Cover Crush: Markswoman (Asiana #1) by Rati Mehrotra
Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra has a striking cover! I love the simplicity, yet I have extreme feelings of badassery! We get a beautiful background that fills in the rest of the image. It definitely implies exactly what the tag line says, “The Fate of the World Hangs on the Edge of Her Blade.” Plus what a kickass title! It also gives me a little bit of Wonder Woman feels, which I am all for, with the order of magical knife wielding female assassins. YES, PLEASE! I am thinking 2018 is shaping up to be an awesome year for debut authors in YA! Be sure to add Markswoman to your TBR so you are ready for the January 28th, 2018 release!
Markswoman (Asiana #1) by Rati Mehrotra
Category: Young Adult, Sci-fi, Fantasy
Publication: January 23rd, 2018; Harper Voyager
An order of magical-knife wielding female assassins brings both peace and chaos to their post-apocalyptic world in this bewitching blend of science fiction and epic fantasy—the first entry in a debut duology that displays the inventiveness of the works of Sarah Beth Durst, Marie Lu, and S. J. Kincaid
Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, a highly trained sisterhood of elite warriors armed with telepathic blades. Guided by a strict code of conduct, Kyra and the other Orders are sworn to protect the people of Asiana. But to be a Markswoman, an acolyte must repudiate her former life completely. Kyra has pledged to do so, yet she secretly harbors a fierce desire to avenge her dead family.
When Kyra’s beloved mentor dies in mysterious circumstances, and Tamsyn, the powerful, dangerous Mistress of Mental Arts, assumes control of the Order, Kyra is forced on the run. Using one of the strange Transport Hubs that are remnants of Asiana’s long-lost past, she finds herself in the unforgiving wilderness of desert that is home to the Order of Khur, the only Order composed of men. Among them is Rustan, a young, disillusioned Marksman whom she soon befriends.
Kyra is certain that Tamsyn committed murder in a twisted bid for power, but she has no proof. And if she fails to find it, fails in her quest to keep her beloved Order from following Tamsyn down a dark path, it could spell the beginning of the end for Kyra–and for Asiana.
But what she doesn’t realize is that the line between justice and vengeance is razor thin . . . thin as the blade of a knife.