Saturday, June 29, 2013


Welcome to DAY 7 of the

Welcome to the FINAL DAY of SUPER SWAG SUNDAY! If you've been with us all week,  then you know what to do. If you're just joining us, visit HERE first to find out what's going on. But in a nutshell, so far 6 winners have each received a SUPER SWAG PACK filled with all sorts of book goodies signed by 50+ of today's hottest YA/MG authors!

Today, the last day, one very lucky winner will receive the MEGA SWAG PACK, which includes everything in the swag packs PLUS all of the following: signed copies of The Always War by Margaret Petersen Haddix, The Unwanteds: Island of Silence by Lisa McMann, The Scorch Trials by James Dashner, Losing It by Erin Fry, Evertaster: The Buttersmith's Gold by Adam Sidwell, Starters by Lissa Price, Hysteria by Megan Miranda, original artwork from Fishtale by Catherine Masciola, a signed Losing It water bottle, T-shirts from OyMG! by Amy Fellner Dominy and Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini, a guitar pick from Send Me a Sign by Tiffany Schmidt, and a heart-shaped necklace from Love and Leftovers, a Dragonwitch pencil, a Margaret Petersen Haddix promo pin, an ARC of Monsters by Ilsa J. Bick & camo backpack, a hard copy of Quarantine by Lex Thomas, and a signed poster of The Binding Stone by Lisa Gail Green! Whew!

Be sure to enter the rafflecopter at the end of this post for a chance to win today's prize. The final winner will be announced tomorrow morning,

 Congratulations to ARIEL T.! You won Saturday's swag pack!


Lissa Price
Random House
384 pp.
Ages 12-17
Publication Date: 7/23/2013

The paperback has an exclusive short story in it, approx 25 pages, "Portrait of a Spore." It gives insight into the Spore Wars as it shows the day the spores fell. This story is  not available online.

You can’t get them out of your head. . . .

Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie.

Callie’s only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man. He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie’s head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter.

Callie soon discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations’ plans are more evil than she could ever have imagined. . . .

“Readers will stay hooked. . . . Constantly rising stakes keep this debut intense.” —Kirkus Reviews

Read my review of Starters HERE.

Pre-Order Starters

National Geographic Society
192 pp.
Ages 8-12
Publication Date: 10/22/2013

The new National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology is a stunning tableau of Egyptian myths, including those of pharaohs, queens, the boisterous Sun God Ra, and legendary creatures like the Sphinx. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Egypt in the year when Angelina Jolie will make Cleopatra a multimedia star. And just like the popular National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology, the stories in this book will be beautifully illustrated to bring ancient characters vividly to life.

The stories are embellished with sidebars that provide historical, cultural, and geographic context and a mapping feature that adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter direct readers to discover more about ancient Egypt. With its attractive design and beautiful narrative, this accessible treasury stands out from all other mythology titles in the marketplace. 

Demitria Lunetta
Ages 12-17
Publication Date: 6/25/2013

In this heart-stopping postapocalyptic thriller from debut author Demitria Lunetta, one courageous girl must navigate a world that has been overtaken by Them—vile creatures that are rapidly devouring mankind. Perfect for fans of books like Marie Lu's Legend, In the After examines a harrowing place where day-to-day survival is never guaranteed. . . .

In what seems like an instant, Amy Harris's life is changed forever. They arrive and quickly begin killing off humanity one by one. No one knows how they got here—and even worse, no one knows how to stop Them.

Marooned in a high-security house, Amy manages to stay alive—and even rescues "Baby," a toddler she finds in an abandoned supermarket. For years they escape death, forging a bond as strong as sisters, until they are finally rescued and taken to New Hope, a colony of survivors living on a former government research compound.

On the surface, New Hope is the happy ending Amy was looking for. She's even started falling for Rice, a handsome researcher she's become close with at the facility. But then she makes a shocking discovery. And staying in New Hope could mean losing her freedom . . . or her life.

"This end of the world is original enough to make it a good addition to any collection of post-apocalyptic fiction." - Kirkus Reviews

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REMIND (Graphic Novel)
Coffee Table Comics
152 pp.
Ages 11-17
Publication Date: 7/21/2011

All Sonja wanted was to find her missing cat, Victuals, but when he washes up on the shore of her sleepy coastal town several days later with a head full of stitches and the startling ability to speak and no memory of how he got that way her quiet life is forever changed. Together they set out to solve the mystery of his disappearance, embarking on a journey that leads to a strange kingdom under the waves and into the heart of a royal power struggle, where the answer to Victual's true identity could save or doom them all!  

