Posts Tagged: julie berry

BIR2010 YA Prize Pack #1

10 Dec, 2010 by in simon schuster 11 comments

We are so excited with the response we’ve had for out Best I’ve Read 2010 Giveaways. Welcome to all of our new followers and readers! Be sure to click on BIR right sidebar button to be routed to our main contest page. Giveways are going daily until December 15th on 8 other blogs as well!

Our Prize Pack today is for two YA books: Secondhand Charm by Julie Berry and Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry.

Secondhand Charm
By Julie Berry
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published October 12th 2010
by Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books

Summary: In a secluded village, magic sparkles on the edges of the forest. There, a young girl named Evie possesses unusually strong powers as a healer. A gypsy’s charms—no more than trinkets when worn by others—are remarkably potent when Evie ties them around her neck. Her talents, and charms, have not escaped the notice of the shy stonemason’s apprentice. But Evie wants more than a quiet village and the boy next-door. When the young king’s carriage arrives one day, and his footman has fallen ill, Evie might just get her chance after all . . .

Berry’s debut novel garnered glowing reviews and strong sales—and now she’s done it again with a beautifully woven tale to keep all readers, young and old, absolutely charmed.

Rot & Ruin
By Jonathan Maberry
Published by Simon & Schuster
Released: October 5, 2010

Summary: In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn’t want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.

Win both books, open to ship to the US only by entering below. Giveaway ends December 15, 2010.


In My Mailbox #20

11 Nov, 2010 by in secondhand charm 52 comments

In My Mailbox is a bookish meme originally started by The Story Siren. Every week we’ll post about what books we have received that week (via your mailbox/library/store bought). The idea of In My Mailbox is to bring books to the attention of our blog readers and to encourage interaction with other blogs.

Here’s what I have bought or been sent in the past two weeks. Click on the book title to add it to your own Goodreads TBR list.

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson- ARC giveaway from Firepetal books liquidation

True Miracles in Genealogy by Anne Bradshaw-received from author for review
Allie Carson Interpreter Extraordinaire by Marilyn Knighton- received from author for review
The Jumper Chronicles- Quest For Merlin’s Map by W.C. Peever received from publisher for review
The Melting Stones by Tamora Pearce-ARC giveaway from Firepetal books liquidation
The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal- From Egmont for Review
Dingo by Anne Bradshaw from author for review
Drought by Pam Bachorz- from Egmont for review
Secondhand Charm by Julie Berry- ARC giveaway from Firepetal books liquidation
Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone by Dene Lowe, Jen Corace- autographed copy, purchased from FirePetal books
Cate of the The Lost Colony by Lisa M. Klein- ARC giveaway from FirePetal Books
Where the Truth Lies by Jessica Warman ARC giveaway from Firepetal books

I have an extra ARC
of Secondhand Charm by Julie Berry to give away to our blog readers. Simply comment below to be entered. Contest ends December 11, 2010