January 2013 Prize Pack!

January 4, 2013 2013, giveaway, lenore appelhans, Wendy 211

There are a ton of great books releasing in January! We thought we’d give our readers a chance to win some of the titles that are creating a lot of buzz. There’s a nice mix of ARCs and pretty finished copies in this bundle for the lucky winner.

return to me chen falling for you schroeder different girl level 2 appelhans teeth moskowitz giveaway arc

Return to Me by Justina Chen - And there it was again, the troubling notion that I barely knew the people I loved. That’s the quote from the back of this book by the much-praised author of North of Beautiful, and it’s another contemporary novel that unravels complicated family ties.

Falling for You by Lisa Schroeder - Abusive relationships are always tough to read, but judging from my friend Penny’s reaction, this one has some uplifting moments as well. I just started reading this, and I think fans of the author’s previous novels (and maybe Simone Elkeles) will enjoy.

The Different Girl by Gordon Dahlquist - Four girls shipwrecked on an island have to deal when another girl is suddenly introduced into their midst. This book apparently is a mix of dystopian/contemporary and the premise lends itself to all kinds of interesting scenarios. (Ooops, this is a February release! Oh, well.)

Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans- The raves are pouring in for Lenore’s debut! I had more mixed reactions to some of the story elements, but this book is certainly a very fun, fast-paced read. Definitely worth checking out if you’re a sci-fi fan, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the story develops in Level 3. Including what has happened to one of the mysteriously disappearing main characters…

Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz - Remote islands. Screaming oceans. Magical gay fish. Could this story sound any more intriguing? I love the title and cover art for this book, and I think it’s about time we had a gay mermaid/merboy. This will be the first book by this author that I’ve read, and it’ll be fun to see if the author’s funny, quirky online personality translates to her books.

Win this January 2013 Prize Pack!

All these books retail for a total of $88, but you can win the whole lot just by entering your info in the Rafflecopter form and leaving a comment below.  Open to readers aged 18 and older (or 13 and older with parental permission), one entry per household. Complete contest rules are in the entry form, please make sure you read them carefully.

This contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only this time around, but never fear–we have international ones planned in the coming weeks, too. Good luck!

Our sincere thanks to our friends at Little Brown, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin Teen for supplying the prizes for this contest.


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211 Responses to “January 2013 Prize Pack!”

  1. mckaykelly

    I’ve never heard of most books in this pile so it’d be nice to read a different verity from what I usually read!

  2. Hannah

    All of the featured book look AMAZING, but I have been particularly interested in Teeth and Level 2 for a while. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!

  3. nm

    What a great assortment of books! I’ve been looking forward to Level 2 and The Different Girl for a while.

  4. nm

    What a great assortment of books! I’ve been looking forward to Level 2 and The Different Girl for a while.

  5. Carly Jane

    Adding these all to my TBR list now!! Level 2 and the Different Girl really caught my eye. This is a great prize pack, I would love to win!

  6. Pebble

    I have loved Justina Chen since North of Beautiful and I’m excited for her latest offering. All the other books sound intriguing as well, and by authors I have yet to discover.

  7. Pebble

    I have loved Justina Chen since North of Beautiful. I’m excited to read her latest offering. All these other books look intriguing as well, and by authors I have yet to discover.

  8. Pooja. S

    Because its all the 2013 read I’ve been looking forward to in one amazing package. Thanks for the awesometastic giveaway :D

  9. Pooja. S

    Because it’s all the 2013 reads I’m looking forward to in one awesomely enticing box xD thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  10. Ashley

    I have heard great things about Level 2 and all the books are on my TBR list!! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!

  11. Nurse Carolyn

    The Different Girl and Level 2 are both already on my reading list and the other two sound really cool! What’s fun about many of these books is that both my pre-teen daughter and I can read them and then discuss them.

  12. zapkode.marie

    I am excited to win this package because I haven’t read these books before. Also because when I find new young adult books that I like I hold onto them and pass them down to my children. Thank you for this opportunity. :)

  13. ToryAnn Stutts

    I am excited to win this prize pack because I love to read. I am planning on becoming an English teacher, and I just took a Young Adult Literature class last semester that rekindled my love for these types of books! I only recently found your blog, but I think it is amazing!

  14. Sarah Johnson

    I would be crazy not to be excited. There are so many books! But I really want to read Falling for You and Teeth. Those are the ones I want the most, but I’m interested in all of them actually. They all look and sound so good.

  15. Sarah Johnson

    I really want to read Falling for You and Teeth. Everyone seems to love Teeth, but I also love the cover for The Different Girl and I’ve heard some good things about Return to Me. I’m slightly on the fence about Level 2. It looks and sounds great, but I’m not a 100% sure it’s for me.

