Tuesday, April 8, 2014

25 Win THE HERE AND NOW by Anne Brashares Plus the YALit Pick and Mix 4/8/14 Edition


It's very early, but we're starting to get in some lovely reviews for COMPULSION. Obviously, we can't put up reviews just yet, but I want everyone to know how much I appreciate them, [HINT: LOTS AND LOTS] so I am going to share a snippet of one now and then as they come in. Here's the first one from someone who downloaded from Edelweiss.

"When I picked up COMPULSION, I expected to see real southern stuff. And lemme tell ya, sugar, it delivers. Martina Boone's debut into young-adult fiction is dazzling. Well-written, tense, and, simply put, fresh, COMPULSION is a great read."  
Hafsah Laziaf, Book Blogger, IceyBooks.com

Thank you so much Hafsah!!!! When I read her full review I was all:

Best. Review. Ever!

Bloggers and readers, if you are doing an early read of an ARC from Edelweiss, if you've received it in the publisher mailing, or you've won it in a giveaway and you'd like us to share a bit of it with a link to your site, here's where to go to find out more information on that and on the blog tour.  


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That's the best kind of book, right? What have you read lately that you can't stop thinking about?


The Here and Now
by Anne Brashares
Delacorte Press
Released 4/8/2014

Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love.

Thrilling, exhilarating, haunting, and heartbreaking, The Here and Now is a twenty-first-century take on an impossible romance. Ann Brashares’ first novel for teens since The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is about a girl from the future who might be able to save the world . . . if she lets go of the one thing she’s found to hold on to.

Meet seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except Prenna didn’t come from a different country. She came from a different time—a future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins.

Prenna and the others who escaped to the present day must follow a strict set of rules: never reveal where they’re from, never interfere with history, and never, ever be intimate with anyone outside their community. Prenna does as she’s told, believing she can help prevent the plague that will one day ravage the earth. But everything changes when she falls for Ethan Jarves.

Purchase The Here and Now at Amazon
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Want more giveaways? Don't forget to check the sidebars. We've got some AMAZING stuff. Plus there's yesterday's EIGHT book giveaway that we'll be getting into the sidebars shortly.


Half Bad
by Sally Green
Viking Juvenile
Released 3/4/2014

Winner: Nicole Moy

A stunning, magical debut. An international sensation.

In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and fifteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan’s father is the world’s most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his sixteenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch—or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust—not even family, not even the girl he loves?

In the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, Half Bad is a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive, a story that will grab hold of you and not let go until the very last page.

Purchase Half Bad at Amazon
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View Half Bad on Goodreads


Thanks to Alyssa Hamilton for contributing to the Books, Books, Books feature! You can read Alyssa's book reviews at Swept Away By Books.


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  1. Love the Breaking Bad graphic!

    Thank you :)

  2. The Here and Now sounds great! Definitely going to pick this one up. Thanks!

  3. Thanks for alerting us to new work from Anne Brashares ... sounds good!

  4. I'm really excited to read this book! I haven't read anything else by this author but this one really appeals to me.

  5. Yet another exceptional book at AYAP, thanks again. And special thanks for the Breaking Bad info-graphic. I'm a big fan of that show so it was nice to go back to it for a moment.

  6. I've always loved Anne Brashares and I'm so excited to read THE HERE AND NOW!! ♥ It sounds great! Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway. I hope I get to be the lucky one! ;)

  7. Congratulations on the good review, Martina. I know you are dancing on clouds!

  8. sounds like a really great read. thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Oh, Martina. I am dancing like a fool for your good review. Yahoo. Breaking Bad is next on my binge watching list.

  10. Congratulations, Martina! Great stuff coming for Compulsion.I love the Breaking Bad graphic. Thanks for this post.

  11. Thank you for this amazing giveaway! :)

  12. Thanks for this giveaway! :)

  13. I can't wait to read her new book. It sounds great.

  14. This was great! I love Breaking Bad and writing, so I was all in from the beginning. :)

  15. Thank you so much for this! *fingers crossed*

  16. Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity!

  17. Aww! I am looking forward to reading Compulsion as well! It also makes me happy seeing good reviews, it makes me even more excited for the book <3

  18. Interesting cover for the book giveaway!

  19. Excited to read Compulsion! I have an eARC, but I'm holding it for review til publication month. Happy for you, though! :D

    I have been an evangelist for The Here and Now, but I only have an eARC! I am seeing her speak about it next month and would love to bring a real copy for her to sign! Eee!


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