Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Algonquin For Young Readers First List Giveaway

 This Fall Algonquin (best known for publishing Water For Elephants) launched  Algonquin Books For Young Readers ! This new imprint will feature books for both children and YA audience with "unforgettable characters, absorbing stories and superior writing."

We were very excited to hear about this new literary minded YA brand and are so happy to host a giveaway of the first list novels from Algonquin for YA readers.

Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. They’ve shared stolen kisses and romantic promises. But Iran is a dangerous place for two girls in love—Sahar and Nasrin could be beaten, imprisoned, even executed if their relationship came to light.
So they carry on in secret—until Nasrin’s parents announce that they’ve arranged for her marriage. Nasrin tries to persuade Sahar that they can go on as they had before, only now with new comforts provided by the decent, well-to-do doctor Nasrin will marry. But Sahar dreams of loving Nasrin exclusively—and openly. . .Then Sahar discovers what seems like the perfect solution. In Iran, homosexuality may be a crime, but to be a man trapped in a woman’s body is seen as nature’s mistake, and sex reassignment is legal and accessible. As a man, Sahar could be the one to marry Nasrin. 

Smart-mouthed and funny, sometimes raunchy, Richard Casey is in most ways a typical seventeen-year-old boy. Except Richie has cancer, and he’s spending his final days in a hospice unit. His mother, his doctors, and the hospice staff are determined to keep Richie alive as long as possible. But in this place where people go to die, Richie has plans to make the most of the life he has left.
Sylvie, the only other hospice inmate under sixty, then tells Richie she has a few plans of her own. What begins as camaraderie quickly blossoms into real love, and this star-crossed pair is determined to live on their own terms, in whatever time they have left.

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*A very big thank you to Algonquin for providing prizes

1 comment :

  1. Thanks for the giveaway! I've heard of the top one on another site, and I'm kind of obsessed with thinking about it, even though I haven't read it yet. It'll probably be one of those that haunt me until I just track it down and read it.


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