  16. Sarah Johnson

    I would be crazy not to be excited. There are so many books! But I really want to read Falling for You and Teeth. Those are the ones I want the most, but I’m interested in all of them actually. They all look and sound so good.

  17. Sandy

    So many great reads! Thanks for the giveaway, Wendy!

    I’ve been looking for to January for months. So many fantastic books are being released this month (especially January 22). February 5 is also circled on my calendar. Can’t wait for Tuesday!

  18. Sam

    There are a few books in there that I definitely want to get my hands on. The others I have not heard of but who doesn’t love more books to discover.

  19. teena3940

    I Love books..I Love to read..Did I say that I LOVED books..I’m never without a book. I need new ones to read..Please..Great Giveaway!!!

  20. Allison

    I’m excited to win this prize pack because there is a Hannah Moskowitz book to win! I also have been looking forward to Level 2 because it’s by Lenore and her blog posts are always awesome. The other three books are outside of my usual taste so I’m interested in trying new genres.

  21. Rachel

    What a fabulous giveaway, Wendy!! I have North of Beautiful but I still need to read it. Return to Me looks amazing. I’m exciting for Falling for You even if it isn’t a verse novel, was a little disappointed by that to be honest. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! :)

  22. xXJackoXxT

    I’m excited because I love reading YA books and some of the books are on my TBR list and the others sound like they will be good
    Thanks for the giveaway : )

  23. SarahO

    All of these books look awesome but I’m really excited for Return to Me because North of Beautiful is a favourite of mine.

  24. Miss Anderson

    I want to win this prize pack because I’ve been loaded down with ARCs in Dec/Jan and still haven’t read ANY of these titles.

  25. Christina2227

    I’ve heard really wonderful things about Level 2, Return to Me, and Falling For You. Plus, the others look really interesting.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway opportunity!

    ~Christina(2227)

  26. Leannessf

    All of these are on my TBR list and I don’t have any of them! Would love to win this pack! :)

    Thanks,
    Leanne

  27. Zanzarr

    I’ve been dying to get my hands on new reading material, but after shelling out crazy amounts of cash for various AP test my funds are frighteningly low…and with the knowledge that I seriously need new socks thumping in the back of my head,that new reading material taunts me from a far off horizon. Who am I kidding? these books sound promising, I’d probably go sockless and buy the books anyway.

  28. Zanzarr

    I’ve been dying to get my hands on some new books, but after shelling out crazy amounts of cash for various AP tests my pockets are bone dry. It would be great to read some new novels–that actually sound promising–without the agony of choosing between new books or new socks (I really need socks, but I’d probably buy the books…and I’d stress about it while making the purchase(s).)

  29. Jalin M

    I’ve been dying to get my hands on some new books, but after shelling out crazy amounts of cash for various AP tests my pockets are bone dry. It would be great to read some new novels–that actually sound promising–without the agony of choosing between new books or new socks (I really need socks, but I’d probably buy the books…and I’d stress about it while making the purchase(s).)

  30. javalotta

    I would love to win this great lot of books since I haven’t read ANY of them yet but they are all on my wish list. Thanks for having such a great giveaway!:)

  31. Amanda

    Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway! This is my first year participating in the DAC and really caring about what debuts are being published, and there’s so much promise in many of these debuts. I really want to read The Cadet of Tildor (and anything with a Tamora Pierce comparison). And Teeth sounds like a good mermaid book to get into books on that genre.

  32. Jae Lee

    I’m a fan of Justina Chen and Teeth is on my WTR list, so this would be great! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  33. Jae Lee

    I’m a fan of Justina Chen and Teeth is on my list of WTR list so this would be super cool! Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Manda

    I’m mostly excited because Teeth looks so amazing! And Lisa Schroeder is a guaranteed good read. :)

  35. molly @ wrapped up in books

    I’ve been excited to read many of these, especially TEETH because of it’s unique premise and LEVEL 2 because it seems like a new sci-fi dystopian blend with a different spin.

  36. Delaney

    Teeth! Teeth looks so amazing and I haven’t got around to see where i could get a copy! It looks super awesome and your super awesome to host this giveaway. ^^

  37. aoshi

    A lot of these books sound absolutely fantastic. Really diggin’ the idea behind Level 2, especially.

    Thanks for running such an awesome contest!

  38. Mandroid

    I am so excited about Level 2 and The Different Girl. I think they could be some of my favorite reads of the year (even if the year has just started).

  39. NinetyNine Pages

    This books look absolutely fabulous. I’m excited to read
    Level 2 because there’s so much hype and I want to see if it’s as good as people say. Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. A Canadian Girl

    I’ve read most of Justina Chen’s and Lisa Schroeder’s books so I’m thrilled to see their latest books being offered in this giveaway. I’ve also been looking forward to reading Level 2. Thanks for the giveaway, Wendy.