"The cat, the lizard man, and Sonia's love for her father are woven into an amazing tapestry that is sure to capture readers' imaginations and keep them turning the pages." - School Library Journal

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TERRA TEMPO (Graphic Novel)
David Shapiro
Craigmore Creations
146 pp.
Ages 8-11
Publication Date:  10/1/2010

Join in the adventure as Ari, Jenna, and Caleb unlock the secret of time travel and journey back 15,000 years to witness the great Missoula Floods, the largest floods to have ever washed over the face of the earth. Experience the world of the not so distant past when giant mammoths and saber-toothed cats roamed the Pacific Northwest. Ride along with the time travel kids as they tour the changing landscapes from back of the mythic Thunderbird and work together to survive the dangers of the Ice Age Cataclysm! 

Order Terra Tempo: Ice Age Cataclysm!

Andres McMeel Publishing
240 pp.
Ages 7-12
Publication Date: 10/1/2013

Meet Desmond Pucket—master of mayhem! Will his monster-y special effects pranks get him kicked out of middle school before the class trip to Crab Shell Pier? Or will Desmond be able to keep his monster magic in check?

This is a compelling new character that kids will love! Meet Desmond Pucket—professor of frightology and master of monsters. Someday Desmond will be famous for his special effects wizardry, but for now he's just trying to make it through sixth grade at Cloverfield Memorial Junior High, which means he needs to stay one step ahead of the school's disciplinary officer, Mr. Needles.
The only problem is Desmond just can't stop pulling pranks—like the time he attached a shrieking rubber goblin to the toilet seat in the teachers' bathroom. Mrs. Rubin screamed so loudly her wig flew off! Or the time he put giant motorized worms into the mashed potatoes in the cafeteria. Or the time Desmond and his best friend, Ricky, arranged for a three-headed ghost to crash his sister's slumber party. Rachel still hasn't forgiven him.

And now Desmond has to stay prank-free for the rest of the year, or he won't be able to go on the class trip to Crab Shell Pier, home of the Mountain Full of Monsters ride! It's going to be tough, but Desmond has to try.

Myra McEntire
Egmont USA
304 pp.
Ages 14-17
Publication Date: 8/6/2013

The stakes have risen even higher in this third book in the Hourglass series.

The Hourglass is a secret organization focused on the study of manipulating time, and its members — many of them teenagers -­have uncanny abilities to make time work for them in mysterious ways. Inherent in these powers is a responsibility to take great care, because altering one small moment can have devastating consequences for the past, present, and future. But some time trav­elers are not exactly honorable, and sometimes unsavory deals must be struck to maintain order.

With the Infinityglass (central to understanding and harnessing the time gene) at large, the hunt is on to find it before someone else does.

But the Hourglass has an advantage. Lily, who has the ability to locate anything lost, has determined that the Infinityglass isn't an object. It's a person. And the Hourglass must find him or her first. But where do you start searching for the very key to time when every second could be the last?

Pre-Order Infinityglass: An Hourglass Novel

Egmont USA
416 pp.
Ages 14-17
Publication Date: 7/10/2012

It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High—until a massive explosion devastated the school. When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to safety, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. And that was just the beginning.

A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Without a gang, you’re as good as dead. And David has no gang. It’s just him and his little brother, Will, against the whole school.

In this frighteningly dark and captivating novel, Lex Thomas locks readers inside a school where kids don’t fight to be popular, they fight to stay alive.

“As original as The Hunger Games, set within the walls of a high school exactly like yours.” – Kami Garcia, New York Times best-selling co-author of the Beautiful Creatures novels

Stone Arch Books/Capstone Press
88 pp.
Ages: 7 - 11
Publication Date:  2013

A solar flare suddenly erupts near astronaut HANK HENSHAW'S space shuttle, killing him. But that wasn’t the end for HENSHAW — he survived, and in the process, developed the ability to fuse his consciousness with machines. HANK blames SUPERMAN for his tragic fate, and is dead set on unleashing all the powers of technology in his bid to break the MAN OF STEEL.

These DC BOOKS for libraries feature the WORLD'S GREATEST SUPER HEROES: SUPERMAN, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN, GREEN LANTERN and THE FLASH, plus the WORLD’S BIGGEST VILLIANS. And, you can read about the pets of these heroes in DC Super-Pets! Available in full color chapter books and library-bound comics, these books will captivate young readers and give them glowing examples of bravery, loyalty, and true heroism.



For a chance to win today's MEGA SWAG PACK, 
just fill out the rafflecopter form below. 
Winner will be announced tomorrow morning.
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1 comment:

  1. Love the new Starters cover! Can't wait to pick up In The After it sounds amazing! Thanks for having this amazing week of posts and giveaways Laurisa!!