Monday, June 27, 2016

Exclusive Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Returned by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Good afternoon, lovely readers! I hope everyone's Monday has been great so far. I'm here to make it even better - with a cover reveal! Are you ready to see the cover of Returned, book three of the Forbidden trilogy by Kimberley Griffiths Little? Of course you are! Remember these pretties?


(Click on the covers to go to Goodreads!)

I adored this books. Here are my featured posts, to help convince anyone who hasn't read the series to start reading:

Well, now you are ready to see the next's books cover - here it is!

Returned by Kimberley Griffiths Little
Book Three of the Forbidden series
Publisher: Harpercollins
Publication Date: February 7, 2017

Official Summary:

She thought she was done fighting. . .

After tragedy strikes on the day they were to wed, Jayden must support Kadesh as he ascends the throne and becomes king of Sariba. But with the dark priestess Aliyah conspiring to control the crown and turn his own people against him, Kadesh’s status as king is at stake.

And then Horeb, the jealous ruler of Jayden’s tribe, and Jayden’s former betrothed, appears at the gates of Sariba. Horeb has amassed a desert army to take back everything that Jayden has worked so hard to protect. And he’s willing to ally with Aliyah and use her dark magic to destroy the kingdom and all of Kadesh’s people. 

Jayden knows that the time to be merciful has come and gone, and that some enemies can only be halted by death. In this gorgeous and heart-pounding conclusion to Kimberley Griffith Little’s epic desert trilogy, Jayden and Kadesh must prepare to fight not only for their love, but also for their kingdom and everything they know to be good.

About the Author:

Kimberley Griffiths Little grew up in San Francisco, but now lives in an adobe house on the banks of the Rio Grande with her chaotic, messy family. She’s drunk so much Land of Enchantment water that some of that ancient magic got into her blood and now spurts out her pencil—um, ergonomic keyboard. 

Kimberley has slept in the haunted tower room at Borthwick Castle in Scotland, sailed the Seine in Paris, walked the beaches of Normandy, ridden a camel in Petra, shopped the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, and spent the night in an old Communist hotel in Bulgaria. 

P.S. She also writes award-winning middle-grade novels with Scholastic. :-)


If you choose to share the cover elsewhere, please link to either THIS post (on The Eater of Books! blog), or Kimberley's post (on her blog). Thank you!

Huge thanks to Nick for the banner! She is an amazing rockstar, y'all! =)

The Giveaway:

Win one of THREE hardcover sets of the entire trilogy! USA only for the hardcover sets - but if Canadian residents would like to enter, they will be eligible to win the ebook set of the trilogy. Either USA or CAN residents can enter, but USA winners get a hardcover set, CAN winners get an ebook set. Three winners total (regardless of either USA or CAN). Apologies to non-USA/CAN folks!


  1. The cover looks amazing! I'm going to check out Forbidden at my library!!! Can't wait to read it!

  2. I love the cover. It matches the first two really well. ;)

  3. I think it's terrific. I love that she is wearing a white dress. Makes me think a wedding WILL happen. One can only hope. This is my most anticipated read, I'm so glad we got a cover. Congrats to Ms. Little on an amazing series. Thank you so very much for the giveaway.

  4. Beautiful cover! This series has been on my list forever.

  5. I only read the first book in the series but really loved it. I've been wanting to read the second one for a while now but my library doesn't have it. :/ I love the cover, though! All of them match so well!

    1. Hi Gennifer, popping in here to say that *please* ask your library to order FORBIDDEN and BANISHED! Libraries will usually order books that their patrons want, and it helps the author, too! Other readers in your area may want to read the series, too. :-) Thanks for reading and loving FORBIDDEN!! You made my day.

    2. I'll be sure to do so!! Thank you so much for replying to my comment! This made my day. :D

  6. The cover is gorgeous, just like the others before it.

  7. oh I see I need to pick these books up!!! :)

  8. Thank you for an absolutely LOVELY post, Alyssa, I really appreciate you and all the YA bloggers & readers out there who make a writer's life so much better knowing someone is reading and loving our work. XOXO

  9. Each book keeps me on the edge of my toes, and the new cover is an equal balance of beauty and intensity! I'm dying to read RETURNED. Can't wait to get my hands on it!

  10. YAY for pretty cover reveal :D Thank you for sharing about it Alyssa. <3 Hugs. I do like all three covers :D I haven't read book one yet.. not after I had to DNF it after around one or two chapters, haha :p Buuut. I had planned on trading my ARC and selling my hardcover. But no one wanted either of them, and so I took them away, and just decided to keep them for myself, haha :D Reading one day. <3 Anyway. You are awesome :)

  11. Gorgeous cover! This series is definitely on my TBR list.

  12. I love how all the covers match for the series--so glad none of them changed! The model is so beautiful, I can't wait to read the entire series!


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