  41. Sam Kasbrick

    I want to read all these books, but I especially can’t wait to read Level 2 and Teeth!! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  42. CL

    I would love to win! I am a high school teacher in Brooklyn,I love to read and encourage my students to read new books! This would really help out my classroom library!

  43. CL

    I would love to win! I am a high school teacher in Brooklyn,I love to read and encourage my students to read new books! This would really help out my classroom library!

  44. Yahong Chi

    Whoa, did not know Justina Chen had a new book coming out — super-excited now for Return to Me; I really enjoyed North of Beautiful!

  45. Yahong Chi

    Did not know Justina Chen had a new book out — super-excited for Return to Me now, I really enjoyed North of Beautiful. :)

  46. Steph

    Great picks! All of these are on my TBR wishlist!! Level 2, The Different Girl, and Teeth all sound great!

  47. Jeannette

    Actual paper books are such a treat for me now. As much as I love my eReader, I’d love to add some wonderful titles to my bookshelf. And these look wonderful!

  48. Meagan

    I haven’t gotten to read most of these books, and winning them would definitely make it a little easier, haha!

  49. Julie N.

    These books sound great! I would love to read these. There is just something about holding an actual book these days!

  50. Julie N.

    I have a kindle and love reading on it but there is just something about holding an actual book! I would love to read these! They sound great!

  51. dragongirl

    I really want to read Level 2 and Return to Me! All of these books look so great. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  52. Anonymous

    These’ books look extremely interesting and they say not to judge a book by it’s cover but i looked up the fronts and they’re gorgeous!

  53. Michelle

    I love Hannah Moskowitz and the rest of the books look pretty interesting as well. Thanks for the chance to win!

  54. Kristen Jett

    What an awesome giveaway! I’ve been wanting to read Falling For You, but the others sound great too- I’m a sucker for a good dystopia!

  55. Gi-Gi

    I’m really excited because all the books sound really really good! Also because 3 of the books prior were on my tbr list and now I have the other two added to that list as well. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  56. Suzanne Earley

    Some interesting picks. MOst sound good, but are a little out of what I normally read, and it’s always nice to be pushed outside the box, right?

  57. Taherah

    I’ve been eyeing Falling For You and Return to ME for quite some time and Level 2 sounds really interesting :D

  58. Circus Princess

    I’ve been dying to read these! I need to get back into the habbit of devouring books, and a haul is the perfect thing to do that.

  59. Skye

    I’ve been hearing great things about LEVEL 2 and look forward to reading it! I’m also interested in THE DIFFERENT GIRL.

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  60. M.A.D.

    MARY DEBORDE

    I’m really excited because I’m almost out of new books to read, so I need a fresh infusion lol

  61. pointy star

    Ever since I read the summaries for all of those books, I’ve been wanting to get my hands on them, especially Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz!

    Thanks for having such an awesome giveaway!

  62. pagesunbound

    I’m excited to win because I love YA and these all look great. I’ve been looking forward to Level 2 since I saw the Goodreads giveaway.

  63. Kassandra L.

    I loved reading North of Beautiful so much that I’m excited for Return to Me. They all have lovely cover and sound interesting.

  64. pymette

    this would be super-cool to win!! :) I love discovering new books I wouldn’t have otherwise known about. Thanks for the opportunity! xo leanna

  65. pymette

    this would be super-cool to win! :) I love discovering new books I wouldn’t have otherwise read. Thanks for the opportunity! xo leanna

  66. Ashley

    All the books sounds interesting/awesome, but I LOVE Lisa Schroeder. Like, a LOT. So… Yes. :)

  67. Mindy Jo

    I would love to have real books, as opposed to the ebooks I have been reading lately. I love YA books, they keep me in touch with the students in the schools I visit.

  68. Mindy Jo

    I would love to win some actual books! I have been reading too many ebooks and miss the feel of real, new book.

  69. Katie

    Why? I love books! I love getting free books! I love winning things! I love your blog!

    Need I say more? =]

  70. Tabitha

    Most excited for? Hmm.. The whole prize pack is amazing but my most anticipated and the one that I think I’ll enjoy the most is Falling for You by Lisa Shroeder.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  71. Jessica R

    There are so many reasons to be excited for this one! Debut authors like Lenore, books I’ve heard great things about, and The Different Girl, which I almost begged the publisher for but to no avail!
    Thank you so much for offering up these amazing books! :)

  72. Chey

    I’d love to win because I’ve been wanting to read all of the books in the prize pack! Thanks for holding the giveaway!

