Welcome to our stop on the Feature & Follow 100 Giveaway Hop! Check out the folks at Reading Teen and enter in the giveaway open June 7-13...
We were so excited to have a chance to select a blog that we wanted to feature for this giveaway because ReadingTeen has been a favorite of Ange's and then Rachel's for a long time now. They have not only been a big inspiration for our blog, but have also been incredibly wonderful about quickly answering emails, tweets, giving advice, etc. ALL of this has meant so much to us! So check out the gang at ReadingTeen.net...
ReadingTeen is a team effort between Andye and Amy, who have been the best of friends for a long time. They enjoy reading and reviewing YA titles along with their teens, Kit, Abigail and Austin.
The coolest part about ReadingTeen isn't only that they are an amazing team-up between mothers and their teens (which we love), but that they make sure to list exactly what content is in each book for sexual content, profanity, violence and other notables. This is such a wonderful resource which I have recommended to many, many parents, teachers, librarians and students, along with their ParentalBookReviews.com site as well, because of their details on content AND because they're SO great about responding! PLUS, they love audiobooks and are constantly listening, reviewing and talking about them which, in our opinion, makes them one of the best authorities out there on YA audiobooks!
Check them out!
Enter for your chance to win ONE of the following SIGNED books + swag from the authors!
Author: Lissa Price
Release Date: March 13, 2012
Published by: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, loving as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie's only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills runs by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man.
He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders-seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie's head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator's grandson. It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party-and that Prime Destinations' plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined... (Summary from Goodreads)
This book was AMAZING, and when Lissa read Ange's review she was so pleased she sent us a signed HC for a giveaway + swag! Also be sure to check out the book trailer for Starters we featured in a Book Trailer Thursday post!
Lissa Price has lived in Japan and India, but now resides in the Southern California foothills with her husband and the occasional deer. Starters is her debut YA novel!
A Fun Mini-interview...
What's your favorite candy? ~ Chocolate
What's your favorite movie? ~ Memento
Be sure to also check out Lissa's short story prequel to Starters, Portrait of a Starter, An Unhidden Story!
(Unearthly, Book 2)
Author: Cynthia Hand
Release Date: January 17, 2012
Published by: HarperTeen
For months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose - the task she was put on earth to accomplish - is not as straightfoward as she thought.
Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love for her boyfriend, Tucker, Clara struggles to make sense of what she was supposed to do the day of the fire. And, as she is drawn further into the world of part-angels and the growing conflict between White Wings and Black Wings, Clara learns of the terrifying new reality that she must face: Someone close to her will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning. (Summary from Goodreads)
Check out Ange's review of Unearthly, Book 1 in the series.
We were able to attend HarperTeen's Spring Into the Future stop at Anderson's Bookshop and got our ARC of Hallowed signed by Cynthia + swag for a giveaway!
Cynthia Hand grew up in southeast Idaho near Wyoming. She currently lives in southern California with her husband and two small children. Cynthia also teaches courses in creative writing at Pepperdine University.
A Fun Mini-interview...
What's your favorite candy? ~ Black Licorice. Some people think it's gross. I love it!
What's your favorite movie? ~ Oh lord, I have tons of favorite movies. I guess I'll go with Amelie.