Friday, September 13, 2013

29 FOUR YA Book Giveaways plus New Releases 9/13-9/20


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The Clockwork Scarab
by Colleen Gleason
Hardcover Giveaway
Chronicle Books
Released 9/17/2013

Two young women of similar age and standing have disappeared: one found dead and the other still missing. The only clue to connect them is a small Egyptian clockwork scarab. Only Miss Stoker and Miss Holmes are well-positioned enough--similar in age and stature as they are to the victims--to investigate. An unlikely pair, the fierce Evaline Stoker and logical Mina Holmes must follow in the footsteps of their infamous families--Miss Holmes has inherited her Uncle Sherlock's keen investigative skills, while Miss Stoker has accepted her family calling as a hunter of the undead. The partners must find a way to work together, while navigating the advances of a strange yet handsome American, a clever Scotland Yard investigator, and a cunning thief, to solve the mystery of the clockwork scarabs.

Set in steam punk London, steeped in Egyptian mythology and literary references, with a surprising time travel twist and compelling romantic triangles, Colleen Gleason has crafted a fast-paced and romantic debut young adult novel.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about The Clockwork Scarab?

My favorite thing about The Clockwork Scarab is the fact that it's a mishmash of my favorite things...Sherlock Holmes, female superheroes, time travel and alternate history. I just loved being able to pull all of these things into one story...and have it make sense. :-)

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by Gretchen McNeil
Advance Reader Copy Giveaway
Balzer + Bray Books
Released 9/17/2013

Josie Byrne's life is spiraling out of control. Her parents are divorcing, her boyfriend Nick has grown distant, and her physics teacher has it in for her. When she's betrayed by the two people she trusts most, Josie thinks things can't get worse.

Until she starts having dreams about a girl named Jo. Every night at the same time--3:59 a.m.

Jo's life is everything Josie wants: she's popular, her parents are happily married, and Nick adores her. It all seems real, but they're just dreams, right? Josie thinks so, until she wakes one night to a shadowy image of herself in the bedroom mirror -- Jo.

Josie and Jo realize that they are doppelgangers living in parallel universes that overlap every twelve hours at exactly 3:59. Fascinated by Jo's perfect world, Josie jumps at the chance to jump through the portal and switch places for a day.

But Jo's world is far from perfect. Not only is Nick not Jo's boyfriend, he hates her. Jo's mom is missing, possibly insane. And at night, shadowy creatures feed on human flesh.

By the end of the day, Josie is desperate to return to her own life. But there's a problem: Jo has sealed the portal, trapping Josie in this dangerous world. Can she figure out a way home before it's too late?

From master of suspense Gretchen McNeil comes a riveting and deliciously eerie story about the lives we wish we had -- and how they just might kill you.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about 3:59?

I loved being able to create two versions of every character.

Okay, it was a daunting task. What was similar about them? What was different? What were the subtleties of their relationships with each other? It took a LOT of work, but it's such a unique opportunity, not just to create parallel story lines, but to have them interact with each other! It was awesome. And scary.

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The Burning Sky
by Sherry Thomas
Advance Reader Copy Giveaway
Balzer + Bray
Released 9/17/2013

It all began with a ruined elixir and an accidental bolt of lightning.

Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation--or so she's being told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the greatest mage tyrant the world has ever known. A suicide task for anyone let alone a sixteen-year-old girl with no training, facing a prophecy that foretells a fiery clash to the death.

Prince Titus of Elberon has sworn to protect Iolanthe at all costs but he's also a powerful mage committed to obliterating the Bane to revenge the death of his family--even if he must sacrifice both Iolanthe and himself to achieve his goal.

But Titus makes the terrifying mistake of falling in love with the girl who should have been only a means to an end. Now, with the servants of the Bane closing in, he must choose between his mission and her life.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about The Burning Sky?

My favorite thing about the book is that it depicts a true partnership.

The two protagonists in the story, Iolanthe and Titus, are both the lone wolf type. Each is used to doing everything by him/herself. They do not trust easily and they do not form a team easily. But during the course of the story, they must work together and rely on each other, in order to survive and then to make headways toward their objective of bringing down a terrifying tyrant.

