Official Cover Reveal & Giveaway: THE CADET OF TILDOR by Alex Lidell

I'm super-excited to share the cover reveal of THE CADET OF TILDOR by Alex Lidell today and participate in Penguin/Dial Books for Young Readers' big event!!

Are you ready...?

Ah, there's a sword and a palace on the cover?  Actually, that's enough for me right there.  And that teaser: "Should she follow the Law, or follow her instincts?"   This sounds and looks great already!  I like the way it looks like that sword is in motion, and I'm really enjoying the color scheme and the way this cover isn't dark or blue!  *wants*

Alex Lidell is also hosting TWO awesome giveaways! You can win...

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O F F I C I A L   I N F O:

Author: Alex Lidell
Release Date: Out Jan. 10, 2013
Publisher: Penguin/Dial Books for Young Readers


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.