It’s Day Three of my Blogoversary Giveaways! Have you entered Day One and Day Two? I’m thrilled to still be blogging after two years, and I’m looking forward to lots more bookish madness in year three:) I’m so glad you stopped by today, and I hope you continue to visit, even after the giveaways are over.
Since I love to read and review young adult books as well as adult, today’s giveaway is for all my young adult fans, no matter what your age. I have two fairly recent releases for one international winner. In fact, one of these books isn’t even out yet, so that one is technically a pre-order. Here’s what’s up for grabs:
In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment, however, she’s forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, for her first love—a boy who died in battle—returns in spirit form. But what does he want from her?
Featuring haunting archival early-twentieth-century photographs, this is a tense, romantic story set in a past that is eerily like our own time.
I loved this blend of historical and ghostly mystery, and I gave it a five-star review (you can read my review here). Plus, wait til you see the inside of the book. It’s gorgeously designed with reproduced photos from the early 1900s.
You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…
Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town…until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery…who makes you want to kiss back. Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.
Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch.
This book is still about a month away from releasing, so you’ll have to wait a bit. I’ve been dying to read this since the cover was first revealed, but I’m going to have to wait too:) So, two creepy books, one ghostly, one gothic. Are you ready to enter? Just click the button below: