I’ve been horribly remiss these past few weeks in keeping up with the blog. The end of Summer Reading Program, big-time changes in the way my Library does business, and three big events looming on the horizon (including Doctor Who, y’all!) and it isn’t a wonder this poor blog has been feeling neglected.
So let’s get things rolling again with a BIG book giveaway! I have ten Advanced Reader Copies of books that have been recently published. I ask that you email me (thelibrarianchickwppl at gmail dot com) with the one title you’d like the most and your mailing address so that I can send it to you. The first response I receive for each title will receive that book in the mail from moi. Also, please comment below about the best book you read this summer. My favorite read was R. J. Palacio’s beautiful Wonder. Why did I take so long to read it?!
Now onto the ARCs:
UPDATE: All of the ARCs in this batch have been claimed. Thank you all for your swift replies. Those of you who didn’t get one this time around, stay tuned! There will be more ARC giveaways in the future.
Absent – Katie Williams
Seventeen-year-old Paige Wheeler died in a fall off the high school roof and now her spirit seems bound to the school grounds, along with Brooke and Evan, two other teen ghosts who died there–but maybe if she can solve the mystery of her apparent suicide they will all be able to move on.
Dance of Shadows – Yelena Black
Fifteen-year-old Vanessa follows her sister Margaret to an elite Manhattan ballet school, not only gaining admission but also earning the lead in a production of the Firebird, while trying to uncover why and how Margaret and other lead dancers have disappeared.
The Eternity Cure – Julie Kagawa
When Allie follows the call of blood to save her creator, Kanin, from a psychotic vampire, she returns to her birthplace in New Covington and what she finds there may change the world forever.
The Girl with the Iron Touch – Kady Cross
When Emily is kidnapped and ordered to transplant the Machinist’s consciousness into one of his creations, Finley Jayne and her friends are forced to work with Jack Dandy, who compels Finley to evaluate her feelings for Griffin.
Golden Boy – Tara Sullivan
A Tanzanian albino boy finds himself the ultimate outsider, hunted because of the color of his skin.
Gorgeous – Paul Rudnick
When eighteen-year-old Becky Randle’s mother dies, she is whisked away from a trailer park to New York City, where fashion designer Tom Kelly offers to transform her into a glamorous Rebecca, a girl fit for a prince–but soon she begins to fear that she will lose touch with her real self.
Itch: the Explosive Adventures of an Element Hunter – Simon Mayo
When fourteen-year-old Itchingham “Itch” Lofte discovers a new radioactive element, he must use all of his wits and scientific knowledge to stop a top-secret government agency, his greedy teacher, and an evil corporation from getting hold of it.
Poison – Bridget Zinn
When sixteen-year-old Kyra, a potions master, tries to save her kingdom by murdering the princess, who is also her best friend, the poisoned dart misses its mark and Kyra becomes a fugitive, pursued by the King’s army and her ex-boyfriend Hal.
Reboot – Amy Tintera
Seventeen-year-old Wren rises from the dead as a Reboot and is trained as an elite crime-fighting soldier until she is given an order she refuses to follow.
The Sweet Dead Life – Joy Preble
After dying in a car accident, fourteen-year-old Jenna’s older brother returns as an angel to help Jenna solve a mystery that not only holds the key to her survival, but also to their mother’s mysterious depression and their father’s disappearance.