Sunday, November 5, 2017

Signed Book Sunday: The Essence by Kimberly Derting


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“Danger, dread, mystery, and romance” (Booklist) continue in the second book of The Pledge trilogy, as Charlie’s reign is under siege from the most unusual of enemies.

At the luminous conclusion of The Pledge, Charlaina defeated the tyrant Sabara and took her place as Queen of Ludania. But Charlie knows that Sabara has not disappeared: The evil queen’s Essence is fused to Charlie’s psyche, ready to arise at the first sign of weakness.

Charlie is not weak, but she’s being pushed to the brink. In addition to suppressing the ever-present influence of Sabara, she’s busy being queen—and battling a growing resistance determined to return Ludania to its discriminatory caste system. Charlie wants to be the same girl Max loves, who Brook trusts, but she’s Your Majesty now, and she feels torn in two.

As Charlie journeys to an annual summit to meet with leaders of nearby Queendoms—an event where her ability to understand all languages will be the utmost asset—she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. And the only person she can turn to for help is the evil soul residing within.



Praise for THE ESSENCE

"Readers who enjoyed the first book... will love following Charlaina’s growth from a vendor girl to a queen...[This book] will intrigue readers with a taste for dramatic dystopian romance." VOYA

"Defeating evil queen Sabara at the conclusion of The Pledge (2011) was only the beginning for Charlie, now Queen Charlaina of Ludania. Derting’s follow-up casts Charlie in an untenable circumstance that only her inner strength can defeat." Booklist Online

"Derting's follow-up casts Charlie in an untenable circumstance that only her inner strength can defeat." Booklist Online
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Author Spotlight
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Kimberly Derting is the author of the award-winning THE BODY FINDER seriesTHE PLEDGE trilogyTHE TAKING trilogy, and UNDRESSED (her first book in The Men Of West Beach series). Her books have been translated into 15 languages, and both THE BODY FINDER and THE PLEDGE were YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults selections. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, where the gloomy weather is ideal for writing anything dark and creepy. Her three beautiful (and often mouthy) children serve as an endless source of inspiration and frequently find the things they say buried in the pages of their mother's books, or on Twitter for the world to see.

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7 comments:

  1. If I could go back and change one day it would be to stay home and shop online instead of waste 3 hours and gas.

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  2. It would definitely be the day I didn't take everything out of my 401(k) ad put it into an income fund.

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  3. The day that I chose not to go to Texas for school!

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  4. "If you could go back and change one day, what would it be?" The day they started the Nakba.

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    1. I would change a day when I chose a college

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  5. When I rejected a guy at 18 because I thought 8 years is too big od an age differemce at that age.

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  6. you shouldn't change anything it could cost you much more than you gain

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