Saturday 14 January 2012

Giveaway: ARC Prize Pack

It's been awhile since we've had a giveaway here at The Sweet Bookshelf, and I think it is time. Don't you?  I'm giving away my Advanced Reader Copies of Pure by Julianna Baggott and Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi.  They aren't even out yet! If you like dystopian novels, this is your bag baby!

Here's what they're about:

Pure by Julianna Baggott
Pub Date: 2 February 2012 (UK)

We know you are here, our brothers and sisters . . . 
Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.

Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash . . . 
There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss-maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it's his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her. When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Pub Date: 7 February 2012 (UK)

Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered. This was worse.

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—known as The Death Shop—are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild—a savage—and her only hope of staying alive.

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile—everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria’s help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.

What can you win?
  • UK Advanced Reader Copy of Pure by Julianna Baggott
  • UK Advanced Reader Copy of Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Official Contest Information:
  • You must live in the UK or have a UK address. The contest is only for my peeps in Great Britain. Holla! 
  • To enter, please fill out the form below.  If you do not see the form below click READ MORE under the signature Sweet Reading, Mary
  • The winner will be announced on THIS blog post at the end of the contest and via twitter.

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  1. This is a fab giveaway! I can't wait to read those books when they come out!


  2. Great giveaway, thanks for running it - awesome to see one that's just for us in the UK for once!

  3. Wonderful giveaway - never read a dystopian novel before so it would be good to try something from a new genre!

  4. We never get any giveaway love in the UK do we?! It's about time! Holla!

  5. Two great titles there, thanks for the giveaway :)

  6. Thank you for an awesome giveaway! Its always nice to see some UK ones - they are mostly US :D

  7. These sound good! Thank you for the giveaway!

  8. We are small in numbers, but we still deserve some goodies am I right?!

  9. Hope you enjoyed Under the Never Sky! :) I'm sure your readers will enjoy reading it too! :)

  10. Great giveaway and thanks for making it for the UK!


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