YABC Scavenger Hunt: The Traitor Prince (CJ Redwine), Plus Playlist & Extra Giveaway!

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Meet CJ Redwine!

C.J. Redwine is the New York Times bestselling author of YA fantasy novels, including The Shadow Queen, The Wish Granter, and the Defiance trilogy. If the novel writing gig ever falls through, she’ll join the Avengers and wear a cape to work every day. To learn more about C.J., visit her website at www.cjredwine.com 

 

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Meet The Traitor Prince!

 

Javan Najafai, crown prince of Akram, has spent the last ten years at an elite boarding school, far away from his kingdom. But his eagerly awaited return home is cut short when a mysterious imposter takes his place—and no one believes Javan is the true prince.

After barely escaping the imposter’s assassins, Javan is thrown into Maqbara, the kingdom’s most dangerous prison. The only way to gain an audience with the king — and reveal Javan’s identity — is to fight in Maqbara’s yearly tournament. But winning is much harder than acing competitions at school, and soon Javan finds himself beset not just by the terrifying creatures in the arena, but also a band of prisoners allied against him, and even the warden herself.

The only person who can help him is Sajda, who has been enslaved by Maqbara’s warden since she was a child, and whose guarded demeanor and powerful right hook keep the prisoners in check. Working with Sajda might be the only way Javan can escape alive — but she has dangerous secrets.

Together, Javan and Sajda have to outwit the vicious warden, outfight the deadly creatures, and outlast the murderous prisoners intent on killing Javan. If they fail, they’ll be trapped in Maqbara for good—and the secret Sajda’s been hiding will bury them both.

 

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~ Playlist ~

Music is a huge part of my writing process. I often have an extensive playlist created years before I draft a book. Playing the same songs in the same order gives me a quick mental jump right back into the world of the story so that I can get writing again each day. Here are some highlights from the playlist for THE TRAITOR PRINCE.

 

  1. Alive by Sia represents both my hero and heroine at different points throughout the story. The book has deep themes of loneliness, survival, and what it means to find true hope, and this song encapsulates that beautifully. Plus it’s Sia. Girl has pipes for days.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2NgsJrrAyM

2. Feel Invincible by Skillet played on repeat as I wrote each arena combat scene. It became Javan’s mantra as he fought to not just survive each round but to put himself in a position to win an audience with the king so he could convince his father that the boy who now sat beside him on the throne was an imposter.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qzw6A2WC5Qo

3. Hurts Like Hell by Fleurie was Sajda’s song. It was her mourning the loss of her childhood and her freedom, her loneliness, and the pain she was too afraid to show anyone. Bringing her through that journey and into finally building first a friendship and then a romance with Javan was one of the most heartbreaking and beautiful parts of the story.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMoBCXlk9kc

4. Extraction Point by Hans Zimmer is the first song on my Spotify playlist for the book. I always have a combination of instrumental songs and songs with lyrics, and I often go to video game soundtracks for my instrumentals. Even now, hearing this melody instantly puts me inside the underground prison of Maqbara!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy6hV4jNXW4

5. I Get To Love You by Ruelle is Javan’s and Sajda’s song. This was the song I listened to when I wrote the scenes where they slowly worked their way toward trust, friendship, and then finally a deep, lasting love for each other.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1mkYWkoXyo

For the full playlist, you can check out my Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/user/1213294486/playlist/4kq03bzDmXfwOnXJawvUsN?si=bFHwJrGjSqC_PjbRcFpmwQ

 

 

 

 

The Traitor Prince

By: CJ Redwine

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Release Date: February 13th, 2018 

 

 

 

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Comments 13

Tiffany Engler on Monday, 19 March 2018 12:02

I am in love with this cover and I can't wait to read it!

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I am in love with this cover and I can't wait to read it!
Edit~A on Friday, 23 March 2018 03:22

THIS BOOK IS ON MY TBR LIST LIKE SINCE FOREVER!!! ILOVE THE COVER!! I ACTUALLY LOVE ALL THE COVERS OF THIS SERIES!! CAN'T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON IT!

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THIS BOOK IS ON MY TBR LIST LIKE SINCE FOREVER!!! ILOVE THE COVER!! I ACTUALLY LOVE ALL THE COVERS OF THIS SERIES!! CAN'T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON IT! :p
Candice Gigous on Saturday, 24 March 2018 04:53

The cover is very cool. The synopsis is interesting. Fairy tale retellings are always great and I really want to read this one.

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The cover is very cool. The synopsis is interesting. Fairy tale retellings are always great and I really want to read this one.
John on Saturday, 24 March 2018 22:41

The cover is very original and I liked learning about the book!

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The cover is very original and I liked learning about the book!
Michaela Sellers on Saturday, 24 March 2018 23:27

The cover is so eye catching, I really love. I'm so excited from reading the synopsis.

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The cover is so eye catching, I really love. I'm so excited from reading the synopsis.
Danielle Hammelef on Sunday, 25 March 2018 19:36

The cover is beautiful and sad too. The synopsis sounds exciting and suspenseful.

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The cover is beautiful and sad too. The synopsis sounds exciting and suspenseful.
Lily M. on Monday, 26 March 2018 02:33

Love this cover ??

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Love this cover ??
Hailey Joseph on Monday, 26 March 2018 14:59

I love this cover so much. Can't wait to read this!

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I love this cover so much. Can't wait to read this!
Penny Olson on Monday, 26 March 2018 23:27

The cover is dark and cool. I would love to read this whole series. The story sounds like it's full of drama and intrigue.

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The cover is dark and cool. I would love to read this whole series. The story sounds like it's full of drama and intrigue.
Marisa Fort on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 20:46

The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!

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The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds amazing!
Courtney Gendreau on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 21:07

The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds great!

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The cover is awesome and the synopsis sounds great!
Hannah on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 23:46

Gorgeous cover

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Gorgeous cover
Kelly G on Monday, 02 April 2018 15:24

Love the cover for this! I can't wait to read it!

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Love the cover for this! I can't wait to read it!

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