Thank you to Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours and Promotions for introducing me to Amber Mitchell and her Garden of Thorns series. In today’s blog post, we celebrate the release of the final book in the trilogy – Roots of Ruin – and take a look at the development of the cover, not just of this book but of the entire series.
First, let’s learn more about the newest book, Roots of Ruin…
Roots of Ruin (Garden of Thorns #3)
by Amber Mitchell
Publication Date: August 16, 2021
Publisher: Entangled Teen
They did the impossible, but their problems are far from over…
After freeing the Delmarion empire, Rose and Rayce must go to Varsha, the desert home Rose fled when she was a child—the country she’s meant to rule.
Rayce is the new emperor of Delmar, Varsha’s longtime enemy, but that won’t stop him from assisting the girl he loves. Armed with the brute force of Rayce’s military, Rose sets out to free her people from the oppressive rule of the usurper king who killed her father.
But even if they win, how can she be queen to her homeland and in love with the man ruling its bitter enemy? With her loyalties split between heart and crown, Rose must find a way to do the impossible again…unite two kingdoms at war, or sacrifice half of herself to save the other.
Amber Mitchell was born and raised in a small town in Florida. After briefly escaping small town life by attending the University of South Florida where she earned her degree in Creative Writing, she decided to ditch traffic jams and move back to her hometown. There she writes Young Adult novels, usually with a bit of magic in them, rolls D20s with her friends on Thursday nights and enjoys hanging out with her husband and four cats. Her other job involves crafting cardstock in to 3D art and has allowed her to travel all over the US vending at comic conventions which has only increased her love for fantasy and fandoms. She is represented by Nikki Terpilowski of Holloway Literature
And now, see into the world of book cover development for a series with Amber Mitchell, author of Roots of Ruin
From the moment I saw the cover for Garden of Thorns, I was head over heels in love. It felt like I’d won the cover lottery. What’s awesome about writing series is that, in general, the following covers all look similar in themes and color schemes. That meant that I knew I was safe.
War of the Wilted strayed from the original cover by making the heart out of dust but there wasn’t as much greenery surrounding it. The final book in the series, Roots of Ruin, takes the best from both worlds. What I love about this one is that the heart is still dust but it is colored and there is that thicket of thorny greenery around it from the first book. However, this one has so many roots which works well with the title.
Overall, I think these covers look so lovely together!