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Waiting on Wednesday: Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly feature that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” pick is:

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By Cori McCarthy

Fly to the last drop of fuel. Fight to the last drop of blood.

Showoff. Reckless. Maverick. Chase Harcourt, call sign “Nyx”, isn’t one to play it safe. In the year 2048, America is locked in a cold war – and the country’s best hope is the elite teen fighter pilots of the United Star Academy. Chase is one of only two daredevil pilots chosen to fly an experimental “Streaker” jet. But few know the pain and loneliness of her past. All anyone cares about is that Chase aces the upcoming Streaker trials, proving the prototype jet can knock the enemy out of the sky.

But as the world tilts toward war, Chase cracks open a military secret. There’s a third Streaker, whose young hotshot pilot, Tristan, can match her on the ground and in the clouds. And Chase doesn’t play well with others. But to save her country, she may just have to put her life in the hands of the competition.

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: March 10, 2015

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Interference by Michelle Berry

Interference-coverInterference: a disturbance; to come into opposition, as one thing with another, especially with the effect of hindering action or procedure.

I really enjoyed Michelle Berry’s novel Interference. At first glance, it might seem like a simple novel but speaks volumes about the human experience. It examines how people can come into our lives, for the better or worse, and how we respond, physically or mentally, to them can reveal a lot about who we are.

The novel is comprised of short stories about the neighbours on Edgewood Street in a small town called Parkville. It has everything from Seniors Ladies Leisure League hockey, teenagers, child abduction, disfigurement, and cancer. As it progresses, readers will begin to notice how interconnected the characters’ lives really are.  Continue reading

Penguin Canada’s Daily December Delights: An Advent Calendar for Book Lovers

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Advent calendars are a running tradition in my family and it is a fun way to countdown to Christmas. The most common one is opening the tiny doors to little treats of chocolate. This year Penguin Canada is helping book lovers celebrate the holidays with their Daily December Delights holiday campaign.

Every day you can check their website, clicking on the appropriate day to find a different featured book as well as enter for prizes, exclusive giveaways, and partake in fun trivia and quizzes. Visiting the website often allows you a better chance to win their grand prize too – $750 worth of books!

I can definitely build a mini library for myself with that much.

The campaign runs from December 1 to December 31, so you have loads of time to enter to either expand your own book collection or win a few prizes for the book lover in your family.
Join the discussion on their social networks, using #PenguinDelights.

Leave a comment below if you countdown the days of Christmas with an advent calendar or share some traditions you enjoy doing during the holidays.

Contest & Event: Bringing YA to You

YA2UlogoHave you ever wished that a big YA book tour would make a stop in your hometown? Well, here’s your chance for that wish to come true! YA2U is a program that features five award-winning and best-selling authors who are holding a contest to see what city they should visit in an exclusive tour stop!

The authors are collecting votes from January 1 to February 15, and any city in the continental US or any Canadian city that has an international airport can win an exclusive visit from all five authors, including an author panel and book signing! Entering is super easy–and if you help spread the word about the contest, you can also enter to win a signed copy of all of their books (TEN signed books in total!)–and the book contest is open internationally!

AUTHORS INVOLVED:

Marie Lu, the New York Times best-selling author of Legend and the upcoming Prodigy
Marissa Meyer, the New York Times best-selling author of Cinder and the upcoming Scarlet
Beth Revis, the New York Times best-selling author of Across the UniverseA Million Suns, and the upcoming Shades of Earth
Victoria Schwab, author of The Near Witch and the highly-anticipated upcoming The Archived
Megan Shepherd, author of the debut novel The Madman’s Daughter

AND YOU COULD WIN…

ALL 10 BOOKS & SIGNED!

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And if you mention that you learned about YA2U from me, we both get extra entries in the contest!

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VOTE for: TORONTO

The Night Has Teeth eBook Contest

Everyone loves contests, right? Especially FREE books!

Paper Droids, an online magazine geared towards “geeky” girls, is hosting its first contest.

They’re giving away a copy of The Night Has Teeth. It has a new take on the Werewolf myth.

With October approaching, it’s the perfect book for spook season.

To enter, check out the review article and put in an entry at the bottom. It’s as easy as following them on Facebook or Twitter and even leaving a comment on the review page.

There’s 3 more days left, so enter today!
Good Luck!