Umbertouched, the second book in the Rosemarked series, by Livia Blackburne is coming this fall, so now is the perfect time to catch up and read Rosemarked! Check out the 4-star review we posted last year to help you decide if this epic fantasy series is for you! “Umbertouched delves into the complex emotions and heart-stopping action of Zivah and Dineas’ fight to break free from the Empire.” You can expect complex ethical dilemmas, drama, suspense, and searing chemistry. Umbertouched is releasing on November 6th, so be sure to add it to your TBR now!
Category: Young Adult, Fantasy
Publication: November 6th, 2018; Disney-Hyperion
The mission was a failure. Even though Zivah and Dineas discovered a secret that could bring down the empire, their information is useless without proof. Now, with their cover blown and their quest abandoned, their only remaining hope is to get home before Ampara brings the full might of its armies against their peoples.
As Shidadi and Dara alike prepare for war, Zivah and Dineas grapple with the toll of their time in the capital. After fighting alongside the Amparans against his own kin, can Dineas convince the Shidadi—and himself—where his loyalties lie? After betraying her healer’s vows in Sehmar City, can Zivah find a way to redeem herself—especially when the Dara ask her to do the unthinkable? And after reluctantly falling in love, what will the two do with their lingering feelings, now that the Dineas from Sehmar City is gone forever? Time is running out for all of them, but especially Zivah whose plague symptoms surface once again. Now, she must decide how she’ll define the life she has left.
Together, healer and warrior must find the courage to save their people, expose the truth, and face the devastating consequences headed their way.
PRAISE FOR LIVIA BLACKBURNE
“A must read for fans of An Ember in the Ashes.” —Justine Magazine on Rosemarked
“Blackburne’s fast-paced fantasy will please fans of Leigh Bardugo and Tamora Pierce.” —School Library Journal on Midnight Thief
“Put this in the hands of fans of Suzanne Collins and Veronica Roth.” —VOYA on Midnight Thief
New York Times best-selling author LIVIA BLACKBURNE wrote her first novel while researching the neuroscience of reading at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, she’s switched to full time writing, which also involves getting into people’s heads but without the help of a three tesla MRI scanner. She is also the author of Midnight Thief (an Indies Introduce New Voices selection), Daughter of Dusk, and Rosemarked, the companion to this book. Follow her online at liviablackburne.com, on Twitter @lkblackburne, and on Instagram @lkblackburne.