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Pubsicle #13 + Giveaway
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April 5, 2011 posted by Ivy

Pubsicle #13 + Giveaway

Flavor of the week : Frozen Peach Penguin Swirl

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.


 

Ghost Town (The Morganville Vampires, Book 9) by Rachel Caine

While developing a new system to maintain the town’s defenses, genius student Claire Danvers discovers a way to use the vampires’ powers to keep outsiders from spreading news of Morganville’s “unique” situation.

But when people in town start forgetting who they are—including the vampires—Claire has to figure out how to pull the plug on her experiment before she forgets how to save herself…and Morganville.

Paperback Release Date: April 5, 2011

Rachel Caine is the author of more than twenty novels, including the “Weather Warden” series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, and an insurance investigator, and still carries on a secret identity in the corporate world. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas with their iguanas, Popeye and Darwin; a mali uromastyx named (appropriately) O’Malley; and a leopard tortoise named Shelley (for the poet, of course).

Websites:

www.rachelcaine.com

www.morganvilletexas.com

Other Info: Bite Club, the 10th book in the series, will be coming out on May 3rd.  Read a synopsis and a sample chapter at morganvilletexas.com.

Reviews:

by Nikki

 


Giveaway

Thanks to Penguin USA, 5 lucky winners will get a copy of Ghost Town and a resident ID card!

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Simply fill out the form below with your name, email, and mailing address. We randomly draw the winners using random.org.
  • Contest open to US residents only.
  • Ends on April 26, 2011.


Visit Penguin USA can be found online at penguingroup.com.

 

Pubsicle #12 + Giveaway
Pubsicle
March 29, 2011 posted by Ivy

Pubsicle #12 + Giveaway


Flavor of the week : Harper Collins Bavarian Espresso Supreme

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.



Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann

Lisa McMann has created a young-adult thriller for a new generation of teenagers who are much harder to scare. This book will have even the bravest of souls sleeping with all the lights on.

The isolated community of Cryer’s Cross, is shocked when local schoolgirl Tiffany disappears.

Already off-balance due to OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out by seeing her friend’s empty desk in her classroom, but tries to keep calm… until Kendall’s boyfriend Nico also vanishes.

Suddenly the town is in full-blown panic, and Kendall starts getting creepy messages. Is she going crazy? Is Nico out there somewhere? She’s dying to find out.

Release Date: April 1, 2011

Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy. She lives with her family in Phoenix, Arizona.

Website:

lisamcmann.com

Reviews:

by Book Noise

by Wondrous Reads



 

EONA by Alison Goodman

Once she was Eon, a girl disguised as a boy, risking her life for the chance to become a Dragoneye apprentice. Now she is Eona, thrust into the role of her country’s saviour.

But Eona has an even more dangerous secret – she cannot control her power. When she tries to bond with her Mirror Dragon she is overcome by the anguish of the ten spirit beasts whose Dragoneyes were murdered. The result: a killing force that destroys everything before it.

On the run from High Lord Sethon’s army, Eona and her friends must help the Pearl Emperor, Kygo, wrest back his throne. Everyone is relying on Eona’s power. Can she face her own darkness within, and drive a desperate bargain with an old enemy? A wrong move could obliterate them all.

Release date: April, 2011

Alison Goodman’s most recent book EON, also known as The Two Pearls of Wisdom, won the 2008 Aurealis Award and was shortlisted for Victorian, NSW and WA Premier’s Literary Awards. Alison was a 1999 DJ O’Hearn Memorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and holds a Master of Arts. She lives in bayside Melbourne and currently writes full-time as well as mentoring other authors.

Website:

www.alisongoodman.com.au

Reviews:

by Mrs. Boswell



 

Department 19 by Will Hill

Mind-blowing entertainment, which blends the atmosphere of gas-lit Victorian gothic with the heart-stopping action and global settings of a neon-soaked, gadget packed modern thriller.

Debut author Will Hill has created a teen thriller for a new decade – it involves a very secret agency, a troubled teenage boy from our times, and a battle against the supernatural that has raged for over a century.

