Thursday, June 17, 2010


The book giveaway contest has officially closed and it's time to announce the winners!

The recipient of the Stephenie Meyer book, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner goes to Lori Pasto.

The recipient of the Sarah Dessen book, The Truth About Forever goes to Elizabeth Moeller.

Congratulations you two! I'll be putting the books in the mail in the next couple of days so you should receive them shortly.

Thanks to everyone who entered. Don't forget to check back to the blog regularly as this is just the first of many giveaways. Next up will be Sex and the City creater, Candace Brushnell's new book, The Carrie Diaries. This also has to be one of the coolest book covers I've seen yet as it looks just like a purse! Congrats to the marketing team at Balzer and Bray imprint of Harper Collins for coming up with this one; it's genious!

Here's the book description:
The Carrie Diaries is the coming-of-age story of one of the most iconic characters of our generation.

Before Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw was a small-town girl who knew she wanted more. She's ready for real life to start, but first she must navigate her senior year of high school. Up until now, Carrie and her friends have been inseparable. Then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture, and a friend's betrayal makes her question everything.

With an unforgettable cast of characters, The Carrie Diaries is the story of how a regular girl learns to think for herself and evolves into a sharp, insightful writer. Readers will learn about her family background, how she found her writing voice, and the indelible impression her early friendships and relationships left on her. Through adventures both audacious and poignant, we'll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where her new life begins.

Booklist had this to say about the novel,
Before Manhattan and Manolos, who was Carrie Bradshaw? In her first novel for teens, Bushnell fills in her Sex and the City star's growing-up years with this chronicle of Carrie's senior year of high school in a small New England town. Bushnell maintains believable continuity of character in this teen version of her cultural icon, and fans will enjoy watching Carrie develop her familiar adult traits: her love of fashion, her wit, her writing ambitions, and her own brand of feminism. Once again, Carrie has three best friends, the alcohol flows freely, and sex is always on the conversation agenda, but here there�s a lot more talk than action (Carrie is a virgin). There are love interests, of course: a gorgeous heartbreaker and a clean-cut college guy who kisses like a man who thinks in straight lines. As with the TV show, though, it's the book's friendships that teens may relate to most. Fans will love this (and only insiders will get the ending), but smart, vulnerable, questioning Carrie emerges as a likable, stand-alone character. Expect plenty of adult interest, too.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Sarah - for the contest! I read 2 of Brushnell's books (4 Blondes -- short stories and Moving Up). I liked them and wanted to read more -- I look forward to reading Sex and the City and the new ones about Carrie - the younger years.