Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Sophisticates Series by Christine Manzari (New) Cover Reveal + Giveaway

Hey readers! Happy Wednesday and welcome to the blog where I have a super special post for you guys today! A few months ago you may remember I raved about first two novel in Christine Manzari's The Sophisticates series, well today I have awesome news for you. Christine has redone the covers in anticipation of a rerelease and I am sharing those new covers with you today! Before we see the new covers, here are the old ones to refresh your memory, click each cover to be taken to my 5-star reviews for these incredible novels!

Okay, remember this series now? Great! Ready for the new covers?! Here we go! Here are the new covers for Deviation and Conviction along with the book synopsis, Goodreads, and purchase links!


Being a Sophisticate of the Program seems like it’d be a pretty sweet deal: a little genetic alteration and anyone can be smarter, faster, and stronger. It’s a dream come true. All you have to give up is your freedom.

Cleo is a Sophisticate and she has a bright future in the Program. But she has a secret. When she gets upset, bad things happen. Explosive things. Things she can’t control.

When her secret is discovered, she’s sent to the Academy to train in the military branch of the Program. She’s destined to be a human weapon in the war that’s been going on since Wormwood occurred nearly 30 years ago. She soon learns that although her ability is unique, there are others like her — other Sophisticates with lethal skills and odd code names like Archerfish and Mimic Octopus.

Immersed in a dangerous game of supernatural powers and dubious motives, Cleo doesn’t know who to trust. Ozzy, the annoyingly attractive cadet who has perfect aim in weapons class and deviant lips behind closed doors, begs her not to use her powers. He’s the golden boy of the Program, but can she trust him? Or will she find herself a target, caught in his crosshairs?


The Others are out there. Somewhere. And the Program wants the Deviant Dozen to find them.

As a member of the Dozen, Cleo is still learning to master her deviation and she’s not having much luck. With the ability to cause explosions with just a thought, losing control always results in fiery disaster, making Cleo feel like a monster. She vows to ignore the urge to use her deviation and reclaim her humanity. But when terrible things start to happen at the Academy and Cleo is blamed for actions and events she doesn’t remember, she fears that the monster is taking over and she is becoming the dangerous weapon the Program created her to be.

The one bright spot in Cleo’s life is Ozzy, the cocky Sophisticate with perfect aim who makes her heart race. But it seems whenever things start to heat up between them, Ozzy is sent away on another secret mission, and Cleo is left alone to ponder their relationship and deal with the aftermath of the accusations made against her.

As the evidence against Cleo becomes more compelling and her closest friends turn against her, she finds her own conviction waning as she wonders if she really is as innocent as she wants to believe. And Cleo isn’t the only one struggling. Ozzy has always defined himself by his perfect aim and superior deviant skills, but after failed missions and bad choices, he realizes he can no longer trust his skills—or himself.

Caught in a storm of shocking allegations and harsh punishments, will Cleo’s conviction finally break her?

About the Author

Christine Manzari

The first thing Christine does when she's getting ready to read a book is to crack the spine in at least five places. She wholeheartedly believes there is no place as comfy as the pages of a well-worn book. She's addicted to buying books, reading books, and writing books. Books, books, books. She also has a weakness for adventure, inappropriate humor, and coke (the caffeine-laden bubbly kind). Christine is from Forest Hill, Maryland where she lives with her husband, three kids, and her library of ugly spine books.  

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Alright everyone, now that you know a bit about the books and have seen those new covers, our author Christine Manzari is hosting an awesome exclusive giveaway just for us here at OneGuysGuidetoGoodReads! Up for grabs? Free copies (winners choice ebook/paperbacks) of both books in the series AND a $10 for a second winner! How awesome, right? Fill out the rafflecopter below. This giveaway will close in one week!

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Alright readers, that's all I have for you right now on the topic of The Sophisticates series by Christine Manzari. Aren't those new covers amazing? I am seriously impressed with them! Makes me want to go back and reread the series again! These were some incredible reads. Also, anyone who loves connecting with authors should give Christine a holler, she is awesome to her fans and loves to say hey! Shoot her a Tweet and like her on Facebook! Before you leave, make sure to enter the giveaway above! Until next time, Happy Reading!


1 comment:

  1. I will be checking out those awesome reviews soon! And I will admit, I do like the new covers even more than the old ones!