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YA BOOK GIVEAWAYS THIS WEEK
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In Her Skin
by Kim Savage
U.S. & Canada Only
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A dark, suspenseful young adult novel about crime, identity, and two girls with everything to lose.
Fifteen-year-old con artist Jo Chastain takes on her biggest fraud yet―impersonating a missing girl. Life on the streets of Boston these past few years hasn't been easy, and she hopes to cash in on a little safety, some security. She finds her opportunity with the Lovecrafts, a wealthy family tied to the unsolved disappearance of Vivienne Weir, who vanished when she was nine.
When Jo takes on Vivi's identity and stages the girl's miraculous return, the Lovecrafts welcome her with open arms. They give her everything she could want: love, money, and proximity to their intoxicating and unpredictable daughter, Temple. But nothing is as it seems in the Lovecraft household―and some secrets refuse to stay buried. When hidden crimes come to the surface and lines of deception begin to blur, Jo must choose to either hold on to an illusion of safety or escape the danger around her before it's too late. In Her Skin is Kim Savage at her most suspenseful yet.
Author Question: What is your favorite thing about In Her Skin?
Jo is a magical thinker. Though violence marked her younger years, Jo has decided that finding a perfect family—even if she has to con her way into it—will solve her problems. She also has a habit of repeating things three times (“I am Vivienne Weir. I am Vivienne Weir. I am Vivienne.”) because she thinks it will, as she says, make things so. Jo may be street savvy, but she is also terribly vulnerable.
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Love & War
by Melissa de la Cruz
G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Y
1781. Albany, New York.
As the war for American independence rages on, Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler begin their new life as a married couple. Still, Alex is as determined as ever to prove his mettle and secure his legacy . . . even if that means leaving his beloved Eliza behind to join the front lines at the Battle of Yorktown. But when the war unexpectedly arrives on Eliza's doorstep, she must fight for a better future--for their fledgling country and for her marriage.
Yet even after the Revolution comes to its historic close, Alex and Eliza's happily-ever-after is threatened. Eliza struggles to build a home in the hustle and bustle of New York City just as Alex's burgeoning law practice brings him up against his greatest rival--the ambitious young lawyer Aaron Burr. And with Alex's star on the rise, Eliza can't help but feel neglected by a husband who seems to have time for everyone but her. Torn apart by new trials and temptations, can Alex and Eliza's epic love survive life in the big city?
Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Love & War?
My favorite thing about LOVE & WAR is how Alex and Eliza adjust to being newlyweds. A love story doesn’t end at a wedding - how do you keep love alive? In the middle of the American Revolution, and starting careers and a new country at that? I also love how brave they both are in both fronts - the battlefield and the home. They are both heroes.
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YA BOOK GIVEAWAYS LAST WEEK: WINNERS
Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake: Cassandra D.
Given To The Earth by Mindy McGinnis: Emily D.
The Crooked Castle by Sarah Jean Horwitz: Linda L.
Lizzie by Dawn Ius: Branwen O.
MORE YOUNG ADULT NOVELS NEW IN STORES NEXT WEEK
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by Jenny McLachlan
Feiwel & Friends
From Jenny McLachlan, the author of Sunkissed, comes Star Struck, the next Ladybirds young adult novel.
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