I enjoyed the process of taking them from mutual wariness to a state of tremendous closeness and affinity.

(And, of course, they find each other hot.) :-)

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Dead Girls Don''t Lie
by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Advance Reader Copy Giveaway
Walker Childrens
Released 9/17/2013

Rachel died at two a.m . . . Three hours after Skyler kissed me for the first time. Forty-five minutes after she sent me her last text. 

Jaycee and Rachel were best friends. But that was before. . .before that terrible night at the old house. Before Rachel shut Jaycee out. Before Jaycee chose Skyler over Rachel. Then Rachel is found dead. The police blame a growing gang problem in their small town, but Jaycee is sure it has to do with that night at the old house. Rachel's text is the first clue--starting Jaycee on a search that leads to a shocking secret. Rachel's death was no random crime, and Jaycee must figure out who to trust before she can expose the truth.
In the follow-up to her powerful debut, Jennifer Shaw Wolf keeps readers on their toes in another dark, romantic story of murder and secrets.

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by Rainbow Rowell
Hardcover Giveaway (3 Copies)
St. Martin's Griffin
Released 9/10/2013

Winners: Jeri, bn100, Kierra D. 

In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life--and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. She doesn't want to.

Now that they're going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She's got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories? Open her heart to someone?

Or will she just go on living inside somebody else's fiction?

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Homicidal Aliens and Other Disappointments
by Brian Yansky
Hardcover Giveaway
Released 9/10/2013

Winner: laceyblossom

The reluctant hero from Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences is back in all his droll glory -- and this time the fate of humankind is on the line.

Jesse has had the worst year of his life. First a race of homicidal (but very polite) aliens invaded Earth, killing pretty much everyone and enslaving the few people left behind, including Jesse; his best friend, Michael; his sort-of girlfriend, Lauren; and the girl of his dreams, Catlin. Now Jesse is revered as some sort of Chosen One all because he managed to kill one of the alien lords and escape -- even though he's not really sure how he did it. But it's hard to argue with the multitude of new talents he is developing, including (somehow) killing aliens with his mind and grasping glimpses of alternate futures. With thousands of aliens already on Earth and thirty million more about to arrive, Jesse has to decide whether to embrace his maybe-destiny before the world is completely destroyed. No pressure.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Homicidal Aliens and Other Disappointments?

I finished it. Writers know what I mean. You write and write and rewrite and rewrite and when you finally write those two final words "the end" and mean them-- there's a great sense of accomplishment and relief. You did it. Of course there's a little sadness, too. You lose your intense connection to your story, fictional world, characters.

The thing that I'm most satisfied with is that I wrote the novel I really wanted to write. I love to read all kinds of writing but my favorite is writing that walks the tightrope of comedy and drama. Dramedy. Black comedy. Homicidal Aliens has this. It also has fantasy and sci-fi elements. My favorite thing is that I risked combining all these elements.

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by Ilsa J Bick
Signed Hardcover Giveaway
Released 9/10/2013

Winner: Janis Seminara

The Changed are on the move. The Spared are out of time. The now.

When her parents died, Alex thought things couldn't get much worse-until the doctors found the monster in her head.

She headed into the wilderness as a good-bye, to leave everything behind. But then the end of the world happened, and Alex took the first step down a treacherous road of betrayal and terror and death.

Now, with no hope of rescue-on the brink of starvation in a winter that just won't quit-she discovers a new and horrifying truth.

The Change isn't over.
The Changed are still evolving.
And...they've had help.

With this final volume of The Ashes Trilogy, Ilsa J. Bick delivers a riveting, blockbuster finish, returning readers to a brutal, post-apocalyptic world where no one is safe and hope is in short supply.

A world where, from these ashes, the monsters may rise.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Monsters?

Well, I guess the thing that I love most about MONSTERS is also what makes me saddest: that is, I've really come to know and love these guys. This is the culmination of a massive story. So while it's cool that I got the time and space to explore my characters lives and this world, and live all their struggles with and in them . . . it's also really, really hard to say good-bye. These characters and this story have been part of my life for nearly four years, and I watched them and it grow in ways that took me completely by surprise--and I outlined the bloody books! I know that I used up so much Kleenex on this last book that I should've taken out stock in Proctor and Gamble.

