Sunday, January 18, 2009

Book Giveaway: Penguin Prize Pack 8+ YA Books!

Remember my big Penguin book giveaway back in November? Well, I've got another one, only this time, 5 of the books are guaranteed 2009 titles with 3 (or more) coming from Penguin's backlist (the winner may make their preferences known, but no guarantees since it is publicist's choice.)
Here is some information on the 5 ARC books you'll win:

Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson (Coming in Jan. 2009) Twelve-year-old Lonnie is finally feeling at home with his foster family. But because he’s living apart from his little sister, Lili, he decides it’s his job to be the “rememberer”—and write down everything that happens while they’re growing up. Lonnie’s musings are bittersweet; he’s happy that he and Lili have new families, but though his new family brings him joy, it also brings new worries. With a foster brother in the army, concepts like Peace have new meaning for Lonnie.

Told through letters from Lonnie to Lili, this thought provoking book tackles important issues in captivating, lyrical language. Lonnie’s refl ections on family, loss, love and peace will strike a note with readers of all ages.

Read a review at The Book Bag.


Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson (Coming in March 2009) Lia and Cassie are best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies, competitors in a deadly contest to see who can be the skinniest. But what comes after size zero and size double-zero? When Cassie succumbs to the demons within, Lia feels she is being haunted by her friend’s restless spirit.

In her most emotionally wrenching, lyrically written book since the multiple-award-winning Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson explores Lia’s descent into the powerful vortex of anorexia, and her painful path toward recovery.

Read my review here.

Read an excerpt at www.myspace.com/wintergirls.

Because I am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas (Coming in April 2009) Anke’s father is abusive. But not to her. He attacks her brother and sister, but she’s just an invisible witness in a house of horrors, on the brink of disappearing altogether. Until she makes the volleyball team at school. At first just being exhausted after practice feels good, but as Anke becomes part of the team, her confidence builds. When she learns to yell “Mine!” to call a ball, she finds a voice she didn’t know existed. For the first time, Anke is seen and heard. Soon, she’s imagining a day that her voice will be loud enough to rescue everyone at home—including herself.

Read a review at Teen Book Review.



Simon Bloom: The Octopus Effect by Michael Reisman (Coming in June 2009) In Simon Bloom, The Gravity Keeper, Simon Bloom and his friends used the Book of Physics to narrowly defeat villainess Sirabetta. Now Simon’s nemesis, stuck as a helpless thirteen-year-old, wants revenge.
In this exciting sequel, Simon and company must enter the mysterious undersea realm of the Order of Biology to fi nd Sirabetta before she can restore her powers. Aided by old allies and some new ones, the kids struggle with fierce beasts, dangerous enemies, and their own evolving abilities.
Blending humor, suspense, and science—and throwing new octopus powers into the mix—Michael Reisman brings us another outstandingly original adventure.

Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley (Coming in Aug. 2009) When Emily Carson’s parents die in a plane crash, she’s left with nothing but her mother’s last words scrawled in lipstick on a tray table: “Emily, please forgive me.”

Now it’s fall and Emily moves to New York City— where she attracts the attention of two very different boys: the cute, popular Owen, and her quirky chemistry partner, Anthony. With the help of some surprising new friends, Emily must choose between the boy who helps her forget and the one who encourages her to remember, and ultimately heal.

Debut author Jennifer Jabaley has written a wonderful, feel-good romantic comedy with real emotional depth. Full of lovably wacky characters, Lipstick Apology is a heartwarming story about the true meaning of forgiveness.

Author Mandy Hubbard has a copy. Read her thoughts about it here.

So what do you have to do to enter?

For 1 entry, tell me in the comments what site(s) or blog(s) you visit online to find out about upcoming book releases. I always love to hear about what books are coming out in the future, both for my Waiting on Wednesday posts and my wishlist!

For 1 extra entry, post a link to this contest on your blog or social networking page (sidebar is fine) and leave a separate comment* to tell me you've done so.

For 1 extra entry, become a Presenting Lenore follower and leave a separate comment* telling me you've done so (or that you are one already).

(*the separate comments make it easier for me to pick a winner!)

Deadline for entry is Sunday, Feb 8th at 9 pm CST. Open to US and Canadian residents only (sorry international readers, but those are the publisher's rules. I'll be having a contest open internationally soon!)

Enter yourself and tell your friends! If response is good, I'll be able to host even more of these in the future.

292 comments:

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For the Love of Books said...

I use Barnesandnoble.com and The Story Siren. Oh and once in a while Reviewer X as well.

LazyDaisy0413 said...

Oooo...these books look great. I'd love to read them. Please enter me.

I usually check out HarperCollins Canada, Simon & Schuster Canada and Random House for upcoming titles.

Thanks.

scottsgal said...

I read Jen robinsons' book reviews for new information.

scottsgal said...

I'm also a follower

Jenny said...

I'm so low-tech: every few weeks I comb through the enormous blue book at my public library to see what's coming out in the next few months. I look at it almost every time I'm at the library, and I still have no idea what it's called.

leonore said...

