September 27, 2023

Novel Lives

Book Publicity, Reviews, Author Interviews, and Discussion Posts by Susan Crosby

Can't Wait Wednesday: Crown of Oblivion By Julie Eshbaugh PLUS Pre-Order Launch and Rafflecopter Giveaway Information #CWW #WOW

Good Morning! This is a very special week of Can’t Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday because we also have the pre-order and giveaway information!
This meme is hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.
This week I am featuring a book that not only am I thrilled to read in November, but I also have the honor to work with Julie Eshbaugh on launching the pre-Order campaign/ rafflecopter giveaway Monday, August 5th! I will have all the information and links on the Summer Fling page. It is already set-up and ready to go: Summer Fling.
The pre-order campaign will launch on Monday (link to the rafflecopter giveaway added) with all the details, pre-order pictures, an interview with Julie, as well as an excerpt from…
Crown of Oblivion

Release Date:  11/12
Publisher: Harper Teen
In this mesmerizing YA fantasy mash-up of The Road meets The Amazing Race, one girl chooses to risk her life in a cutthroat competition in order to win her freedom.     
In Lanoria, Outsiders, who don’t have magic, are inferior to Enchanteds, who do. That’s just a fact for Astrid, an Outsider who is indentured to pay off her family’s debts. She serves as the surrogate for the princess—if Renya steps out of line, Astrid is the one who bears the punishment for it.
But there is a way out: the life-or-death Race of Oblivion. First, racers are dosed with the drug Oblivion, which wipes their memories. Then, when they awake in the middle of nowhere, only cryptic clues—and a sheer will to live—will lead them through treacherous terrain full of opponents who wouldn’t think twice about killing each other to get ahead.
But what throws Astrid the most is what she never expected to encounter in this race. A familiar face she can’t place. Secret powers she shouldn’t have. And a confusing memory of the past that, if real, could mean the undoing of the entire social structure that has kept her a slave her entire life.
Competing could mean death…but it could also mean freedom.

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