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Smugglivus Day 17 – Guest Publisher (and ARC giveaway): Alice Morley of Little, Brown US

Welcome to Smugglivus 2009 – Day 17!

Throughout this month, we will have daily guests – authors and bloggers alike – looking back at their favorite reads of 2009, and looking forward to events and upcoming books in 2010.

Today’s guest: Alice Morley, Assistant Manager (Brand and New Media Marketing) for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Alice is going to tell us what to expect this spring from LBYA plus a most awesome and generous ARC giveaway!

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Alice:


2009 has been a fab year for LBYR with an extraordinary number of New York Times bestsellers and starred reviews. But that’s just bragging! What’s been most fun and exciting for me has been seeing some of our great debut authors and novels get truly embraced and supported within the blogosphere, getting great word-of-mouth buzz out for titles like Hate List, Ash, Twenty Boy Summer, and, most recently Beautiful Creatures (now a New York Times bestseller!). So thank you to everyone who has featured and reviewed our titles over the past year!

Looking forward to 2010 we have another clutch of stunning debut novels. Kathryn from S&S UK has already talked about 13 Curses; well, US readers will have the chance to discover this exciting new series when we publish 13 Treasures, (the first book in the series) by Michelle Harrison, in June! It’s a middle-grade novel but definitely for the older end of the spectrum as the fairies are certainly no Tinkerbells! Michelle Harrison really draws you in with a great mystery as well as a gutsy heroine.

My favorite YA novel for next Spring is hard to pick, but high on the list is definitely Sisters Red by Jackson Pierce. Jackson has taken the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale and really turned it on its head: our heroines Scarlett and Rosie are awesome hunters who battle with the Fenris (the werewolves in the book) with axes and blades. Is it wrong to admit that I also have a crush on the love interest Silas?! I know he’s fictional!!

LBYR is definitely becoming known for its strong YA titles in the paranormal category (what else would you expect from the home of Twilight!), and together with Sisters Red we also have Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, a dystopian tale of a future world where the earth’s resources are scarce; Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey, a mystery steeped in ancient Maori culture; and the highly anticipated sequel to Prophecy of the Sisters: Guardian of the Gate by Michelle Zink. Now you can see why I’m excited about the Spring (and not just because of the warmer weather!).

Thanks so much to Ana and Thea for inviting me to join in the Smugglivus celebrations – see you all in 2010!!


Giveaway Details:

Leave a comment on this post saying which of these titles you are looking forward to reading and we will pick 3 winners who will receive Advanced Reading Copies of ALL titles (13 Treasures, Sisters Red, Ship Breaker, Guardian of the Dead and Prophecy of the Sisters: Guardian of the Gate.). The contest is open to Canada and US ONLY (no PO Boxes please) and will run till Saturday 26th Dec 11:59pm (Pacific). Good luck!

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  • Sarah Rees Brennan
    December 17, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Just here to say Guardian of the Dead is awesome, one of my favourite heroines ever.

  • Courtney
    December 17, 2009 at 10:01 am

    I would really like to read Sisters Red. I like stories about strong girls fighting evil with axes and blades.

  • Elise
    December 17, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Ooh, Little Red Riding Hood retelling? Yes please.

  • Cate Gardner
    December 17, 2009 at 10:12 am

    I am desperate to read Sisters Red.

  • Alex D
    December 17, 2009 at 10:20 am

    I am most excited for Sisters Red. I follow her blog and find her really funny.

  • Elaine G
    December 17, 2009 at 10:21 am

    I’m looking forward to Sisters Red by Jackson Pierce,it sounds really good.

  • Karissa
    December 17, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I am not sure which one is my favorite. I am looking forward both to “13 Treasures” and “Sisters Red”. I love fairy tale reimagings 🙂

  • MaryK
    December 17, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I’m interested in checking out 13 Treasures and Sisters Red.

    Have I mentioned that Smugglivus is very cool? Because it is. 😉 Reading about books is the next best thing to actually reading books.

  • Vasilly
    December 17, 2009 at 10:38 am

    The book I’m looking forward to reading most is Sisters Red.Little Red Riding Hood is my favorite fairy tale ever and I love reading how different authors expand the story.

  • Dee
    December 17, 2009 at 10:40 am

    They all sound great! I can’t wait until they come out. I’m most excited about the Prophecy of the Sisters sequel and Sisters Red.

