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The Friday Society: ARC giveaway!

The Friday Society: ARC giveaway!

If the notion of kickass girls, steampunk, and turn of the century London appeals to you, The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress may just fit the bill! This story follows three independently-minded girls named Cora, Nellie, and Michiko, who each serve as assistants to powerful men, as they work together to solve a mystery. Written with sassy humor and packed with lots of action, I think this book would definitely appeal to fans of the Gemma Doyle series, The Girl in the Steel Corset, and possibly Dearly, Departed. And please, that cover is just pinky-swearing that it will be fun. Win a copy of the ARC! The Friday Society will be available in bookstores next week on December 6, but thanks to our friends at Dial, we’re pleased to offer our readers the opportunity to win an ARC here on the blog. All you have to do is fill out… Read more »

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Lenore Appelhans’ Thankgiving Recipe + LEVEL 2 Giveaway

Lenore Appelhans’ Thankgiving Recipe + LEVEL 2 Giveaway

Welcome to Day Three of our Debut Authors Celebration! We’re tremendously grateful that publishers take the time to nurture new talent, so this week we’re featuring a mini celebration of 2013 debuts. We’re very excited to welcome Lenore Appelhans to the blog today! Not only does she have a sci-fi thriller coming out in January, but she’s also been an active YA blogger for some time; many GoodReaders are probably familiar with her reviews.Level 2 is the story of Felicia Ward, who died right before her 18th birthday and has been trapped in a strange, otherworldly afterlife ever since. As Felicia uncovers the secrets behind her confinement, she is pulled towards both romance and rebellion…and it might just be up to her to save the lives of countless others. This sounds like such a fun book, and I know that I’m not alone in my eagerness to read it. In the… Read more »

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The Darkest Minds: review and giveaway

The Darkest Minds: review and giveaway

The Darkest Mindsby Alexandra Bracken “Imagine someone reaching straight into your chest, past the bones and blood and guts, and taking a nice firm hold on your spinal cord. Now imagine that they start shaking you so fast, the world starts bulging and buckling under you. Imagine not being able to figure out later if the thought in your head is really yours or an unintentional keepsake from someone else’s mind. Imagine the guilt of knowing you saw someone’s deepest, darkest fear or secret…”In The Darkest Minds, the children are diseased. Some drop dead for no apparent reason before they reach the age of ten. Those that don’t begin to develop abilities they don’t understand, and can’t control. Some merely gain superior mental acuity, excelling at math and science far beyond their years. For others, their abilities take on a more dangerous shape–telekinesis, electrokinesis, mind reading, mind control. After waking… Read more »

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YA Sci-Fi Thrillers Giveaway!

YA Sci-Fi Thrillers Giveaway!

Time for another giveaway! Today we’re offering up ARCs of three young adult sci-fi thrillers released within the last couple of months that have gotten a lot of buzz this fall. If you’re a fan of action-packed stories, these novels will definitely fit the bill. Origin by Jessica Khoury I quite liked this story about an immortal girl who was raised by scientists in the wilds of the Amazon rainforest. She meets a boy and starts to question her existence (hah! we’ve all been there), and overall this was a very fun read. If I had a pet jaguar I totally would have ridden him, though. Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate What if you could build the perfect boy? Evening Spiker gets that chance when her mother, a research scientist, challenges her with this unusual project after Eve is involved in a life-changing accident. This is… Read more »

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An Interview with a Thunder Tiger (& Stormdancer giveaway!)

An Interview with a Thunder Tiger (& Stormdancer giveaway!)

Imagine, if you will, a black sky filled with lightning as a sky-ship floats high above the mountains of Shima. On the deck, buffeted by wind and lashing rain, a 16-year-old girl named Yukiko stretches out her senses and feels a flicker of warmth and a heartbeat. Could it be that the mythical griffin, long thought to be extinct, actually exists after all? Yes. This fiercely proud “thunder tiger,” with the beautiful head and wings of an eagle and the sleek hindquarters of a tiger, is named Buruu. As Yukiko gets to know him under extraordinarily difficult circumstances, she finds keen intelligence in this unlikely ally. We’re very fortunate that Buruu has permitted us to submit some questions to him, as arashitora do not often deign to speak to mere mortals. Character Interview with Buruu Your relationship with Yukiko starts off on a rocky note. I guess it’s a little… Read more »

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The Raven Boys: review & giveaway

The Raven Boys: review & giveaway

The Raven Boysby Maggie Stiefvater On a cold night every spring, sixteen-year-old Blue and her psychic mother wait in a churchyard for the dead to arrive. Her mother is usually the one who sees the spirits of people who will die within the next twelve months, but this year, Blue herself is startled by the sad, desperate sight of a boy named Gansey falling to his knees before her. “There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve, Blue. Either you’re his true love…or you killed him.” With those chilling words, Blue is caught up in a mystery she never expected involving the privileged Raven Boys from Aglionby Academy. She must guard her heart closely, however, because Blue’s always been told that she’s destined to kill her true love with a kiss. If Edgar Allan Poe had taught the boys of Dead Poets Society,… Read more »

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Spark (Elemental #2): review & giveaway

Spark (Elemental #2): review & giveaway

Spark (Elemental #2)by Brigid Kemmerer CASE # 0197 SUBJECT:         Brigid Kemmerer, Author HYPOTHESIS:   Subject writes highly addictive books that are a serious impediment to normal sleep patterns. Exhibit A:       StormExhibit B:       Spark STATUS:  Considered a serious risk to all reasonable conduct. This paper is an emergency presentation to provide anecdotal evidence that the young adult author Brigid Kemmerer is a menace to society. Through her Elemental series, which follows a group of dangerously attractive brothers with the power to harness the forces of nature, she has irresponsibly spread rampant mass hysteria in a thinly disguised attempt to take over the paranormal romance genre. TEST READERS HAVE REPORTED: irregular breathing, flushed cheeks, and most alarmingly, a tendency to dissolve into incoherent giggles while reading the novels. Left unchecked, the subject will continue to be a detriment to all reasonable behavior as readers seem physically incapable of putting down her… Read more »

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