  73. Aneeqah

    First of all, you ROCK Wendy, for doing this giveaway! I can’t even begin to express how awesome you are, especially now that we’re all finding out how much we actually spend on book blogging.

    Anyways, I’m pretty much dying for each of those books! They all seem like something I’d love, and since I pre-ordered too many books, I don’t exactly have the money to buy any of these. =P

    Thanks for the ah-mazing giveaway! <3

  74. b helm

    auuuugh!

    Why am I excited about this giveaway? Because every book in this prize pack is one I want to own! Please pick me! I’m not above begging. ha.

  75. vixb

    I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump. Need to find that spark again and some of these titles sound promising!

  76. vixb

    I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump. Nothing I’ve read lately has really wowed me. Looking for my spark again. Some of these titles sound promising!

  77. ohdamnbooks

    I’ve been waiting for four of those books out of that pile to come out this month so I can read them. Level 2 looks so good! (:

  78. ahz1

    Thanks for the opportunity to win books that I may not have actively sought out. It’s an interesting mix.

  79. turtlesread

    I’m excited because it has ‘Level 2’! I’ve been waiting for the book since I first found out about it last year.

  80. turtlesread

    I’m excited because I’ve been waiting for Level 2 since last year and every other book. Best way to start the new year in my opinion

  81. Orchid

    Because it has Level 2! I have been waiting a long time for her debut book to come out and cannot wait to read it. =)

  82. Oceana Fern

    I refuse to lie here. I was excited when I entered this contest because I’ve recently grown a fetish for paper ARCs. I have a few but I love them a lot more than e-book ARCs, which expire. Plus I’ve never won anything either, so pity party for all! *throws confetti*

    And these books look awesome. I really need to write some positive reviews instead of negative ones.

  83. Justine

    I love that these are all authors I haven’t read and can now add to my TBR regardless of giveaway results. Thanks, Wendy! :)

  84. Penny

    I’m really excited about Teeth and Level, and am curious about Return to Me and The Different Girl. I already own a copy of Falling For You, and loved it. ;) So if I happen to be lucky enough to win this prize pack, I’d be more than happy to share that part of the prize with someone else, like another one of your entrants. Thank you so much for doing this awesome contest!

  85. Kandee

    Thanks for the giveaway. And also because of the fact I really want to read these books, I know we all do, but these would really get me out of the reading funk I am in and also Falling For You, I’ve heard nothing but greatness about it. Nothing but greatness.

  86. Dru

    Level 2 sounds great, and any book described with magical gay fish has to be read!

  87. Dru

    Level 2 sounds interesting, and any book described with magical gay fish has to be read!

  88. Kirsten!

    All of these sound great- I’m especially anticipating Teeth and Level 2- those premises sound interesting :)

  89. Book Chelle

    I love how you all chose books that aren’t a part of the “OMG I NEED THIS” book titles that have been circling around the social media sites. These titles are unconventional and I love it. I’m most excited because you all chose books that most likely need the proper attention for the awesome that they contain.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  90. Book Chelle

    I love how these are slightly unconventional books for January. They aren’t the “OMG I NEED THESE!” book titles that have been circulating around the social media networks. To me, I’m most excited because these are books that most likely need the attention they deserve for the possibility of awesome that they contain.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  91. Vivian @ Vivaciously, Vivian

    Level 2 has me really interested from all the buzzing reviews! Teeth also sounds incredibly original and out of the usual that we get around the YA world. These all look like great 2013 reads! Thanks for the giveaway! <3

  92. siriusyareader

    I would love to win for many reasons. Alll the books sound awesome! I love reading! The books are on my tbr pile and did I mention I love reading, especially ya?

  93. Tiffany

    B/c All of these are on mt TBR pile and I really really really want to read them. LOL

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!!!!!

  94. Carissa St. Amand

    I’ve heard good things about Level 2 and The Different Girl, and I’d love to try out the other selections you have offered! They seem so different from what I usually read, and that’s a good thing…for me anyway :P

  95. Amber Hsu

    Two of the books are on my TBR list and the other ones look really interesting. I’ve been wanting to read level two and a different girl since I first read their summaries~ Thank you!

  96. Sarah

    All of these books sound great. A couple of them are on my to-read list, and I’m adding the others.

  97. Azyvli

    I loved North of Beautiful and I’d love to read another book by Justina Chen!! The other books look amazing as well~

  98. Vivien

    Well, the ones that I didn’t know anything about look fantastic!! And I’ve heard wonderful things about the repeat authors. Such a well rounded prize pack!!

  99. Tiffany Drew

    Why do I want to win this? Because all of these books are on my wish list and look AWESOME! Seriously, I *need* these :) Thank you!