I'm just thrilled to have told their story--and bummed beyond belief to have to, truly, close the book. I still toy with ideas for a fourth book; I even know what it would be about. But sometimes you have to let go. So . . . I'm letting go.

Excuse me while I go blow my nose.

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Living with Jackie Chan
by Jo Knowles
Hardcover Giveaway
Released 9/10/2013

Winner: Samantha R.

After fathering a baby, a teenager moves in with his karate-loving uncle and tries to come to terms with his guilt -- and find a way to forgive.

This isn't how Josh expected to spend senior year. He thought he'd be hanging out with his best friends, Dave and Caleb, driving around, partying, just like always. But here he is, miles from home -- new school, new life, living with his Jackie-Chan-obsessed uncle, Larry, and trying to forget. But Josh can't forget. So many things bring back memories of last year and the night that changed everything. Every day the pain, the shame, and the just not knowing are never far from his thoughts. Why is he such a loser? How could he have done what he did? He finds some moments of peace when he practices karate with Stella, the girl upstairs and his one real friend. As they move together through the katas, Josh feels connected in a way he has never felt before. He wonders if they could be more than friends, but Stella's jealous boyfriend will make sure that doesn't happen. And maybe it doesn't matter. If Stella knew the truth, would she still think he was a True Karate Man? Readers first met Josh in Jumping Off Swings which told the story of four high school students and how one pregnancy changed all of their lives. In this companion book, they follow Josh as he tries to come to terms with what happened, and find a way to forgive.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Living with Jackie Chan?

What I loved most when I was writing the book was developing the relationship between Josh and his uncle, Larry. Whenever I wrote a scene with the two of them talking, the banter came really naturally and it was just so much fun to write. In Jumping Off Swings, Josh is the one character I think readers are left really wondering and worrying about at the end of the book. I wrote this companion because so many readers asked me if he was going to be OK. To be honest, when I started writing Living With Jackie Chan, I still wasn't sure what would become of him. But as soon as Larry came bounding out of the apartment to greet him, I knew Josh was going to be OK, however hard the journey getting there might be. Larry is the first really goofy character I've written about and the more developed and whole he became, the more I wished I knew him in real life. I think we could all use an Uncle Larry!

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Cherry Money Baby
by John M Cusick
Hardcover Giveaway
Released 9/10/2013

Winner: dhfreak

Hollywood glitz collides with workingclass aspirations in this satirical tale of an impulsive starlet and a sharp-witted small-town teen.

Cherry Kerrigan loves her simple life, her family's  --tiny trailer, even working at Burrito Barn. Forget college she's marrying her sweetheart from next door. But here comes Ardelia Deen, a glamorous starlet who sweeps Cherry into a world of fast cars and penthouse parties. Now Cherry's small-town life just seems so . . . small. When Ardelia drops a bomb of an offer -- one involving a baby -- Cherry knows her life will change forever, no matter what she decides. John M. Cusick focuses his signature wit on Hollywood royalty and the wide-eyed dreams of Small Town, U.S.A. in a novel about discovering who you are . . . and changing your mind.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Cherry Money Baby?

My favorite thing about CHERRY MONEY BABY has to be Cherry herself. When I started writing the first draft, I had only the story in mind, with this sort of vague girl character in the middle. As I revised, Cherry emerged loud and proud-- and I'm proud of her. She doesn't take any you-know-what (Prisoners? Yeah, sure.), is fiercely loyal, and self-directed. She knows what she wants, but is open to change, and struggles to be better. I love that.

I don't usually ascribe to the whole "my characters are in charge" idea. Nabokov called his own "galley slaves," and I tend to feel the same way. But Cherry was different. Occasionally a scene would call for her to take something on the chin, or behave herself, or turn the other cheek. But then, no, she'd come walloping in and tear the place down. I love discovering a character with that kind of soul. Cherry took over. She really did drive her own story.

