June 6, 2010

The Road to Middle Grade Giveaway

As most of you know, this summer I will really be making the transition from a young adult focus to a middle grade focus.  I've been doing this more in my Waiting on Wednesday etc posts already, but I've got plans for more.  Some of the changes I'll be making this summer are:
  • creating a page for all the great MG focues blogs
  • creating a page for all the great MG authors
  • althought you won't see it right away - setting up interviews and features of MG authors and books
  • continuing the In the Middle reading challenge
  • creating a weekly YA post.  I still love YA too and I want to make sure to highlight some great YA books that I think are great for my 7th graders
And today the first step - a contest clearing off my wonderful YA books that need to find better homes! The books I'm giving away are:

Kissing the Rain by Kevin Brooks
The Comeback Season by Jennifer E. Smith
Struts & Frets (hardcover) by Jon Skovron
Happyface (hardcover) by Stephen Emond
Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz
She's So Dead to Us by Kieran Scott (I will warn - there is a cut across the cover)
Intertwined (hardcover) by Gena Showalter
Flash Burnout (ARC) by L.K. Madigan
The House of Tomorrow (ARC) by Peter Bonganni
Wherever Nina Lies (because I have two copies) by Lynn Weingarten
Paper Towns by John Green
The Tear Collector (ARC) by Patrick Jones
Darklight (two copies ARCs - ONE LEFT!
Looking for Alaska by John Green

Here's how it'll work
First you'll be filling out THIS form.
ON THE FORM you'll be able to earn extra entries for:
Linking somewhere (can only get +1)
Telling me a MG author that tweets OR a MG focused blog (it's ok to share yourself or your blog!!!)
Telling  me your favorite MG book or author

Only entries on the FORM count.  Comments are loved but they won't count!

Ends Sunday June 20th at 11:59 CST
US Residents only - sorry!

There will be 4 winners
Winner 1 wins 4 books
Winner 2 wins 3 books
Winner 3 wins 2 books
Winner 4 wins 1 book

Good luck and enjoy!
Oh and stick around because I may have another smaller giveaway in August for YA I read over the summer.


  1. This has nothing to with the contest, but everything to do with that first part... I am THRILLED that you'll be focusing on MG titles as I am a big fan of them myself and I can't wait to discover new books through your blog. I'm currently reading a great one right now (The Black Book of Secrets by F.E. Higgins) that I will likely be done soon and will post a review today.

    I often have MG titles on my blog, but they are mixed in with the adult fantasy, mystery and YA titles since I have a wide range of books. I don't know if you read my blog often (or at all - and I'm not asking! ;)) but if you do check it out you can find my MG under "young reader 9-12" which is how the bookstores up here list them on the shelves. ;)

    Looking forward to this!

  2. I'm very exited for your transition. I recommended my own blog if you are looking for MG reviews. My blog is YA and MG but I got a ton of MG books at BEA this year and I plan on doing some feature reviews specifically for MG books and authors - so stay tuned :)
    A great MG book I read recently is The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams by Rhonda Hayter.

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  4. I've loved all the MG reviews you've done, so I'm happy you're making the transition official. I can't wait to see some of the new stuff you review here :D

  5. Hmm. I saw this giveaway a couple days ago, but usually I comment if I filled out the form. But I think I might've, so if thats the case, please delete my last one!

    thanks for the fantastic contest!