YA BOOK GIVEAWAYS THIS WEEK
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by L. A. Weatherly
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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by Alison Cherry
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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YA BOOK GIVEAWAYS LAST WEEK: WINNERS
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by Alyson Noel
St. Martin''''s Griffin
Winner - Katie Green
Fate has bound them together--and torn them apart. Now Daire and Dace face one final fight that will seal their destiny forever.
Daire Santos is the last of the Soul Seekers, and the only thing standing between the Richters and the destruction of everyone she loves. With her grandmother gone and Cade back in Enchantment, Daire must finally step into her destiny and lead the fight against the Richters. But what if that means sacrificing the person she loves most?
Bound to the Richters by blood, Dace struggles against the darkness growing inside him that threatens to claim Daire too. Though Daire refuses to give up on him, the choice may not be hers. An epic battle is on the horizon and the end of the world looms near. With such insurmountable odds stacked against them, is their love really enough to conquer all?
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by Cheryl Rainfield
HMH Books for Young Readers
Winner - Alicia Marie Ezell
In this heart-wrenching and suspenseful teen thriller, sixteen-year-old Sarah Meadows longs for "normal." Born with a port-wine stain covering half her face, all her life she's been plagued by stares, giggles, bullying, and disgust. But when she's abducted on the way home from school, Sarah is forced to uncover the courage she never knew she had, become a hero rather than a victim, and learn to look beyond her face to find the beauty and strength she has inside. It's that--or succumb to a killer.
Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Stained?
One of my favorite things about STAINED is that it is reaching people. It is such a good feeling to have a voice about some of the trauma I've been through, and to hear from readers that it's helping them. STAINED only just came out (Oct 1), but I've already heard from some survivors that STAINED helped them feel stronger, gave them hope, helped them heal, or helped them know that victims can get through trauma and become even stronger. I've also heard from some readers who aren't survivors who say that it was a gripping, painful, yet ultimately healing and moving read. I love hearing that; I want readers to feel when they read my books. I think that it's by feeling and identifying with the characters we're reading about that greater change and compassion happens. It means a lot to me that people are moved by STAINED; I drew on some of my own trauma and healing experiences to write it. Like Sarah, I was held captive, repeatedly raped, withheld food and water. And like Sarah, I had to save myself to get safe.
Another of my favorite things about STAINED was writing a character who, although she was raped and abused, was courageous and strong--so much stronger than she thought she was. I think we are all stronger than we think we are; sometimes it takes a traumatic experience to help us see that. And I also loved writing about superheroes in STAINED. Like Sarah, superheroes and comics were a source of strength and comfort for me, and a way to imagine myself stronger than I thought I was--while coming to realize, like Sarah, that I already had the strength I needed.
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