Department 19 is a non-stop, pulse-pounding adventure, a white-knuckle ride where monsters are made to be fought, not to be fallen in love with.

WHAT IS DEPARTMENT 19?

Department 6 is the Army.
Department 13 is MI5.
DEPARTMENT 19 is the reason you’re alive

Department 19 has, from its foundation, been classified far above Top Secret, its very existence known only to the British Prime Minister and a tiny, select group of the most senior members of the Armed Forces. And, to be honest, that’s how we would have liked it to remain. But circumstances have forced our hand, and so here I am, telling you about our most closely guarded secret.

Founded by Abraham Van Helsing in 1891, they know the greatest secret of all: everything Bram Stoker wrote was true. Department 19 has been policing the forces of the supernatural for more than a century, ensuring that the public never learn of the monsters that walk amongst them.

Release date: April 1, 2011

Will Hill spends a lot of his time in California but he grew up around the North East of England, moving from Skegness to Gateshead to Tynemouth. The area is steeped in vampire mythology, irresistible to the young Will. He turned this fascination into a highly accomplished debut. Action hungry lovers of horror and adventure will love it.

Website:

www.department19exists.com

Review:

by Keith B Walters


Giveaway

We are hosting another great giveaway courtesy of Harper Collins Australia!

One lucky winner will win a copy of Cryer’s Cross, EONA, and Department 19.

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Simply fill out the form below with your name, email, and mailing address. We randomly draw the winners using random.org.
  • Giveaway is open worldwide
  • Ends on April 19, 2011.


Visit Harper Collins Australia at www.harpercollins.com.au , Harper Collins Australia Facebook, Harper Collins Australia Twitter

 

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Pubsicle #11 + Giveaway
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March 22, 2011 posted by Ivy

Pubsicle #11 + Giveaway

Flavor of the week : Orange Penguin Delight

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.


Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

After winter break, the girls at the very prestigious Longbourn Academy become obsessed with the upcoming prom. Scholarship student, Lizzie Bennett, can neither afford nor is interested in designer dresses and shoes, but her best friend Jane is; especially as her crush, Charles Bingley, is returning from a semester in the UK.

Lizzie is happy about her friend’s burgeoning romance but less than impressed by Charles’s friend Will Darcy, who’d snobby and pretentious. Darcy doesn’t seem to like Lizzie, either, and she assumes it is because her family has no money. But if Will Darcy is such a jerk, why does Lizzie find herself so drawn to him?

Will Lizzie’s pride and Darcy’s prejudice keep them apart, or will they overcome their mutual distrust and accept their attraction? Elizabeth Eulberg has created a delightful modern-day romp through the well known parlour rooms of Jane Austen’s world, it is a love story to entertain and engage as much now as then.

Australian Release Date: March 2011

Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Wisconsin before heading off to college in Syracuse and making a career in the New York City book biz. She lives outside of Manhattan with her three guitars, two keyboards, and one drumstick. In researching the book (The Lonely Hearts Club), she tried swearing off boys forever. It didn’t work.

Website:

www.elizabetheulberg.com

Reviews:

by Words on Paper

by He Followed Me Home

by Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf


The Queen’s Lady by Eve Edwards

1584 – Surrey, England
When Lady Jane Rievaulx begins service to the Queen at Richmond Palace, she is thrilled at the court’s newest arrival . . . Master James Lacey.
Despite her previous courtship with his older brother, James is the man she truly loves. And for his part, he cannot deny his fascination with her. However, James is setting sail on a treacherous journey to the Americas, seeking absolution for what he sees as past sins.
But when Lady Jane is forced into a terrible situation by her own family, there is only one man to save her. Will Master James return to his lady ¬- before it’s too late?

Release date: March 2011

Eve Edwards has a doctorate from Oxford University and thinks researching a large part of the fun for writing historical fiction. She has visited Tudor houses, attended jousts and eaten Elizabethan banquets to get the sights, sounds and tastes right for this book. And, yes, she can testify that it is possible to eat neatly without the modern invention of the fork. She lives in Oxford and is married with three children.

