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Monday, February 22, 2010

Magic Under Glass Rejacketed

Shortly after being released, MAGIC UNDER GLASS by Jaclyn Dolamore was pulled from the shelves and Bloomsbury was criticized for white-washing the cover. A concise account of the whole debacle and Bloomsbury's response can be found HERE.

The cover has since been redesigned and it is absolutely beautiful, depicting Nimira as she is described in
the book. Take a look.

                                             Old                                                New

And in case you aren't familiar with the book...

ABOUT THE BOOK
Nimira is a foreign music-hall girl forced to dance for mere pennies. When wealthy sorcerer Hollin Parry hires her to sing with a piano-playing automaton, Nimira believes it is the start of a new and better life. In Parry's world, however, buried secrets are beginning to stir. Unsettling below-stairs rumors swirl about ghosts, a madwoman roaming the halls, and Parry's involvement with a league of sorcerers who torture fairies for sport. Then Nimira discovers the spirit of a fairy gentleman named Erris is trapped inside the clockwork automaton, waiting for someone to break his curse. The two fall into a love that seems hopeless, and breaking the curse becomes a race against time, as not just their love, but the fate of the entire magical world may be in peril.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Will Grayson, Will Grayson Giveaway

Steph Bowe's back again and giving away more books! This time she's willing to part with and ARC of WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON by John Green & David Levithan.
Official release date: April 6, 2010.

Enter HERE. Contest ends 2/28.

ABOUT THE BOOK
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won both them legions of faithful fans.

Maggie Stiefvater's Giant LINGER Giveaway

Linger Cover LargeIn Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other.  Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack.  And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love -- the light and the dark, the warm and the cold -- in a way you will never forget.


Comes out in stores everywhere July 20th. Pre-order here.

Enter to win an advanced review copies of LINGER, Sisters Red, The Dead-Tossed Waves, and The Replacement on Maggie's blog.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Win a Kindle from AshElizabeth!

AshElizabeth is giving away a Kindle e-reader on her blog. The contest ends on 3/15.
Click the Kindle to enter!






Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Bookshelf Muse Contest

Okay, better late than never... The Bookshelf Muse is hosting a contest for reaching 400 followers!

The Prize: A first chapter critique AND the right to choose the next thesaurus added to The Bookshelf Muse's vast collection.

ENTER HERE! Ends 2/10.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Book Bound YA Mega Giveaway

Book Bound is celebrating the best of 2009 YA! There's a ton of great books up for grabs. Take a look...


1. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

2. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

3. Fallen by Lauren Kate

4. The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate

5. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

6. Eyes Like Stars: Theatre Illuminata, Act I by Lisa Mantchev

7. The Seven Rays by Jessica Bendinger

8. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

9. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

10. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

11. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

12. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

13. The Awakening (Darkest Powers, Book 2) by Kelley Armstrong

14. Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

15. City of Glass (Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare

Go HERE to enter!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Another great contest from author Steph Bowe

Steph Bowe, debut Aussie author for 2010 (2011 in the US), is giving away some of her favorite books -- LIAR by Justine Larbalestier, PAPER TOWNS by John Green, and THE DEMON'S LEXICON by Sarah Rees Brennan.

Head over and ENTER! Ends 2/14.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Win a signed copy of SING ME TO SLEEP.

Books Make Great Lovers is giving away a singed copy of SING ME TO SLEEP by Angela Morrison.

ABOUT THE BOOK
The Transformation
Beth has always been “The Beast”—that’s what everyone at school calls her because of her awkward height, facial scars, and thick glasses. Beth’s only friend is geeky, golden-haired Scott. That is, until she’s selected to be her choir’s soprano soloist, and receives the makeover that will change her life forever.
The Love Affair
When Beth’s choir travels to Switzerland, she meets Derek: pale, brooding, totally dreamy. Derek’s untethered passion—for music, and for Beth—leaves her breathless. Because in Derek’s eyes? She’s not The Beast, she’s The Beauty.
The Impossible Choice
When Beth comes home, Scott, her best friend in the world, makes a confession that leaves her completely torn. Should she stand by sweet, steady Scott or follow the dangerous, intense new feelings she has for Derek?
The Heartbreak
The closer Beth gets to Derek, the further away he seems. Then Beth discovers that Derek’s been hiding a dark secret from her …one that could shatter everything.

Click HERE to enter!!!