Cover Crush: Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer
Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer has one of those covers that you just stare and imagine exactly how the publisher was going to use the spot gloss, foiling, and wouldn’t this one look good with a fun foil embossing on the boards?? Okay, is it just me that fantasizes what finished copies will look like all 3D and in person? Well, this cover has some serious depth and I can’t wait to see the finished product. This new fantasy series is hitting shelves on September 14th and there already is a cool preorder for a Moonflower Elixir enamel pin – see below!
Defy the Night (Defy the Night #1)by Brigid Kemmerer
Published by: Bloomsbury YA
on September 14, 2021
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
From New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer comes a blockbuster fantasy series about a kingdom divided by corruption, the prince desperately holding it together, and the girl who will risk everything to bring it crashing down.
The kingdom of Kandala is on the brink of disaster. Rifts between sectors have only worsened since a sickness began ravaging the land, and within the Royal Palace, the king holds a tenuous peace with a ruthless hand.
King Harristan was thrust into power after his parents' shocking assassination, leaving the younger Prince Corrick to take on the brutal role of the King's Justice. The brothers have learned to react mercilessly to any sign of rebellion--it's the only way to maintain order when the sickness can strike anywhere, and the only known cure, an elixir made from delicate Moonflower petals, is severely limited.
Out in the Wilds, apothecary apprentice Tessa Cade is tired of seeing her neighbors die, their suffering ignored by the unyielding royals. Every night, she and her best friend Wes risk their lives to steal Moonflower petals and distribute the elixir to those who need it most--but it's still not enough.
As rumors spread that the cure no longer works and sparks of rebellion begin to flare, a particularly cruel act from the King's Justice makes Tessa desperate enough to try the impossible: sneaking into the palace. But what she finds upon her arrival makes her wonder if it's even possible to fix Kandala without destroying it first.
Set in a richly imaginative world with striking similarities to our own, Brigid Kemmerer's captivating new series is about those with power and those without . . . and what happens when someone is brave enough to imagine a new future.