  • Donna S
    December 17, 2009 at 10:43 am

    I am really looking forward to Sisters Red.

  • Carol
    December 17, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I’m most looking forward to reading Sisters Red and Guardian of the Dead!

  • Aarti
    December 17, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Sisters Red sounds (and looks) amazing!

  • Nicole Downing
    December 17, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Sisters Red sounds awesome.

  • ninefly
    December 17, 2009 at 11:01 am

    I’m definitely looking forward to Sisters Red and Guardian of the Dead!

  • katiebabs
    December 17, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Little Brown and Company have some of the best in YA books. Great contest Smuggles!

  • Nikki @ Bookizzle
    December 17, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Oh man. Honestly, I want to read them all! But I must say that I’m most excited for Sisters Red. I just love the cover!

  • Rylie
    December 17, 2009 at 11:10 am

    I’m looking forward to Guardian of the Dead.

  • Emily
    December 17, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I really want to check out Guardian of the Dead and Ship Breaker.

  • Katee R
    December 17, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Ever since I found out what Sisters Red is about, I’ve been dying to read it. LRRH is one of my favorite folk tales and this looks to be a fascinating take on them (love the cover as well). I’m also looking forward to 13 Treasures. And I STILL haven’t read the Prophesy of the Sisters but I swear I’m getting around to it (hopefully before the sequel comes out).

  • AnimeJune
    December 17, 2009 at 11:27 am

    My goodness, I am SUCH A book whore at Christmas time.

    Truly, give the cover artist for Sisters Red a bottle of scotch or something because that is THE most striking and beautiful cover I’ve seen in a LONG time.

  • Virginia C
    December 17, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Fantastic Giveaway!

  • Thuy
    December 17, 2009 at 11:34 am

    I’m looking forward to 13 Treasures.

  • Virginia C
    December 17, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Sorry for repeat comment–problems with computer.

    Sisters Red

  • Jessica Capelle
    December 17, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Ship Breaker and Sisters Red both sound great! Thanks for the post and contest!

  • RStewie
    December 17, 2009 at 11:42 am

    I’m very interested in the Sisters Red. I LOVE reimaginings of fairy tales, and I love any girl that can wield an axe.

    Also, Guardian of the Dead. Maori culture? Count me in. Anything a little beyond the norm sounds great to me.

  • Celia
    December 17, 2009 at 11:43 am

    I’m especially looking forward to reading Sisters Red. I’m doing a ‘Once Upon A Time’ reading challenge in 2010, and I’ve promised to read and review it already – but I’m getting more excited the more I hear about it. All of these releases sound awesome, though – YAY! 🙂

  • Ginny
    December 17, 2009 at 11:44 am

    I think Sisters Red sounds like an awesome book – and the cover! It’s gorgeous, and I’d pick it up just for that. Great contest!

  • MeganS.
    December 17, 2009 at 11:55 am

    I’m looking forward most to Ship Breaker and Guardian of the Dead. But, oh, that cover of Sisters Red is amazing!

  • Sarah
    December 17, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    13 Treasures. It looks fantastic!

  • Emilee
    December 17, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Definitely Prophecy of the Sisters: Guardian of the Gate! So excited! Actually excited for all of them! I always expect the best from LBYR!

  • Lori
    December 17, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Ooo this is hard! I think I’m looking most forward to Sisters Red! But the others sound great too!

  • Sarah
    December 17, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Guardian of the Dead! Guardian of the Dead! Karen Healey FTW! 🙂

  • Jenn Reese
    December 17, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    I can’t wait to read Guardian of the Dead and Paolo Bacigalupi’s Ship Breaker. I read the first 50 pages of Ship Breaker at a workshop and MUST find out how it ends!

  • Sharon H.
    December 17, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    I’ve been reading Karen Healey’s blog for years and am so excited for Guardian of the Dead!

  • Carla Lee
    December 17, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    I’m looking forward to Guardian of the Dead’s release because it is an incredible book and Karen a wonderful, smart woman, but oh, wow, how much do I want to read Sisters Red? SO VERY MUCH. Werewolves! Girls fighting werewolves! Sisters! It basically sounds like everything I want from a book.

  • Jackie
    December 17, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Guardian Of the Dead and Ash intrigue me the most.

  • Jo
    December 17, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    I’m curious about Ship Breakers — I’ve read Pump Six and Windup Girl, and I think this author’s really interesting.