Website:

www.eve-edwards.com

Reviews:

by Alpha Reader

by Rebecca’s Book Blog


Falling Under by Gwen Hayes

IN HER DREAMS HE’S SEDUCTIVE, CHARMING AND UNDOUBTEBLY DANGEROUS . . .

Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life, but when a devastatingly handsome boy appears at her school, she feels every urge she’s ever denied burning through her at his slightest glance.

Theia does not understand why she dreamed of Haden Black before they met, by as the Haden of both the day and the night beckons her forward, Theia knows she cannot resist him – even when she discovers what he truly is; and even if the cost of that knowledge is her soul.

. . . IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT TO FALL

Australian Release date: March 2011

Gwen Hayes lives in the Pacific Northwest with her real life hero, their children, and the pets that own them. Baffled by the fact that not everyone has people talking to each other in their head all the time, Gwen decided maybe she should start writing down what they say. She told her family she wanted to be a writer in 2007, they all nodded, and the adventures began.

She writes books for teen readers about love, angst, and saving the world,  FALLING UNDER is her debut novel.

You can also find Gwen every other Friday at The Fictionistas, the coolest YA blog in the whole universe, and just about every day she’s tweeting something nonsensical on her Twitter page. She also keeps her blog updated with the latest news.

Website:

www.gwenhayes.com

Reviews:

by Christina



Giveaway

Thanks to Penguin Australia, we have 3 prize packs to giveaway!

Included in the prize pack is a copy of  Prom & Prejudice, The Queen’s Lady, Falling Under.

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Simply fill out the form below with your name, email, and mailing address. We randomly draw the winners using random.org.
  • Giveaway is open  worldwide
  • Ends on April 12, 2011.


Visit Penguin Australia’s online space for Teens at Between the Lines.

Pubsicle #10
Pubsicle
March 15, 2011 posted by Ivy

Pubsicle #10

Flavor of the week : Allen & Unwin Banana Split

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.



Triple Ripple by Brigid Lowry

The Writer begins with a sparkly good idea for a fabulous fairytale. A girl called Glory is sent to work in the Royal Palace, where the queen is planning a grand ball and a bad-tempered princess is sorting through jewels and tiaras. And, unknown to Glory, the threads of her destiny are coming together.
Nova is reading the fairytale. Fairytales are not usually her thing, but right now she’s feeling a bit messy and lost. Her best friend has gone away and bitchy Dylan is hassling her. Still, Nova is curious to find out why Glory’s mother is scrabbling under the bed for an old magic book.
Can the Writer make everything turn out happily ever after? Will the princess find true love? Will Glory escape a secret curse? And can Nova smooth out the lumps and bumps in her life?

Release Date: March 1, 2011


Brigid Lowry was born in New Zealand and now lives in Australia. After the success of Guitar Highway Rose, she wrote Follow the Blue, and then she collaborated with her son, Sam Field, on the fantasy adventure Space Camp. Brigid’s next novel, With Lots of Love from Georgia, won the YA section of the New Zealand Children’s Post Book Awards. Her collection of stories and poetry, Tomorrow All Will Be Beautiful, won the Victorian Premier’s Award for YA fiction and was shortlisted for the NZ Post Awards. Her inspiring guide for young writers, Juicy Writing, was a finalist in the NZ Post Awards.

