I have a few thing planned in honor of Banned Books Week.
- Banned books week giveaways - You're there!
- Guest post from Brigid Kemmerer - Monday
- Guest post from Cheryl Rainfield - Wednesday
The first is one hardback of 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil.
Why I picked it
I chose this book because a big box store had at one point decided to not carry Gretchen's other book, Ten, in their stores for whatever reason.
Althought I haven't read 3:59 yet, I have read Ten (my review) and I see no reason to warrant a store to not carry it. Sure it's a whodunit about teens being murdered but it's not THAT scary of a book. There are much worse things on their shelves.
About the book
Until she starts having dreams about a girl named Jo. Every night at the same time - 3:59a.m.
Jo's life is everything Josie wants: she's popular, her parents are happily married, and Nick adores her. It all seems real, but they're just dreams, right? Josie thinks so, until she wakes one night to a shadowy image of herself in the bedroom mirror - Jo.
Josie and Jo realize that they are doppelgangers living in parallel universes that overlap every twelve hours at exactly 3:59. Fascinated by Jo's perfect world, Josie jumps at the chance to jump through the portal and switch places for a day.
But Jo's world is far from perfect. not only is Nick not Jo's boyfriend, he hates her. Jo's mom is missing, possibly insane. And at night, shadowy creatures feed on human flesh.
By the end of the day, Josie is desperate to return to her own life. But there's a problem: Jo has sealed the portal, trapping Josie in this dangerous world. Can she figure out a way home before it's too late?
Gretchen McNeil's Website
The second book I'm giving away is either a preorder of Cheryl Rainfield's book, Stained, which releases October 1st OR Scars by Cheryl Rainfield (my review). The winner will get to choose which book they would like. This giveaway is open internationally as long as Book Depository ships to your country.
Why I picked it
Parents have complained about the cover of Scars being on book store shelves because the image is too 'real'. I'm sure this is the same reason why the cover of Stained was changed before it has even released, the image was too 'real'. Well yes, it is real. Cheryl writes about real issues that teens face. It's not meant to traumatize teens or give them ideas that weren't previously in their heads but to help them realize that there ARE other solutions. Her books help teens realize that there IS a light at the end of the tunnel if you're in a dark place and don't know how to get out.
About the books
Click here to see the original cover for Stained.
Stained on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble
Cheryl Rainfield's Website
Scars on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble
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