  • Doctor Science
    December 17, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    So hard to choose! But I think I have to join Team Sisters Red, because it has bladed weapons in it. Team Guardian of the Dead is awfully seductive, too, but girls-with-swords is what my whole family wants.

  • Lisa B.
    December 17, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Sisters Red sounds amazing. I’ve been hearing lots of buzz. Can’t wait to read it.

  • Sandy(Strlady)
    December 17, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    these all look delicious! I had to go back and read about 13 curses because 13 treasures sounded excellent! sisters red also sounds fantastic! i wish there were books like these when i grew up. there was so little to draw the young reader back then. i have been making up time with all the great ya titles that are coming out now! lol!

  • Betty
    December 17, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    I’d really love to read Sisters Red, because honestly the cover art enchants me (and I’ve already snuck a peek at Guardian of the Dead).

  • Frances
    December 17, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Sisters Red not only sounds awesome; it looks awesome!!!

  • Sarah
    December 17, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    I think Smugglivus, despite being hard to spell, is quickly becoming my favorite time of year!

    Sisters Red looks interesting, but I’m a sucker for a pretty cover!

  • Rebecca B
    December 17, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    I love fairies, so I must say 13 Treasures sounds great.


  • phoquess
    December 17, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Definitely looking forward to Guardian of the Dead!

  • Collette
    December 17, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Wow, great giveaway. Sisters Red sounds really interesting. Great cover and kick-ass heroines? I’m in.

  • Lu
    December 17, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    I have been longing for a look at Guardian of the Dead for many, many, many, many months, and would be much obliged for a copy! (Although I assure you I will probably also buy two or three.)

  • Elena
    December 17, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    I’m very much looking forward to Guardian of the Dead – it sounds so interesting, and I follow the author on LJ. Her attention to cultural details is admirable.

  • Sue R.
    December 17, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    I am intrigued with Sisters Red. I love rendition of old faerytales. Would love to win a copy.

  • meredith goodall
    December 17, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    These all sound amazing.

  • Ren
    December 17, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Sisters Red sounds awesome!

  • Pizza Diavola
    December 17, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    I’m looking forward to reading Guardian of the Dead! Karen Healey’s blog is great, and I love her posts about the thought she put into using, but not appropriating, Maori culture in the world building for Guardian.

  • elanid
    December 17, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    I’ve been reading Karen Healey’s livejournal for a couple months now, and since her everyday ordinary writing is so excellent, I really look forward to Guardian of the Dead.

  • Danielle
    December 17, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Guardian of the Dead, most def.

  • Mecha
    December 17, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    I’m looking forward to Guardian of the Dead, but that might be from Karen’s LJ, yes. 😉 The other books sound interesting too, so getting all of them would be pretty sweet.


  • StephanieD
    December 17, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Well, all of them sound amazing, but I am most enthralled with the cover and premise of Sisters Red.

    Thank you and Happy Smugglivus to you and yours!

  • fieria
    December 17, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Fairy tales have held sway over my imagination and ethics formulation since I was a wee thing–the main idea that helped me grow into a strong young woman is how in the old fairy tales, you can’t get your happy ending until you help yourself. I never understood where Disney got that prince rescuing the helpless princess stuff!

    I’d love to read “Sisters Red,” it sounds right up my alley. After I read a decently re-written fairy tale, I pass the book on to a group of girls who like reading the same things–we tend to addict each other to the same series so there’s company when we’re giddy about a book or author 🙂

  • Michelle M
    December 17, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Wonderful lineup! Thanks for the insider scoop. I am really looking forward to reading “Sisters Red” – I love fairy tale retellings and with the added bonus that the sisters are fighters, well, it just sounds like a whole bunch of fun!


  • Jess
    December 17, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    I’m incredibly excited about Sisters Red!

  • Valerie N
    December 17, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    I have to say that Sisters Red sounds pretty awesome. I love all the rethinking and retelling of fairy tales that are going on recently. So cool!

  • Miss Marjie
    December 17, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Sisters Red. 🙂

  • Adrienne
    December 17, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    I’m dying to get my hands on Ash-any retelling of the Cinderella story is always a treat. Interesting that Little, Brown Books has become a major player in the YA field; they did take a chance on Twilight. It is an interesting story on SM’s web site on exactly how Twilight was signed.

    I wonder who designs the covers for them or where the ideas come from? If you look at the books, all the covers are really amazing.

  • Mollie
    December 17, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Sisters Red sounds really good. The cover is really cool!

