The Contest by author Katie Ganshert

The Contest

A girl with nothing. A prince with everything. Only one can win.

In a world of haves and have nots, where petty crime is punishable by death and magic is forbidden, a deadly contest unfolds in secret. Twelve competitors are mysteriously invited. The winner gets one wish. 

For 17-year-old Briar Bishop, this means saving her brother from execution by guillotine, and she’s not going to let anything or anyone get in her way. Especially not Leo Davenbrook, the handsome High Prince, who has grown up with everything she never had and whose very presence threatens her chance at survival. She has no idea a darker battle wages, one that could lead to a fate far worse than the death of her brother.

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K. E. Ganshert thrills with this adventurous, addictive read! Her ability to tap into the young adult mind and pen a story that is appealing, intriguing, and thought-provoking is second to none. And yet, this older adult mind enjoyed every minute between the pages of this compelling tale of avarice and sacrifice, danger and romance. With shades of The Hunger Games but a unique feel all its own, The Contest is a foray into the best of any YA fantasy romance!”  

~ Rel Mollet, Relz Reviewz

“With nonstop action, exhilarating discoveries, heart-in-your-throat drops, and independent, fiercely motivated characters, The Contest is better than any roller coaster I’ve ever been on.” 

~ Author, Betsy St. Amant

“K.E. Ganshert is one to watch in YA Fantasy. An intricate plot with carefully crafted details, vibrant story building, original and complex characters that will grab your attention and steal your heart. The Contest is a book you’ll devour but savor long after you’re done turning pages.”

~ Jessica R. Patch, Publishers Weekly bestselling author