Thursday, 3 January 2013

COVER REVEAL: Raksha by Frankie Rose

***This cover reveal was hosted by Xpresso Book Tours***

Title: Raksha
Author: Frankie Rose
Genre: YA Dystopian
Publication Date: 1st March 2013

And here is the cover....!!!
Cover designed by Chelsea Starling


"She has no name.

She has her knives; her training; her halo.

The first and second give her the tools and the skill to defeat the opponents she is pitted against each month. The third frees her from pain and fear. From any kind of emotion at all. Everything is as it should be. Everything is as it should be, until…



When a newly-named Kit escapes the Sanctuary after killing her best friend, the last thing she needs is another knife in her hand. Or Ryka, the damaged, beautiful blonde boy, who she refuses to let save her. Still learning how to process the onslaught of her new feelings, the sights and sounds of Freetown are overwhelming and strange. There are a hundred differences between her old home and her new one, but one thing remains starkly similar: the matches. Yet where the blood in the Sanctuary landed only on the colosseum floor, Kit will quickly learn that a river of red runs through Freetown’s very streets.

Freed from the oppression of a society who stole her right to feel, the true horror of her old life leaves Kit wondering if she really has been freed at all. Would she be better off without the crippling horror of all the blood on her hands, or is the love of one boy worth living through all the pain?

Raksha is the call of the dead. It is the rumbling chant for fresh blood from the other side, the demand for sacrifice. The colosseum is behind Kit. The fighting pits await."


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My Thoughts...

The cover is definitely striking and bold, and that girl looks tough as nails! With that death stare and in that get-up, I think if I met her whilst walking down the street I'd probably just  turn and run! You know I love dystopians so I'm finding the synopsis of Raksha very intriguing too... Can't wait til March!

Author Bio...
Frankie Rose:
Frankie Rose was born in the United Kingdom, but now lives with her husband in sunny Australia.

She officially makes things up for a living, and when she's not doing that, she is generally making paper birds out of receipts and old lists or taking photographs that make her smile.



  1. Wow, this book looks good! Just added it to my tbr list :)

  2. Whoa... this sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing, Catherine! I am not a big fan of the cover though, probably because it doesn't look like something I would read. I guess the saying "don't judge a book buy its cover" comes in here! :D
    I hope you read and enjoy it when it comes out in March :) xxx

  3. I completely agree with you on this cover - it's very striking and bold and gives a sense of what the main character will be like... Another dystopian? YAY! :)

    Thanks for sharing, Catherine! :D

  4. I so agree with the cover; this girl is EPICSAUCE. Like that girl is totally something FIERCE. And that cover equals awesomeness too! :D


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