Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Though Jenna doesn’t know why she’s being hunted, she knows that she can’t get caught. 

Eventually, Ash’s and Jenna’s paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the ruthless king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.


SHADOWCASTER (SHATTERED REALMS, #2)

by Cinda Williams Chima
Release date: April 4, 2017
Publisher: Harper Teen
 ISBN: 978-0-06-238097-5
 
About the Book

Alyssa ana'Raisa is the reluctant princess heir to the Gray Wolf throne of Fells, a queendom embroiled in a seemingly endless war. Hardened by too many losses, Lyss is more comfortable striking with a sword than maneuvering at court. After a brush with death, she goes on the offensive, meaning to end the war that has raged her whole life. If her gamble doesn't pay off, she could lose her queendom before she even ascends to the throne.

Across enemy lines in Arden, young rising star Captain Halston Matelon has been fighting for his king since he was a lýtling. Lately, though, he finds himself sent on ever more dangerous assignments. Between the terrifying rumors of witches and wolfish warriors to the north and his cruel king at home, Hal is caught in an impossible game of life and death.

Set in the world of the acclaimed Seven Realms series, this is a thrilling story of the unfathomable costs of war, the allure of dark magic, and two principled and conflicted characters, drawn together despite everything they stand to lose.

 
 
 
 About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cinda Williams Chima grew up with talking animals and kick-butt Barbies. She has authored three teen fantasy series: The Heir Chronicles contemporary fantasy series , set in Ohio, and the high fantasy Seven Realms series, both from Hyperion, plus The Shattered Realms, a spinoff series from HarperTeen set in the Seven Realms world, with Flamecaster (April 2016) and Shadowcaster (spring, 2017.) The new series involves pirates and dragons and, of course, wizards behaving badly.

Chima believes in the magic of books. They took her from first grade failure to first generation college graduate to college professor to best-selling author. Visit her at www.cindachima.com. She’s on Twitter and Instagram @cindachima and Facebook www.facebook.com/CindaWilliamsChima

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Giveaway Details

There will be three winners. Each winner will receive one signed hardcover edition of one of Cinda Williams Chima's series starters (pictured below), in addition to swag.

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:

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Comments 23

CJ Redwine, Site and Staff Manager on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 11:11

These covers are FIERCE. I love them!

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These covers are FIERCE. I love them!
Maggie Brister on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 12:36

I am SO excited about these covers! They're so fierce. I'm going to miss that iconic icon in the middle, but I'm just so excited to read Shadowcaster I can't STAND IT! It's going to be a great book, and I'm so PUMPED about Lyss being on the cover.

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I am SO excited about these covers! They're so fierce. I'm going to miss that iconic icon in the middle, but I'm just so excited to read Shadowcaster I can't STAND IT! It's going to be a great book, and I'm so PUMPED about Lyss being on the cover.
Sadaf Hussain on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 13:04

I think that the new covers are fabulous. I'm so excited to continue on with the series and see how the story progresses. The synopsis sounds very enticing.

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I think that the new covers are fabulous. I'm so excited to continue on with the series and see how the story progresses. The synopsis sounds very enticing.
Kristina Hamilton on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 14:54

The covers are absolutely beautiful!!!! I have been addicted to cinda's novels since the warrior heir came out. I got my niece addicted and now share these novels with my students as well. So looking forward to what's next!

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The covers are absolutely beautiful!!!! I have been addicted to cinda's novels since the warrior heir came out. I got my niece addicted and now share these novels with my students as well. So looking forward to what's next!
sara on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 15:07

The covers look so cool! They definitely add an interesting new bit of character to the new series. I'm already hooked by the synopsis and I can't wait to read Shadowcaster!

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The covers look so cool! They definitely add an interesting new bit of character to the new series. I'm already hooked by the synopsis and I can't wait to read [i]Shadowcaster[/i]!
Jennifer Sanders on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 15:33

I love the cover art! So awesome. I can't wait to read these. Sounds like such great stories!

