Thursday, December 9, 2010

December Giveaway #2 - Extraordinary

My second giveaway this month is for an Advance Reading Copy of EXTRAORDINARY, published by Dial books, and written by New York times best-selling author, Nancy Werlin.

What does it mean to be extraordinary? That is the question posed by this intriguing young adult fantasy novel, which is not the type of book I usually read.

When I read the book's title on the list of possible review books for Teenreads, I wasn't sure if it was a book I would enjoy. It's about fairies who live in our world and a pledge made generations ago. Not my cup of tea, but I decided to step outside my reading comfort zone and try something different. I have to say I was enchanted with the story about Phoebe and Mallory, who become unlikely friends, and whose friendship is tested after Mallory's brother Ryland appears.

Beyond being a fantasy about fairies, it's also about family and courage and loyalty and sacrifice. To read more about the novel, visit Nancy Werlin's Extraordinary site.

To spread some Christmas cheer, I'm giving away my ARC of EXTRAORDINARY to one lucky person who posts a comment between today and December 13. I will pick one name at random (drawn from slips of paper out of a hat) and announce the winner next week.

So, good luck!

9 comments:

  1. Nice giveaway - especially for those of us who have teen girls in our lives.

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  2. Donna, thanks for commenting on kindredheartwriters. Enjoyed reading this post.
    Clella of www.kindredheartwriters.com

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  3. I'll bet my 13 year-old-granddaughter would love this one! If I don't win it I'll have to shell out the money and buy I copy I guess! Good choice! (Not to mention the fact that its right up my own alley!)

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  4. I think it is great you stepped out of your reading comfort zone and read this book. I enjoy doing that myself:)

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  5. Hi Carol, Clella, Betty, and Terry.
    Thanks for your "extraordinary" comments. Good luck!
    Donna

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  6. I've discovered some of my favorite reads by stepping outside the comfort zone! This sounds like a fun one to check out!

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  7. I'm always up for something new and I'd take your recommendation that it's worth the read.

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  8. Hi Tammy and Sally,
    Thanks for your comments.
    Good luck!
    Donna

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  9. It is good for us to try new genres -- I've been reading a lot of YA lately, and thoroughly enjoying it.

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