Yesterday was my favorite shopping day of the year... The Scholastic Books Warehouse Sale. Twice a year the warehouse near me opens up and I basically supermarket sweep my way through the aisles, getting books for family and friends and of course, some for myself.
This year I also gave myself the task of picking up several books of all reading levels for the holiday bazaar at my new school. Each year kids earn points throughout December and on the last day before school they can use those points to buy gifts. I have been told that the books never sell, which to me seemed like a challenge, so I set out to buy the books I know they like in hopes that some will go home as presents for their families.
Of course I couldn't help but grab every book that looked interesting for myself too. My new TBR pile includes Flesh & Bone, Blindsided, Devastation, Crazy, Blackout, Shadowshaper, Pivot Point and The Lord of Opium.
I have three sets of books to win, you'll notice that each prize pack includes The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. This is, by far, my favorite book. It's one of the very few that I reread multiple times. The other books are all books that I've read more then once and, more importantly, constantly recommend to other readers.
So without further ado, here is what's up for grabs!
Just Another Girl
Hope knows there's only one thing coming between her and her longtime crush: his girlfriend, Parker. She has to sit on the sidelines and watch as the perfect girl gets the perfect boy . . . because that's how the universe works, even though it's so completely wrong.
Parker doesn't feel perfect. She knows if everyone knew the truth about her, they'd never be able to get past it. So she keeps quiet. She focuses on making it through the day with her secret safe . . . even as this becomes harder and harder to do. And Hope isn't making it any easier. . . .
In Just Another Girl, Elizabeth Eulberg astutely and affectingly shows us how battle lines get drawn between girls -- and how difficult it then becomes to see or understand the girl standing on the other side of the divide.
You think you have an enemy. But she's just another girl.
Prom & Prejudice
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single girl of high standing at Longbourn Academy must be in want of a prom date.
After winter break, the girls at the very prestigious Longbourn Academy become obsessed with the prom. Lizzie Bennet, who attends Longbourn on a scholarship, isn't interested in designer dresses and expensive shoes, but her best friend, Jane, might be - especially now that Charles Bingley is back from a semester in London.
Lizzie is happy about her friend's burgeoning romance but less than impressed by Charles's friend, Will Darcy, who's snobby and pretentious. Darcy doesn't seem to like Lizzie either, but she assumes it's because her family doesn't have money. Clearly, Will Darcy is a pompous jerk - so why does Lizzie find herself drawn to him anyway?
It's the summer before seventh grade, and twelve-year- old Raine O'Rourke's mother suddenly takes a job hours from home at mysterious Sparrow Road- a creepy, dilapidated mansion that houses an eccentric group of artists. As Raine tries to make sense of her new surroundings, she forges friendships with a cast of quirky characters including the outrageous and funky Josie.
Together, Raine and Josie decide to solve the mysteries of Sparrow Road-from its haunting history as an orphanage to the secrets of its silent, brooding owner, Viktor. But it's an unexpected secret from Raine's own life that changes her forever.
The Scorpio Races
It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.
At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.
Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.
How to Enter:
Simply fill out the form below indicating which prize you want to win (you can pick more then one). This contest is open to US residents only and you must be able to provide an email to contact you with and, if you win, a mailing address that accepts packages. A winner will be chosen on Saturday (December 16th) using a random number chooser.