Thursday, January 31, 2013

Giveaway: Notes from Ghost Town and The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison

Hey! I have two books to giveaway. Notes from Ghost Town is about:  
From critically acclaimed author Kate Ellison comes a heartbreaking mystery of mental illness, unspoken love, and murder. When sixteen-year-old artist Olivia Tithe is visited by the ghost of her first love, Lucas Stern, it’s only through scattered images and notes left behind that she can unravel the mystery of his death. 
There’s a catch: Olivia has gone colorblind, and there’s a good chance she’s losing her mind completely—just like her mother did. How else to explain seeing (and falling in love all over again with) someone who isn’t really there?
With the murder trial looming just nine days away, Olivia must follow her heart to the truth, no matter how painful. It’s the only way she can save herself.

And this is what The Butterfly Clues is about: 
Penelope (Lo) Marin has always loved to collect beautiful things. Her dad's consulting job means she's grown up moving from one rundown city to the next, and she's learned to cope by collecting (sometimes even stealing) quirky trinkets and souvenirs in each new place--possessions that allow her to feel at least some semblance of home.
But in the year since her brother Oren's death, Lo's hoarding has blossomed into a full-blown, potentially dangerous obsession. She discovers a beautiful, antique butterfly pendant during a routine scour at a weekend flea market, and recognizes it as having been stolen from the home of a recently murdered girl known only as "Sapphire"--a girl just a few years older than Lo. As usual when Lo begins to obsess over something, she can't get the murder out of her mind.
As she attempts to piece together the mysterious "butterfly clues," with the unlikely help of a street artist named Flynt, Lo quickly finds herself caught up in a seedy, violent underworld much closer to home than she ever imagined--a world, she'll ultimately discover, that could hold the key to her brother's tragic death.

I think that both books sound awesome. Enter in the form below. Best of luck to you all.
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  1. I recommend reading Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. It is one of those books that you'll never forget and amazing in every way. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. That cover of notes from ghost town is crazy cool. I'm going to go check it out!

  3. Cool--a giveaway! I've never read Kate Ellison, and both books sound fascinating. I'm in.

    It was fun meeting you at the ALA blogger meetup (I was the tall, shy one in the pink sweater). Looks like you review a lot of great books! Happy reading and best of luck with the blog. :)

  4. I recommend Cinder and The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. Cinder was my favorite from 2012 and I hope the sequel will be my 2013 favorite.

  5. I'm really excited for The Indigo Spell and I would recommend Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan. It's one of my favorites.


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