*wrestles with copyedit pencil* *curses softly*
Contest Week #1: A copy of Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers.
Today I'm giving away TWO books! One each to two randomly drawn winners, which means your chances of winning are doubled!
AND I'm highlighting Pacific Northwest authors. Today's prizes are Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy, a Washington state writer, and The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers, who lives in Idaho. And they're both signed! (I was actually at Kate's signing. It was a lot of fun.)
From the Goodreads blurb:
Zulaikha hopes. She hopes for peace, now that the Taliban have been driven from Afghanistan; a good relationship with her hard stepmother; and one day even to go to school, or to have her cleft palate fixed. Zulaikha knows all will be provided for her--"Inshallah," God willing.
Then she meets Meena, who offers to teach her the Afghan poetry she taught her late mother. And the Americans come to the village, promising not just new opportunities and dangers, but surgery to fix her face. These changes could mean a whole new life for Zulaikha--but can she dare to hope they'll come true?
Jocelyn's twin brother Jack was the only family she had growing up in a world of foster homes-and now he's dead, and she has nothing. Then she gets a cryptic letter from "Jason December"-the code name her brother used to use when they were children at Seale House, a terrifying foster home that they believed had dark powers.
Only one other person knows about Jason December: Noah, Jocelyn's childhood crush and their only real friend among the troubled children at Seale House.
But when Jocelyn returns to Seale House and the city where she last saw Noah, she gets more than she bargained for. Turns out the house's powers weren't just a figment of a childish imagination. And someone is following Jocelyn. Is Jack still alive? And if he is, what kind of trouble is he in?
Don't those sound fun? I've heard a lot of really great things about Words in the Dust, and The Vanishing Game has some of the best puzzles I've ever seen in a YA novel, plus a very twisty ending.
I'm doing two separate drawings, one for each book. And entering is easy.
1. Follow the blog
2. Leave a comment on my blog, OR on my Facebook page
That's it. The contest ends ends at midnight, PST on the twenty-eighth of March.You can earn extra points by facebooking or twittering or blogging about this giveaway and leaving the links in the comment section. And if you haven't won a contest here before, let me know that too and you'll get an extra entry. International entries are welcome.
And on a totally different note, yesterday was the first day of spring! (Hooray!) And we got three inches of snow! (Boo!)
How's your spring going?