Friday, January 31, 2014

19 Four Giveaways plus New YALit Releases 1/31 - 2/6


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Rise of the Arcane Fire
by Kristin Bailey
Hardcover Giveaway
Simon Pulse
Released 2/4/2014

After her parents died in a fire and her grandfather disappeared, Meg Whitlock thought her life had come to a standstill. But when she learned that the pocket watch her grandfather left her was really an intricate key, Meg, with the help of a stable hand named Will, uncovered the Amusementists: members of an elite secret society dedicated to discovery and shrouded in mystery.

Now the Amusementists are convening in London, and Meg is determined to join their ranks. But being the first girl in the Order has its difficulties, and with Will away in Scotland Meg fears she can’t trust anyone but herself. Her worries are only supported by the sabotage happening at the academy, with each altered invention being more harmful than the last.

With threats lurking around every corner, and while trying to prove her worth as the first female Amusementist, Meg must uncover the identity of the academy’s saboteur before the botched devices become deadly. And after she finds evidence of a sinister and forbidden invention, Meg must stop it - or risk the entire future of the Amusementists.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Rise of the Arcane Fire?

My favorite thing about RISE OF THE ARCANE FIRE is how much Meg grows and matures in this story. She still has a little way to go to truly come into her own skin, but there's a third book for that. In this book she goes from an impulsive young teen into a more thoughtful girl who considers her options more carefully. She also learns a thing or two about love and comes to realize that love is something more than an overpowering crush on someone. I also love that she begins to bloom as an inventor and an engineer. I'm so proud of RISE OF THE ARCANE FIRE because it takes all the mystery and adventure of LEGACY OF THE CLOCKWORK KEY and brings it up to the next level. I enjoyed writing it, and I hope readers will enjoy it as well.

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Tin Star
by Cecil Castellucci
ARC Giveaway
Roaring Brook Press
Released 2/25/2014

On their way to start a new life, Tula and her family travel on the Prairie Rose, a colony ship headed to a planet in the outer reaches of the galaxy. All is going well until the ship makes a stop at a remote space station, the Yertina Feray, and the colonist's leader, Brother Blue, beats Tula within an inch of her life. An alien, Heckleck, saves her and teaches her the ways of life on the space station.

When three humans crash land onto the station, Tula's desire for escape becomes irresistible, and her desire for companionship becomes unavoidable. But just as Tula begins to concoct a plan to get off the space station and kill Brother Blue, everything goes awry, and suddenly romance is the farthest thing from her mind.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Tin Star?

I love Tula Bane. She is a human girl who is abandoned on an alien space station. She's the only human and when she first arrives she's only fourteen. It's a hard road for her to survive and I love her scrappiness. In a way, she has to become an alien in order to live on the Yertina Feray space station. I was interested in trying to figure out how to strip her down to her most basic survival skills and then to have her regain her humanity when she's faced with meeting humans again. That was a favorite thing. Through that, of course, it was so much fun to come up with the various aliens that make up her day to day world. Filling up a space station with different aliens was complicated but rewarding. I think that Tournour and Heckleck are alien and yet relatable and I love them.

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The Real Prom Queens of Westfield High
by Laurie Boyle Crompton
Hardcover Giveaway
Sourcebooks Fire
Released 2/4/2014

Shannon’s ‘clique’ is just her and her best friend and she has a super-embarrassing nickname that won’t go away. It is no huge shock when her classmates vote her least likely to be crowned Prom Queen. What is shocking is the new hidden camera reality show she finds herself starring in, titled The Prom Queen Wannabes! Shannon and two other Wannabes must battle to be elected Prom Queen and snag the One! Million! Dollar! prize. After a summer of makeovers and training at Prom Queen Camp, the hidden cameras watch the three of them enter their senior year equipped with secret skills to help wage war on the popular set. Things at Westfield High are about to get ugly, and Shannon must decide how much she's willing to give up for a shot at winning that tiara.

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Run to You: First Sight
by Clara Kensie
Digital Giveaway
Harlequin Teen
Released 2/1/2014

Part One in the riveting romantic thriller about a family on the run from a deadly past and a first love that will transcend secrets, lies and danger…

Sarah Spencer has a secret: her real name is Tessa Carson, and to stay alive, she can tell no one the truth about her psychically gifted family and the danger they are running from. As the new girl in the latest of countless schools, she also runs from her attraction to Tristan Walker—after all, she can’t even tell him her real name. But Tristan won’t be put off by a few secrets. Not even dangerous ones that might rip Tessa from his arms before they even kiss…

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Run to You: First Sight?

