Thursday, January 10, 2013


Welcome to The Bookish Babe's stop on The Cadet of Tildor Blog Tour. This fantasy, written by Alex Lidell, released yesterday, and I was so excited to be asked to take part in the tour hosted by AToMR Tours! You can find the entire tour schedule here. My stop includes a character rundown and the tour giveaway.

The Cadet of TildorGenre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Dial Books
Publication Date: 1/10/13

Tamora Pierce meets George R. R. Martin in this smart, political, medieval fantasy-thriller.

There is a new king on the throne of Tildor. Currents of political unrest sweep the country as two warring crime families seek power, angling to exploit the young Crown's inexperience. At the Academy of Tildor, the training ground for elite soldiers, Cadet Renee de Winter struggles to keep up with her male peers. But when her mentor, a notorious commander recalled from active duty to teach at the Academy, is kidnapped to fight in illegal gladiator games, Renee and her best friend Alec find themselves thrust into a world rife with crime, sorting through a maze of political intrigue, and struggling to resolve what they want, what is legal, and what is right.

Character Rundown
Name: Sasha
Age: 17
Physical description: Tall good looking golden haired girl, usually to be found in the vicinity of books.
Quote that really fits this character’s personality: 
Sasha would look for hidden meaning if the kitchens served pudding in place of custard. 
Good quality: knowledgeable, well read and thoughtful
Vice: sheltered from harsh realities
Purchase The Cadet of Tildor at:
(courtesy of Alex Lidell)

$20 Amazon Gift Card, PLUS a copy of THE CADET OF TILDOR with swag – US
$20 Book Depository Gift Card – International

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About the author:
Alex LidellAlex Lidell is a YA fantasy writer and author of ABNA Finalist THE CADET OF TILDOR (Penguin, 2013). 
Although English is Alex’s primary language, it wasn’t her first.  Coming from Russia, Alex learned english in elementary school and fell in love with reading when the school librarian put Tamora Pierce’s ALANNA into her hands.  Years later, in college, it was another book that re-united Alex with russian, which she had shunned in adolescence. The Three Musketeers.*  Alex thanks both books, and the writers who created them.
Beyond writing, Alex is also a photographer, a horseback rider, and a paramedic.  The latter two go hand in hand more often than one would like.  She is trying to self-teach herself and her horse to sword-fight.
Alex would love to see THE CADET OF TILDOR in the classroom and is working on developing teacher guides for the novel.  She enjoys “e-meeting” both students and educators.
Connect with Alex at:
Twitter  |  Facebook  |  GoodReads  |  Shelfari  |   Library Thing


  1. I've been considering reading this, and it definitely sounds great! I think I'll be adding it to my TBR :)

  2. As a fantasy lover I can't wait to read this! Sasha sounds awesome. :)

  3. I just finished this last night! I really liked Sasha and I hope we get more of her in the next book. And Renee is awesome!! I really enjoyed this book even not typically being a high fantasy reader.

  4. This sounds like a really fun book.

  5. Sasha sounds very curious! I love that this one is about a kick-ass girl. Thanks for sharing

  6. How do I not know about this novel already? I LOVE FANTASY! :) Is there any romance in it? ;P

  7. I've been DYING to read this book! Sasha sounds awesome!

  8. This doesn't sound like something I would usually read, but I am intrigued!

  9. How exciting that Alex is a ABNA finalist for a Penguin contest! This sounds like a wonderful fantasy story. Thanks for sharing. :)


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