Thursday, 27 February 2014

Cover Reveal: Drowned by Nichola Reilly

Coe is one of the few remaining teenagers on the island of Tides. Deformed and weak, she is constantly reminded that in a world where dry land dwindles at every high tide, she is not welcome. The only bright spot in her harsh and difficult life is the strong, capable Tiam—but love has long ago been forgotten by her society. The only priority is survival.

Until the day their King falls ill, leaving no male heir to take his place. Unrest grows, and for reasons Coe cannot comprehend, she is invited into the privileged circle of royal aides. She soon learns that the dying royal is keeping a secret that will change their world forever.

Is there an escape from the horrific nightmare that their island home has become? Coe must race to find the answers and save the people she cares about, before their world and everything they know is lost to the waters.

Advance Praise for DROWNED:

"A resourceful and smart heroine and a society literally on the edge of survival. Take a deep breath, once you start reading you won't be able to stop!" -Maria Snyder, author of Poison Study

"It's difficult to find a really unique premise in today's crowded literary front, but Cyn Balog has done it in Drowned! This is a world like you've never seen before but with themes and issues that strike surprisingly close to home. A society where you literally earn your safety twice a day when the tide comes in and submerges everything? I admit, I wish I'd thought of it first. A thrilling, brilliant read!" -#1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike

 "A gripping and romantic tale featuring a truly original heroine facing seemingly insurmountable odds. I loved it!" -- Morgan Rhodes, NYT Bestselling Author of Fallen Kingdoms.
A very long time ago, I had the absolute pleasure of beta reading this book and I instantly fell in love with the story and the characters.  I begged Nichola (aka Cyn Balog) to publish it because I wanted it so badly to be on my shelves and FINALLY, it is being published and I couldn't be more thrilled.  Seriously you guys, this is so original that it stands out in a sea of YA books (no pun intended) and I urge you to read it.  And that cover? PERFECT. Just how I imagined the world to be.

Drowned is published on 24th June, 2014.  To find out more about Nichola Reilly and her books, please click here to visit her website.


  1. The cover looks beautiful and the premise sounds quite unique, I'll definitely read this when it comes out.

    1. You won't regret it. I absolutely loved it, Cyn is one of my favourite authors for originality and a great story.