26 June 2014

Unicorn Riot!

M.J. Fifield is an amazing person who’s written an amazing book that you need to read immediately.

I got to read Effigy last year and it has been just about killing me to not tell everybody how awesome it is. HOLY BOOK-RELEASE, BATMAN. EFFIGY IS COMING OUT JULY 22, 2014! GET IT ON YOUR TBR LIST PRONTO!

What a GORGEOUS cover.
Everybody together now.
Ooooooooh! Aaaaaaaah!

I suppose you want to know what it's about so you can figure out if you want to read it. (You do.) Here is the official blurb:

The survival of a once-mighty kingdom rests in the hands of its young queen, Haleine CoileĆ”in, as it slowly succumbs to an ancient evil fueled by her husband’s cruelty. 
A sadistic man with a talent for torture and a taste for murder, he is determined to burn the land and all souls within. Haleine is determined to save her kingdom and, after a chance encounter, joins forces with the leader of the people’s rebellion. She gives him her support, soon followed by her heart. 
Loving him is inadvertent but becomes as natural and necessary as breathing. She lies and steals on his behalf, doing anything she can to further their cause. She compromises beliefs held all her life, for what life will exist if evil prevails? 
Her journey leads to a deceiving world of magic, monsters, and gods she never believed existed outside of myth. The deeper she goes, the more her soul is stripped away, but she continues on, desperate to see her quest complete. If she can bring her husband to ruin and save her people, any sacrifice is worth the price—even if it means her life.

This is a beautiful blurb, obviously, but here are what I think are the 3 things you really need to know to understand that you need to read Effigy:

  1. Haleine is a total badass lady heroine character.
  2. If you like a sold baddie, her evil husband very much makes you want to punch him right in the face. And he's not even the REAL baddie. (bum bum buuuuuuum)
  3. Unicorns. There are unicorns. I don't know why M.J. didn't mention that in the blurb. THERE ARE UNICORNS IN THIS BOOK.
Now for linkage:
Ravven, the cover artist:  www.ravven.com
M.J.'s website: http://www.mjfifield.com/

I am so excited that Effigy is finally being published. Unless M.J. backs out at the last minute to become the lead haiku-intoner of new breakout band Unicorn Riot, you can get your copy on July 22. Hooray!