For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire—a trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two “uncivilized” nations remain perpetually at war. Most citizens tour the Continent to see the spectacle and violence of battle—a thing long vanished in the Spire. For Vaela—a smart and talented apprentice cartographer—it is an opportunity to improve upon the maps she’s drawn of this vast, frozen land.
But an idyllic aerial exploration is not to be had: the realities of war are made clear in a bloody battle seen from the heli-plane during the tour, leaving Vaela forever changed. And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent, she has no illusions about the true nature of the danger she faces. Starving, alone, and lost in the middle of a war zone, Vaela must try to find a way home—but first, she must survive.
I have been waiting patiently (NOT!) for a cover reveal for this week’s WWL pick for what seems like forever now. Finally, FINALLY, the cover was revealed this week and I can show you both the cover and the book that has been plaguing me since I read the manuscript a few months ago. Just look at this beauty!!! This is seriously one of the best covers I have seen in a while and having read the book I can tell you this, it represents it PERFECTLY! I cannot wait to get my hands on a finished copy, which sadly won’t happen until January 2017. For now though I’d be satisfied if I can find an advance copy with the actual cover on it!