Hello Gemmies! I have exciting news for you today. Legendborn by Tracy Deonn has a cover reveal and release timeframe. The cover has a beautiful calming color scheme and I love all the subtle imagery in the clouds and sea. Published by Simon Pulse, Legenborn is set to release in this Fall. And Great news Book Two has already been commissioned for a 2021 release.
Synopsis of Legendborn from Goodreads:
After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her previous life, family memories, or her childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at a local university seems like the perfect escape, except for the magical attack Bree witnesses her very first night on campus.
A flying demon feeding on human energies.
A secret society of so called “Legendborn” students that hunt the creatures down.
And a teenage mage who calls himself a ‘Merlin’ and who attempts—and fails—to wipe Bree’s memory of everything she saw.
The mage’s failure reveals Bree’s own, unique magic and unlocks a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now that she knows there’s more to her mother’s death than what's on the police report, Bree will do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn by becoming one of their initiates. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthur and his knights and explain that a magical war is coming, Bree has to decide how far she’ll go for the truth and whether she should use her magic to take the society down—or join the fight.
Legendborn is exactly my wheelhouse! Mystery, fantasy, and of course Black Girl Magic. This book promises to be a weeping epic that will keep me up all night. I am looking forward to reading this gem. Are you looking forward to reading it as well? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!