Friday, November 29, 2013

9 Giveaway of CRACKED and EMPTY by K.M. Walton plus New YALit Releases 11/29-12/5

The December First Five Pages Workshop with mentor K.A. Barson will begin accepting submissions Saturday 11/30 at noon eastern time. Remember the workshop is first come, first serve, so check out the rules and get your submissions ready!  http://firstfivepagesworkshop.blogspot.com/p/workshop-rules.html


YA BOOK GIVEAWAYS THIS WEEK


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Empty
by K.M. Walton
Paperback Giveaway
Simon Pulse
Released 12/3/2013
**Plus Paperback Giveaway of Cracked

A girl tumbles into a downward spiral when a romantic encounter turns violent in this heartwrenching novel from the author of Cracked.

Dell is used to disappointment. Ever since her dad left, it's been one let down after another. But no one--not even her best friend--understands all the pain she's going through. So Dell hides behind self-deprecating jokes and forced smiles.


Then the one person she trusts betrays her. Dell is beyond devastated. Without anyone to turn to for comfort, her depression and self-loathing spin out of control. But just how far will she go to make all of heartbreak and the name-calling stop?

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Empty?

My favorite thing about EMPTY is my main character. Dell was such a inwardly complicated character to write, so privately vulnerable. Being her creator, I felt all of Dell's feelings as I wrote her. Countless times I wanted to jump into my computer, "Mary Poppins style" and embrace Dell with the love I had for her. I hope readers will want to do the same.

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YA BOOK GIVEAWAYS LAST WEEK: WINNERS


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Angel Fever
by L. A. Weatherly
Hardcover Giveaway
Candlewick
Released 11/26/2013

Winner: Lisa Basso

As half-angel Willow strives to save the world from her parasitic otherworldly kin, romance and tension heat up to a climactic finale.

In the devastated remains of the world, millions of people live in "refugee" camps provided by the angels who have all but enslaved humanity. As this angelic stranglehold tightens, Willow and Alex are recruiting and training new Angel Killers while struggling to hold ground on the celestial battlefield. But Willow continues to have feelings for Seb, and her love and resolve are tested as a shattering revelation sends Alex on a separate journey. Now that the final battle versus the angels is about to begin-and the fate of the world hangs in the balance-each of them must face the consequences of their own choices. Will love endure? Will the human race survive?

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Angel Fever?

My favorite thing about writing Angel Fever was seeing Willow grow so much as a character. She goes through great pain in the story, but comes out on top and fighting. I also loved getting to revisit characters from Angel Burn, and bringing the series to a satisfactory conclusion. I'd journeyed for so long with all of these characters that it meant a lot to me to wrap up their stories in a way that felt right to me and that readers would enjoy - I hope I was able to do that!


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Red
by Alison Cherry
Hardcover Giveaway
Delacorte Press
Released 10/8/2013

Winner: Jill Lurie

Felicity St. John has it all--loyal best friends, a hot guy, and artistic talent. And she's right on track to win the Miss Scarlet pageant. Her perfect life is possible because of just one thing: her long, wavy, coppery red hair.

Having red hair is all that matters in Scarletville. Redheads hold all the power--and everybody knows it. That's why Felicity is scared down to her roots when she receives an anonymous note:

I know your secret.

Because Felicity is a big fake. Her hair color comes straight out of a bottle. And if anyone discovered the truth, she'd be a social outcast faster than she could say "strawberry blond." Her mother would disown her, her friends would shun her, and her boyfriend would dump her. And forget about winning that pageant crown and the prize money that comes with it--money that would allow her to fulfill her dream of going to art school.

Felicity isn't about to let someone blackmail her life away. But just how far is she willing to go to protect her red cred?

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Red?

My favorite thing about RED is Felicity's best friend, Ivy--she's funny and snarky and doesn't care what anyone else thinks of her, and I'm honestly quite jealous that Felicity gets to hang out with her all the time!

