Saturday, January 07, 2012

January Book Giveaway

It's a brand new year! But I've still got tons of books to give away, and more coming each month. I'll have between 2 to 4 books each month, depending on what I get, and the contest will start and end on the first and last saturdays of each month. So be sure to stop by to see what's up for grabs!

This month, I've got two books to give away.

ARC of Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.
The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.
There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.
Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard for her to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It’s hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.
Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.
That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.
The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she's spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.
Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can't be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country's only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.
I'll announce the winner on Saturday, January 28th. Good luck!


T.D. McFrost said...

I used to hate the YA genre because it heavily stereotyped the teenage experience. But, little by little, I've come to like it. Heck, I'm even writing a book for the genre.

One thing I love about these books are the covers. The Pledge has a pretty and enigmatic girl half-cloaked behind a black veil. If that doesn't make you pick it up, I don't know what will.

Tabitha said...

There are still some books that stereotype the teenage experience, but there are more and more that don't. Which I'm glad to see. :) And I totally agree about the covers. There are several stunning covers for YA books. :)

Jeanne Ryan (Serenissima) said...

Wow, both of these books sound really intense!

Kelly Hashway said...

Dying to read The Pledge. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Evie said...

Great choice of books!
Thanks for the giveaway.

Brenda Hyde said...

Cool choices! Thanks:)

Anonymous said...

Yay! :-) Both books sound great! (I have been wanting to read The Pledge)

Emily said...

Ooh, great giveaway's, they look great!

Beverly Diehl said...

Dark and scary... Like simply being a teenager isn't bad enough, one has to cope with zits AND a militarized country?

Both look and sounds amazing.