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Our selection of Advance Reader copies (ARCs) is small this time around, but there’s still plenty to be excited about! For example, anyone who loved last year’s YA bestseller All the Bright Places will be clamoring for an early copy of Jennifer Niven’s latest, Holding Up the Universe.
As always, the rules of entry are at the end of the post. Please note that all prizes must be picked up at a BCPL location within two months of notification, or the unclaimed ARCs will be returned to the stockpile for the next giveaway. The contest runs through the end of Wednesday, November 16th. No entries will be accepted after midnight.
So without further ado, here are our giveaways for Fall 2016:
And I Darken by Kiersten White Conqueror’s Saga #1 *ARC – Released June 2016 *In this first book in a trilogy a girl child is born to Vlad Dracula, in Transylvania, in 1435–at first rejected by her father and always ignored by her mother, she will grow up to be Lada Dragwlya, a vicious and brutal princess, destined to rule and destroy her enemies.–NoveList
Anna and the Swallow Man byGavriel Savit *ARC – Released January 2016 *When her university professor father is sent by the Gestapo to a concentration camp, seven-year-old Anna travels the Polish countryside with the mysterious Swallow Man during World War II.–NoveList
Beware That Girl by Teresa Toten *ARC – Released May 2016 *When a scholarship girl and a wealthy classmate become friends, their bond is tested when a handsome young teacher separately influences the girls in order to further his less-than-admirable interests. –NoveList
Calamity by Brandon Sanderson The Reckoners #3 *ARC – Released February 2016 * David and the Reckoners must face the most powerful High Epic of all to find redemption for his closest friend, Prof.–NoveList
The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas *ARC – Released April 2016 * When her father dies, Tessa is pulled back to the small Pennsylvania town where her life came apart when her father was sent to prison, her mother went to pieces, and her beloved older sister ran away, and where her testimony and that of her now-estranged friend Callie sent a serial killer to death row–a serial killer who may be getting a new trial as long buried secrets come to light.–NoveList
Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow *ARC – Released August 2016 * As she struggles to recover and survive, seventeen-year-old homeless Charlotte “Charlie” Davis cuts herself to dull the pain of abandonment and abuse.. –NoveList
Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven *ARC – Released October 2016 * “A boy with face blindness and a girl who struggles with weight fall in love”–NoveList
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom *ARC – Released November 2015 * Sent to America at age nine with nothing but an old guitar, Frankie Presto achieves success on the mid-twentieth-century music scene before becoming overburdened by his ability to affect people’s futures through his music.–NoveList
Open a World of Possible editedby Lois Bridges *Trade Paperback * In a series of essays and stories, celebrated literacy experts, language researchers, librarians, children’s authors, and poets share their own real stories about the joys and power of reading.
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum *ARC – Released April 2016 *Sixteen-year old Jessie, still grieving over her mother’s death, must move from Chicago to “The Valley,” with a new stepfamily but no new friends until an anonymous fellow student emails and offers to help her navigate the school’s treacherous social waters. –NoveList
A Totally Awkward Love Story by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison *ARC – Released May 2016 * “Hannah and Sam are each searching for The One– but over the summer, a series of hilarious misunderstandings prevent them from realizing that they’re It for one another”- –NoveList
Rules of Entry
1. To enter the drawing, you mustlog in to the Rafflecopter Widget below with your e-mail address or Facebook account and click on “Leave a comment on this blog post.” Entry Task #1 First, you must leave a comment at the bottom of this post stating which titles you would like to receive. To do so, you will need to click on the “Post a Comment” link below the Rafflecopter widget. If you do not leave a comment at the bottom of the post, I will not know which prize(s) to give you if you win the drawing. You may choose as many titles as you like; you are not guaranteed to win your top choices, but I do my best.
Entry Task #2 Second, you must Answer the confirmation question and click on “ENTER” at the bottom of the widget only after you have posted your comment as described in Entry Task #1 .After completing the first widget task, you can also earn bonus entries by following the directions in the widget.
2. All ARCs must be picked up at a Bullitt County Public Library location. Contest ends at the end of the day on Wednesday, November 16th.Winners will be notified via e-mail and will be posted on this blog no later than Tuesday, November 22nd. Winners will have up to two months from the time of notification to collect their prizes. If items have not been picked up at the end of this period or if I have not been contacted to request an alternative arrangement, unclaimed prizes will be retained for future giveaways.