Thursday, 27 September 2018

Romanov - Nadine Brandes | A Cover Reveal

In my last post, I answered a question about who my favourite author was, and I said Nadine Brandes. Her books have made their way into three of my school assignments and ahhhh, I love all of her writing!!! *flails* I really need to start using Goodreads properly so that I can officially rave about all of her books and give them all 5 stars… Every. Single. One. Of. Them. (And other books, but y’know, Nadine!)

I’ve also just finished all of my preliminary exams, so what better way to celebrate than to HAVE A COVER REVEAL OF HER NEXT YOUNG ADULT BOOK, ROMANOV? *flails and runs about crazily*

So, you know the story of Anastasia Romanov? She's written a standalone Historical Fantasy Retelling of it. And knowing Nadine Brandes, it will be stellar!

If you’re still doubting me and saying that is can’t be thaaaaaaat epic, well, you are wrong. Look at this!

The history books say I died. 
They don’t know the half of it. 
Anastasia “Nastya” Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an ancient spell into her suitcase on her way to exile in Siberia. It might be her family’s only salvation. But the leader of the Bolshevik army is after them…and he’s hunted Romanov before. 
Nastya’s only chances of survival are to either release the spell, and deal with the consequences, or enlist help from Zash, the handsome soldier who doesn’t act like the average Bolshevik. Nastya’s never dabbled in magic before, but it doesn’t frighten her as much as her growing attraction for Zash. She likes him. She thinks he might even like her… 
That is, until she’s on one side of a firing squad…and he’s on the other.

How is that not epic? Plus, once you know Nadine Brandes, you’ll want it without any further blathering from me. 

Nadine once spent four days as a sea cook in the name of book research. She's the author of FAWKES and of the award-winning The Out of Time Series. Her inner fangirl perks up at the mention of soul-talk, Quidditch, bookstagram, and Oreos. When she's not busy writing novels about bold living, she's adventuring through Middle Earth or taste-testing a new chai. Nadine and her Auror husband are building a Tiny House on wheels. Current mission: paint the world in shalom.

Plus, she’s such a lovely person, and she is sooooooo real. Even when she’s struggling with things, she is enthusiastic and is always out to make you feel better. (Or at least, that’s my experience!) You can check her out more on her: Facebook, Goodreads, Instagram, Twitter, Website, Youtube. (Stellar lady on all of these, guys!!!)

AND GUESS WHAT GUYS? You can preorder Romanov already! *flails forever* And Nadine has put all of the links together so that you can manage it easily! So, to preorder, just look HERE. Other than that, it will be released on the 7th of May, 2019. (Add it to your calendar guys!!!) But yesssss, the more I’m looking at details in how to publish and edit and different tips, the more I can see how much these preorders mean. Think about how amazing it makes release day for the authors and for the publishers!

Okay. Now to the cover. Let’s see if you can guess what it will look like.

I had assumed it would be something like her latest book, Fawkes. (Five stars from me.)

And her other books (ALSO five stars) had beeeeeautiful covers designed by Kirk Douponce:

What about you? What are you thinking?

*silent anticipation* (Just kidding. We’re all screaming.)

Let’s see what it actually looks like…

*deep breath*

AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *flails even more foreverly*

It’s so different to the other covers, but so pretty.

It just looks super fairytale esque and all of the magical swirls and little starry dots and the (soon to be) gold foil and the general colour and the picture of Anastasia and the way it’s all linked together and the really traditional Russian look and allllll of the prettiness. And, like, ‘Not even royal blood can stop bullets.’ I mean, how epic can you get??

So hopefully, after all of that, you are desperately wanting to preorder this beautiful book, and add it to your 'want to read' list on Goodreads and generally join me in flailing about this epic book!

What’s your favourite part about the cover? Is it what you were expecting? FLAIL WITH ME.