Besides the romance, my favorite thing about RUN TO YOU is seeing people's reactions to the huge plot twists.

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Manor of Secrets
by Katherine Longshore
Signed Hardcover Giveaway
Released 1/28/2014

Winner - Liya Pia

The year is 1911. And at The Manor, nothing is as it seems . . .

Lady Charlotte Edmonds: Beautiful, wealthy, and sheltered, Charlotte feels suffocated by the strictures of upper-crust society. She longs to see the world beyond The Manor, to seek out high adventure. And most of all, romance.

Janie Seward: Fiery, hardworking, and clever, Janie knows she can be more than just a kitchen maid. But she isn't sure she possesses the courage -- or the means -- to break free and follow her passions.

Both Charlotte and Janie are ready for change. As their paths overlap in the gilded hallways and dark corridors of The Manor, rules are broken and secrets are revealed. Secrets that will alter the course of their lives. . . forever.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Manor of Secrets?

My favorite thing about MANOR OF SECRETS is the upstairs/downstairs dual points of view. I loved the challenge of writing from two perspectives and keeping an eye on two distinct character arcs while trying to wrangle them into a compelling and cohesive story arc. It gave me fresh insight and renewed admiration for authors like Veronica Rossi (UNDER THE NEVER SKY) and Rainbow Rowell (ELEANOR & PARK) who do this so seamlessly and beautifully.

But more than the writing challenge, I appreciated the opportunity to be able to look at the setting, the events and the historical time period from the perspectives of two very different girls who lived two very different lives. Having written mostly about the historically elite in my Tudor novels, I relished the chance to be able to look at the other side of life through the eyes of Janie the kitchen maid, knowing that if I had been alive in Edwardian England, I probably would have been in her shoes and not the kidskin boots of Charlotte upstairs.

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No Place
by Todd Strasser
Signed ARC Giveaway
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Released 1/28/2014

Winner - Amy Mays

When Dan and his family go from middle class to homeless, issues of injustice rise to the forefront in this relatable, timely novel from Todd Strasser.

It seems like Dan has it all. He’s a baseball star who hangs with the popular crowd and dates the hottest girl in school. Then his family loses their home.

Forced to move into the town’s Tent City, Dan feels his world shifting. His friends try to pretend that everything’s cool, but they’re not the ones living among the homeless. As Dan struggles to adjust to his new life, he gets involved with the people who are fighting for better conditions and services for the residents of Tent City. But someone wants Tent City gone, and will stop at nothing until it’s destroyed...

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about No Place?

Somewhat sadly, I suppose my favorite thing about NO PLACE is its timeliness. When I started working on the book nearly three years ago, I had no way of knowing what the state of homelessness would be in early 2014. Now here we are just a month from pub date and this week the New York Times is running a big front-page series about homelessness while the most recent statistics indicate that there are more homeless children here than at any time since the Great Depression. I’ve always felt that books like these – including GIVE A BOY A GUN and IF I GROW UP – present something of a moral dilemma. The worse the situation is, the more I, the author, stands to gain. And yet I strongly believe these topics need to be addressed.

To give an example of why I feel NO PLACE is an important book for today’s young adults, I recall doing a Skype with a class from a suburban school in Florida back when I was just beginning my research. When I asked the students if there were any homeless children attending their school, they all said no. But when the Skype session ended and the students were leaving the room, the teacher came up to the camera and said in a low voice that there were indeed a number of children in the school whose parents were homeless. The other students had no idea.

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by Sophie Jordan
Hardcover Giveaway
Released 1/28/2014

Winner - Marie Oliva

The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report in bestselling author Sophie Jordan's chilling new novel about a teenage girl who is ostracized when her genetic test proves she's destined to become a murderer.

When Davy Hamilton's tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene-she loses everything. Her boyfriend ditches her, her parents are scared of her, and she can forget about her bright future at Juilliard. Davy doesn't feel any different, but genes don't lie. One day she will kill someone.

Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life. Davy wants to trust him; maybe he's not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.

The first in a two-book series, Uninvited tackles intriguing questions about free will, identity, and human nature. Steeped in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan's trademark mix of gripping action and breathless romance, this suspenseful tale is perfect for fans of James Patterson, Michelle Hodkin, and Lisa McMann.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Uninvited?

I think one of my favorite things about UNINVITED is that it’s genre-defying. Other than belonging in the YA genre, it can’t really strictly be called paranormal, post-apocalyptic, dystopian, sci-fi, horror or romance.

It’s set in the near-future, with shades of sci-fi, but not enough in my opinion to be called straight-up sci-fi. Nor is it dystopian, although many times it is mistakenly referred to as such.

UNINVITED is unique in premise and unlike anything I’ve ever written. As an author, it’s always exciting when you write something wholly new. And UNINVITED was that for me.

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Road Rash
by Mark Parsons
ARC Giveaway
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Released 2/11/2014

Winner - Elizabeth Weibley

A teenage drummer finds out what life is really like on tour with a rock band in this funny, funky, bittersweet debut YA novel. For anyone who loved Almost Famous or This Is Spinal Tap.

After being dropped from one band, 17-year-old drummer Zach gets a chance to go on tour with a much better band. It feels like sweet redemption, but this is one rocky road trip. . . .

Zach's in control on the drums, driving the band, keeping things moving at the right pace. But when the show is over, his timing is all off. The jealousies and rivalries within his new group keep him off-balance. The awesome original song he recorded backfires. And the girl he left back home is suddenly talking about this other guy . . .

 Mark Parsons has written a fast-paced, feel-good novel about a boy finding his place in the world, in a band, and in the music. Zach is a character teens will stand up and cheer for as he lands the perfect gig, and the perfect girl.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Road Rash?

Wow… good question. There were several things about the writing of ROAD RASH that I found wonderful, or enlightening, or humbling. (Or frequently all three.) But my favorite thing about the book itself is that now there is (or very soon will be) a book out there that “Gives the drummer some!” I mean, he/she is the dude in the back, sweating it out, laying it down, holding it together, all while driving that damn bus down the road every night. And what do they get for it? Uh… drummer jokes? The chance to haul more gear than the rest of the band combined? Blisters and a bad back? A stunning lack of respect/attention from the media, the crowd, and the world at large? (All of whom seem to fixate on the lead singer or occasionally the lead guitarist. But never the drummer.) Even the second-best rock ‘n roll film of all time—“This is Spinal Tap”—had the drummer as nothing but the butt of a running (umm… exploding) joke.
So yeah, among many other things that I’m thankful for, I’m pretty stoked to have a book out there that gives a little love to the people who’re the true heartbeat of the music.

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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
by Leslye Walton
ARC Giveaway
Released 3/25/2014

Winner - Rachel Edmundson

Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga.

Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird. In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and na├»ve to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the Summer Solstice celebration. That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo. First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human.

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Landry Park
by Bethany Hagen
Released 2/4/2014

Downton Abbey meets The Selection in this dystopian tale of love and betrayal

In a fragmented future United States ruled by the lavish gentry, seventeen-year-old Madeline Landry dreams of going to the university. Unfortunately, gentry decorum and her domineering father won't allow that. Madeline must marry, like a good Landry woman, and run the family estate. But her world is turned upside down when she discovers the devastating consequences her lifestyle is having on those less fortunate. As Madeline begins to question everything she has ever learned, she finds herself increasingly drawn to handsome, beguiling David Dana. Soon, rumors of war and rebellion start to spread, and Madeline finds herself and David at the center of it all. Ultimately, she must make a choice between duty - her family and the estate she loves dearly - and desire.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Landry Park?

Absolutely it's the world. I'm kind of in love with the idea of juxtaposition, and so the idea of having a future littered with signifiers of the past--giant sprawling estates, an emphasis on family and inheritance, a permanent underclass--seemed like a natural landscape in which to set a story. I love the idea of having these lavish parties and gorgeous dresses contrasted by the Cherenkov lanterns and the specter of nuclear radiation. (And, if we are being perfectly honest, I enjoyed writing the kissing scenes a lot too.)

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by Tracy Clark
Entangled Teen
Released 2/4/2014

A mighty flame follows a tiny spark.

