In collaboration with Parliament House Press, The Booked Shelf is taking part in an exclusive cover reveal for the upcoming Young Adult Fantasy debut, The Half-Class by Kayvion Lewis!
Releasing August 24, 2021 this novel is the first book in The Class Chronicles which follows a biracial girl, whose an outcast and a rebel set in a fantasy world brewing with rebellion. It’s pitched as an #OwnVoices tale of a girl torn between two classes in a race-divided empire. Here’s the cover and summary:
By day, Evie is an outcast, a half-class. Too dark for the illustrious light class, and too fair for the lowly dark class, she is forced to walk the edge of the street with her head down and her paperwork ready.
By night, she rebels. Burning down municipal buildings and raiding shops with her fellow half-classes by her side. It’s a dangerous life, but it’s simple. It used to be. But when Prince Cass walks into her aunt’s brothel, life gets complicated. When she and the prince inadvertently hit it off, her fellow rebels see a golden opportunity. Having a girl near the prince is the perfect way to find out exactly what the king is planning for the half-class. And unfortunately for Evie, that girl is her.
Day by day, Evie grows closer to Prince Cass, who’s far more charming than he should be, while the rebels use her information to strike back against his father. But the half-classes are getting ravenous in their retaliation. Soon they’ll want blood—the blood of someone Evie might be starting to love.
Lewis has pitched the novel as featuring fantasy, romance, rebellion and “Book-loving MCs who can’t help but mention their fave characters all the time.”
About Kayvon Lewis: Kayvion Lewis is a part-time librarian, part-time author, and a full-time day-dreamer. When she’s not writing, working, or doing other important things, she’s throwing knives, reading, and occasionally jumping out of airplanes. She doesn’t have a spouse or a cute dog or a residence in the suburbs she can mention, just a fat cat and a pair of parents. If you want to search for her, you can find her somewhere in Louisiana.
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