It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: The Empire of Dreams by Rae Carson + Giveaway (US/Canada)

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Hi, YABCers!

Today we're excited to celebrate the cover reveal for 

The Empire of Dreams by Rae Carson,

releasing April 7, 2020 from Greenwillow Books!

Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the author:

Hello, YABC! Thanks for joining me here for the exclusive cover reveal of The Empire of Dreams. I'm especially excited about this one, because my readers have been asking me to write it for years, ever since a little girl named Red appeared in the original Girl of Fire & Thorns trilogy. Don't worry if you haven't read those books, though; Red's story is wholly her own.

When my publisher asked what kind of cover I envisioned for Red's book, I said it should be something kick-butt but understated, epic but minimalist. Oh, sure, they said, would you like us to throw in the moon and stars while we're at it? Okay, they didn't really say that, but it was a tall order, and I wasn't sure they could deliver. . .  but they did. I am thrilled, and so, so grateful.

Cheers!

Rae

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The Empire of Dreams

Rae Carson

Release date: April 7, 2020

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

About the Book

New York Times–bestselling author Rae Carson makes a triumphant return to the world of her award-winning Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy in this extraordinary stand-alone novel. With action, adventure, and a heroine set on destroying the patriarchal limits meant to keep her in her place, The Empire of Dreams once again proves that Rae Carson is a master of epic fantasy.

Even though Red Sparkle Stone is a foundling orphan with an odd name and a veiled past, she’s about to be adopted into the royal family—by Empress Elisa herself. Sixteen-year-old Red can hardly believe her luck. Then, in a stunning political masterstroke, the empress’s greatest rival blocks the adoption, and Red is left with no family and no future.

Grieving and lost, but determined to find her place, Red hatches a daring plan: she will prove herself as a recruit for the world’s most elite fighting force, the legendary Royal Guard—something no woman has done before. But it’s no coincidence that someone wanted her to fail as a princess, someone whose shadowy agenda puts everything she loves at risk. As danger closes in, it will be up to Red and her new friends—and maybe some new enemies—to save the empire. If they can survive recruitment year.

About the Author

 
Rae Carson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of award-winning fantasy and science fiction. She lives in Arizona with her husband and cats. Photo credit: Michelle Daniel.

Giveaway Details

Two winners will each receive a full set of the Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy in the original hardcover, signed and personalized per the winners' request.
Prizes will be shipped via media mail within one week of coordinating with the winners.

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.

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What do you think about the cover and synopsis?

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Alyson Small on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 23:19

I absolutely love the cover! It is bright and bold and fits the personality of Red perfectly. I am also very excited to read about Red's journey and see how she has grown up. Not to mention how excited I am to see Elisa and Hector again! Rae Carson has managed to create wonderful, complex, and strong female characters (I love Elisa so much - can you tell?) and I can't wait to see how she writes Red's story. Very much looking forward to The Empire of Dreams.

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I absolutely love the cover! It is bright and bold and fits the personality of Red perfectly. I am also very excited to read about Red's journey and see how she has grown up. Not to mention how excited I am to see Elisa and Hector again! Rae Carson has managed to create wonderful, complex, and strong female characters (I love Elisa so much - can you tell?) and I can't wait to see how she writes Red's story. Very much looking forward to The Empire of Dreams.
Jessica Chillcott on Friday, 21 June 2019 09:10

Love the cover. It’s so beautiful and this story sounds great. Can’t wait to read it and definitely will be preordering this book.

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Love the cover. It’s so beautiful and this story sounds great. Can’t wait to read it and definitely will be preordering this book.
Lily M. on Friday, 21 June 2019 23:44

Big fan of Rae Carson, ilk excited for this book ?

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Big fan of Rae Carson, ilk excited for this book ?
Julie on Saturday, 22 June 2019 16:44

The cover and synopsis are both good! The cover is eye-catching, and the story sounds really fun.

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The cover and synopsis are both good! The cover is eye-catching, and the story sounds really fun.
Candice Gigous on Tuesday, 02 July 2019 11:31

The cover is very regal. The synopsis draws me in for more. I am looking forward to this one.

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The cover is very regal. The synopsis draws me in for more. I am looking forward to this one.
Debra Branigan on Monday, 08 July 2019 08:59

The cover is attractive. The storyline is intriguing and different. Good luck with your novel.

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The cover is attractive. The storyline is intriguing and different. Good luck with your novel.
Emily on Tuesday, 09 July 2019 11:30

This series is so good! I’m so excited there is a 4th one now!

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This series is so good! I’m so excited there is a 4th one now!
shaina pierce on Wednesday, 17 July 2019 23:38

Love it! Sounds great

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Love it! Sounds great

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