This week, we’ll start our December giveaways with a 5 book frenzy! PCTELA had a great time at the National Conference for English Teachers in Washington, DC and we thought we would share the wealth. Below are listed 5 Advanced Readers Copies (ARCs) of books we picked up there.There are two ways to win:
1.Put your name in the comments section of this blog post with the title of the book you want, OR
2. Tweet this blog post with the title of the book you want.
We will draw names from all the entries, and winners will be announced in Monday’s post, at which point they can message Kate addresses.
Here are your 5 titles:
- Lauren Oliver’s Vanishing Girls. From the back cover: “Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara’s beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl has vanished, too…and Nick has to find them, before it is too late.”
- The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma. From the back cover. This “ghostly story of suspense is told in two voices–one still living, and one long dead. One the outside, there is Violet, and 18-year-old dancer days away from the life of her dreams, and on the inside, within the walls of a detention center, there’s Amber, who can barely remember freedom. A third girl, Orianna, holds the key to unlocking all the girls’ darkest mysteries.”
- Michael Buckley’s Undertow is a “much anticipated genre-bending YA trilogy” that seems to be about “the stuff of nightmares. You can’t sleep through…the wave of moans and shrieks…so you just pull the blankets over your head and wait for them to pass. It’s after curfew on Coney Island.”
- Ask the Dark, my Henry Turner has suspense: “When an elusive killer stalks the neighborhood, only the boy who breaks all the rules can piece together the truth. A gripping tale of redemption, this debut novel comes to life with the voice of a hero as unlikely as he is unforgettable.”
- Finally, we have Lee Bross’s Tangled Webs, about Lady A, a “notorious blackmailer” in 1725 London–who also happens to be a regular 17-year-old girl “living in fear of her abusive master.” She passes as a boy to navigate the slums of London, and eventually ends up partnering with Jonathan Wild, an infamous thief.” Then, of course, she meets a man, falls in love, and trouble ensues…
Happy Friday, and happy reading!