I don't think I have any undiscovered gem of a website...usually I get my upcoming book news from either your blog, Reviewer X, or Story Siren.

Thanks for the contest!

leonore said...

And for the +1, I just became a follower of your blog! : )

Carrie said...

I like The Story Siren, The Book Reader, The Book Muncher. I actually read quite a few YA book review blogs. So much so that I recently created my own.

Carrie said...

I just became a follower. Thanks for the entry.

Carrie said...

I just created a link to your contest over on my blog. The address is www.carriesyabookshelf.blogspot.com
Thanks!

TruNerd said...

I normally go to a Borders site or publishing companies sites (HarperTeen, Penguin, Simon Shuster. . .etc)

I am already a follower, and am posting the link right now!

TruNerd said...

and my blog is www.trunerd.blogspot.com

TruNerd said...

Its (the link) NERDY NEWS on my left sidebar which is located below my blog archive!

susan said...

I read a variety of blogs but I usually discover new reads at book trading sites and a social network for readers, Shelfari.com.

I added myself as a follower before seeing your contest.

susan said...

I'll be creating a post about your site and contest on my blog shortly. I'm a huge Woodson fan. Glad I read your post. Thanks.

Lauren said...

I check out blogs like The Story Siren, Reviewer X, and others. Also, I check out sites like Teens Read Too and Amazon.

Lauren said...

I am already a follower.

Lauren said...

Also,I posted a link to this contest on my left sidebar under contests.

susan said...

Posted link to contest.

Ladytink_534 said...

I wasn't going to enter but Lipstick Apology sounds SO intriguing!

All my book blogs tell me when something new is coming out but the main ones are Vampire Wire and J. Kaye.

Ladytink_534[at]yahoo[dot]com

Liv (Alivia) said...

I use many sites like Barnes&Noble or Amazon. Teensreadtoo.com is a really good one. :)


-Liv

Liv (Alivia) said...

Oh, I'm also a follower!

Liv (Alivia) said...

Also, I posted a link in my sidebar:

http://bookishreviews.blogspot.com/


Thanks so much for this great contest. :)

Taylor said...

I already entered this contest I believe but I also posted about it here www.fortheloveofbooksblog.blogspot.com

Wanda said...

One of my favourite sites is Popin's Lair!! Please enter me in your draw. Thanks.

Mishel said...

I have a couple of blogs that I follow for future reads. I especially like SciFiGuy.ca and The Book Smugglers.

I'll be following you as well (=

mish_only AT homtmail DOT com

Katie said...

I go to http://yalit.com/index.php and blogs like The Story Siren.

Katie said...

I posted a link to this contest in the sidebar of my blog: http://katiesbookshelf11.blogspot.com/

Katie said...

I'm a follower!

cecilia said...

o.O?! There be a lot of comments! I just wanted to hop in and say that I have now posted your contest on my sidebar @ epicrat.blogspot.com

I also used a part of your beautiful header...unless you or Daniel mind, then I will remove it ASAP and find another image to use.

cecilia

MssJos said...

I would love to join this contest, and I would love an ARC of Wintergirls! I am using Speak for my 10th grade English class and my students love it! I am a huge fan of LHA. I just became a follower of your blog! Love your header!

MssJos said...

I am linking your contest to my blog! My e-mail is mssjos[AT]gmail[dot]com

I will send you the link as soon as I post it! Great review of Wintergirls!

MssJos said...

I usually go to the author's website to find out about upcoming books and recently I have gone to http://slayground.livejournal.com/74061.html
where I actually learned about Wintergirls.

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xdaisyx said...

I usually go to Teen Reads to look for upcoming books and Harperteen as well.

Thanks for entering me!

dsym_06@yahoo.com

xdaisyx said...

I have featured you on my blog.
dsym_06@yahoo.com

xdaisyx said...

I am a follower of yours.

dsym_06@yahoo.com

Dina said...

I use Amazon.

Jenn said...

Please enter me! I would love a chance to win any of those books! The blogs that i usually check out are the story siren and she also has this great feature of books to pine for which are upcoming releases, I also like to read the compulsive reader because she has great reviews and I like to read Reviewer X because shes so honest with her reviews!

Jenn said...

I am now a follower of your blog!

Simply_Megan said...

To find new books I look at people's blogs, specifically the Waiting on Wednesday posts. I like to visit Reviewer X, The Page Flipper and The Story Siren.

Simply_Megan said...

Here is a link to where I posted about your contest:
http://wwwsimplymegan.blogspot.com/2009/01/january-contests.html

Simply_Megan said...

I am also a follower of your blog : )

Thanks!

MonieG said...

I like BookReporter and my favorite authors websites to find upcoming books.

MonieG said...

I'm also a follower. Thanks!

Elinor said...

I have a whole bunch of author blogs in my google reader, and use bn/amazon to find upcoming books without much of a web presence

Elinor said...

plus, I just added presentinglenore to my google reader

KB said...

Wintergirls, Wintergirls, Wintergirls!

Places I look for upcoming releases - most of these come in my email:

PW Weekly Children's Book Reviews
Baker and Taylor Weekly Fast Facts
HipLit by Harper
Random Librarian Newsletter
RandomBuzzers
Penguin Young Readers Librarian Newsletter

I also read a few other blogs.