Reviews:

by Alpha Readers



Yellowcake by Margo Lanagan

Yellowcake brings together another ten short stories from this extraordinarily talented writer – each of them fiercely original and quietly heartbreaking.
‘Lanagan is in a class of her own.’ Weekend Australian
‘The genius (not too strong a word) of Margo Lanagan is her ability to reach into darkness and return with something both different and powerfully convincing. It’s astonishing enough to be introduced so abruptly to a writer this good, but even more extraordinary is her seemingly effortless mastery of the short story form, and what she proceeds to do with it.’ LOCUS, USA.
‘Lanagan asks us to look at the world differently to see its fullness.’ Sydney Morning Herald
‘With enormous skill, Lanagan disturbs as she entertains, stimulating our minds and playing havoc with our hearts.’ Good Reading

Release date: March 1, 2011

Margo Lanagan is an internationally acclaimed writer of novels and short stories. Her collections of short stories have garnered many awards, nominations and shortlistings. Black Juice was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, won two World Fantasy Awards and the Victorian Premier’s Award for Young Adult Fiction. Red Spikes won the CBCA Book of the Year: Older Readers, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, a Horn Book Fanfare title, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize and longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her novel Tender Morsels won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and was a Michael L. Printz Honor Book for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. Margo lives in Sydney.

Website: www.amongamidwhile.blogspot.com

Reviews:

by Tales From Inner Suburbia


Allen & Unwin can be found online at allenandunwin.com.

Pubsicle #9 and Giveaway
Pubsicle
January 11, 2011 posted by Ivy

Pubsicle #9 and Giveaway

Flavor of the week : Frozen Peach Penguin Swirl

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.


Night School by Mari Mancusi

After their parents’ shocking revelation about their fae heritage and an attack on their lives, the McDonald twins find themselves on the run—forced to hide out at Riverdale Academy, a boarding school for vampire slayers, deep in the Swiss Alps. With no cells, no internet, and no way to contact their vampire boyfriends—the twins are on their own. But when Sunny starts acting strange, Rayne realizes that there’s more to fear at Riverdale than getting staked by the student body—leading to a showdown in Fairyland that may cost them their lives.

Release Date: January 4, 2011

Mari Mancusi works as a freelance TV producer and author of books for teens, including The Blood Coven Vampire series. When not writing about creatures of the night, Mari enjoys traveling, cooking, goth clubbing, watching horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure—videogames. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband Jacob and their dog Molly.

Website: www.bloodcovenvampires.com

Reviews:

by YA Addict

by The Book Butterfly


Hexbound by Chloe Neill

Lily Parker is new to St. Sophia’s School for Girls, but she’s already learned that magic can be your best friend—or your worst enemy. That’s why Lily has to learn how to control her newly discovered paranormal abilities while fighting the good fight with her best friend Scout as they take on Chicago’s nastiest nightlife—including the tainted magic users known as Reapers…

Release date: January 4, 2011

Chloe Neill was born and raised in the South, but now makes her home in the Midwest, just close enough to St. Sophia’s to keep an eye on things.

Website: www.chloeneill.com

Reviews:

by Forever Young Adult

by Smexy Books


Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she’s seen Haden before— not around town, but in her dreams. As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear. And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia’s not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.

Release date: March 1, 2011

Gwen Hayes lives in the Pacific Northwest with her real life hero and a pack of wild beasts (two of whom she gave birth to). She is a reader, writer, and lover of pop culture (which, other than yogurt, is the only culture she gets).

Website: www.gwenhayes.com

Reviews:

by Scarrlet Reader

by Overflowing Shelf


Giveaway

Thanks to Penguin USA, we’re giving away 3 prize packs!

Included in the prize pack is a copy of Night School, Hexbound, and an ARC Falling Under.

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Simply fill out the form below with your name, email, and mailing address. We randomly draw the winners using random.org.
  • Contest open to US residents only.
  • Ends on January 25, 2011.


Visit Penguin USA can be found online at penguingroup.com.

Pubsicle #8
Pubsicle
January 4, 2011 posted by Ivy

Pubsicle #8


Flavor of the week : Harper Collins Bavarian Espresso Supreme

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.





Unearthly (Unearthly, Book 1) by Cynthia Hand

A riveting tale full of supernatural powers, forbidden romance, and the choice between fulfilling your destiny or following your heart.

Clara has known she was part-angel ever since she turned fourteen two years ago, but only now is her Purpose – the crucial rite of passage for every part-angel – becoming clear to her. Clara’s Purpose leads her family to Wyoming, where, amidst terrifying scenes of a bush inferno, she finds the boy of her visions, Christian.

