Debut Author Giveaway Hop:
A Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller (Viking) - January 2014
What a way to start off the year, right?
This book had everything. A wonderfully daring heroine, the British suffragette movement, wonderful secondary characters, and an amazing setting.
To top it off, Sharon's writing is also exquisite. She really pulls you into Vicky's world, and keeps you going from beginning to end with her beautiful world-building, amazing sentences, and generally fantastic prose.
I would kill for a sequel to this book, but I know that Sharon's working on another project soon, so I'm also looking forward to that!
The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove (Viking) - June 2014
I've been looking for the successor to Philip Pullman for awhile now, and I'm not exaggerating when I say that it's S.E. Grove.
She's written a fabulous adventure story, which also builds upon a unique, amazing world. There's no way you'll be able to read this book and not be blown away by the sheer amount of creativity and possibility that exists on every page and in every plotline.
Seriously. READ this book, and then pre-order The Golden Specific ASAP.
Not in the Script by Amy Finnegan (Bloomsbury) - October 2014
Hollywood glamour + likable heroines + a unique setting = Amy's book.
I loved every second of this book. Emma and Jake are not only extremely likable, Amy also does a great job of showing how these are two people who are famous and put on a pedestal by so many, are also very ordinary teenagers at heart.
Seriously. I need a sequel!
Trust Me, I'm Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer (Delacorte) - October 2014
Julep is someone I want to be friends with.
It's not just because I think that she's funny, has incredible skills that I would love to possess, or because she's clearly someone I would want on my side in the event of a heist. (Not that I'm planning one or anything… *whistles innocently*
It's also because she gets it. She gets what it means to be in tough situations, and she's smart and clever, and knows what it means to work through genuinely tough situations.
Read this book, and celebrate the fact that there's a sequel coming out next year!
First place: giveaway all four books + some swag. US ONLY, unfortunately! (Sorry, guys!)
Second place: A signed A Mad Wicked Folly bookmark + a signed Not in the Script bookmark (INT)