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MORE YOUNG ADULT NOVELS NEW IN STORES NEXT WEEK


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Deadly
by Sara Shepard
Hardcover
HarperTeen
Released 12/3/2013

Deadly, the fourteenth volume in Sara Shepard's YA Pretty Little Liars series, delivers more juicy scandals, dark secrets, and shocking plot twists. This #1 New York Times bestselling series is also a hit ABC Family original TV show.

High school seniors Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer have all done horrible things—things that would put them behind bars if anyone ever found out. And their stalker "A" knows everything.

So far A has kept their secrets, using them to torture the girls. But now A's changed the game. Suddenly the girls are hauled in for questioning, and all their worlds begin to unravel. If A's plan succeeds, Rosewood's pretty little liars will be locked away for good. . . .

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Racing Savannah
by Miranda Kenneally
Paperback
Sourcebooks Fire
Released 12/3/2013

They're from two different worlds.

He lives in the estate house, and she spends most of her time in the stables helping her father train horses. In fact, Savannah has always been much more comfortable around horses than boys. Especially boys like Jack Goodwin--cocky, popular and completely out of her league. She knows the rules: no mixing between the staff and the Goodwin family. But Jack has no such boundaries.

With her dream of becoming a horse jockey, Savannah isn't exactly one to follow the rules either. She's not going to let someone tell her a girl isn't tough enough to race. Sure, it's dangerous. Then again, so is dating Jack.

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Rebel Spring
by Morgan Rhodes
Hardcover
Razorbill
Released 12/3/2013

Love, power, and magic collide with war in the second book of the Falling Kingdoms series

Auranos has fallen and the three kingdoms--Auranos, Limeros, and Paelsia--are now united as one country called Mytica. But still, magic beckons, and with it the chance to rule not just Mytica, but the world...

When the evil King Gaius announces that a road is to be built into the Forbidden Mountains, formally linking all of Mytica together, he sets off a chain of events that will forever change the face of this land, forcing Cleo the dethroned princess, Magnus the reluctant heir, Lucia the haunted sorceress, and Jonas the desperate rebel to take steps they never could have imagined.

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Third Lie's the Charm
by Lisa and Laura Roecker
Paperback
Sourcebooks Fire
Released 12/3/2013

New friend into old, the bond of the Sisterhood will never grow cold.

Life at Pemberly Brown is a whirlwind for Kate Lowry. Determined to finally destroy the secret society responsible for her best friend Grace's death, Kate joins the Sisterhood hoping to go all Trojan Horse on their asses. But the night of her initiation another student at Pemberly Brown dies in what looks like tragic accident.

Kate knows better.

Kate and her faithful ginger, Seth Allen, immediately uncover a connection to the boy's death and the secret societies that rule Pemberly Brown. But it's not until Kate begins receiving pages from Grace's old journal that she begins to piece together what really happened the night she died and how it connects to Pemberly Brown's most recent tragedy.

Meanwhile, Kate's ex-boyfriend Liam is following her around like an angry guard dog and she's falling hard for the mysterious Bradley Farrow. Both boys are tied up in the mystery that surrounds Pemberly Brown, but only one of them can truly be trusted.

In this chilling conclusion to The Liar Society series Kate will fight to save her school from the evil that lurks beneath its hallowed halls. But will her quest destroy her or finally lead her to true love? She can only hope her third lie's the charm.

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9 comments:

  1. Lots of interesting books to read! Sounds great!

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  2. The Liar Society covers are always so fun! I need to catch up on Miranda Kenneally's series.So behind!

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  3. Rebel Spring sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. Wow..
    Great giveaway / contest.
    I hope I can have similar giveaway like this too.
    Hope everyone enjoy it. Good luck.

    Regards,
    Ardamus

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  5. I still need to read Allegiant! But I'm always happy to add to my TBR list. Like EMPTY...

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  6. I've actually never read any of the Pretty Little Liars books, although I'm addicted to the TV show. That's crazy that she's on the fourteenth book.

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  7. Lots of great titles! Empty sounds interesting, thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. The book Empty sounds interesting. Thank you for the giveaway.

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