Saturday, April 17, 2010


Hey Junkies, sorry I've been so quiet lately. I recently became a Mommy to a rescue mutt and it's a lot of work! Who knew it was so hard to balance motherhood with addiction? But don't worry, I'm not rehabilitated by any means.  I'll be back shortly, ranting like the raging book-a-holic I am.

But in the meantime, here are some awesome contests for you, because who doesn't love free books?

Black and Blue Ink is having a contest extravaganza.  There are tons of great books to win!

On YA Highway, you can win an ARC of The Duff by Kody Keplinger (who seems nice and all, but I have to try really hard not to hate her for writing such a great buzzed-about-book at such a young age).

But that's not all, Junkies.  (Cue trumpet fanfare)  I'm hosting my first ever contest!

You can win an ARC (even though it's no longer advanced) of Carrie Ryan's The Dead-Tossed Waves.  Check out my review here.

All you have to do is comment on this post with a recommendation of a YA novel with a kick-ass heroine.  I'll choose the winner randomly from among the commenters.  (Must be in the contiguous U.S.)

Contest ends April 30th, 2010.


  1. Aww...cute puppy! : D

    Count me in on the contest. And I'd recommend Sabriel by Garth Nix if you haven't already read it. YA fantasy with a kick-ass heroine!

  2. Oh! And I forgot one!The Trickster series by Tamora Pierce! More Ya fantasy! Anything by Pierce is good for some kick-ass heroines though!

  3. I'd recommend Vampire Academy

  4. Aw I love the dog!

    I would recommend deadly Katsa from Graceling. She is your definition of a kick-ass heroine.

  5. I recommend Katniss from the hunger games. She can kill anybody with her bow and arrow.

  6. Sonia and Okapi,

    Absolutely! I think Katsa and Katniss are 2 of the most kick-ass heroines in YA and I've posted about them before.

    But who do you think is more of a bad-ass? Katniss with her bow or Katsa with her grace?

  7. oh, I forgot to put my email address ; )

  8. Oh, I have a little contest going on over at my blog this week, too. It's a Spring Poetry Contest, and ends May 3rd @ midnight.

    Thanks for the heads up on the other contests, too, including yours. I used to get ARCs all the time when I was working @ the library. Waaa, I miss those!