Like many of you, I can’t go walk past a bookshop without going inside to have a look. Often I emerge minutes (or hours) later with books that I don’t have the money for or time to read, but I now have new worlds to explore and friends to make. While walking past a chain bookstore this morning I noticed their sale table had some awesome books on it for a fraction of their normal cost so I grabbed some to give away here on the blog.
I have 2 sets to give away of:
- Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
- This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
- Flip by Martyn Bedford
All you have to do to get in the draw is enter your name and email address in the form below. Competition closes Friday 10 May (NZ only).
Thanks to everyone who entered. The winners are Lynley and Annie.
There has certainly been a lot of hype around The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. The teasers haven’t mentioned very much about what the story is about but it sounds intriguing.
The 5th Wave is due out in May from Penguin Books NZ.
I mentioned a couple of months ago about how I had been selected as a round 2 judge for the Young Adult Science Fiction/Fantasy Category of the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards, or the Cybils. The finalists have been announced today and now my work begins. Here are the finalists in my category:
The only one I’ve already read (and totally love!) is Every Day by David Levithan, so I’m really looking forward to losing myself in the new worlds of these books over the next month. The winner of each category will be announced on 14 February.
You can find out about the finalists in each category on the Cybils website, cybils.com. I was pleased to see some of my other favourite books of 2012 as finalists, including The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (Fantasy and Science Fiction – Middle Grade/Elementary) and Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Middle Grade Fiction).
Have you read any of the YA Fantasy and Science Fiction finalists? What are your favourite finalists?