Welcome to my August giveaway!
I don’t know about you, but I’m in complete denial about school starting up in a few weeks. Summer should never end! Alas, my kids would grow up illiterate if I didn’t send them to school.
Anyway, on to happier things – like giveaways! I loved reading these two books and now I can pass them along to you! The Vanishing Island is a middle grade fantasy that involves pirates, magic, and treasure. The Girl in the Well is Me is a funny, contemporary book about finding yourself and making friends.
I’m giving away both of these ARCs (Advanced Reading Copies) to one lucky winner!
About the ARCs
The Vanishing Island by Barry Wolverton
An engrossing fantasy, a high-seas adventure, an alternate history epic—this is the richly imagined and gorgeously realized new book from acclaimed author Barry Wolverton, perfect for fans of The Glass Sentence and the Books of Beginning series.
It’s 1599, the Age of Discovery in Europe. But for Bren Owen, growing up in the small town of Map on the coast of Britannia has meant anything but adventure. Enticed by the tales sailors have brought through Map’s port, and inspired by the arcane maps his father creates as a cartographer for the cruel and charismatic map mogul named Rand McNally, Bren is convinced that fame and fortune await him elsewhere.
That’s when Bren meets a dying sailor, who gives him a strange gift that hides a hidden message. Cracking the code could lead Bren to a fabled lost treasure that could change his life forever, and that of his widowed father. Before long, Bren is in greater danger than he ever imagined and will need the help of an unusual friend named Mouse to survive.
The Girl in the Well is Me by Karen Rivers
Longing to be one of the popular girls in her new town, Kammie Summers has fallen into a well during a (fake) initiation into their club. Now Kammie’s trapped in the dark, counting the hours, waiting to be rescued. (The Girls have gone for help, haven’t they?)
As hours pass, Kammie’s real-life predicament mixes with memories of the best and worst moments of her life so far, including the awful reasons her family moved to this new town in the first place. And as she begins to feel hungry and thirsty and light-headed, Kammie starts to imagine she has company, including a French-speaking coyote and goats that just might be zombies.
Karen Rivers has created a unique narrator with an authentic, sympathetic, sharp, funny voice who will have readers laughing and crying and laugh-crying over the course of physically and emotionally suspenseful, utterly believable events.
Win both ARCs listed (The Vanishing Island and The Girl in the Well is Me)
Open to US addresses only
Ends August 31, 2016
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