Blog Tour: ‘The Essence’ by Kimberly Derting Blurb, Author Spotlight and Giveaway

Blog Tour: ‘The Essence’ by Kimberly Derting Blurb, Author Spotlight and Giveaway

Blog Tour: ‘The Essence’ by Kimberly Derting Blurb, Author Spotlight and GiveawayThe Essence by Kimberly Derting
Series: The Pledge #2
Published by Margaret K. McElderry on January 1st, 2013
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover
“Danger, dread, mystery, and romance” (Booklist) continue in the second book of The Pledge trilogy, as Charlie’s reign is under siege from the most unusual of enemies.

At the luminous conclusion of The Pledge, Charlaina defeated the tyrant Sabara and took her place as Queen of Ludania. But Charlie knows that Sabara has not disappeared: The evil queen’s Essence is fused to Charlie’s psyche, ready to arise at the first sign of weakness.

Charlie is not weak, but she’s being pushed to the brink. In addition to suppressing the ever-present influence of Sabara, she’s busy being queen—and battling a growing resistance determined to return Ludania to its discriminatory caste system. Charlie wants to be the same girl Max loves, who Brook trusts, but she’s Your Majesty now, and she feels torn in two.

As Charlie journeys to an annual summit to meet with leaders of nearby Queendoms—an event where her ability to understand all languages will be the utmost asset—she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. And the only person she can turn to for help is the evil soul residing within.

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9 Comments

  1. Diana Grace

    May 18, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    Thanks for the post!
    I must try the series now..

    – Diana @amalia_chartres

  2. Céline M.

    April 19, 2013 at 6:25 AM

    I must read this book as soon as possible ! I loved ” The Pledge ” and really want to know what will happen in this book two. Espacially because of The Pledge’s end !! And, I guess, because I like the author’s writing =)

  3. leighmarbella

    January 30, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    I’m reading The Pledge right now. Still in the first few chapters so I can’t really say if it’s good or bad at this point. So far, The Pledge is okay. I might just end up reading this anyway since I usually like to finish a series once I start them.

  4. Jaime Lester

    January 17, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    I can’t wait for this book. Really, I can’t I loved The Pledge. I really hope that this book is as good, even better, than the first book. Thanks for the giveaway! Too bad I wasn’t the lucky winner, but congrats to the one that won!

  5. Tia

    January 14, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    I am so excited to read this. I loved The Pledge. Thanks so much for the preview.

  6. Molli

    January 10, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    I’m super curious about this one. I enjoyed the first novel, and I’m anxious to see where Derting takes these characters!

  7. Lona Stringer

    January 9, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Love the cover, looking forward to reading it. Thx for the giveaway.

  8. Shane @ Itching for Books

    January 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Thanks for participating!

  9. Leanna

    January 9, 2013 at 2:16 AM

    I’ve read Kimberly Derting’s other books and loved them, hearing that she has another series is definitely music to my ears. Whether or not I win, I’ll be reading “The Essence” in the (hopefully near) future :] Thank you

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