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Friday Never Leaving
by Vikki Wakefield
Advance Reader Copy Giveaway
Simon & Schuster
Released 9/10/2013

Winner: Meghan Stith

In this wrenching, exquisite coming-of-age novel, Friday discovers what makes a family--and a home.Friday Brown has never had a home. She and her mother live on the road, running away from the past instead of putting down roots. So when her mom succumbs to cancer, the only thing Friday can do is keep moving. Her journey takes her to an abandoned house where a bunch of street kids are squatting, and an intimidating girl named Arden holds court.

Friday gets initiated into the group, but her relationship with Arden is precarious, which puts Friday--and anyone who befriends her--at risk. With the threat of a dangerous confrontation looming, Friday has to decide between returning to her isolated, transient life, or trying to help the people she's come to care about--if she can still make it out alive.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Friday Never Leaving?

Because I'm shallow, my favourite thing about Friday Never Leaving is that the US edition is a HARDCOVER. But seriously, this was a difficult book to write in comparison with my debut. I wrote in reverse because I started with an ending, piecing together scenes and bridging gaps in the story as I went. This book will always remind me that what came before cannot help me to write the next book--it's a shifting process with unique challenges. I've also written my favourite character ever in Friday Never Leaving: Silence, a homeless boy who can't speak. It's only through gestures that he expresses himself on the page; Silence was perhaps my biggest challenge but he's also my greatest reward.

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by Cristin Bishara
Advance Reader Copy Giveaway
Walker Childrens
Released 9/10/2013

Winner: Ashley Owens

If Ruby Wright could have her way, her dad would never have met and married her stepmother Willow, her best friend George would be more than a friend, and her mom would still be alive. Ruby knows wishes can't come true; some things just can't be undone. Then she discovers a tree in the middle of an Ohio cornfield with a wormhole to nine alternative realities.

Suddenly, Ruby can access completely different realities, each containing variations of her life--if things had gone differently at key moments. The windshield wiper missing her mother's throat, her big brother surviving his ill-fated birth, her father never having met Willow. Her ideal world--one with everything and everyone she wants most--could be within reach. But is there such a thing as a perfect world? What is Ruby willing to give up to find out?

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by Kathleen Peacock
Advance Reader Copy Giveaway
Katherine Tegen Books
Released 9/10/2013

Winner: Alice of Wonderland

Mac can't lose another friend. Even if he doesn't want to be found.

The ripple effect caused by Mac's best friend Amy's murder has driven Mac's new love, Kyle, to leave Hemlock and disappear from her life forever. But Mac knows that Kyle plans to enroll in a rehabilitation camp, where he can live with other werewolves. She refuses to accept his decision, especially since the camps are rumored to be tortuous. So she sets out in search of Kyle with a barely sober Jason and Amy's all-seeing ghost in tow.

Clues lead Mac to find Kyle in a werewolf den in Colorado, but their reunion is cut short by a Tracker raid. Now Mac and Kyle are trapped inside the electric fences of Thornhill, a camp for young werewolves. As she devises an escape plan, Mac uncovers dangerous secrets buried within the walls of Thornhill--and realizes that the risk to the people she loves is greater than ever before.

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The Chaos of Stars
by Kiersten White
Advance Reader Copy Giveaway
Released 9/10/2013

Winner: Lori Lee

Isadora's family is seriously screwed up.

Of course, as the human daughter of Egyptian gods, that pretty much comes with the territory. She's also stuck with parents who barely notice her, and a house full of relatives who can't be bothered to remember her name. After all, they are going to be around forever--and she's a mere mortal.

Isadora's sick of living a life where she's only worthy of a passing glance, and when she has the chance to move to San Diego with her brother, she jumps on it. But Isadora's quickly finding that a "normal" life comes with plenty of its own epic complications--and that there's no such thing as a clean break when it comes to family. Much as she wants to leave her past behind, she can't shake the ominous dreams that foretell destruction for her entire family. When it turns out there may be truth in her nightmares, Isadora has to decide whether she can abandon her divine heritage after all.

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Time After Time
by Tamara Ireland Stone
Signed Hardcover Giveaway
Hyperion Book CH
Released 9/13/2013

Winner: Boquinha

Calling Anna and Bennett's romance long distance is an understatement: she's from 1995 Chicago and he's a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. The two of them never should have met, but they did. They fell in love, even though they knew they shouldn't. And they found a way to stay together, against all odds.

