What’s this? A cover reveal? YES. And it’s for one of our most-anticipated fantasy debuts: THE QUEEN’S RISING by the lovely Rebecca Ross. The cover is FABULOUS, and I hope you all love it as much as we do!

First, Devour the Synopsis

When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.

Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true—the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron.

Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain. For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana—the archrival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved—some closer to Brienna than she realizes.

With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to—passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is: Who will be that queen?

With gorgeous description and detailed rendering of a world where not everything and everyone are what they seem, debut author Rebecca Ross weaves an intricate tale of revenge, loyalty, and, ultimately, self-discovery.


THE QUEEN’S RISING releases February 2018 from HarperTeen and we are verrry excited. What did you think of the cover?

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About the Author

Rebecca Ross received her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Georgia. In the past, she has worked at a Colorado dude ranch, as a school librarian, and as a live-time captionist for a college. She resides in Northeast Georgia with her husband and her dog. THE QUEEN’S RISING is her debut novel. Visit her on the web at www.rebeccarossauthor.com or on Twitter @_RebeccaRoss.

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Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    Jordan Rose

    June 23, 2017

    Oh my, what a lovely cover! This one sounds SO good, I really cannot wait to have the chance to read it. I’m always excited for debut authors, and The Queen’s Rising sounds incredibly promising :)

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    June 24, 2017

    The cover is gorgeous – love that deep midnight blue – and I am always here for YA epic fantasy!

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    June 24, 2017

    I LOVE this cover! It’s absolutely breathtaking! And the synopsis looks so good. How about we just publish that book….June 25, 2017! That sounds good to me!

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    Carina Olsen

    June 24, 2017

    Ohh, this cover do look so awesome :D Sounds like an interesting book too. Thank you for sharing about it sweetie. <3