It is time for momstown Calgary’s Semi Annual Sponsored Mama Book Club!
Scholastic is sponsoring by supplying 8 Books to giveaway to members! Scholastic is giving us SIX TITLES TO choose from this time, so you get to VOTE on the book you want to read!
Voting Will close on September 18th and the Book Choice will be Announced September 19th!
HOW DO YOU VOTE? Leave a comment on this post! By leaving a comment you will be entered to win one of the copies! Winners of the books will also be announced on September 19th!
Please note all winners MUST be momstown Calgary member to collect their book and take part in our book club!
ONE: The Raven Boys (Book 1 of The Raven Cycle) by Maggie Stiefvater This is a hard one to define, but it’s kind of riveting for those who love the paranormal! (No vampires though) Here is an adorable video by the author: http://youtu.be/r_e2O… Fun facts: Maggie will also be appearing at the Vancouver Writer’s Festival, October 22nd and 23rd:
A starred review for THE RAVEN BOYS in School Library Journal! “The Raven Boys is an incredibly rich and unique tale, a supernatural thriller of a different flavor. The cinematic feel paces the novel well, and the many pieces of the story unfold with grace. The complicated relationships between the Raven boys and Blue are not of the standard main character/love interest variety and makes the curious plot all the more enthralling. Fans have been salivating for Stiefvater’s next release and The Raven Boys delivers.”
TWO: Inhuman by Kat Falls This is my pick for those who loved The Hunger Games, want something similar, but not EXACTLY the same. Definitely a unique dystopic vision—and a bit terrifying!
THREE: Amber House by Tucker, Larkin and Kelly Moore (a mother and her daughters!) This is my pick for those who love the Gothic Jane Eyre-style story. It has also gathered some great reviews, and might make a nice, atmospheric fall read.
FOUR: Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins This isn’t quite YA, more middle grade a la The False Prince, but we’ve really seen a pick up in sales for this series, which Suzanne Collins wrote before The Hunger Games, mostly by adults, so I just thought there might be some chapters that might like a little classic fantasy adventure to make themselves feel like kids again!
FIVE: Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg This is for those who love a contemporary story—it’s part Mean Girls/part She’s All That/part Toddler & Tiaras. Elizabeth is delightful too—really fun. All of her books are exactly the kind of thing I like to read when I was a teen, with characters exactly as I felt!
Reviews: http://www.goodreads…. SIX: A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty This book also goes beyond definition but is huge in-house favourite! Jaclyn is a truly unique gifted writer, and this story is set partly in our world and partly in an invented world—between these two worlds is a gap, and a troubled teen has found a way to communicate with a young man in the fantasy world.
Some starred reviews:
A CORNER OF WHITE receives a starred review in Kirkus *“Unlike anything else out there . . . Quirky, charming, funny, sad: another winner from this always-surprising author.”–Kirkus
“Australian writer Moriarty’s marvelously original fantasy is quirky, clever, and delightful . . . Expect readers to flock to Moriarty’s name and stay for the whole Colors of Madeleine trilogy.” –Booklist
“The story is told through the teens’ communications and an omniscient narrator. This mix allows readers to know Madeleine and Elliot and their problems intimately, but it also gives them an aerial view of events, helps them meet the richly drawn secondary characters, and allows them to see the ingenious way in which the protagonists’ lives ultimately combine. Ultimately, this is a story of two people helping each other figure out their places in their respective worlds.” School Library Journal, May 2013
The Toronto Star, May 26th 2013. “[A] fabulously quirky fantasy . . . Moriarty’s precisely drawn characters, sense of humour and general curiosity about the world make this continuously engaging. Psychological depth, heroic action, wit, suspense and invention intertwine beautifully. Not to be missed.”
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