Happy Book Day to...CROWN OF OBLIVION by Julie Eshbaugh -- and if you're in PA, come see her in conversation with Sarah J. Maas TONIGHT!

Happy Book Day to...

by Julie Eshbaugh!

I'm so excited that Astrid's race to bookstores has concluded as she finally arrived at the finish line! CROWN OF OBLIVION is now available in bookstores everywhere!

I adore Julie Eshbaugh, and when I heard she had a new book coming out, I was immediately intrigued.

Plus, it is a STAND-ALONE. 

And that cover is SO kick-ass!

Make no mistake, this is a brutal world, and if you're an Outsider, the only way to become a citizen is to enter the Race of Oblivion. I've seen readers compare the book to The Hunger Games, and that's doing it a disservice because while the competition can be deadly, it is also a choice. Not an obligation. And the rules are so vastly different. And there is no arena. And magic is involved. AND, AND, AND!

If you love fast-paced books with an intriguing mix of ideas that become unique when combined, you're going to want to pick up CROWN OF OBLIVION this week. I tore through this one, and am so excited to be able to attend the launch party tonight!

If you live in the PA/NJ/NYC tri-state area, I hope you're coming out to tonight's launch party (November 12th, 7 pm). Details are here, and Julie Eshbaugh will be in conversation with Sarah J. Maas! I'm so excited for this event!

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Author: Julie Eshbaugh
Release Date: Nov. 12, 2019
Publisher: HarperTeen

Astrid is the surrogate for Princess Renya, which means she bears the physical punishment if Renya steps out of line. Astrid has no choice—she and her family are Outsiders, the lower class of people without magic and without citizenship.

But there is a way out of this life—competing in the deadly Race of Oblivion. To enter the race, an Outsider is administered the drug Oblivion, which wipes their memory clear of their past as they enter a new world with nothing to help them but a slip of paper bearing their name and the first clue. It’s not as simple as solving a puzzle, however—for a majority of the contestants, the race ends in death. But winning would mean not only freedom for Astrid, but citizenship and health care for her entire family. With a dying father to think of, Astrid is desperate to prevail.

From the beginning, the race is filled with twists and turns. One of them is Darius, a fellow racer Astrid meets but isn’t sure she can trust. Though they team up in the race, as Astrid’s memories begin to resurface, she remembers just who he was to her—a scorned foe who may want revenge. Astrid also starts to notice she has powers no Outsider should—which could help her win the race, but also make her a target if anyone finds out. With stakes that couldn’t be higher, Astrid must decide what is more important: risking her life to remember the mysteries of the past, or playing a cutthroat game in order to win her—and her family’s—freedom.