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I love the cover art! So awesome. I can't wait to read these. Sounds like such great stories!
Mikaela Butler on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 16:05

I was so bummed to hear the old cover was changing, but this new one is so pretty!! I love getting visuals of the characters, and Jenna and Alyssa are definitely two of my favorites from this new series! Of course, if we're talking all the series, Crow still takes the cake as my absolute favorite ? Cinda; you are such an amazingly talented writer and a wonderful woman to meet and talk to. Thank you for these books, thank you for the old covers, thank you for the new covers. Thank you for writing and never giving up. Thank you for everything you've done for your readers. ?

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I was so bummed to hear the old cover was changing, but this new one is so pretty!! I love getting visuals of the characters, and Jenna and Alyssa are definitely two of my favorites from this new series! Of course, if we're talking all the series, Crow still takes the cake as my absolute favorite ? Cinda; you are such an amazingly talented writer and a wonderful woman to meet and talk to. Thank you for these books, thank you for the old covers, thank you for the new covers. Thank you for writing and never giving up. Thank you for everything you've done for your readers. ?
Alli Gofman on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 19:14

Looks exciting!

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Looks exciting!
Amy Dorman on Thursday, 05 January 2017 00:11

Gorgeous covers! Can't wait to read these!

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Gorgeous covers! Can't wait to read these!
Susan Light on Thursday, 05 January 2017 11:27

Love all of Ms. Chima's books and cannot wait to see where this story goes.

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Love all of Ms. Chima's books and cannot wait to see where this story goes.
John on Friday, 06 January 2017 20:47

I think the covers are very atmospheric and original! I appreciate all the hard work and thought that went into the synopsis!

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I think the covers are very atmospheric and original! I appreciate all the hard work and thought that went into the synopsis!
Caity Dooley on Sunday, 08 January 2017 01:06

I love how focused and pretty these covers are. The synopsis is amazing and now I really want to read her series'

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I love how focused and pretty these covers are. The synopsis is amazing and now I really want to read her series'
Susan T. on Sunday, 08 January 2017 16:00

That girl on the cover is fierce! I love it! This is such a great fantasy world and I can't wait for more!

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That girl on the cover is fierce! I love it! This is such a great fantasy world and I can't wait for more!
Anne on Sunday, 08 January 2017 21:11

Love the cover and synopsis. The covers look like something from a video game that I would play.

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Love the cover and synopsis. The covers look like something from a video game that I would play.
Julie on Monday, 09 January 2017 20:51

I like the synopsis. I really enjoy YA fantasy! The covers are nice too!

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I like the synopsis. I really enjoy YA fantasy! The covers are nice too!
Courtney Gendreau on Thursday, 12 January 2017 22:38

I have yet to read any of her novels, but I have been wanting to for the longest time. I always see her covers in the books store, but have yet to pick any up. I really should pick on up soon!

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I have yet to read any of her novels, but I have been wanting to for the longest time. I always see her covers in the books store, but have yet to pick any up. I really should pick on up soon!
Linda Romer on Friday, 13 January 2017 21:30

Shattered Realms sounds great! I would love to read these books! The covers are gorgeous! Thank you

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Shattered Realms sounds great! I would love to read these books! The covers are gorgeous! Thank you
Nancy Hernandez on Saturday, 28 January 2017 02:48

I like the cover very intense and the story interesting.

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I like the cover very intense and the story interesting.
Danielle Hammelef on Sunday, 29 January 2017 16:44

The covers all show power and serious stuff must be inside. The synopses all promise so much action and magic for exciting reads.

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The covers all show power and serious stuff must be inside. The synopses all promise so much action and magic for exciting reads.
Penny Olson on Wednesday, 01 February 2017 23:04

The covers are beautiful and striking. The synopsis just makes me want to read these books.

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The covers are beautiful and striking. The synopsis just makes me want to read these books.

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