Last year I read the YA science fiction novel Fate of the Stars by Arwen Paris (review here) and today I’m revealing the cover of the sequel, Rival, coming out in July 2018.
About the Book
It’s a role she didn’t want…
One deadly week has passed since seventeen year old Allison Delaney realized she must save Earth from the parasitic race of Ma’tiok. But the task is even more complicated than Allison feared, and she’s being set up to fail. Blamed for a fatal blow to the Alliance fleet that killed dozens of soldiers, Allison must face judgment for their deaths. The High Priestess Kiobaan is Allison’s only hope. Kiobaan sees the warrior spirit in Allison, along with her potential both politically and physically and agrees to train her.
And a game she can’t afford to lose.
Meanwhile, though Allison is the human host of Eenoki, protector of life, she’s not yet ready to harness their combined energy. Their bond is unpredictable at best—volatile at worst. Time is running out for Eenoki and Allison to trust each other—all or nothing—or she’ll never gain the power she needs to defeat the Ma’tiok and save Earth. When Allison is marked for death by an unknown enemy, the High Priestess Kiobaan must step-up and fight. But in return Kiobaan extracts a pledge from Allison, one that will compromise her new status and make her a target.
About the Author
Arwen Paris is the author of young adult fiction. Her debut YA Sci-fi Urban Fantasy novel FATE OF THE STARS was released September 1, 2017. The action-packed pages of her novels are filled with characters that are forced to face fears they never expected.
When she’s not writing, you can see posts of her (too many) vacations that keep her sane. Arwen lives in Washington, has a big crazy family & after the day job, she writes Fiction For the Fearless – #F3Fanatic.
And finally, here is the cover….
I’m loving the ominous vibes that this cover is giving off! The creepy abandoned buildings, the cracked earth and the flock of birds in the sky give us a feel for this post-apocalyptic setting. I like the way our heroine’s silhouette is seen striding towards the hope of light in the distance, despite those terrifying eyes looming over her.
I also think it goes really well with the cover for Fate of the Stars:
The font is the same and I like how they have gone with the same theme of eyes ‘watching over’ earth, except Rivallooks much more sinister and less hopeful. It’s almost the opposite of the first cover.
Before you go…
What do you think of the cover? Would it make you pick Rival from the shelf? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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I’m liking the intense yellow of the cover! And from the sound of the synopsis there is a lot going to go down and going on in it. It sounds like action, political play and a lot at stake all at once! I think I’d have to read some reviews before I decided if it was right or not for me.
The first one was pretty good so I’m hoping this one will be now that the world and characters are already established. Have you ever read The Host by Stephanie Meyer? The first one kind of gave me those vibes.
Sounds interesting, and I love the use of the silhouette and the colors and the font! And it definitely does have an ominious post-apoc feel. That’s cool they’ve kept that eyes watching over theme too!
Yeah, I prefer the first cover overall but I think this one fits the theme of the book very well.