  • Aimee
    December 17, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    I am really looking forward to reading Guardian of the Dead when it comes out.

  • I Heart Book Gossip
    December 17, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I would like to read Sisters Red

  • Brooke Reviews
    December 17, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    13 Treasures sounds interesting, plus the cover is gorgeous!

  • Scott
    December 17, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Probably Guardian of the Dead, because I LOVE Healey’s “Girls Read Comics” blog, it’s absolutely hilarious and cutting, often in the same sentence.

  • Angie
    December 17, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful preview! SISTERS RED looks awesome.

  • Amy @ My Friend Amy
    December 17, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Ship Breaker! It’s all about the dystopia!

  • Judi - Sidhe Vicious
    December 17, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    I’m looking forward to 13 Treasures, Sisters Red and Guardian Of The Gate! 🙂

  • Van P.
    December 17, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    I’m looking forward to Sisters Red and 12 Treasures.

    Thanks for giveaway!

  • my5monkeys(julie)
    December 17, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Prophecy of the Sisters, Guardian of the Gate– both of these sound like good reads.

  • Paige
    December 17, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    They all sound good, but I am really looking forward to 13 treasures.

  • Gina
    December 17, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    WOW! I LOVE adding to my “must seek out list”….of the three new titles shown, two catch my eye. If I have to narrow it down it one, I’d say, Sisters Red. Beyond the whole other take on the classic fairytale, the cover is great and fits so well!

  • Angela
    December 17, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    This is a such great selection. I really want to read Guardian of the Dead and Sisters Red. GOTD just looks and sounds so creppy, and I love all things creepy. Sister Red – well, I really love fairy tales. Retellings are always a lot of fun.

  • Tiah B
    December 17, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Sisters Red sounds amazing, I am totally putting that on my tbr list. And the cover for 13 Treasures is beautiful!

  • Kestrel
    December 17, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Ahhh, I’m mostly looking forward to 13 Treasures and Sisters Red. 😀

  • anne
    December 17, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks for this lovely giveaway. Sisters Red looks amazing and 13 treasures.

  • Jenny N
    December 17, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    I’m looking forward to Sisters Red. I just started Jackson’s first book and really like it so far.

  • Nick
    December 17, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    I’m probably most eager to read Sisters Red–I got really interested in versions of Red Riding Hood recently and had to read a whole bunch of theory for something I was writing.

    And if I let myself think about the others too much, I won’t be able to decide. So it’s Sisters Red. 😉

  • Jess A.
    December 17, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Guardians of the Dead, for Karen Healy is both lovely & fantastic!

  • Caitlin Usignol
    December 17, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I really want to read Sisters Red. I am very excited for that one because I like fairy tales I know that authors give there own twist.

  • Roxy
    December 17, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Definitely looking forward to 13 Treasures!

  • RKCharron
    December 17, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Hi 🙂
    Thank you for sharing here today Alice. I loved discovering a new (to me) author. 13 Treasures and 13 Curses sounds like a great series.
    I am most looking forward to the sequels to the series I am following so I’ll just mention the authors of those desired books:
    Diana Rowland.
    Richelle Mead.
    Jim Butcher.
    Anya Bast.
    Rachel Vincent.
    Ilona Andrews.
    Kelley Armstrong.
    Sherrilyn Kenyon.
    MaryJanice Davidson.
    LK Hamilton.
    C.J. Cherryh.
    C.S. Friedman.
    Julie Czerneda.
    Michelle Rowen.
    Jennifer Armintrout.
    Tessa Dare.
    Lauren Dane.
    Ann Aguire.
    Diane Duane.
    Kathy Love.
    Katie MacAlister.
    Charlaine Harris.
    Patrick Rothfuss.
    Nicole Peeler.
    Mark Henry.
    Caitlin Kittredge.
    Linda Wisdom.
    Erica Hayes.
    Cat Adams.
    Jackie Kessler.
    Chloe Neill
    Happy Holidays,

  • Kate A
    December 17, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    I’d love to read Sisters Red. I’m also looking forward to reading Ash by Malinda Lo. I might just have to make it my Christmas gift to myself lol

  • Joamm
    December 17, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    I can’t wait for Guardian of the Dead!

  • Kristina Busse
    December 17, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    I’m really looking forward to Guardian of the Dead but Sister Red looks intriguing–I can never resist a good fairy tale retelling 🙂

  • Ginny
    December 17, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Ooo, Sisters Red sounds awesome. I love retellings of classic faerie tales, especially when they become a lot darker.

