"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


So I said on Monday I'd be giving away ARCs of my two favorite reads so far this year. I've mentioned this one quite a few times on my blog thus far, but in case you missed it, this is a book you don't want to miss. It blew me away on so many levels and really stood out as something amazing in the YA market. The book is:

THE MARBURY LENS by Andrew Smith (Feiwel & Friends, Nov 2010)

From Amazon:

Sixteen-year-old Jack gets drunk and is in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is kidnapped. He escapes, narrowly. The only person he tells is his best friend, Conner. When they arrive in London as planned for summer break, a stranger hands Jack a pair of glasses. Through the lenses, he sees another world called Marbury.
There is war in Marbury. It is a desolate and murderous place where Jack is responsible for the survival of two younger boys. Conner is there, too. But he’s trying to kill them.
Meanwhile, Jack is falling in love with an English girl, and afraid he’s losing his mind.
Conner tells Jack it’s going to be okay.
But it’s not.
Andrew Smith has written his most beautiful and personal novel yet, as he explores the nightmarish outer limits of what trauma can do to our bodies and our minds.

For your chance to win this awesome ARC, all you need to do is:

1) Follow this blog
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
3) Comment on this blog post

For extra entries:

1) Blog about this contest and leave a comment telling me
2) Tweet about this contest and leave a comment telling me

And make sure you leave me a way to get in contact with you when you win!

The contest will run through midnight on Friday, August 6, 2010!

And don't forget:

Enter to win an ARC of BLACK HOLE SUN by David Macinnis Gill,

Enter to win an ARC of BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl,

Enter to win an ARC of WHERE THE TRUTH LIES by Jessica Warman.


kjovus said...
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kjovus said...

This sounds like an intense book.
I am a follower of both blogs.


Kailia Sage said...

I follow both blogs!

tweeted: http://twitter.com/KailiaSage/status/19791510016

e-mail is on profile!

Ashley's Bookshelf said...

Follower on both blogs!


Christa said...

I follow both blogs! Thanks for the chance to win this book. It sounds amazing!
ambience.of.rain {at} gmail.com

infertility goddess said...

I follow both blogs.

JSavant said...

Oh, I've been interested in this one! I'm a follower of both blogs. :)

E-mail: furuba4ever@hotmail.com

Solvang Sherrie said...

Oooh, I really want to read this book. I met Andrew soon after Ghost Medicine came out and he's such a nice guy. This sounds so good!

Miriam S. Forster said...

Here I am, following you everywhere!


Alicia said...

The book sounds good!
Follower on both blogs.

Aik said...

1) Follow this blog
2) Follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
3) I'd love to enter!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...


aikychien at yahoo dot com

Bee said...

I follow both blogs.

Thanks for the contest :D


Natalie Aguirre said...

This book sounds great. Thanks for sharing about it. I'd hadn't heard of it. I'd love to win and follow both blogs.


EVA SB said...

I love the sound of this book!

I follow this blog
I follow The Texas Sweethearts blog
I tweeted


Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

Feeling a little greedy here since we just won a book from you, but... you can never have enough books, right? ;) Tweeted, blogged, spread the love!

Thanks, PJ!

Mary Brebner said...

Oh, this is definitely on my TBR list! I'd love to win it.

Follow both blogs


Jessy said...

This book sounds really interesting. I would love to win it!

I follow both blogs

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/19825361884

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Vidisha said...

I follow both blogs..


Shooting Stars Mag said...

i really want to read this. it sounds so fascinating. i follow both blogs.

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Tore said...

I follow both blogs. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

misha1989 said...

I follow both the blogs. Please enter me if it is international. Thank you!
I am a new blogger. I have put up your contest on my blog sidebar and my giveaways page


Meredith said...

I follow your blogs! Please enter me!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

The Library Lurker said...

I follow both blogs!
Thanks for the contest!


rubymoon said...

I follow both your blogs.

Now the book--wow! The review has hooked me I think.So this is a must read for me. Thanks for the chance.

rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

Lauren said...

I follow both blogs!

Thanks for the contest! :)


sunflowerinn said...

I follow both blogs. The cover looks interesting. addictionsfb at gmail dot com.


Pink said...

I am a follower of both blogs and would love to read the book! You can reach me at luvpinkpanther@gmail.com

bkobsessed17 said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This book sounds good!

I follow both blogs and I tweeted:http://twitter.com/bkobsessed17/status/19930795739

Karen said...

I would love to read this!

1) I follow this blog.
2) I follow The Texas Sweethearts blog.


Karen said...

I tweeted the giveaway:


Sandy! said...

Hello! I follow both blogs and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/sandymanga/status/20020446085

sandymanga @ hotmail . es

Llehn said...

I'm following both blogs :D


throuthehaze said...

I follow both blogs

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Chelsea said...

This sounds like a very interesting book, I already follow both blogs, and here is my tweet: http://twitter.com/chelseafought/status/20031968077

And here is my blog: http://www.dreamincolour.org/?p=312

And for contact purposes, here is my e-mail: cmfought(at)gmail(dot)com

Thank you!

Enbrethiliel said...


The cover alone has me persuaded to try my luck for it.

I am already a follower of both blogs.

Thanks for hosting this contest, PJ! =)

Liz. R said...

Sounds like a great book! And I follow both blogs.


Pam said...

Wow this book sounds fantastic too! I would love to win it as well.

Tabitha said...

Oh OH OOOOOOHHH! I SOOOO want this book! I've been *dying* to read it for months already. :) And Andrew is pretty darned cool, to top it off. :)

I already follow all your blogs, of course. :)

I just tweeted about your contest, too.

Kim said...

I really want to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win it :)

I follow both blogs! And here is a twitter: http://twitter.com/BookumsXLibro/status/20515921576


Dana said...

Would love to win this book. Will tweet and post to Facebook. My link to Twitter is Dana19018 and my email is :