Genevieve Valentine’s first novel Mechanique received a Nebula nomination and placed #2 on the Locus Award list for Best First Novel. Her second was the highly acclaimed The Girls at the Kingfisher Club. Her third, Persona, was the first installment in The Persona Sequence; it was released last year as part of the freshman class of Saga Press releases, and very warmly received.
The sequel, Icon, arrives at the end of the month. Here’s the description.
Suyana Sapaki survived an assassination attempt and has risen far higher than her opponents ever expected. Now she has to keep her friends close and her enemies closer as she walks a deadly tightrope — and one misstep could mean death, or worse — in this smart, fast-paced sequel to the critically acclaimed Persona.
A year ago, International Assembly delegate Suyana Sapaki barely survived an attempt on her life. Now she’s climbing the social ranks, dating the American Face, and poised for greatness. She has everything she wants, but the secret that drives her can’t stay hidden forever. When she quickly saves herself from a life-threatening political scandal, she gains a new enemy: the public eye.
Daniel Park was hoping for the story of a lifetime. And he got her. He’s been following Suyana for a year. But what do you do when this person you thought you knew has vanished inside the shell, and dangers are building all around you? How much will Daniel risk when his job is to break the story? And how far will he go for a cause that isn’t his?
Icon will be published by Saga Press on June 28, 2016. It is 322 pages, priced at $24.99 in hardcover, and $7.99 for the digital edition