ARC Giveaway: The Real Boy OR FreakBoy

Summer is a time for reading. Whether you're catching up on books that you've been meaning to read, or looking for something new, now is the time to get started.

Below, are two books soon to be released up for grabs. The publishers were nice enough to give me copies at a recent reading conference I attended, so I thought I would pass them along to you. (My TBR shelf is just way too big to keep these.)


Here is what's up for grabs. If you're interested, fill out the Rafflecopter form below each book.

The Real BoyFrom Anne Ursu, author of one of the most widely acclaimed and beloved middle grade novels in recent memory, comes a new fantasy adventure of magic, fear, and friendship.
On an island on the edge of an immense sea there is a city, a forest, and a boy. The city is called Asteri, a perfect city that was saved by the magic woven into its walls from a devastating plague that swept through the world over a hundred years before. The forest is called the Barrow, a vast wood of ancient trees that encircles the city and feeds the earth with magic. And the boy is called Oscar, a shop boy for the most powerful magician in the Barrow. Oscar spends his days in a small room in the dark cellar of his master's shop, grinding herbs and dreaming of the wizards who once lived on the island generations ago. Oscar's world is small, but he likes it that way. The real world is vast, strange, and unpredictable. And Oscar does not quite fit in it.

But it's been a long time since anyone who could call himself a wizard walked the world, and now that world is changing. Children in the city are falling ill, and something sinister lurks in the forest. Oscar has long been content to stay in his small room in the cellar, comforted in the knowledge that the magic that flows from the trees will keep his island safe. Now, even magic may not be enough to save it.

Anne Ursu, author of Breadcrumbs, has written another unforgettable story of transformation and belonging-a spellbinding tale of the way in which the power we all wield, great and small, lies in the choices we make.




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Second book choice.  





From the outside, Brendan Chase seems to have it pretty easy. He’s a star wrestler, a video game aficionado, and a loving boyfriend to his seemingly perfect match, Vanessa. But on the inside, Brendan struggles to understand why his body feels so wrong—why he sometimes fantasizes having long hair, soft skin, and gentle curves. Is there even a name for guys like him? Guys who sometimes want to be girls? Or is Brendan just a freak?

In razor-sharp verse, Kristin Clark folds three narratives into one powerful story: Brendan trying to understand his sexual identity, Vanessa fighting to keep her and Brendan’s relationship alive, and Angel struggling to confront her demons.






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1 comments:

readingtothecore said... .

Loved Breadcrumbs, and I've heard so many positive comments about The Real Boy. Really looking forward to reading it. Thanks for being so generous!
Catherine

July 25, 2013 at 12:14 PM

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