Let's change up the pace a bit from critiques! Today I'd like to host a giveaway for 4 YA books shown below. We'll call it my 400 Follower celebration--397 is close enough. Besides, I'm getting ready to move and can't take all my books with me. Thank you for connecting to my blog, new readers and old!
Easy Rules and How to Enter:
1. Be a Follower of this blog.
2. Leave a comment saying you'd like to enter.
3. Optional: to facilitate the awarding, tell me which book you'd like to win! (please say if you have a second choice, too)
4. Deadline for the random drawing is Tuesday, June 12 at 8 pm PST.
5. Winners will be announced on my Wednesday, June 13 post.
Note: Sorry, this giveaway is only open to US followers. If you are outside the US, please let me know in the comments if you'd like to win a FREE chapter critique instead!
DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grow dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she disappears on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.
When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?
A LONG, LONG SLEEP by Anna Sheehan
Rosalinda Fitzroy has been asleep for sixty-two years when she is woken by a kiss.
Locked away in the chemically induced slumber of a stasis tube in a forgotten sub-basement, sixteen-year-old Rose slept straight through the Dark Times that killed millions and utterly changed the world she knew. Now her parents and her first love are long dead, and Rose--hailed upon her awakening as the long-lost heir to an interplanetary empire--is thrust alone into a future in which she is viewed as either a freak or a threat.
Desperate to put the past behind her and adapt to her new world, Rose finds herself drawn to the boy who kissed her awake, hoping that he can help her to start fresh. But when a deadly danger jeopardizes her fragile new existence, Rose must face the ghosts of her past with open eyes--or be left without any future at all.
THE HUNGER GAMES COMPANION by Lois H. Gresh
The ultimate (though unauthorized) companion guide to the Hunger Games trilogy.
For all those who adore Katniss and Peeta, and can't get enough, this companion guide to the Hunger Games series is a must-read. Go deeper into the post-apocalyptic world created by Suzanne Collins than you ever thought possible—an alternative future where boys and girls are chosen from twelve districts to compete in a televised fight-to-the-death. When sixteen-year-old Katniss learns that her little sister has been chosen, Kat steps up to fight in her place—and the games begin. This unauthorized guide takes the reader behind the stage.
The Hunger Games Companion includes fascinating background facts about the action in all three books, a revealing biography of the author, and amazing insights into the series’ main themes and features--from the nature of evil, to weaponry and rebellions, to surviving the end of the world.
STARTERS by Lissa Price
In the future, teens rent their bodies to seniors who want to be young again. One girl discovers her renter plans to do more than party--her body will commit murder, if her mind can't stop it.
Sixteen-year-old Callie lost her parents when the genocide spore wiped out everyone except those who were vaccinated first: the very young and very old. With no grandparents to claim Callie and her little brother, they live as squatters and fight off unclaimed renegades who would kill for a cookie. Hope comes via Prime Destinations, run by a mysterious figure known only as The Old Man. He hires teens to rent their bodies to seniors, known as Enders, who wish to be young again. Callie's neurochip malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her rich renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, even dating Blake, the grandson of a senator. It's a fairy-tale new life--until she uncovers the Body Bank's horrible plan…
Have you read these books yet?
Do you want to enter the giveaway? Let me know in the comments!
When you move to a new place, do you keep your books--or are you able to part with them and give them away?