It's not a perfect arrangement, though, with Bennett unable to stay in the past for more than brief visits, skipping out on big chunks of his present in order to be with Anna in hers. They each are confident that they'll find a way to make things work...until Bennett witnesses a single event he never should have seen (and certainly never expected to). Will the decisions he makes from that point on cement a future he doesn't want?

Told from Bennett's point of view, Time After Time will satisfy readers looking for a fresh, exciting, and beautifully-written love story, both those who are eager to find out what's next for Time Between Us's Anna and Bennett and those discovering their story for the first time.

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The Morning Star
by Robin Bridges
Signed Hardcover Plus Swag Giveaway
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Released 8/27/2013

Winner: Jocelyn Rish

St. Petersburg, Russia, 1890

Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, wants to be known as a doctor, not a necromancer. But Tsar Alexander III forbids women to attend medical school; his interest in Katerina extends only to her ability to raise the dead. Twice now, Katerina has helped him by using her power to thwart the forces of darkness--vampires bent on resurrecting the lich tsar Konstantin Pavlovich so that he can take what he sees as his rightful place on the throne. Katerina thought she had bound Konstantin to the Greylands, the realm of the dead, but he has found a way out. Now he is searching for the Morning Star, a sword that will allow him to command a legion of supernatural warriors.

Katerina must find the sword before Konstantin does--and she must travel to Egypt to do so. Along the way, she puts up with unwanted attention from her former fiance, the nefarious Prince Danilo, and struggles with her feelings for her true love, George Alexandrovich. But with the looming threat from Konstantin, Katerina's focus remains on the sword. Russia's fate will be determined by whoever wields the Morning Star--and delivers the final blow.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about The Morning Star?

Besides getting to write my favorite scene of the whole trilogy, (can you guess what scene it is?) my favorite part about THE MORNING STAR was the research. I loved reading a biography about Mathilde Kschessinska, the ballerina who stole Nicholas' heart, and I loved reading about George and Nicholas' trip to Egypt and India. The tsar and tsarina sent their sons off on a well-chaperoned adventure to the Orient in the fall of 1890, mostly to make Nicholas forget his beautiful ballerina!

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Tumble & Fall
by Alexandra Coutts
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Released 9/17/2013

A novel about the end of days full of surprising beginnings

The world is living in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week's time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn't how to save the world--the question is, what to do with the time that's left? Against this stark backdrop, three island teens wrestle with intertwining stories of love, friendship and family--all with the ultimate stakes at hand.

Alexandra Coutts's TUMBLE& FALL is a powerful story of courage, love, and hope at the end of the world.

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United We Spy
by Ally Carter
Released 9/17/2013

Cammie Morgan has lost her father and her memory, but in the heart-pounding conclusion to the best-selling Gallagher Girls series, she finds her greatest mission yet. Cammie and her friends finally know why the terrorist organization called the Circle of Cavan has been hunting her. Now the spy girls and Zach must track down the Circle's elite members to stop them before they implement a master plan that will change Cammie--and her country--forever.

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
by Holly Black
Released 9/17/2013

Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown's gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.

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The Wicked Within
by Kelly Keaton
Simon Pulse
Released 9/17/2013

Ancient lore leads to present danger in the final book in the dark and sexy paranormal romance trilogy about a descendent of Medusa, set in a richly reimagined New Orleans.

Her fate is not set in stone.

Having temporarily defeated Athena, Ari races to break the gorgon curse that has plagued the women in her family for centuries. Her one lead sends her on a quest for the Hands of Zeus, an ancient relic last seen in the charge of New 2’s ruling elite, the Novem. But if there is one thing that Athena desires as much as revenge, it’s the Hands of Zeus—and Athena always gets what she wants.

Before either can locate the Hands, the statue goes missing, and a trail of blood follows those who once protected the relic’s secrets. Ari knows that her city, her friends, Sebastian—her life—depend upon her finding the statue before Athena. And with rumors an ancient power is on the rise, that may not be her only concern…

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This Song Will Save Your Life
by Leila Sales
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Released 9/17/2013

Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski's strong suit. All throughout her life, she's been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up. Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet mysterious disc jockey; Pippa, a carefree spirit from England; and most importantly, a love for DJing.