Cora Sandoval’s mother disappeared when she was five and they were living in Ireland. Since then, her dad has been more than overprotective, and Cora is beginning to chafe under his confines. But even more troubling is the colorful light she suddenly sees around people. Everyone, that is, except herself—instead, she glows a brilliant, sparkling silver.

As she realizes the danger associated with these strange auras, Cora is inexplicably drawn to Finn, a gorgeous Irish exchange student who makes her feel safe. Their attraction is instant, magnetic, and primal—but her father disapproves, and Finn’s mother orders him home to Ireland upon hearing he’s fallen in love. After a fight with her father, Cora flees to Ireland, both to follow Finn and to look for her missing mother.

There she meets another silver-haloed person and discovers the meaning of her newfound powers and their role in a conspiracy spanning centuries—one that could change mankind forever…and end her life.

Scintillate is the first book in this lush and exciting new trilogy, full of romance, adventure and metaphysical mystery.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Scintillate?

What personally fires me up about SCINTILLATE is what excited me to write this story in the first place. I created a mythology to explain something we experience in real life when certain people “drain” us or “uplift” us. It’s energy. A vibe. The metaphysical element of this story is what I love best. If people, especially teens, read it and start thinking about how certain people make them feel, or even how their own energy affects others, then it’s a win. We are all transmitting and receiving. What are we getting? What are we giving? That’s the driving heart of the series for me.

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by Saundra Mitchell
HMH Books for Young Readers
Released 2/4/2014

When Willa Dixon’s brother dies on the family lobster boat, her father forbids Willa from stepping foot on the deck again. With her family suffering, she’ll do anything to help out—even visiting the Grey Man.

Everyone in her small Maine town knows of this legendary spirit who haunts the lighthouse, controlling the fog and the fate of any vessel within his reach. But what Willa finds in the lighthouse isn’t a spirit at all, but a young man trapped inside until he collects one thousand souls.

Desperate to escape his cursed existence, Grey tries to seduce Willa to take his place. With her life on land in shambles, will she sacrifice herself?

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Mistwalker?

MISTWALKER is a very special book to me, and what I love best about it is that it's not about romantic love. It's all about Willa, who's an irresistible force, crashing up against the Grey Man, an immovable mountain. They both have their ambitions and their desires laid bare, and they both need something from each other. But it's not love-- and it was so exciting to me to figure out how they could both get what they needed, when what they both need is diametrically opposed. It was exciting to write a book about ambition and determination that has nothing to do with traditionally competitive subjects like arts, sports... Plus, I got to write about Maine: my favorite place in the whole world. My best friend and I believe that when we die, we'll get on a ferry and go to Maine. That'll be our heaven. :)

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The Sound of Letting Go
by Stacia Ward Kehoe
Viking Juvenile
Released 2/6/2014

For sixteen years, Daisy has been good. A good daughter, helping out with her autistic younger brother uncomplainingly. A good friend, even when her best friend makes her feel like a third wheel. When her parents announce they’re sending her brother to an institution—without consulting her—Daisy’s furious, and decides the best way to be a good sister is to start being bad. She quits jazz band and orchestra, slacks in school, and falls for bad-boy Dave.

But one person won’t let Daisy forget who she used to be: Irish exchange student and brilliant musician Cal. Does she want the bad boy or the prodigy? Should she side with her parents or protect her brother? How can she know when to hold on and when—and how—to let go?

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about The Sound of Letting Go?

My favorite thing about this book is probably the way I discovered, through the writing process, the importance of exploring the different sorts of communities to which Daisy belongs--her family, her jazz band, her small town--and how they influenced the way she expressed herself. The book evolved and grew as I wrote scenes in the local coffee shop, lines about baking a pie for the neighbors, and Daisy's sense of the rumor mill swirling around her family life. Since finishing TSoLG, I feel that I have paid more attention to community as I build my stories My other favorite thing is Dave Miller. I loved writing Dave!

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by Melissa Landers
Released 2/4/2014

Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.

Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.

Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.

But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.

Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Alienated?

