Win This: 5 From Merit Press (Giveaway)
Earlier this year, Merit Press launched. It is a new YA imprint started by New York Times best selling author Jacquelyn Mitchard. Their focus is on “riveting and relevant real world novels for young adults” (via their Facebook page). Today we had a guest blog post from author Julie Anne Lindsey, a Merit Press author. I happen to have right here in my hand five FINISHED HARDBACK books from Merit Press for you to win. You can keep them, use them as prizes, or add them to your library collection if you are a librarian. This giveaway will be open until Midnight on Saturday, September 7th. Complete details at the end of this post.
Exposure by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes
A modern day homage to Macbeth. The captain of the hockey team, Duncan, turns up dead. And senior Skye finds herself caught in a love triangle. She may be the only one who knows what really happened to Duncan. To tell or not to tell, that is the question.
Tempestuous by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes
Miranda Prsopero has found herself banished from the popular crowd (say not banished). She now finds herself working at the Hot-Dog-Kabob (think Hot Dog on a Stick with awesome uniforms and tall hats). A huge storm sweeps through and they are all trapped in the mall, creating the perfect opportunity for revenge against her former clique. Like Exposure, Temptestous is a part of the Twited Lit series, this one a take on The Tempest.
The Girl in the Wall by Daphne Benedis-Grab
Rich, powerful people often make powerful enemies. And they can seek revenge at the most unfortunate times. Ariel is in the midst of a mega birthday party when they show up, guns in hand. Everyone is now being held hostage, except Ariel who has escaped into secret tunnels. Sera was forced to attend the party by her father. As terrorists take over the party, Ariel and Sera may be everyone’s only chance for survival.
The After Girls by Leah Konen
Ella, Astrid and Sydney find their summer plans shattered when Astrid takes her own life. Ella and Sydney are left reeling: they had no idea anything was wrong, shouldn’t they have seen this coming? Ella hunts for the truth while Sydney tries to escape the pain, often in destructive ways. And is it possible that Astrid is trying to communicate with her friends from beyond? The answers may just change their lives forever.
Louder Than Words by Laurie Plissner
Her entire family was killed in a car crash that left Sasha unable to speak without the assistance of a voice box. Ben, an empath, seems able to read Sasha’s mind and tries to help her heal from the trauma of the accident. Soon it becomes clear: Sasha’s family did not die in an accident, and her life is in danger.
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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