Told in a refreshingly genuine and laugh-out-loud funny voice, THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE is an exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.

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The Dream Thieves
by Maggie Stiefvater
Scholastic Press
Released 9/17/2013

The second installment in the all-new series from the masterful, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!

Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after...

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by Melissa de la Cruz
Putnam Juvenile
Released 9/17/2013

Set in 111 C.D., one hundred and eleven years after a Catastrophic Disaster has wiped out 99% of humanity and left the earth covered in ice, this new series introduces readers to a ragtag group of friends and the dawning of a new time. The world of reason, of mathematics and science, is ending, and a new civilization is being born from the ice: a world of magic and mayhem, sorcerers and spellcraft

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Battle of the Ampere
by Richard Paul Evans
Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink; Reprint edition
Released 9/17/2013

When Richard Paul Evans wrote the #1 best-seller, The Christmas Box, he never intended on becoming an internationally known author. His quiet story of parental love and the true meaning of Christmas made history when it became simultaneously the #1 hardcover and paperback book in the nation. Since then, more than eight million copies of The Christmas Box have been printed. He has since written eleven consecutive New York Times bestsellers. He is one the few authors in history to have hit both the fiction and non-fiction bestseller lists. He has won several awards for his books including the 1998 American Mothers Book Award, two first place Storytelling World Awards, and the 2005 Romantic Times Best Women Novel of the Year Award. His books have been translated into more than 22 languages and several have been international best sellers.

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Isla and the Happily Ever After
by Stephanie Perkins
Dutton Juvenile
Released 9/17/2013

From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren't always forever.

Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Etienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.

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  1. !!!!! This new Gallagher Girls book just snuck up on me! MUST HAVE!!! ^.^

  2. Yay I'm so excited to see 3:59 in this bunch! Plus, Dead Girls Don't Lie?...awesome!

  3. SO many amazing titles! The Clockwork Scarab sounds especially fabulous!

  4. The Clockwork Scarab sounds awesome! :D Great giveaway! (As usual). ;)

  5. So many great new releases. I would LOVE The Burning Sky. Heard such great things about it. And yea! I could check off that I follow you both on Twitter.

  6. So many good books! I love the similarities between Relativity and 3:59. Isn't it interesting when authors come out with ideas on the same wavelengths at the same time?

  7. I'm super excited for The Dream Thieves! Yay!

  8. 359 and The Burning Sky are definitely unique concepts:))

    Thank you:)

  9. I'm drooling over all these beautiful covers. Eee! Burning Sky looks awesome, as does the new Gallagher Girls! Thank you!

  10. The Clockwork Scarab looks REALLY awesome!

  11. OMG The Dream Thieves was SOOOO good. Seriously. Maggie just blows me away :D

  12. Another great list! So many good books. Thanks for the info.

  13. Amazing list of wonderful books. Thanks again for the great reviews of each one.

  14. Gretchen's book scares me a tad yet I want it lol!!!

  15. Isla!!!! I'm so happy it's finally here!!!!

  16. Wow - you are gfiving away some of the books I am most excited about in September - Dead Girls Don't Lie, 3:59, and especially The Burning Sky. I am SO excited for those 3 books, and all for different reasons! Thanks for another great giveaway!

  17. Another great giveaway! All four books look great, but I'm especially excited to read The Burning Sky :)

  18. The Clockwork Scarab looks like fun, but so does Dead Girls Don't Lie. I may have to buy The Dream Thieves...

  19. Thanks for having such an amazing giveaway! :) All the books sound good.

  20. Lots of interesting books

  21. I am sooo excited about Isla coming out next week. You don't even know ;-)

  22. So many pretty covers and interesting stories, I think The Burning Sky is the one that excites me the most.

  23. I am so looking forward to 3:59. so many awesome books. Thanks for the giveaway.

  24. Wow, there's some pretty cover art among the titles. Thanks for another giveaway!

  25. how do you enter I want to win dead girls don't lie so how do you enter????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. oooo...nice list of books...and they all look so incredible good!! There's just not enough time in the day!!

  27. Wow all of the books this week look amazing! Especially The Burning Sky.

  28. Great giveaways! Thanks for the contest!


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