What's my favorite thing about ALIENATED? That's easy! It's the romance that slowly builds between Aelyx--a cold, unfeeling alien exchange student--and Cara, his human host. Their progress from strangers to friends to...more than friends is a slow burn, which is my favorite kind of romantic relationship. I especially enjoyed showing Aelyx's gradual transformation on the page. At the beginning of the book, he'd rather die than partner with a human, but Cara eventually brings him to his knees. That was fun to write!

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by Marissa Meyer
Feiwel & Friends
Released 2/4/2014

Rapunzel’s tower is a satellite. She can’t let down her hair—or her guard.

In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker—unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.

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Ignite Me
by Tahereh Mafi
Released 2/4/2014

The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, called "a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love"

Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she'll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew-about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam-was wrong.

In Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi created a captivating and original story that combined the best of dystopian and paranormal and was praised by Publishers Weekly as "a gripping read from an author who's not afraid to take risks." The sequel, Unravel Me, blew readers away with heart-racing twists and turns, and New York Times bestselling author Kami Garcia said it was "dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense." Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and climactic end.

Praise for the Shatter Me series:

"Dangerous, sexy, romantic, and intense. I dare you to stop reading."-Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures series

"Tahereh Mafi's bold, inventive prose crackles with raw emotion. A thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love, the Shatter Me series is a must-read for fans of dystopian young adult literature-or any literature!"-Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

"Addictive, intense, and oozing with romance. I'm envious. I couldn't put it down."-Lauren Kate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen series

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Something Real
by Heather Demetrios
Henry Holt and Co.
Released 2/4/2014

Seventeen-year-old Bonnie™ Baker has grown up on TV—she and her twelve siblings are the stars of one-time hit reality show Baker’s Dozen. Since the show's cancellation, Bonnie™ has tried to live a normal life, under the radar and out of the spotlight. But it's about to fall apart . . . because Baker’s Dozen is going back on the air. Bonnie™'s mom and the show's producers won't let her quit and soon the life that she has so carefully built for herself, with real friends (and maybe even a real boyfriend), is in danger of being destroyed by the show. Bonnie™ needs to do something drastic if her life is ever going to be her own—even if it means being more exposed than ever before.

Heather Demetrios' Something Real is the winner of the Susan P. Bloom PEN New England Discovery Award.

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Teen Spirit
by Francesca Lia Block
Released 2/4/2014

Francesca Lia Block, critically acclaimed author of Weetzie Bat, brings this eerie and redemptive ghost story to life with her signature, poetic prose. It's perfect for fans of supernatural stories with a touch of romance like the Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

After Julie's grandmother passes away, she is forced to move across town to the not-so-fancy end of Beverly Hills and start over at a new school. The only silver lining to the perpetual dark cloud that seems to be following her? Clark—a die-hard fan of Buffy and all things Joss Whedon, who is just as awkward and damaged as she is. Her kindred spirit.

When the two try to contact Julie's grandmother with a Ouija board, they make contact with a different spirit altogether. The real kind. And this ghost will do whatever it takes to come back to the world of the living.

Francesca Lia Block's latest young adult novel is a haunting work about family, loss, love, and redemption.

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  1. I have the first 5 free chapters uploaded on my kindle of Tin Star, just need to read them. I love the cover.

  2. I love giveaways and being introduced to new books!

  3. Yay for Rafflecopter! Tin Star sounds awesome!

  4. I want to read them all! Thanks for the giveaway! #BookHaul

  5. Congrats to all your winners from last week. Lots of new books this week and some look pretty interesting. Thanks for telling me about them

  6. So many wonderful new books to read. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  7. OMG I cannot wait to read Cress and Ignite Me. SO excited!!

  8. This is my dream stack of books!

    1. I want Cress, Ignite Me, and Uninvited all top of my list

  9. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi is top on my list!!!! Cress by Marissa Meyer, Alienated by Melissa Landers!!!! I am wanting these books so bad, and I would love to have one of these lovely new beauties to read!!! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!!! Fingers crossed!!!

  10. The Real Prom Queens is supposed to be hilarious:)

    Thank you:)

  11. Wow, all the books are amazing! I wish I had them all, but the number one book i'm really really really looking forward to is Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi! I'm looking forward to reading it! Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

  12. Thanks for the giveaway and roundup! These all look great. So many books to add to my TBR list...

  13. Thanks for the giveaway.. i hope i win.. :D

  14. Oooh, pretty new books! Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. New releases always make me happy!!


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