Today is the cover reveal for Suspected by Rori Shay. Suspected is the second book in the Elected series. I recently read the first book Elected and really enjoyed it, so I am looking forward to this one! Check out the cover for Suspected below:
East Country upheld the laws. Mid destroyed them.
In the year 2185 Earth is rebuilding after climate change created a global eco-crisis. Countries maintain complete isolation so there is no warfare over scarce resources. One Elected family is chosen to lead each country for 100 years to ensure stability. Women aren’t allowed to take office and must reproduce at all costs. Technology use of any kind is banned to preserve what’s left of the environment.
And yet, I’m my country’s Elected. I’ve just sanctioned technology use to ready us for war. I’m about to cross the border to spy on our neighbor. And…I’m a girl.
You can add Suspected to your to-read list on Goodreads.
My Cover Review:
These covers for this series are just so original. I love the wintery feel of this cover and how the tree almost doesn’t even look like a tree, but more like metal. I wonder if that’s intentional. After staring at the cover for a bit longer I noticed that in the branches of the tree is actually a crystal, I thought it was a piece of ice, how clever!
I also think they fit the story quite well, although the focus seems to be a bit more on the environment then is actually the case in the books. The environment is the reason this whole dystopia country exists, so I think it’s fitting it’s on the cover.
Compared with the cover for book 1, I like this one better. I always thought the face in the cover for book 1 was a bit weird. I do like how these covers in the series match so well, it’s obvious at a glance that these belong to the same series.
It’s the year 2185, and in two weeks, Aloy will turn eighteen and take her father’s place as president of the country. But to do so, she must masquerade as a boy to avoid violating the Eco-Accords, four treaties designed to bring the world back from the effects of climate change. Aloy hopes to govern like her father, but she is inheriting a different country where long-concealed political enemies are stepping out of the shadows.
As she struggles to lead, Aloy maintains her cover by marrying a woman, meanwhile battling feelings for the boy who knows her secret – the boy who is somehow connected to her country’s recent upheaval. When assassination attempts add to the turmoil, Aloy doesn’t know whom to trust. She understood leadership required sacrifice. She just didn’t realize the sacrifice might be her life.
ELECTED is a coming of age story, mixing the themes of gender, politics, environmentalism, and above all – love.
You can add Elected to your to-read list on Goodreads.
Read my review of Elected here
There will also be a prequel short story called The Pendant coming out through Silence in the Library Publishing in December 2014! Watch Silence in the Library’s website for that news!
About the author:
Rori Shay is a strategic management consultant living in the Seattle area with her family, black lab, and cat. In the writing world, Rori is primarily known for her science fiction trilogy, The Elected Series. She received a BS from the University of Maryland and an MBA from George Washington University. She enjoys running, reading, snow-shoeing, and pumpkin-picking! Rori is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
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