  • Ginny
    December 17, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Oh, damn, I missed the “only for US & Canada” bit.

  • Stacy
    December 17, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    I’m looking forward to Sisters Red. It sounds so good!

  • Sandy Williams
    December 17, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Ooh, Ash and Beautiful Creatures look awesome! And 20 Boy Summer sounds great too.

  • Anna
    December 17, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    I totally deeply and with much passion wish to read Guardians of the Dead by Karen Healy, because Karen is awesome and her books sounds like quite the adventure. And also because I believe that New Zealand is beautiful.

  • Jenn C.
    December 17, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    13 Treasures sounds really cool, as does Sisters Red.

  • Jess
    December 17, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    I adore Karen Healey and cannot wait for Guardian of the Dead!

  • Kat
    December 17, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    I’m really excited about Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey.

  • Ivy
    December 17, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    I’m looking forward to Guardians of the Dead, mostly because Karen Healey seems like a fun person to dance around New Zealand with.

  • Anonymous
    December 17, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    They all sound good, but I’m really looking forward to Sisters Red. How beautiful is that cover! 😀

  • Lori T
    December 17, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Guardian of the Dead sounds really great, but then so does Sisters Red. There is some good titles coming out next year…lots to look forward to.

    Great contest…keeping my fingers crossed.

  • Kitten
    December 17, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Ship Breakers and Sisters Red both sound awesome! I don’t know which sounds better. 🙂

  • Kim
    December 17, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I’m definitely rooting for Guardian of the Dead, but my fairytale-loving interests are piqued by Sisters Red.

  • MarionG
    December 18, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Ship Breaker is the book that I’m most looking forward to. I’m intrigued about what happens in a world with a lack of resources. polo-puppy-fluffyAThotmail *dot* com

  • Hirobot
    December 18, 2009 at 1:22 am

    Please enter me. Thanks!

  • Veronica F.
    December 18, 2009 at 2:28 am

    I would love to get my hands on Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, because I’m definitely a fan of the dystopic trend! It all started when I read The Road, and now I’m hooked so pls enter me too 🙂

  • Jeff Petersen
    December 18, 2009 at 3:16 am

    I’ve been waiting on Guardian of the Dead for ages.

  • Mandy McClanahan
    December 18, 2009 at 6:02 am

    Ohmygosh! Winning all of these would be awesome! I’ve been waiting and hoping and drooling over Sisters Red for a while now.

  • Jennifer
    December 18, 2009 at 6:46 am

    OHHH Sisters Red – I cant wait to read that one, it looks like a crazy good ride…but then there’s soo many this coming year I am looking forward to, January is going to be a FUN month for books – course so are several of the others! 🙂

    Thanks for the awesome contest!

  • Cait H.
    December 18, 2009 at 7:52 am

    I loved Ash, and Beautiful Creatures is on my TBR pile, but I am SO excited for Sister’s Red! Is it June yet??

  • Bre M.
    December 18, 2009 at 9:55 am

    hard choice, but I think I’m more looking forward to Sisters Red. Always interested in new takes on old tales

  • Raelena
    December 18, 2009 at 11:04 am

    I am looking forward to Sisters Red. It sounds great!

  • Sophia
    December 18, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Oooh, Guardian for the Dead. I am very much looking forward to fantasy with Maori elements. Plus, you know, the awesomeness that is Karen Healey!

  • Tiffany M.
    December 18, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    I am looking forward to Sisters Red the most out of those. I still have Hate List to read, too!

  • Ava North
    December 18, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    sisters red sounds good.

  • Laura
    December 18, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Sisters Red sounds really good. Prophecy of the Sisters also is also on the list to read soon.

  • Amy
    December 18, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Sisters Red – I love retellings of fairy tales!

  • Robyn B
    December 18, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    I’m looking forward to reading the sequel to the Prophecy of the Sisters and Sisters Red.

  • melissa @ 1lbr
    December 18, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    After writing a little short story about how Little Red Riding Hood was a werewolf hunter, I am definitely intrigued by Sisters Red.

  • Lauren
    December 18, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Sisters Red and Guardian for the Dead look sooooo good!!

  • kelly
    December 18, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Looking forward to all of these, but since I loved Jackson Pierce’s AS YOU WISH and I’m always keen on fairy tale retellings, I’m very much looking forward to SISTERS RED.

