Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Sunshine Award + BOOK GIVEAWAY!!
Thanks so much to Linda McMann, my bloggy friend who passed on The Sunshine Award to me. This award is a "lovely sunny flower that bloggers give to other bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere."
Check out Linda's blog HERE. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
It's time once again for me to do a book giveaway. I've been reading quite a bit lately, and would like to pass a few of my YA books on to YOU!
Easy To Enter:
1. Be a Follower of this blog.
2. Comment below, and it's very helpful if you say which book you'd like to win!
3. Enter the random drawing by midnight PST by Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
4. Winners will be announced Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
4. Sorry, no international entries. I'll offer a chapter critique for anyone not in the US.
1. TOUCH by Jus Accardo, paperback
When a strange boy tumbles down a river embankment and lands at her feet, 17-year-old adrenaline junkie Deznee Cross snatches the opportunity to piss off her father by bringing the mysterious hottie with ice blue eyes home.
Except there’s something off with Kale. He wears her shoes in the shower, is overly fascinated with things like DVDs, and acts like she’ll turn to dust if he touches her. It’s not until Dez’s father shows up, wielding a gun and knowing more about Kale than he should, that Dez realizes there’s more to this boy--and her father’s “law firm”--than she realized.
Kale has been a prisoner of Denazen Corporation--an organization devoted to collecting “special” kids known as Sixes and using them as weapons--his entire life. And his touch? It kills. The two team up with a group of rogue Sixes bent on taking down Denazen before they’re caught and her father discovers the biggest secret of all. A secret Dez has spent her life keeping safe. A secret Kale will kill to protect.
2. UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi, hardback
This book follows the character of Aria, a 17-year-old girl that has been exiled from Reverie, the city of her home, due to a fire that takes the lives of her best friend and two other boys. This punishment is almost certain death, outside of her enclosed city is a wasteland known as the Death Shop. It's a place filled with cannibals and terrible storms. Even the air can kill her, so when she meets Outsider Perry, she knows that he's her own chance for survival.
Despite his reluctance to take in a sheltered girl from Reverie, Perry knows that Aria has the potential to help him redeem himself. The two must learn how to work together if they are to survive, and find out things they never thought possible.
3. SHIFTER by Janice Hardy, hardback
Nya is an orphan struggling for survival in a city crippled by war. She is also a Taker--with her touch, she can heal injuries, pulling pain from another person into her own body. But unlike her sister, Tali, and the other Takers who become Healers, Nya's skill is flawed: she can't push that pain into pynvium, the enchanted metal used to store it. All she can do is shift it into another person, a dangerous skill that she must keep hidden. If discovered, she could be used as a human weapon.
But one day Nya pushes her luck too far and exposes her secret to a pain merchant eager to use her shifting ability for his own sinister purposes. She refuses--until Tali and other League Healers start mysteriously disappearing. Now Nya must decide: How far will she go to get Tali back alive?
4. ORIGIN by Jessica Khoury, hardback
The jungle hides a girl who cannot die.
An electrifying action-romance that's as thoughtful as it is tragic.
Pia has grown up in a secret laboratory hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest. She was raised by a team of scientists who have created her to be the start of a new immortal race. But on the night of her seventeenth birthday, Pia discovers a hole in the electric fence that surrounds her sterile home--and sneaks outside the compound for the first time in her life.
Free in the jungle, Pia meets Eio, a boy from a nearby village. Together, they embark on a race against time to discover the truth about Pia's origin--a truth with deadly consequences that will change their lives forever.
Have you been finding time to read books lately?
If you're entering and have a preference, which book would you like to win?
Which one of these awesome covers do you like best? Have you read these books?