Clara discovers that her Purpose is only a small part of a titanic struggle between angels and their destructive counterparts, the Black Wings. And when the fire of her visions erupts and both Christian and Tucker are in danger, who will she choose to save?

‘Cynthia Hand has brilliantly spun the magic of Angel Mythology into a modern world of romance and suspense…one of the most addictive books I’ve read’  —Richelle Mead, author of the Vampire Academy Series

Release Date: January 1, 2011 (Australia) ; January 4, 2011 (US)


Cynthia Hand’s debut YA novel, Unearthly, is scheduled for simultaneous publication in the US and Australia. The author grew up in southeast Idaho and now lives in southern California with her husband and son. She teaches creative writing at Pepperdine University.

Website:

www.cynthiahand.blogspot.com

Reviews:

by Thoughts of a Scot

by All Things Urban Fantasy



Bloodlust (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries #2)  by Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec, L.J. Smith

In the electrifying continuation of Stefan’s Diaries, fans of the hit television show The Vampire Diaries will finally learn about Stefan and Damon Salvatore’s first days as vampires and the love triangle that would turn loving brothers into deadly enemies.

When Stefan Salvatore’s first love turned him into a vampire, his world—and his soul—were destroyed. Now he and his brother, Damon, must flee their hometown, where they risk being discovered . . . and killed.

The brothers head to New Orleans, looking for a safe haven. But the city is more dangerous than they ever imagined, full of other vampires—and vampire hunters. Will Stefan’s eternal life be forever damned?

Based on the popular GO! TV show inspired by the bestselling novels, Stefan’s Diaries reveals the truth about what really happened between Stefan, Damon, and Katherine—and how the Vampire Diaries love triangle began.

Based on the novels by L.J. Smith and the TV series developed by Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec

Release date: January 1, 2011

Website:

www.ljanesmith.net



Savvy Chic by Anna Johnson

Fun, fulfilling, and frugally fabulous, here’s your indispensable guide to five-star elegance on a one-star budget.

A collection of the secrets of survivalist glamour lavishly illustrated by the author –

Sangria from oranges and cheap red wine. Ways to wear a man’s tuxedo and make it couture. The three hour cup of Russian caravan tea at the Plaza, and the starched Chinatown two dollar pillowcase with five-star style.

This book is not about saving, hoarding, sheltering, or even particularly revering money. Anna Johnson, is not inherently thrifty in any way – she is not a teabag squeezer or a penny pincher. And yet, she’s figured out how, with a little savvy and forethought, one can enjoy the finer things and live well on much, much less.

Anna’s practical yet poetic philosophy runs throughout: money is the heartbeat of life but it is hardly the soul. By tapping into our own inventiveness we can live richly without so many of the props. Adorned with Anna’s gorgeous full-color illustrations, SAVVY CHIC is the savvy source for any woman looking to save money without skimping on style.

Release date: December 1, 2010

Anna Johnson is a freelance writer, artist and the author of the top-selling THREE BLACK SKIRTS AND HANDBAGS. She has written for publications including ELLE, CONDE NAST TRAVLER, IN STYLE, VANITY FAIR, VOGUE, THE GUARDIAN and THE DAILY TELEGRAPH. She lives between Sydney and New York with her son.


Visit Harper Collins Australia at www.harpercollins.com.au , Harper Collins Australia Facebook, Harper Collins Australia Twitter

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Pubsicle #7 and Giveaway
Contests
December 21, 2010 posted by Ivy

Pubsicle #7 and Giveaway

Flavor of the week : Orange Penguin Delight

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.


Anastasia’s Secret by Susanne Dunlap

The Romanov family have been ousted from the imperial palace by the Bolsheviks and exiled to Siberia. Life as a privileged member of the Russian Royalty has come to a shattering end.

As the debate about their future rages within the ranks of the newly empowered, Anastasia, youngest daughter of the Tsar Nicholas, discovers love – and with it all the secrets and danger this brings into her strange new life.