  • Kristen
    December 18, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    So looking forward to the second Prophecy of the Sisters book! I absolutely love Michelle and her first book.

  • Katie
    December 19, 2009 at 5:11 am

    Sisters Red sounds amazing. That’s all I’m going to say. Well, write. 🙂

  • Stacie
    December 19, 2009 at 6:07 am

    13 Treasures looks really good!

  • Bridgett
    December 19, 2009 at 6:56 am

    I’m actually looking forward to many of these! Guardian of the Dead for the setting, the premise, and the use of the Maori culture. Ship Breakers because I’m always up for a good dystopia, and Sisters Red combines many of my favorite things in one book– kickass women, wolves, a twist on traditional stories. What a great list!

  • Chelle
    December 19, 2009 at 7:32 am

    That’s a tough question to answer, but I’m probably most looking forward to Jackson Pearce’s SISTERS RED. I mean, first of all, look at that cover! But even aside from that the story sounds like it’s make of awesome. Can’t wait!

  • Linda Henderson
    December 19, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    They all sound great but Guardian Of The Dead sounds very intriguing.

  • Zara
    December 19, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I am very much looking forward to reading Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey. The first book was amazing!

    I’m reading Beautiful Creatures now, by the way. It is hard to put down for sure. 🙂

  • Courtney
    December 19, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    I am really excited to read Sisters Red. It sounds like a great read.

  • Snazel
    December 20, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Do I have to choose just one? I know Beautiful Creatures is staring at me from the side table already! But amoung the Arcs, I really want to read Sisters Red, and Ship Breaker sounds lovely!

  • Gene
    December 20, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Wow, it was hard to focus, you have so many great books posted on this blog! I love it!

    I choose Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, sounds fantastic!

  • Kimberly B.
    December 20, 2009 at 11:10 am

    I’m looking forward to Sisters Red and I’d also love to read Ash. Have I mentioned that I love fairy tale retellings?

  • Raquel Vega-Grieder
    December 20, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    If I Had To Choose Just One Title To Look Forward To It Would Be Sisters Red. It Just Speaks To Me ANd Happens To Be One Of My Favorite Colors…. 😀 .

  • Marie
    December 20, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    So many books to choose from, but definately ‘Ash’ and ‘Sisters Red’ are on my list!

  • Andi Hirsh
    December 20, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    I have been following Karen Healey’s blog for quite some time, and am very eager to read her novel Guardian of the Dead.

  • Kat
    December 21, 2009 at 1:52 am

    I am insanely excited for Sisters Red! I love love love fairytale retellings. I can’t wait to see another take on the story. Plus, changing the damsel in distress into a buttkicking hero? YES PLEASE!

  • lenore
    December 21, 2009 at 8:33 am

    I am so excited about Shipbreaker! I just can’t get enough of all these great dystopian premises coming out lately.

  • Rachel Bateman
    December 21, 2009 at 9:29 am

    I am so excited for Sisters Red. I just devoured Jackson Pearce’s debut, As You Wish and just can’t wait to read more from her!

  • katherine
    December 21, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Guardian of the Dead.

  • Belinda m
    December 23, 2009 at 5:41 am

    I would love to read Guardian of the Dead


  • Laura V
    December 23, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Looking forward to Guardian of the Dead!! 🙂

  • Renee
    December 23, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Sisters Red sounds great! I’m also intrigued by Guardian of the Dead.

  • Joanna
    December 24, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Oddly enough, I was browsing Karen Healey’s livejournal unbecknowst to me that she was the author of “Guardian of the Dead” until… well, until I thought about it for a second and realized, “I REALLY WANT TO READ THAT BOOK!”

    Other than wanting to read “Guardian of the Dead,” I find “Ash” quite intriguing as well… always did like a modern Cinderella in faery land.

  • Joanna
    December 24, 2009 at 4:12 pm


    forgot to include that “Twenty Boy Summer” sounds like a worthwhile, heart-wrenching bt poignant read.

  • Kate
    December 24, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Personally, I am dying to read Guardian of the Dead. Everything about this novel just sounds 100% amazing!

  • CherylS22
    December 26, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    I’m looking forward to “Guardian of the Dead”. Thanks!

  • bookbutterfly
    December 27, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Ooh, Sisters Red sounds really good…and so does 13 Treasures! Thanks for the contest!

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