Bcteagirl said...

Lipstick apology is the most interesting to me.. The first book and the octopus effect both also look interesting. I would be happy with any of these books!
I am a bookcrosser, I would love to read an release these books.
Thanks for the contest!

writesalot said...

Oh man, I have been wanting to read Because I am Furniture so badly! I go to The Book Muncher's blog often for book news.

Mariah
penguinqueen@hotmail.com

writesalot said...

I have posted about this giveaway here: http://writesalot.wordpress.com/contests/

Mariah
penguinqueen@hotmail.com

wrigleyfield said...

I don't have a particular site I look to for new releases; I just sort of click around when I'm procrastinating. I've only recently discovered your blog, but it seems like a good one! Thanks a lot for hosting this contest.

wrigleyfield said...

Also, I've just followed you.

wrigleyfield said...

Linked your contest here:
http://underagereading.wordpress.com/2009/01/29/free-booksfree-books/

Berek said...

While it isn't just for new books, I find a lot of great reviews/suggestions on livejournal.com

Ann Diana Dinh, said...

For me...I just generally check blogs like yours. My local library's teen page is also a good place for me to go to. I go everywhere!

Ann Diana Dinh, said...

Oh, and I added you to my following list :)

April said...

Usually I look learn of new releases via book/publisher newsletters and I also look online at Amazon.

April said...

I am a follower of yours now, also!

Lis and Chelle said...

To find new releases I usually read a large number of blogs, I check publishers websites, I look at Barnes and Noble and Amazon, and I check author's websites.

Lis and Chelle said...

I am a folllower.

Lis and Chelle said...

Also, I linked your comment in our sidebar: http://teentangents.blogspot.com

cata ananias said...

I usually check out blogs like The book muncher, the story siren and plenty of paper.
Thanks!

cata2404@gmail.com

Travis said...

I LOVE Teensreadtoo.com

Travis said...

I blogged about your contest

http://yainkblog.blogspot.com/

Travis said...

I'm following you!

Kathryn said...

A lot of my suggestions come from Amazon.com - I obsessively rate what I read, and they recommend for me. I also read The Chick Manifesto and Revier X on an almost daily basis, and they both have good, in depth without being spoilery reviews.

Polo.Pony said...

Thanks for the contest! I usually go to Story Siren for upcoming books as well as here: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/new-books/?cover=hardback&genre=&month=200905

Polo.Pony said...

I am now going to follow your blog :)

Book Spot said...

I love the Story Siren's feature which I'd totally remember the name of if I weren't half dead sick now & teensreadtoo & Amazon, BN's 'coming soon' sections and then just author sites or blogs that I find Random ways. Oh, and about every blog on my google reader and the books they get as ARCs (I'm so jealous!)

And I'm pretty sure I'm a follower-i know I am via google reader :)

-Lucile

Michelle Kuo said...

Please enter me! :)
I usually find out about books on The Story Siren. She always knows great books.

Michelle Kuo said...

I've put you on my sidebar!:

http://flyingsolooooo.blogspot.com/

Michelle Kuo said...

I am now a follower :D

Paradox said...

I generally use a combination of Teensreadtoo.com's release calendar and blogs.

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Paradox said...

I am already a follower of your blog.

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Paradox said...

I posted about the contest here: http://paradoxrevealed.blogspot.com/2008/12/official-contest-list.html

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Paradox said...

I posted about the giveaway here: http://www.bookdivas.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4863

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Paradox said...

I tweeted about the giveaway on Twitter. - http://twitter.com/ParadoxRevealed/status/1188953157

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Paradox said...

I posted about the giveaway here: http://www.randombuzzers.com/forums/?view=posts&forum_id=15&post_id=85693#post_85693

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

Alay said...
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Alli said...

I usually check out Amazon for updates--also Teens Read Too is a good place, but I'm mostly on amazon!

Anonymous said...

my name J.J. and the sites I usually go to for new books coming out are b&n.com, teensreadtoo.com, bookdivas.com.

Alli said...

I put a link to ur web on www.myspace.com/ally2u

Alli said...

I'm a follower:)

Anonymous said...

Hi J.J. again with the separate comment that I posted on. http://www.quizilla.com/my/journal/1119160/contest

Charlotte said...

I check out Fantasticfiction for authors I know about....

thanks for the great contest! I didn't have time to read all the comments, but did visit a few of the commentor's blogs that were new to me!

Cyndi said...

Please enter me! :D

I usually go to The Story Siren's blog and I check out teens read too for upcoming releases.

sweetghost6 said...

found it at:

http://monicalynn.proboards55.com/index.cgi

Monica is an awesome girl for showing me this!

sweetghost6 said...

Blogged about it in my blogger:
http://sweetghost6.blogspot.com/

sweetghost6 said...

I am now among the group of insanely awesome followers that view the site!

Lenore said...

This contest is now closed and a winner has been chosen and notified. Thanks for entering!

ikkinlala said...

I check Amazon and do Google blog searches for ARC reviews.

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