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Cover Reveal: A Diamond Bright and Broken

Author Holly Davis and I (Zara Hoffman) are so excited to share the cover for A Diamond Bright and Broken designed by Keylin Rivers. A Diamond Bright and Broken is a young adult epic fantasy starring Cadence, a girl who can cry diamonds, and her journey of self-discovery amidst lies and machinations of those who seek to abuse her power.


About the Book

book cover for The Legionnaire: a red-haired woman clad in leather holds two blades, a man wearing all black is on her right (viewer's left) and a woman in white is on her left (viewer's right); they are surrounded by a border of green vines and thorns with red leaves
Cover ©2024 Keylin Rivers of Fantasy Cover Design

Sixteen-year-old Cadence was born with the ability to cry tears of diamonds–a secret talent her parents have abused to climb the royal ranks thanks to the infinite source of wealth. At their command, she cries diamonds to pay for the pricey treatments for her sister’s neuromuscular disorder. Regardless of the pain, she’ll do anything for her sister, who weakens by the day.

When the prince heckles Cadence at the King’s Summer Solstice Ball about her sister’s disability while dancing in the ballroom, she’s left on the verge of tears, threatening to expose her power. She is saved by a mysteriously charming girl who sweeps in to take the next dance—and the single diamond Cadence cried. The stranger reveals the Magi Queen sent her to tell Cadence that she’s a mage, and that her power is a curse.

Yearning to discover the secrets behind her powers, Cadence sets off for the City of Magi. To claim the life she wants, Cadence must embrace her power—before she loses the bright spots in her otherwise sad existence. After all, even diamonds can shatter.

Preorder it & register your purchase to get character art postcards!


Holly Davis is a kidlit author who started her writing journey as a child, often drawing the book cover and only writing a couple of chapters. In high school, she wrote fanfiction for the video game, Kingdom Hearts, before eventually wanting to write stories of worlds and characters all her own!

Now Holly gives writing advice and interacts with the online community via her YouTube channel. She’s also a Page Turner Young Writer Awards judge and the host of the Diversity is Lit Book Club, which promotes BIPOC authors.

You can find her in the Chicago suburbs helping people in the hospital as a physical therapist, enjoying the company of her two babies who have fur, and binging Netflix shows. A Diamond Bright and Broken is her debut novel.

She'll be live on September 2 for an interview at 5:00pm ET:


If you buy the hardback, there is also an exclusive bonus scene that will never be available anywhere else, so that's some extra motivation to splurge on a pretty hardcover over the eBook.

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