Monday, June 11, 2012

CADET OF TILDOR Cover Reveal & Giveaway!

I'm excited because today I'm hosting my first ever official cover reveal! Unlike the CRAP (Cover Reveal Anxiety Phase) interviews, which feature interviews with the author about covers that have already been revealed, today I'm one of the bloggers that gets to show you the cover for fellow Lucky13'er Alex Lidell's THE CADET OF TILDOR for the very first time!


Having already survived six years at the Tildor's top military academy, sixteen-year-old Renee De Winter is determined to graduate, training day and night to compete with her male classmates. When the boys overpower her parries, she works harder. When a bully sabotages her gear, she fights without it. But when an underground crime group captures her mentor for its illegal gladiatorial games, she must choose between her career and her conscience. Determined to penetrate the group's inner circles, Renee will leap from academia to the crime filled streets, pick up a sword, and weigh law against loyalty.

THE CADET OF TILDOR will be available January 10, 2013 from Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin). Add it to your Goodreads shelf, or pre-order on Amazon today!

Not only do you get to have a close encounter with great cover art, but the author is also giving away two fantastic swag kits. Giveaways are limited to US addresses only, the author will contact the winner. Giveaways end Friday, June 15.  

The First Swag Pack: (For Readers and Fans!)


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The Second Swag Pack (For Educators): Laminated vocabulary words scratch-off cards. All vocabulary are SAT words that appear in CADET. Includes a teacher's guide for using cards in higher-level thinking classroom activities. 25 of each - laminated words cards, definition cards, scratch-off cards. 75 total.




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10 comments:

R.C. Lewis said...

This is awesome! I often run into students looking for interesting, different ways to increase their vocabularies.

Two words I generally love ... loquacious and ignominious. No idea why. I just do. :)

J.R. Johansson said...

Ooh, cool cover! :) Love the gritty feel of the arm holding the sword.

Erin Bowman said...

Gorgeous cover! Love the mood that comes through in the colors/tones!

Mindy McGinnis said...

RC - I know, I was totally jealous of her swag idea!

JR - Agreed, I especially like the scar.

Erin - Yes, the colors are awesome!

Brandy Colbert said...

This is a really beautiful cover. Alex must be so thrilled!

April Tucholke said...

There's nothing cooler fantasy cover-wise than a hand holding a sword.

Kasie West said...

So cool! I love it!

Bethany Crandell said...

LOVE that cover and go Renee!! How can you go wrong with a girl taking on the boys?! Best of luck to you, Alex.

Mindy McGinnis said...

Brandy - True. Every time I see another gorgeous YA cover I am happy / jealous :)

April - Agreed. Blanket statement - all books should have a hand holding a sword. Period.

Kasie - I know! Happy for Alex!

Bethany - Yeah, it's going on my Goodreads - girl-kicks-ass shelf :)

Ret said...

I think it's a dagger and nice cover. Am I the only guy here who loves reading a book about female protagonist?