I spotted the cover for Jenny Lundquist's first YA book months ago, and immediately fell in love.
Everything about the cover is gorgeous - the font, the color palette and even the title! My interest was only further piqued, when I read the fantastic synopsis.
So when I politely asked Running Kids for a review copy and they said yes (!) I was overjoyed.
Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: October 22nd 2013 by Running Press Kids
Synopsis via Goodreads
Orphaned as a child in the crumbling village of Tulan, Elara is determined to learn her true identity, even if it means wielding a dagger. Meanwhile, in Galandria's royal capital, Princess Wilha stands out as someone to either worship or fear. Though no one knows why the king has always made her conceal her face--including Wilha herself.
When an assassination attempt threatens the peace of neighboring kingdoms, Elara and Wilha are brought face to face . . . with a chance at claiming new identities. However, with dark revelations now surfacing, both girls will need to decide if brighter futures are worth the binding risks.