You all know that I haven’t done a lot of this pre-release type stuff, but I am actually thrilled to share this with you!
Alex Lidell has been one of my critique partners for the better part of five years, and she is a fantastic storyteller. I fell in love with the characters of The Cadet of Tildor from their inception so many years ago. I highly recommend this Young Adult fantasy novel for teens and adults alike. Alex loves to dabble in the “life is not always black and white” themes–this novel is full of moral and ethical dilemmas, many of which even young adults in our reality have to face. And the answers are hardly ever easy.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Having already survived six years at the Tildor’s top military academy, sixteen-year-old Renee De Winter is determined to graduate, training day and night to compete with her male classmates. When the boys overpower her parries, she works harder. When a bully sabotages her gear, she fights without it. But when an underground crime group captures her mentor for its illegal gladiatorial games, she must choose between her career and her conscience. Determined to penetrate the group’s inner circles, Renee will leap from academia to the crime filled streets, pick up a sword, and weigh law against loyalty.
Are you ready to see the cover? Are you sure?
Fabulous, isn’t it?
Alex is also hosting two giveaways! Be sure to enter below.
Second giveaway (for teachers only):
All the words on the cards appear in both, CADET and at least one past SAT exam. The context sentences for each word come from the novel.
Alex is a YA fantasy author, a Tamora Pierce addict, a horse rider, and paramedic. The latter two tend to hand in hand a bit more often than one would like. Alex started writing at 2 am. Check out her website at: http://www.alexlidell.com or on Facebook.