Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Neliem by Claire DiLiscia

Title: Neliem
Author: Clare DiLiscia
Publisher: Month9Books
Publication Date: May 21st 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Half the population of the island of Madera are dead, killed by an unforgiving and indiscriminate plague. Oriana dreams of escaping her life of ruthless cruelty from the people who now rule over those who remain. No telling whom the plague will strike next, Oriana means to find freedom for herself and her people. Drawing strength from ancient tales of her enemy, young Oriana transforms herself from victim to warrior with the help of a mysterious and powerful dagger given to her by a kind and dying boy.

Years later, during her enemy’s betrothal ritual, Ezra, a boy she has never before seen, selects her as his mate. With servitude her only option, Oriana accepts the offer. Whisked away to a seemingly perfect world, Oriana discovers sinister secrets at every turn, including the identity of Tristan, a boy with whom she shares an undeniable but impossible connection.

Why would a boy she doesn’t know wish her to be his betrothed? Why does she feel such a strong pull toward a stranger? Someone in Ezra’s family not only knows the answer to both those questions, but also about the dagger Oriana possesses. He will do anything to stop the union. Now, with everything on the line, Oriana turns inward to find the strength she needs to seize the full power of the dagger so that she may protect herself and save her people.

Without hesitating, I glide like a dove. I am like my namesake, who does not fear death, but overcomes it. The rush of adrenaline takes over, pushing me to do what no normal girl would. Every muscle in my body throbs as I dive off the cliff and soar into the endless blue waves. I am light and dust and magic. No fear, just pure elation.

Clare Di Liscia grew up near the hills surrounding Dodger's Stadium. For University, Clare attended KU Leuven, in Belgium. She graduated with a Film Degree from Cal State Northridge, earning Dean's List recognition. Neliem won 1st place HM in SCBWI's Sue Alexander.

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  1. Awesome cover the book sounds fantastic.

  2. Sounds like a great book. I love the cover as well. The cover does not make me read the book; however, it draws my attention to pull it off the shelf and read the synopsis, etc...then I make decision. This time I choose the cover and the book!

  3. This sounds great! :)