Hi all. Just a quick note to let you know that my friend Shauna Granger’s book Age of Blood, the final book in the Ash and Ruin trilogy, is out today. You may remember from the cover reveal that I was a beta reader for this book, and in fact each book in the trilogy.
Needless to say, I loved it, or I wouldn’t be strongly recommending that you go buy it. It’s YA dystopian, but not like you’ve seen before (believe me, I’ve read my share). The trilogy has something for everyone: world ending disease, government conspiracies, a bit of the supernatural, a kick-ass female lead, and yes, a love story.
If you missed the first two books in the series, you can get them here: World of Ash (book 1) and Time of Ruin (book 2). If you stay up past your bedtime reading or have nightmares about poisonous tea like I did, blame Shauna, not me!
I am so thrilled to be helping out my friend, author Shauna Granger with the cover reveal for the final book in her Ash & Ruin trilogy, Age of Blood. I’ve been lucky enough to be one of her beta readers for each book in the series and let me tell you, this some great YA dystopian fiction! It’s post-apocalyptic, but not like you’ve ever seen. The monsters are real, ones that could very well exist in our world today, and do pop up from time to time in the form of epidemics around the world. The government may have made the problem worse, but it isn’t about them; it’s about survival, hope and love.
But before we get to the cover, here’s a little about Age of Blood:
Hope is a dangerous thing, but powerful. Hope keeps you going. Hope can keep you alive.
But hope can shatter your world.
Kat and Dylan have found a home, but the monsters are still out there. The pox and plague still ravage the world. They have hope of finding a vaccine, but their encampment isn’t equipped to develop it.
Dylan is still too weak from the pox to leave the encampment, so Kat must decide between staying by his side and protecting her last remaining family member as he leaves to find supplies. Separated for the first time since they came together, Kat and Dylan will have to fight their own battles to save what is left of their bloody world.
Kat will have to hold on to hope that she has anything left to save and someone to come home to.
If she can survive.
And here’s the cover:
Isn’t it awesome?! If you’ve been reading the series, you’ll understand the symbolism of each element on the cover.
Like so many other writers, Shauna grew up as an avid reader, but it was in high school that she realized she wanted to be a writer. She released the first installment of her Paranormal YA Series, The Elemental Series, Earth, on May 1, 2011 and has since released four sequels, with the series coming to an end with Spirit. In December of 2013 she released the first in her Paranormal Post-Apocalyptic trilogy (Ash And Ruin Trilogy), World of Ash. Be sure to also check out her newest series: The Matilda Kavanagh Novels about a spunky witch just trying to pay her rent in West Hollywood. Shauna is currently hard at work on one too many projects, trying to organize the many voices in her head. It’s a writer thing.