Monday, August 18, 2014

21 Giveaway of SEA OF SHADOWS by Kelley Armstrong plus New YALit Releases 8/18-8/24

Hi everyone! It's Monday again and time for another roundup of YA books coming out this week! It's a quiet week for YA releases, but we have a giveaway of a signed copy of SEA OF SHADOWS by the wonderful Kelley Armstrong!

Enjoy and have a great week!

Martina, Alyssa, Katharyn, Erin, Jan, Lisa and Clara


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Sea of Shadows
by Kelley Armstrong
Signed Hardcover Giveaway
Released 4/8/2014

Kelley Armstrong, #1 New York Times bestselling author, takes an exciting new direction with this big, breathtaking blend of fantasy, romance, horror, and pulse-pounding action, perfect for fans of Graceling and Game of Thrones.

Twin sisters Moria and Ashyn were marked at birth to become the Keeper and the Seeker of Edgewood, beginning with their sixteenth birthday. Trained in fighting and in the secret rites of the spirits, they lead an annual trip into the Forest of the Dead. There, the veil between the living world and the beyond is thinnest, and the girls pay respect to the spirits who have passed.

But this year, their trip goes dreadfully wrong.

With all the heart-stopping romance and action that have made her a #1 New York Times bestselling author, and set in an unforgettably rich and dangerous world, this first epic book in the Age of Legends trilogy will appeal to Kelley Armstrong's legions of fans around the world and win her many new ones.

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A Blind Spot for Boys
by Justina Chen
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Released 8/12/2014

Winner - Jill Lurie

Shana has always had a blind spot for boys. Can she trust the one who's right in front of her?

Sixteen-year-old Shana Wilde is officially on a Boy Moratorium. After a devastating breakup, she decides it's time to end the plague of Mr. Wrong, Wrong, and More Wrong.

Enter Quattro, the undeniably cute lacrosse player who slams into Shana one morning in Seattle. Sparks don't just fly; they ignite. And so does Shana's interest. Right as she's about to rethink her ban on boys, she receives crushing news: Her dad is going blind. Quattro is quickly forgotten, and Shana and her parents vow to make the most of the time her father has left to see. So they travel to Machu Picchu, and as they begin their trek, they run into none other than Quattro himself. But even as the trip unites them, Quattro pulls away mysteriously... Love and loss, humor and heartbreak collide in this new novel from acclaimed author Justina Chen.

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about A Blind Spot for Boys?

Imagine a young woman who’s a complete man magnet. Imagine that she’s been heartbroken by someone she thought was her Mr. Right. Imagine that she’s been in denial over the truth about their relationship: who he truly is, who she pretended to be. Imagine learning to see herself and her past clearly. “It was shocking to consider that even though Dom went to the right school, knew the right people, drove the right car, aspired to the right career, he may never have been my Mr. Right.” That’s what I love about Shana’s journey in A BLIND SPOT FOR BOYS. She’s able to look unflinching at the truth by the end of the book. Love. That.

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by Tom Leveen
Hardcover Giveaway
Simon Pulse
Released 8/12/2014

Winner - Vivien Probst

Who's the real victim here? This tense and gripping exploration of cyberbullying and teen suicide is perfect for fans of Before I Fall and Thirteen Reasons Why.

Late at night Tori receives a random phone call. It's a wrong number. But the caller seems to want to talk, so she stays on the line.

He asks for a single thing—one reason not to kill himself.

The request plunges her into confusion. Because if this random caller actually does what he plans, he'll be the second person connected to Tori to take his own life. And the first just might land her in jail. After her Facebook page became Exhibit A in a tragic national news story about cyberbullying, Tori can't help but suspect the caller is a fraud. But what if he’s not? Her words alone may hold the power of life or death.

With the clock ticking, Tori has little time to save a stranger—and maybe redeem herself—leading to a startling conclusion that changes everything…

Author Question: What is your favorite thing about Random?

My favorite thing about RANDOM was the opportunity to get inside the head of a character that may very well be not well liked by readers. And with good reason. The thing about this protagonist, Tori, is that she’s not exactly the hero of the piece; and as her creator, I had to spend time in emotional-memory places I usually don’t have to inhabit for very long. It was a challenging book to write. I worry that some readers won’t understand the point of the novel as a result.

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False Future
by Dan Krokos
Released 8/19/2014

True Earth has returned during a massive snowstorm in Manhattan-and this time they have an army. Rhys, Noble, Sophia, and Peter know they don't stand a chance against the enemy without Miranda. And once they revive her, she's horrified to find her world in flames.

The enemy occupation is brutal, but the director promises to release her hold on the city if Mr. East is turned in, and Miranda and her team are determined to find him. With her grief over the losses she has suffered fueling her spirit, Miranda knows that this time the sacrifices have to be worth it.

Packed with suspense and deception, Dan Krokos brings Miranda's journey to a mind-bending conclusion as she risks losing everything in the fight for her future.

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Starlight's Edge
by Susan Waggoner
Henry Holt and Co.
Released 8/19/2014

Zee has given up her entire world to be with David on far-future Earth, confident that their love will overcome all obstacles. But beneath its lustrous surface and dazzling technology, New Earth is full of challenges, including the animosity of David’s wealthy and powerful family.

As Zee struggles to find her place, David travels back to past Earth. Then, on a mission to Pompeii on the eve of the Vesuvius eruption, he vanishes. Zee knows he is in mortal danger, but will she be able to rescue him in time?

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  1. Congrats to the winners!!

    thank you so much for another awesome giveaway!!

    LOVE the Compulsion trailer :) Congrats Martina!! :)

  2. Love these giveaway opportunities! So glad I stumbled across your website. Look forward to following you.

  3. I really enjoyed Kelley Armstrong's The Summoning trilogy so I'm looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for the giveaways!

  4. Whoot!! I won! What a great way to start the week. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaways :)

  5. I'd love to win a signed copy of Sea Of Shadows! I love Kelley Armstrong and I've loved everything she's written so far!

  6. Thank you and congrats!!! I'm so behind but I've always wanted to read more from Kelley!

  7. Congrats to the winners! Sea of Shadows looks like a great read too, thanks for the chance to win it.

  8. Random seems so interesting because it is so relevant in today's age. I think everyone has been cyberbullied at one point in time.

  9. This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win. Congrats to the winners.

  10. Thanks for another week of giveaways and reviews of what's new. I'm so glad I follow you!

  11. All of the covers for these books look great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Awesome giveaway! Sea of shadows is one of my fave books of all time so fingers crossed!!

  13. Yay thanks for the giveaway! I love Kelley Armstrong's books :)

  14. Thanks for the giveaway! I still need to read this one. I'm a fan of Kelley Armstrong :)

  15. not a lot of releases this week

  16. I would love to win! I've been wanting to read Sea of Shadows!!!

  17. I can't wait to read Sea of Shadows. Thanks for the chance.

  18. Thank you for all you do to provide your followers with quality reviews and great giveaways.

  19. would love to win this book! love Kelly Armstrong! I did not even know this book was cmoing out till I saw it here!! Thank you for a Chance!

  20. I Love Kelley Armstrong's books and to win this one would be absolutely fabulous! I have been reading her books since my daughter turned me on to Kelley's books, I especially love her Gathering, Delirium and Pandemonium they are exciting books... sorry to go on :) Thank you for the chance to win this great prize!

  21. This is great. I will follow through blogger....

    -Shayn summer


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