Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Giveaway: This is Teen Books Giveaway

I am so excited about this three book giveaway from This is Teen and it's just in time for the holidays. You can win copies of THE ELEVENTH PLAGUE by Jeff Hirsch, iBOY by Kevin Brooks, and UNDERDOGS by Markus Zusak (yes -- the author of THE BOOK THIEF!). Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to read any of these books yet, but I think they all look terrific.. and I'm sure that any young adult would appreciate adding these to their collection!

For those of you who aren't award of This is Teen, you are definitely missing out. This is Teen has some fabulous books and their website is a great resource for young adult books. Just to give you an idea of the wonderful books that they promote, here's a few: BEAUTY QUEENS, The HUNGER GAMES books, The SHIVER Trilogy, and many, many more. The This is Teen community was created so readers can connect with their favorite authors, books, and each other. Make sure you "like" their Facebook page so you can keep up-to-date on the new releases!
Now back to the awesome giveaway! Here's a little bit of information about each book:

Summary: In an America devastated by war and plague, the only way to survive is to keep moving.

In the aftermath of a war, America's landscape has been ravaged and two thirds of the population left dead from a vicious strain of influenza. Fifteen-year-old Stephen Quinn and his family were among the few that survived and became salvagers, roaming the country in search of material to trade for food and other items essential for survival. But when Stephen's grandfather dies and his father falls into a coma after an accident, Stephen finds his way to Settler's Landing, a community that seems too good to be true, where there are real houses, barbecues, school, and even baseball games. Then Stephen meets strong, defiant, mischievous Jenny, who refuses to accept things as they are. And when they play a prank that goes horribly wrong, chaos erupts, and they find themselves in the midst of a battle that will change Settler's Landing forever. -- Scholastic

Summary: What can he do with his new powers — and what are they doing to him?

Before the attack, Tom Harvey was just an average teen. But a head-on collision with high technology has turned him into an actualized App. Fragments of a shattered iPhone are embedded in his brain. And they're having an extraordinary effect on his every thought.

Because now Tom knows, sees, and can do more than any normal boy ever could. But with his new powers comes a choice: To avenge Lucy, the girl he loves, will he hunt down the vicious gangsters who hurt her? Will he take the law into his own electric hands and exterminate them from the South London housing projects where, by fear and violence, they rule?

Not even his mental search engine can predict the shocking outcome of iBoy's actions. -- Scholastic

Summary: Before The Book Thief, Markus Zusak wrote a trilogy of novels about the Wolfe Brothers: The Underdog, Fighting Ruben Wolfe, and Getting the Girl. Cameron and Ruben Wolfe are champions at getting into fights, coming up with half-baked schemes, and generally disappointing girls, their parents, and their much more motivated older siblings. They're intensely loyal to each other, brothers at their best and at their very worst. But when Cameron falls head over heels for Ruben's girlfriend, the strength of their bond is tested to its breaking point.

We're proud to present these novels together for the first time, and to be introducing American readers to
The Underdog, never before published in the United States. Fans of The Book Thief won't want to miss reading the novels that launched Markus Zusak's stellar career. -- Scholastic

Thanks to the fine folks at This is Teen Books, as well as Big Honcho Media, I have a set of these three books -- THE ELEVENTH PLAGUE, iBOY, and UNDERDOGS to share with one lucky reader. To enter, just fill out the form below before Monday, December 5th at 11:59 p.m. ET. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. addresses only. Good luck!

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