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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Countdown to Pub Day Party Giveaway!


The party just keeps rocking on, blogfrogs! Pub Day for The Key & the Flame is fast approaching, and once again, I'm giving away some marvelous middle-grade fiction to celebrate. Last month, Chelsea P. was the lucky winner of Jacqueline West's Spellbound. And this month, hang on to your bookmarks because someone will win ...


The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver (yeah, in hardcover!)
author website

The scoop from Goodreads:

One night when Liza went to bed, Patrick was her chubby, stubby, candy-grubbing and pancake-loving younger brother, who irritated and amused her both, and the next morning, when she woke up, he was not. In fact, he was quite, quite different.

When Liza's brother, Patrick, changes overnight, Liza knows exactly what has happened: The spindlers have gotten to him and stolen his soul.

She knows, too, that she is the only one who can save him.

To rescue Patrick, Liza must go Below, armed with little more than her wits and a broom. There, she uncovers a vast world populated with talking rats, music-loving moles, greedy troglods, and overexcitable nids . . . as well as terrible dangers. But she will face her greatest challenge at the spindlers' nests, where she encounters the evil queen and must pass a series of deadly tests--or else her soul, too, will remain Below forever.

From New York Times best-selling author Lauren Oliver comes a bewitching story about the reaches of loyalty, the meaning of love, and the enduring power of hope.
Kirkus Reviews named this book one of the Best of 2012, calling it "[a] refreshingly creepy, intricately woven tale.... Richly detailed, at times poetic, ultimately moving; a book to be puzzled over, enjoyed and, ideally, read aloud." 

As usual, I'll throw in a few The Key & the Flame bookmarks signed in my own illegible hand to add to the prize pack. So go ahead! Enter already.

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  1. I love the fact that The Key & the Flame takes place in England. England always seems like the best place for an adventure to start, right? :D

    1. It does, Jess! There's so much folklore and mythology tied to that place.

  2. I'm impatiently waiting for the Key and the Flame. Wait is almost over.