It is time for momstown Central Alberta's Semi Annual Sponsored Mama Book Club!
Scholastic is sponsoring by supplying 8 Books to giveaway to members!
Scholastic is giving us SIX TITLES TO choose from this time, so you get to VOTE on the book you want to read!
Voting Will close on September 18th and the Book Choice will be Announced September 19th!
HOW DO YOU VOTE? Leave a comment on this post! By leaving a comment you will be entered to win one of the copies!
Winners of the books will also be announced on September 19th!
Please note all winners MUST be momstown Central Alberta members to collect their book and take part in our book club!
The Raven Boys (Book 1 of The Raven Cycle) by Maggie Stiefvater
This is a hard one to define, but it’s kind of riveting for those who love the paranormal! (No vampires though)
Here is an adorable video by the author: http://youtu.be/r_e2O...
Maggie will also be appearing at the Vancouver Writer’s Festival, October 22nd and 23rd:
And at Chapters Cross Iron Mills on October 24th
A starred review for THE RAVEN BOYS in School Library Journal!
Raven Boys is an incredibly rich and unique tale, a supernatural
thriller of a different flavor. The cinematic feel paces the novel well,
and the many pieces of the story unfold with grace. The complicated
relationships between the Raven boys and Blue are not of the standard
main character/love interest variety and makes the curious plot all the
more enthralling. Fans have been salivating for Stiefvater’s next
release and The Raven Boys delivers.”
Inhuman by Kat Falls
is my pick for those who loved The Hunger Games, want something
similar, but not EXACTLY the same. Definitely a unique dystopic
vision—and a bit terrifying!
Gathering some great reviews on goodreads: http://www.goodreads....
And one from one of Ally's favourite bloggers: http://www.themisbeha...
Amber House by Tucker, Larkin and Kelly Moore (a mother and her daughters!)
is my pick for those who love the Gothic Jane Eyre-style story. It has
also gathered some great reviews, and might make a nice, atmospheric
Some fabulous reviews: http://www.goodreads....
Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
isn’t quite YA, more middle grade a la The False Prince, but we’ve
really seen a pick up in sales for this series, which Suzanne Collins
wrote before The Hunger Games, mostly by adults, so I just thought there
might be some chapters that might like a little classic fantasy
adventure to make themselves feel like kids again!
Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg
This is for those who love a contemporary story—it’s part Mean Girls/part She’s All That/part Toddler & Tiaras.
is delightful too—really fun. All of her books are exactly the kind of
thing I like to read when I was a teen, with characters exactly as I
A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty
book also goes beyond definition but is huge in-house favourite! Jaclyn
is a truly unique gifted writer, and this story is set partly in our
world and partly in an invented world—between these two worlds is a gap,
and a troubled teen has found a way to communicate with a young man in
the fantasy world.
Some starred reviews:
A CORNER OF WHITE receives a starred review in Kirkus
*“Unlike anything else out there . . . Quirky, charming, funny, sad: another winner from this always-surprising author.”--Kirkus
writer Moriarty's marvelously original fantasy is quirky, clever, and
delightful . . . Expect readers to flock to Moriarty's name and stay for
the whole Colors of Madeleine trilogy." –Booklist
“The story is
told through the teens’ communications and an omniscient narrator. This
mix allows readers to know Madeleine and Elliot and their problems
intimately, but it also gives them an aerial view of events, helps them
meet the richly drawn secondary characters, and allows them to see the
ingenious way in which the protagonists’ lives ultimately combine.
Ultimately, this is a story of two people helping each other figure out
their places in their respective worlds.” School Library Journal, May
The Toronto Star, May 26th 2013.
“[A] fabulously quirky
fantasy . . . Moriarty’s precisely drawn characters, sense of humour and
general curiosity about the world make this continuously engaging.
Psychological depth, heroic action, wit, suspense and invention
intertwine beautifully. Not to be missed.”