Will the strength of that love be enough to save Anastasia from her tragic fate? What happened in the last days of the Romanov family? And did Russia’s last princess live in love after all?

Inspired by the mysteries that have long surrounded the last days of the Romanov family, Susanne Dunlap’s new novel is a haunting vision of the life – and imagined love story – of Russia’s last princess.

Australian Release Date: Oct. 29, 2010

Susanne Dunlap is an American author well known for her historical fiction. She is a graduate of Smith College and Yale University where she majored in music history, and happily confesses to using music as her escape mechanism when times got tough; and at one point had her sights set on a career as a professional musician.

The musical world’s loss is the literary world’s gain. Susanne weaves a compelling and fascinating story which clearly mirrors her love for the craft of writing as well as all things historical. Her first foray into writing for the young adult market was The Musician’s Daughter, a story that combines her deep depth of knowledge of music with her love of conveying another world to the reader.

Anastasia’s Secret is her second novel for the YA audience and transports the reader into the time of the Russian revolution; and the mystery of the Romanov family and their demise.

Susanne divides her time between Brooklyn, NY and Northampton, MA.

Website:

www.susannedunlap.com

Reviews:

by Rebecca

by Bookfoolery and Babble

Where to buy:

Angus & Robertson for Aussies

Book Depository


Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, Book 6) by Richelle Mead

Rose Hathaway has always played by her own rules.

She broke the law when she ran away from St. Vladimir’s Academy with her best friend and last surviving Dragomir Princess, Lissa. She broke the law when she fell in love with her gorgeous, off-limits instructor, Dimitri. And she dared to defy Queen Tatiana, leader of the Moroi world, risking her life and reputation to protect generations of dhampir guardian to come.

Now the law has finally caught up with Rose- for a crime she didn’t even commit. She’s in prison for the highest offense imaginable: the assassination of a monarch. She’ll need help from both Dimitri and Adrian to find the one living person who can stall her execution and force the Moroi elite to acknowledge a shocking new candidate for the royal throne: Vasilisa Dragomir.

But the clock on Rose’s life is running out. Rose knows in her heart the world of the dead wants her back… and this time she is truly out of second chances. The big question is, when your life is about saving others, who will save you?

Release date: Dec. 12, 2010


Richelle Mead lives in Seattle and is the author of the bestselling Vampire Academy series which includes Vampire Academy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise and Spirit Bound. The sixth and final book, Last Sacrifice, is due for release in December 2010. When not writing, she can be found watching bad movies, inventing recipes, and buying far too many dresses.

Website:

www.richellemead.com

www.penguin.com.au/vampireacademy

Reviews:

by Christina

Where to buy:

Angus & Robertson for Aussies

Book Depository


Matched by Ally Condie

ON HER SEVENTEENTH BIRTHDAY,
CASSIA MEETS HER MATCH.  SOCIETY DICTATES
HE IS HER PERFECT PARTNER FOR LIFE.

EXCEPT HE’S NOT.

In Cassia’s society, Officials decide who people love.
How many children they have.
Where they work.
When they die.

But, as Cassia finds herself falling in love with another boy, she is determined to make some choices of her own.

And that’s when her whole world begins to unravel . . .

Australian Release date: December 7, 2010

American Release date: November 30, 2010

Ally Condie is a former high school English teacher who lives with her husband and three sons outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, running, eating, and listening to her husband play guitar.

Website:

www.allysoncondie.com

matched-book.com

Reviews:

by Christina

Where to buy:

Angus & Robertson for Aussies

Book Depository


Giveaway

Thanks to Penguin Australia, we’re giving away 3 prize packs!

Included in the prize pack is a copy of Anastasia’s Secret, Last Sacrifice, and Matched.

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Simply fill out the form below with your name, email, and mailing address. We randomly draw the winners using random.org.
  • Two winners from Australia and one international winner.
  • Ends on January 03, 2011.


Visit Penguin Australia’s online space for Teens at Between the Lines.