Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cover Reveal: Raksha by Frankie Rose

I have a pretty awesome cover to show you guys today thanks to Xpresso Book Tours. The cover is for a YA Dystopian, Raksha by Frankie Rose.

Raksha by Frankie Rose 
  Publication date: March 1st, 2013
She has no name. 

She has her knives; her training; her halo. 

The first and second give her the tools and the skill to defeat the opponents she is pitted against each month. The third frees her from pain and fear. From any kind of emotion at all. Everything is as it should be. Everything is as it should be, until… 



When a newly-named Kit escapes the Sanctuary after killing her best friend, the last thing she needs is another knife in her hand. Or Ryka, the damaged, beautiful blonde boy, who she refuses to let save her. Still learning how to process the onslaught of her new feelings, the sights and sounds of Freetown are overwhelming and strange. There are a hundred differences between her old home and her new one, but one thing remains starkly similar: the matches. Yet where the blood in the Sanctuary landed only on the colosseum floor, Kit will quickly learn that a river of red runs through Freetown’s very streets. 

Freed from the oppression of a society who stole her right to feel, the true horror of her old life leaves Kit wondering if she really has been freed at all. Would she be better off without the crippling horror of all the blood on her hands, or is the love of one boy worth living through all the pain?

Raksha is the call of the dead. It is the rumbling chant for fresh blood from the other side, the demand for sacrifice. The colosseum is behind Kit. The fighting pits await. 

Cover designed by Chelsea Starling

This sounds really good, and dude!! The chick looks and sounds totally badass right?

Frankie Rose:
Frankie Rose was born in the United Kingdom, but now lives with her husband in sunny Australia.

She officially makes things up for a living, and when she's not doing that, she is generally making paper birds out of receipts and old lists or taking photographs that make her smile. 

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This post was organized by Xpresso Book Tours


  1. ooh im loving this cover!! FINALLY a girl who looks like she's going to kick some butt :D Thanks for sharing Amy!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

    1. I like a good strong female character so this book sounds exciting. Hopefully the love thing doesn't make her lose her badass-ness.

  2. Oooh! I love this cover. The girl seems so bad-ass!
    I also love the sound of the book!
    Thanks for sharing the gorgeous cover, Amy! :)

    1. I love when a cover has a tough looking chick instead of helpless looking girly girl in a dress that you know they can barely move around in.

  3. That's a pretty wicked cover. Thanks for sharing, Amy!

    1. I really like it. It totally makes me want to read it!

  4. Kick ass girl and fierce looking cover? check!
    I really liked Frankie's first book Sovereign Hope and I am looking forward to this one too.

    1. I hadn't heard of the author before, but this definitely sounds awesome!!

  5. Wow she does look totally bad ass! I like it! Thanks for sharing, Amy!

  6. I don't usually like seeing the faces of the characters, but I think I have to say that that's the exception for this one cause I kind of love that cover!

  7. This cover looks awesome! Chic look hardcore!

  8. OH



    That is a FIERCE cover. Lit-er-all-ee. SO fierce. That cover alone makes me want to read the book. What can I say? I totally judge books by covers. That saying "Don't judge a book by its cover" is so wrong. I don't know if I told you that before, but just saying lol ;P

  9. Her faded-out bottom half looks kind of weird to me but I love everything else. I'd be scared of her if she came sauntering down the street. Haha.


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